Department of Psychology

Leigh Ann Fisler

Leigh Ann Fisler, Ph.D.

Associate Professor & Graduate Program Coordinator: Specialist in School Psychology and Clinical/Community Mental Health


Dr. Leigh Ann Fisler received her PhD in School Psychology from the University of California, Riverside and completed her post-doctoral training with the UC Riverside SEARCH Autism Center and UCLA PEERS® program. She then taught at California State University, Los Angeles in the Masters in Science, Counseling option in School Psychology program. 


Dr. Fisler teaches introductory school psychology courses, intervention, and provides school psychology internship supervision.


Dr. Fisler's research interests include transition to adulthood for youth with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and improving school-based services for students with developmental and behavioral health challenges. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP). 

Recent Scholarly Activities

Yassine, J., & Tipton-Fisler, L. A. (2021). Independent contingency and token economy at recess to reduce aggression. Contemporary School Psychology.

Yassine, J., & Tipton-Fisler, L. A. (2021). An electronic adaption of check-in/check-out. Journal of Special Education and Technology.

Losh, A., Tipton, L. A.,Eisenhower, A., & Blacher, J. (2019). Parenting behaviors as predictive of early student-teacher relationships in ASD. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities. 49(9), 3582-3591.

Tipton-Fisler, L. A., Rodriguez, G., Zeedyk, S. M., & Blacher, J. (2018). Stability of bullying and internalizing problems among adolescents with ASD, ID, or typical development. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 80.