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 an upper level Self and Society Dialogues course entitled “Curtains Up: The Self on Stage” where he focuses on the transformative power of theater to explore the societal customs and family traditions that coalesce to shape one’s individual identity. His collection of short plays, entitled Grave Concerns, has been produced at theaters around the country and in Ireland. Several of his plays have been published. He is also co-author of a nonfiction book entitled Death of an American: The Killing of John Singer.
In addition to teaching drama and writing plays, Fleisher worked as a journalist for print and broadcast media in Park City, Utah. He wrote a column for a weekly newspaper there and also co-hosted a weekly radio show that focused on topical events. Fleisher has been teaching in the College of Arts and Sciences at Lynn University since the spring of 1999. He began as an adjunct professor, and then became a visiting professor, instructor, assistant professor, and associate professor. He was named Professor Emeritus in May 2016 and continues to teach at the University. Fleisher was born and raised in Orlando, Florida.
- B.A., University of Memphis
- M.A., Instituto Allende, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Students learn best when they and their professors are engaged in the entire learning cycle of concrete experience, reflective observation, and abstract conceptualization. Fleisher believes that the professor’s role is as much a facilitator of self-learning 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 promote learning by offering original analysis and observations on textual material and students’ ideas.
- English Literature
Areas of Scholarship and Professional Practice
Fleisher is a winner of various awards and contests in playwriting.