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Dr. Carley B. Fisher-Maltese
PhD, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Associate Professor
Early Childhood Education, Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning
Center for Social Equity Through Science Education
Early Childhood Education

Contact Information

Send email to Dr. Fisher-Maltese

Phone: 703-993-4848
Fax: (703) 993-4370
Email: cfisherm (

George Mason University
Fairfax Campus
Thompson Hall 1100
4400 University Dr.
MS 4C2
Fairfax, VA 22030

Research Interests
  • Mixed methods research
  • Qualitative research
  • Science education
  • Math and science anxiety in pre-service and in-service teachers
  • Underrepresentation of women and minorities in STEM-related fields
  • Learning in informal settings, particularly outdoor settings (gardens, farms, nature)
  • Impacts of school garden and farm-to-school programs
  • Working with historically marginalized and/or underserved students
  • Health and wellness
  • Policies related to science education and health and wellness of children

Seeking Collaborators: Competencies Offered and Sought