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Amanda Guld Fisher, PhD, BCBA-D is a certified behavior analyst (doctoral level) and is currently an associate professor in the School of Professional and Applied Psychology at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Fisher earned her master's degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and her doctorate in Applied Behavior Analysis and Special Education from the Ohio State University. Amanda first received her board certification in behavior analysis in March of 2007.

Dr. Fisher worked as an ABA therapist for a young child diagnosed with autism during a college internship and fell in love with the field. Upon completion of graduate school, Dr. Fisher worked as an educational consultant with the May Institute consulting with schools and families at both the systems level (e.g., schoolwide positive behavior support) and the individual level (e.g., individualized education programs and behavior plans). Dr. Fisher later served as a behavior analyst and then the director of professional development, training and research at Melmark where she directed the internal clinical training of staff, coordinated internships and BCBA supervision, coordinated research, served as a senior clinician for a caseload of children, and coordinated a six–course, BACB-approved certificate program taught at Melmark through Temple University.

Dr. Fisher entered academia full-time in 2014 and for seven years taught and coordinated the ABA graduate and undergraduate programs at Temple University. In this role, Dr. Fisher taught courses, supervised practica, designed curriculum changes and new programs, advices masters theses, etc.

Dr. Fisher has professional and research interests in stimulus equivalence, analysis of verbal behavior, higher education teaching strategies, feeding disorders, functional assessment and treatment of challenging behavior, staff training and supervision, parent and community outreach and advocacy, and systems level interventions.

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Education/Academic qualification

Applied Behavior Analysis and Special Education, PhD, The Ohio State University

Psychology, MA, University of North Carolina at Wilmington


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