Dedicated Faculty Mentors

School of Behavioral Sciences Faculty

The faculty mentors in CalSouthern’s School of Behavioral Sciences are skilled and experienced clinicians as well as dedicated, responsive and highly credentialed educators.

They will be there for you—via phone, email or Skype—to answer any questions you may have and to help you master the course material. And, equally important, they will help you take the concepts you learn and apply them to resolve challenges commonly faced in clinical practice today.

CalSouthern’s faculty mentors are positive, encouraging and supportive—and entirely dedicated to your academic and professional success.


Linda Fischer, EdD

Faculty Mentor, School of Behavioral Sciences

Areas of Interest and Expertise
Completion rates for doctoral students; prevention of sexual assault on college campuses and in the military


Dr. Linda A. Fischer served in the United States Army for twenty plus years and retired as a Major in 2003. While an Army Captain, she earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Oklahoma. She has completed numerous military schools including: the Military Police Basic and Advanced Course, Airborne School, Combat Arms Service Staff School and the Command and General Staff Officer Course. Linda completed her Doctorate in Education at the University of Southern California in December 2005. She is the author of “Ultimate Power Enemy Within the Ranks”. Linda is a public speaker, specializing in the prevention of sexual harassment and sexual assault.

Dr. Fischer lived in Hawaii for ten years and was selected as a Pacific Century Fellow, Class 2003. She served on the Board of Directors for the Coalition for Drug-Free Hawaii and participated in the 1999 YWCA Capital Campaign Community Division.

Following retirement, Dr. Fischer served as a member of the Steering Committee for the Williamson County Court Watch (WCCW). WCCW is a citizens’ organization that monitors judicial practices and courthouse procedures related to domestic violence.

In 2013, Dr. Fischer was recognized with the Remarkable Women Award by USC. In the Los Angeles community Linda serves on the Board of Directors for the East Los Angeles Women’s Center which provides bilingual and bicultural services to women and families affected by sexual, domestic, interpersonal violence and HIV/Aids. In 2015 Linda was recognized by the ELAWC with the Inspirational Woman Award.

Educational Background
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Physical Education Teaching and Coaching — Southwestern University
Masters of Education (MEd) in Educational Psychology — University of Oklahoma
Doctor of Education (EdD) in Educational Leadership — Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California


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