Robert L. Fischer, PhD

Research Associate Professor

Co-Director, Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development

PhD, Vanderbilt University
MPP, Vanderbilt University
AB, Duke University
Biographical Sketch
Curriculum Vitae
Recent Publications and Presentations
Recent Grants

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-7164


Course List

  • MAND 410 Quantitative Analysis for Nonprofit Leaders
  • MAND 422 Organizational Assessment & Program Evaluation in Nonprofit Organizations
  • MAND 444 Program Design for Nonprofit Organizations

Methodological interest/expertise:

  • Program evaluation
  • Social/behavioral intervention researcj
  • Mixed methods approach with quantitative emphasis (e.g., secondary date, survey studies)
  • Research synthesis techniques/meta-analysis

Content interest/expertise:

  • Child and family interventions
  • Nonprofit programming
  • Faith-based human services
  • Public policy studies

How I chose this profession:

In my undergraduate and graduate training in public policy, I came to see the importance of understanding the role of evaluation in guiding the policy process and as a way to inform program development. Spending seven years directing evaluation in a large nonprofit solidified my interest in the nonprofit sector.

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