Dr. Bradley J. Fisher


Role: Faculty Emeritus
Campus: Springfield



  • PhD, Sociology, 1988, Michigan State University
  • MA, 1983, Michigan State University
  • BS, 1981, Grand Valley State University


  • Aging
  • Elderly and the Media
  • Identity and Aging in Literature and Film
  • Naturalistic Methods in Social Psychology
  • Practicum Supervisor
  • Senior Seminar for Gerontology
  • Social Forces and Aging
  • Social Psychology
  • Successful Aging and Identity Issues in Later Life
  • The Individual and Society

Research and professional interests

  • Annual senior art exhibition, program development committee for the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education
  • Community Alliance for Compassionate Care at the End of Life
  • Faculty-student judicial review committee.
  • Living environments and aging in place for older adults
  • Premedical student review committee
  • Retired and senior volunteer program
  • Self and self-identity in later life
  • Service learning and effective pedagogical strategies
  • Stereotypes and attitude formation
  • Successful aging and coping strategies
  • Using short stories and films to shape attitudes of old age and older adults

Awards and honors

  • Awarded lifetime status as Honorary Charter Member of Studio 55 Fine Arts Guild for service to the organization, Fine Arts Guild. (2008)
  • Faculty Excellence in Community Service Award, Missouri State University. (2007)