One of the reasons David Fleisher finds it gratifying to teach at Lynn is that the University stresses individualized attention to its students. He also appreciates Lynn’s emphasis on and encouragement of faculty development in one’s discipline. Fleisher teaches The Dialogues of Learning as well as English and theater courses. He is a playwright and has had many of his plays produced at theaters around the country and in Ireland. Several of his plays have been published, as well as a nonfiction book titled Death of an American: The Killing of John Singer.
Fleisher has also worked as a journalist for newspapers and electronic media. He wrote a column for a weekly newspaper, and he also co-hosted a weekly radio show in Park City, Utah, that focused on topical events. He was born and raised in Orlando, Florida. He has been teaching at Lynn University since the spring of 1999. Fleisher began as an adjunct professor, and then became a visiting professor, instructor, assistant professor, and, as of fall 2008, he was promoted to associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences.
- B.A., University of Memphis
- M.A., Instituto Allende, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Students learn best when both they and their professors are engaged in the entire learning cycle of concrete experience, reflective observation, and abstract conceptualization. Fleisher attempts to make every assignment relevant to the students’ lives. He believes that the professor’s role is as much a writing coach, facilitator of self-learning, and organizer of the classroom community, as it is a lecturer. The classroom is a learning community and a microcosm of the outside world. Thus, each student is a vital member of the group and is needed to facilitate learning and also to give constructive feedback on others’ work and ideas. Fleisher encourages his students to participate in a variety of class experiences for the benefit of the individual student and the entire class.
- Dialogues of Justice and Civic Life
- Dialogues of Self and Society
Areas of Scholarship and Professional Practice
Fleisher is a winner of various awards and contests in playwriting.