College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University

Dr. Carley B. Fisher-Maltese
Assistant 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