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About Amanda Fisher

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.


Present Associate Professor, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Department of School Psychology


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Professional Service and Affiliations

2019 - Present Board Member, Philadelphia Metropolitan Board
2018 - Present Legislative Leadership Team, Applied Behavior Analysis in PA
2017 - Present Faculty Liaison, Association for Science in Autism Treatment
2016 - Present Secretary & Board Member, Teaching Behavior Analysis ABAI SIG
2015 - Present Clinical and Research Advisor, iHi Advisory Committee Board
2015 - 2019 President, Philadelphia Metropolitan ABA
2016 - 2018 Board Member, Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association
2013 - 2017 Clinical Coordinator, Association for Science in Autism Treatment
2013 Website Content Coordinator, Association for Science in Autism Treatment
2005 - 2008 Representative, Education Board for the Association of Behavior Analysis
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Honors and Awards

  • Graduate Advising/Mentoring Award, College of Education, Temple Univ, 2019
  • Certificate of Professional Development in College Teaching, OSU, 2008
  • Antoinette Lowry Barr Scholarship, OSU, 2007
  • Huelsman Scholarship
  • Hathaway Scholarship, OSU, 2006
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, Education Department, OSU, 2006
  • Zuck Scholarship, OSU, 2005
  • SABA student presenters award, ABA Conference, 2005, 2007
  • Graduate Scholarship, UNCW, 2004
  • Who’s Who Chancellor’s List, 2004-2007
  • Departmental Honors, Appalachian State University, 2003
  • Dean’s List Appalachian State University 1999-2003
  • Chancellor’s List 2002
  • Sigma Kappa National Philanthropic Award Theta Alpha Chapter, 2002
  • Community Service Award Panhellenic Council, 2002
  • Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and College, 2003


  • SEDP 790 Qualifying Seminar
  • SPSY 551 Practicum: Functional Assessment
  • SPSY 526 Single Case Experimental Design
  • SPSY 619 Consultation and Collaboration in Educational Settings
  • SPSY 527 Ethics, Law and Professional Practice


MA, University of North Carolina at Wilmington ‐ Psychology
PhD, The Ohio State University ‐ Applied Behavior Analysis and Special Education

Contact Information

p: 215-871-6623


Scholarly and Professional Articles (6)

Books (1)

Conferences and Presentations (45)