Dr. John Fisher is a faculty member in the Emergency Management bachelor's
program at Utah Valley University. Before coming to UVU, he taught management and
communications at Northwest Missouri State University, Boise State, Athabasca University,
and the University of Alberta. John began his career as a newspaper
reporter/photographer, reporting the court and police beats and covering emergency
services. For eight years he was a public administrator in the Alberta government,
working in policy analysis, public information, and legislative affairs. He has a BA and
an MA from Brigham Young University and a PhD from the University of Alberta. His
principal areas of research are mass media coverage of public policy, disaster
preparation and mitigation, and applied learning among adult learners. 

Presentations

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The LEAP Model: Perceptions of Emergency Service Leaders of Legitimacy (with R. Jeffery Maxfield), Hawaii International Conference on Education (2014)

This study adds to the qualitative data showing how leaders in the emergency services perceive...

 

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The Disaster Press Conference: Form and Function, 15th Annual Emergency Management Higher Education Conference (2012)

This study uses a structural functional perspective in examining the form and function of a...

 

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Using critical reflection as an applied learning technique among online emergency services students (with R. Jeffery Maxfield), Utah Valley University's SoTE Conference (2011)

Non-traditional students in an online introductory course in Homeland Security used the DEAL model of...

 

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Employing Critical Reflection in an Online Emergency Services Course (with R. Jeffery Maxfield), 5th Annual Homeland Defense/Homeland Security Summit March 2011 at University of Maryland University College (2011)

Non-traditional students in an online introductory course in Homeland Security used the DEAL model of...

 

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Teaching Communication: Getting to the Heart Using Visuals as an Instructional Tool (with Melody Hubbard), Central States Communication Association (2005)

Students become much more engaged in movies than in most other visual aids because they...

 

Peer-reviewed Articles

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Applied learning in online education: A comparative study employing deal critical reflection (with Margaret Mittelman), Journal of Applied Learning in Higher Education (2013)

This article stretches the boundaries of the meaning of applied learning to include online learning...

 

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EXAMINING QUESTION FORM AND FUNCTION IN THE DISASTER PRESS CONFERENCE, International Journal of Interdisciplinary Research (2013)

This study uses a structural functional perspective in examining the form and function of questions...

 

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EMERGENCY SERVICE LEADER PERCEPTIONS OF LEGITIMACY (with R. Jeffery Maxfield), Business Research Yearbook (2013)

This study adds to the qualitative data showing how leaders in the emergency services perceive...

 

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THE DISASTER PRESS CONFERENCE: FORM AND FUNCTION, Business Research Yearbook (2013)

This study uses a structural functional perspective in examining the form and function of a...

 

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Employing Critical Reflection in an Online Emergency Services Course (with R Jeffery Maxfield), Journal of Homeland Security Education (2012)

Non-traditional students in an online course in Homeland Security used the DEAL model of critical...

 

Book chapters

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Mass media coverage of global warming: An update., Building Client Relationships in Global Markets. (2010)

A consensus may no longer exist about the causes of climate change. Only last year...

 

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Systems Theory and Structural Functionalism, 21st Century Political Science: A Reference Handbook (2010)

Although structural functionalism finds its roots much earlier than systems theory, as researchers use it...

 

Unpublished papers

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Noble, but not savage: Difficulties in racial-mythic conception of media stereotypes. (with Rick Clifton Moore) (2004)

To overcome conceptual difficulties in earlier media stereotype research, Seiter (1986) and Gorham (1999) propose...

 

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Addressing Equity in Alberta (with Moshe Elhav), ERIC Clearinghouse No. EA027 635 (1996)

This paper provides a historical review of equity in funding education in Alberta. It describes...

 

Trade Publications