Robert L. Fischer,M.P.P., Ph.D., in Policy Development & Program Evaluation,Center Co-Director, MSASS Research Associate Professor
Robert L. Fischer is a Research Associate Professor at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences of Case Western Reserve University. He is also Co-Director of the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development at MSASS, and leads the Center’s efforts in regard to evaluation research. Dr. Fischer leads a range of evaluation research studies and teaches evaluation methods to students in social science administration and nonprofit management. Since 2001 he has led the Center’s research on Invest in Children, a county-wide early childhood initiative that includes home visiting, children’s health, and child care components. From 1994-2001, Dr. Fischer served as Director of Program Evaluation for Families First, a nonprofit family and children's agency in metropolitan Atlanta, conducting evaluations of family interventions dealing with issues such as divorce, teen pregnancy and parenting, and homelessness.
- Evaluation of social/behavioral interventions in regard to delivery and effectiveness
- Nonprofit program research and outcome measurement
- Policy context and using data to inform movements in social welfare field