Jacqueline Fisher

  • Assistant Professor, Psychology
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Dr. Fisher joined the Psychology Department at Mercy University in 2023, after having worked in non-profit mental health research, advocacy and policy and teaching at several other colleges and universities around the New York City area. She conducts research on the longitudinal effects of childhood trauma and works with community-based organizations to evaluate their programs designed to improve social, emotional, and behavioral outcomes for youth and their families. She believes deeply in the importance of researcher-practitioner partnerships and has worked with stakeholders in schools, juvenile justice agencies, and community behavioral health organizations.

  • BA, Psychology, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
  • MA, Forensic Psychology, John Jay College/CUNY, New York, NY
  • PhD, Applied Developmental Psychology, Fordham University, Bronx, NY
  • Examining the long-term consequences of childhood abuse and neglect
  • Exploring how childhood trauma influences mental health and functioning in adulthood
  • Evaluating substance use interventions for justice-involved youth
  • Designing and evaluating school-based social and emotional learning programs

Dr. Fisher teaches a range of courses within the subdiscipline of Forensic Psychology, including Introduction to Forensic Psychology and Eyewitness Memory. In addition, she teaches courses in lifespan development and experimental psychology. She loves helping students increase their self-efficacy in conducting research and understanding statistics! When she teaches, she brings in real-world examples and experts and uses evidence-based approaches, including project-based learning and formative assessment.