David Fleisher

B.A., M.A.
Associate Professor, English
David Fleisher

Contact

Phone: 561-237-7212
Fax: 561-237-7216

Office Location

Freiburger Residence Hall

Professional Profile

One of the reasons David 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.  David 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.

David 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. David began as an adjunct, and then became a Visiting Professor, Instructor, Assistant Professor, and, as of fall 2008, he was promoted to Associate Professor in the College of Liberal Education.

Education

  • B.A., University of Memphis
  • M.A., Instituto Allende, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Teaching Philosophy

Students learn best when both they and their professors are engaged in the entire learning cycle of concrete experience, reflective observation, and abstract conceptualization. I attempt to make every assignment relevant to the students’ lives. I believe 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. I encourage my students to participate in a variety of class experiences for the benefit of the individual student and the entire class.

Teaching Specialties

  • Dialogues of Justice and Civic Life
  • Dialogues of Self and Society
  • English
  • Drama
  • Playwriting

Areas of Scholarship and Professional Practice

Playwright and author

Awards/Honors

Winner of various awards and contests in playwriting

Curriculum Vitae

Fleisher_DavidCV.pdf — PDF document, 241Kb
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