Michael Fischer is a Director with Research Advisory Services. Michael works closely with Senior Facilities Officers, Heads of Estates, Chief Research Offices, CBOs, and other administrative leaders to diagnose challenges and provide advise on best practices and applicable strategies for their campuses and teams. His research specialties include the future of campus physical and virtual spaces, the identification and execution of international academic and research partnerships, and Facilities strategy and efficiency. During 2020 he also served as one of EAB’s primary COVID-19pandemic response researchers.
Michael joined EAB in 2016. Previously he held instructional and educational support positions in both the United States and United Kingdom. In his spare time, Michael enjoys reading, writing, baking, and playing tabletop games.
Michael earned a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, where he specialized in political economy and classical studies. He was the recipient of the 2013 Leslie H. Jacobson Medal in international political economy.
Research & Insights
The Facilities Forum's Michael Fischer sat down with Dr. Abel-Moez Bayoumi, the Director of the Center for Predictive Medicine at the University of South Carolina, for an exclusive Q&A about condition-based maintenance and what it means for the future of maintenance in higher ed.
With vaccines in distribution in 2021, however, leaders can now revisit transformed international partnership opportunities to expand their research portfolio and grow globally. Here are three early impacts COVID-19 has had on research partnerships—and what universities can do now to be among the first to take advantage of new arrangements.
Hundreds of vultures damage buildings and jeopardize residents' health. It's not a Hitchcock movie; it's daily life for some campuses.
EAB’s Kaitlyn Maloney and Michael Fischer discuss how colleges and universities have handled crisis communications during the pandemic.
EAB experts examine the good, the bad, and the ugly from campus repopulation efforts this fall and suggest changes university leaders may need to make before the spring semester.
EAB’s John Workman and Michael Fischer examine similarities and important differences in how the pandemic is impacting U.S. colleges vs. those in Canada, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand.
Learn how college administrators can use this crisis to strengthen leadership skills—and how schools can build greater organizational resiliency to better prepare for, respond, and adapt to future disruptions.
In part one of this two-part discussion, EAB experts share four reasons why the coronavirus pandemic is a different type of crisis than any faced by higher ed before—and discuss effective leadership in an extended crisis.