David Fleisher

Professor Emeritus, English

Office Location:

Assaf Academic Center

Room 104

Email: dfleisher@lynn.edu

Phone: +1 561-237-7212

Fax: +1 561-237-7216

Professional Profile

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. 

Education

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

Teaching Philosophy

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' 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. 

Teaching Specialties

Drama
Playwriting
English Literature

Areas of Scholarship

  • Playwright
  • Author
  • Journalist

Awards and Honors

Fleisher is a winner of various awards and contests in playwriting.

Take the next step
Get started on your future today
Complete your application and secure your spot.
Pictures tell only part of the story. Come see for yourself.
How would you like to hear from us?

We are Lynn

A box full of bottle caps for Caps of Love
The Marketing team proudly supports our students by collecting bottle caps that help buy prosthetics for children.
Stephanie Brown, staff member
Comfort Bag 2018
College of Arts and Science made 500 Comfort Cases for the children in foster homes.
Charlotte Jerdak, staff member
Shaila Jensen's husband kisses her cheek
My husband and me
Shaila Jensen, student
Dan Green at city council meeting
Dan Green - Lemoyne Council - Elected 2015
Daniel Green, alumni
20180110 224036346 I Os
Beautiful sunset!
Jean Lamy, student
Lynn University employee Morgan O'Sullivan and NYC skyline
A pre-Christmas visit to NYC
Morgan O'Sullivan, staff member

View more