Jerome   Fischer

Professor  

Office: EHABE 2.118
Phone: (956) 665-3235
Email: jerome.fischer@utrgv.edu

Dr. Jerry Fischer

Dr. Fischer earned a doctorate in Rehabilitation from Southern Illinois University in 1992, a Masters of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling from Montana State University -Billings in 1990, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 1979 from Montana Tech.. Dr. Fischer is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Registered LPC Supervisor. Dr. Fischer was an Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Counseling at the University of Idaho since 1993 and has held the rank of Associate Professor until 1999, and has been a full Professor since 2004. He is now the University of Texas Pan-American Ph.D Coordinator of Rehabilitation Counseling since 2012, he has was the Chair of Rehabilitation Counseling at the University of Texas Pan-American 2009-2012.





Selected Publications


  • Yuleinys Castillo and Jerome Fischer. "Expressive writing: Enhancing the emotional intelligence of human services majors.," College Student Journal 51, no. 2 (June 2017): 188-198.

  • A Becton, Jerome Fischer, N. Ysasi, A. Diallo, and Y. Castillo. "Employment of Latinos with Disabilities," Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling 2, no. 47 (2016): 3-9.

  • Jerome Fischer, A Diallo, J. Popan, S. Saladin, and A. Brown. "The influence of the big give personality traits on students' engagement," Rehabilitation Counselor & Educators Journal 1, no. 8 (2015): 79-92.

  • Jerome Fischer, H. Alamji, N. Alzafiri, and M. Alhajri. "An Investigation of Psychological Burnout of Regular Education and Special Education Teachers in Kuwait," International Journal of Humanities Education 2, no. 11 (2014): 33-42.

  • Abdoulaye Diallo, Shawn Saladin, Dr. Groomes, Jerome Fischer, and Sandra Hansmann. "Conceptualizing the use of cognitive interventions among persons with intellectual disabilities who experience depression," Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling 4, no. 44 (2013): 3-9.

  • Cynthia Serrata and Jerome Fischer. "Stages of displacement: The immigration experience of Latinos," Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 44(4), 10-16 44, no. 4 (2013): 10-16.

  • Jerome Fischer and M. Alamji. "System Theory and an Application to Community Programs: Improving the Lives of People with Disabilities," International Journal of Civic, Political and Community Standards 3, no. 10 (2013): 111-119.

  • Abdoulaye Diallo, D Groomes, Jerome Fischer, and Shawn Saladin. "Conceptualizing the use of cognitive interventions among persons with intellectual disabilities who experience depression," Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling 44, no. 4 (December 2013): 6.

  • Abdoulaye Diallo, Shawn Saladin, D Groomes, Jerome Fischer, and Sandra Hansmann. "Cognitive Interventions in treating depression among those with significant development disabilites.," Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2013).

  • M Alhajri and Jerome Fischer. "Attitudes of Special Education Teachers, and School Psychologists: Individualized Education Plan IEP's Developed Using Traditional Assessments Versus IEP's Developed Using a Multiple Intelligence Assessment," International Journal of Humanities. International Journal of Humanities 9, no. 4 (2011): 309-322.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Ruth Crutchfield. National Minority Male Health Project from Morehouse College , National Minority Male Health Project from Morehouse College , $15,000.00 (December 30, 2013)

  • Shawn Saladin. An Exploratory Study: Factors Relevant to Obesity Among Adolescents with Disabilities, Office of the Provost, College Enhancement Funds, $5,000.00 (2011 - 2011)

  • Jerome Fischer. CRP Job Placement Grant, Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, $129,987.23 (June 1, 2010)

  • Jerome Fischer. Rehabilitation Counseling Education Program, Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation training grant , $40,000.00 (January 1, 2000)

  • Jerome Fischer. Rehabilitation Counseling Education Program, Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation training grant , $14,250.00 (June 30, 1999)

  • Jerome Fischer. University of Idaho Small Travel Grant, $800.00 (November 1, 1998)

  • Jerome Fischer. Rehabilitation Counseling Education Program, Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation training grant, $12,250.00 (June 30, 1998)

  • Jerome Fischer. Rehabilitation Counseling Education Program, Rehabilitation Services Administration Long-Term Training Grant, $100,000.00 (October 30, 1997)

  • Jerome Fischer. Rehabilitation Counseling Education Program, Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation training grant, $30,000.00 (June 30, 1997)

  • Jerome Fischer. Nez Perce Vocational Rehabilitation Project, Co-author and Evaluation Consultant, $250,000.00 (June 15, 1997)



Selected Presentations


  • Jerome Fischer. "Ethics for Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors," 21st Annual Texas Workforce Conference VR Pre-Conference Training , Texas Work Force Commission, Dallas, Texas (November 2017)

  • Shawn Saladin, Jerome Fischer, and Leila Flores Torres. "Responding to the Needs of Persons with Physical Disabilities," Stigmas & Stereotypes in Gender-Based Violence, UTRGV Coalition Against Violence and Exploitation, UTRGV Edinburg Campus (October 2017)

  • Yuleinys Castillo, Jerome Fischer, and Sarah Davila. "Student Emotional Intelligence: Undergraduate Latino Rehabilitation Services Managing Emotions," National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies, 2017 International Research Conference, South Padre Island, Texas (October 2017)

  • Jeffrey McQuillen, Constantine Tarawneh, and Jerome Fischer. "Orally Defending your Thesis," Perfecting your Proposal Defense, UTRGV Graduate College, UTRGV Edinburg Campus (September 2017)

  • Jerome Fischer, Constantine Tarawneh, and Jeffrey McQuillen. "Perfecting Your Proposal Defense," UTRGV Graduate College, UTRGV, Edinburg, Texas (September 2017)

  • Denise Silcox, Jerome Fischer, "Kids Klickers and Canines: changing human behavior through dog training," Association for Creativity in Counseling National Conference, ACC, Savannah GA (September 2017)

  • Lynn Fischer, Jerome Fischer, "Expressive Writing: Enhancing Emotional Intelligence of Human Services Majors," Pathways to Student Success: Resiliency and Professionalism, Texas Society of Allied Health Professionals, Baylor College of Medicine, School of Allied Health Sciences, Houston, TX (September 2017)

  • Deborah Ashley, and Lynn Fischer. "Expressive Writing: Enhancing Emotional Intelligence of Human Services Majors," Pathways to Student Success: Resiliency and Professionalism, 40th Annual Conference, Texas Society of Allied Health Professionals, Houston, Texas (September 2017)

  • Dan Reagan and Jerome Fischer. "Individual Difference and Ethical Decision Making," ARC Series of Lectures, ARC, McAllen, TX (September 2017)

  • Deborah Ashley, Bianca Garcia, Lizeth SPARZA, Estefania Fernandez, and Jerome Fischer. "Effects of CACREP Transition on Rehabilitation Research," SMART Mentorship Program: Ceremony and Poster Showcase, UTRGV Engaged Scholarship & Learning, UTRGV, Edinburg, Texas (July 2017)

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UNIV 6100 21 - Comp Exam Ext:
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REHS 8315 01 - Intern Supervision Exp:
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