Dr. William P. Fisher, Jr. is currently an independent consultant, as well as a Research Associate with the BEAR Center in the Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley. He previously held positions as Chief Science Officer with Avatar International in Orlando, Florida, and Professor of Research at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. He serves on the editorial boards of Quality of Life Research and the Journal of Applied Measurement, reviews papers for a number of other journals, and lectures nationally and internationally on topics in instrument calibration, measurement theory and practice, and the history and philosophy of science. His recent work since 2008 has involved the initiation of a new dialogue between social and natural scientists on measurement in presentations at the meetings of the International Measurement Confederation (IMEKO). Over the last 25 years, he has contributed his measurement expertise to collaborations with colleagues across a number of areas in health care, education, business management, and economics.
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Dr. William P. Fisher, Jr.
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- BA Anthropology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
- MA Division of Social Sciences, University of Chicago
- PhD Education, University of Chicago (Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellow)
Areas of Expertise
- Measurement Theory
- Instrument Calibration
- Rasch Measurement
- Fisher, W. P., Jr. (2009). Invariance and traceability for measures of human, social, and natural capital: Theory and application. Measurement, 42(9), 1278-1287.
Fisher, W. P., Jr. (2013). Imagining education tailored to assessment as, for, and of learning: Theory, standards, and quality improvement. Assessment and Learning, 2, in press.
Fisher, W. P., Jr., Elbaum, B., & Coulter, W. A. (2012). Construction and validation of two parent-report scales for the evaluation of early intervention programs. Journal of Applied Measurement, 13(1), 57-76.
Fisher, W. P., Jr., & Stenner, A. J. (2013). Overcoming the invisibility of metrology: A reading measurement network for education and the social sciences. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 459(012024), doi:10.1088/1742-6596/459/1/012024.
Stenner, A. J., Fisher, W. P., Jr., Stone, M. H., & Burdick, D. S. (2013). Causal Rasch models. Frontiers in Psychology: Quantitative Psychology and Measurement, 4(536), doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00536.