Ronald L. Fisher, Ph.D.

Reentry University
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Dr. Ronald L. Fisher is currently a Professor of Psychology at Florida International University, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Memory, Cognitive Processes, and Applied Cognition for more than 40 years.

Professor Fisher has also taught Psychology at numerous Universities including:

•Bar-Ilan University (Israel)
•University of Haifa (Israel)
•University of California (Los Angeles)
•University of Toronto (Canada)
•State University of New York (Cortland)
•Lakehead University (Ontario, Canada)

Dr. Fisher served as the Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition and has served on the editorial boards of several academic journals. Dr. Fisher is best known for developing the Cognitive Interview (CI) technique to enhance witness recall and has conducted many training workshops on the CI with the FBI and with many American and foreign police departments including the UK and Israel.

Dr. Fisher served on the Planning and Technical Working Groups of the U.S. Department of Justice to develop national guidelines on collecting eyewitness evidence. Dr. Fisher has testified in several State and Federal cases about issues related to eyewitness memory.

Dr. Fisher received his Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology at Ohio State University, having received an M.A. in Experimental Psychology at Ohio State University, after receiving a B.A. in Psychology from Queens College (C.U.N.Y.).

Dr. Fisher’s published work and review in is widely respected and he has been call upon for his insight in his arm of expertise on numerous occasions.

Dr. Fisher has served in many positions in Journal Editing and Reviewing, including:

Editor-In-Chief: Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition – 5 years
Co-Editor: Special Issue of Current Directions in Psychological Science (Psychology and Law)
Associate Editor: Legal and Criminological Psychology – 7 years
Editorial Board:
Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition – 5 years
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied – 4 years
Law and Human Behavior – 3 years
Memory & Cognition – 13 years
Legal and Criminological Psychology

Dr. Fisher has served as Ad hoc Reviewer including:

•American Psychologist
•Perspectives on Psychological Science
•Acta Psychologica
•Memory & Cognition
•Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, •Memory, and Cognition
•Journal of Memory and Language
•Applied Cognitive Psychology
•Journal of Applied Psychology
•Experimental Aging Research
•Psychological Science
•Legal and Criminological Psychology
•Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied
•Applied Developmental Psychology
•International Journal of Behavior Development
•Child Abuse and Neglect
•Australian Journal of Psychology, Psychiatry, and •Law
•Law and Human Behavior
•Journal of Non-verbal Behavior
•Journal of Occupational and Organizational •Psychology
•Journal of Experimental Child Psychology
•Psychology and Aging
•Psychological Reports
•Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
•Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender •Profiling
•Police Quarterly
•International Journal of Police Science and •Management
•Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications
•Military Psychology
•Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology
•Clinical Psychological Science
•Visual Cognition
•New Ideas in Psychology
•Psychiatry, Psychology and Law