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Clifford Fisher

Clifford Fisher

Clinical Professor of Management
Business Law Area Head
Business Law


S.J.D., Indiana University, 2003
L.L.M., Indiana University, 1993
J.D., Gonzaga University, 1980
M.B.A., Eastern Washington University, 1980
B.A., Business Administration, Eastern Washington


Professor Fisher joined the Krannert faculty in 2005 and has served as the Assistant Dean for GISMA, Assistant Dean and Academic Director for Undergraduate programs and the Area Coordinator for Business Law. He also has taught at GISMA Business School in Hannover, Germany. He previously served as a professor and chair in the Department of Economics and Business at Hanover (Indiana) College. He also has been an adjunct faculty member at National University in Fresno, California, California State University-Fresno, the California School of Professional Psychology, the University of San Francisco, Western Washington University, and Eastern Washington University. He was an assistant city attorney in Bellingham, Washington, and a risk manager for the city of Fresno.

Professor Fisher was voted Krannert's Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher in 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2012. He received the Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award from Krannert in 2010 and 2013. He also received Undergraduate Distinguished Teacher awards in 2015, 2014, and 2013.  Professor Fisher received Purdue University's (Murphy) Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher Award in 2011.  In 2011 and 2009, he received the Outstanding Professor in Krannert Executive Education Programs Award.  In 2013, 2012, and 2010; he received the Excellence in Teaching in Krannert Executive Education Programs Award.  In 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, and 2010; he received the MBA Core Teaching Award. He received Krannert Weekend MBA Excellence Teaching Awards in 2014 and 2012. In 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006, he received a total of 21 graduate Distinguished Teacher Awards and Outstanding and Distinguished Teacher Awards. In 2015 Professor Fisher received Innovative Teaching Awards from both the Master's and Undergraduate programs. He also received the Teaching for Tomorrow Award from Purdue University, a PRT International Travel Grant, SAIL Grant, and CIBER Grant for Study Abroad in 2015. In 2014 he was awarded a grant for Study Abroad & International Learning and a Purdue CIBER Curriculum Development Award. He was inducted as a Fellow of the Teaching Academy at Purdue in 2011.   Professor Fisher received the Mortar Board Outstanding Professor award in 1997 at Hanover, and the Baynham Award for Outstanding Teacher in 1996. He received the National University Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award in 1990. He was elected to the University Senate to represent Krannert as a Senator in 2014 and to the University Senate Resource Policy Committee.

Professor Fisher is the academic advisor for Delta Sigma Pi and Beta Gamma Sigma for undergraduates. He teaches a study abroad course in Italy during the summers.  He is a peer reviewer for the American Business Law Journal, McGraw-Hill/Irwin, South-Western/Cengage Learning, and on the editorial boards for the Review of Integrative Business & Economics Research Journal, Horizon Research Publishing's Advances in Economics & Business Journal, International Journal of Business Insights & Transformation, Research in Social Change Journal, Journal of Law & Legal Studies, and International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research.  His research interests are employment law, environmental law, contract law and constitutional law.

  • Krannert's Cliff Fisher among 45 professors inducted into Purdue's Book of Great Teachers

    Krannert faculty member Cliff Fisher was among 45 Purdue professors who were honored Dec. 11 when they were inducted into the University's Book of Great Teachers, which honors outstanding teaching faculty who have demonstrated sustained excellence in the classroom. Held every five years, the induction ceremony took place in Purdue Memorial Union's South Ballroom. President Mitch Daniels and Provost Jay Akridge spoke at the event.

    Full story: Krannert's Cliff Fisher among 45 professors inducted into Purdue's Book of Great Teachers

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Employment Law Constitutional Law Contract Law Environmental Law