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Stephanie Fischer

Executive-In-Residence School of International Service

Additional Positions at AU

  • Director, Experiential Learning
Stephanie Fischer is the Director of Experiential Learning and an Executive in Residence at American University in the School for International Service. Stephanie teaches courses in social enterprise, nonprofit management and professional competencies for social entrepreneurs. Outside the classroom she leads consulting assignments for American University’s Social Enterprise Program masters students. Stephanie has an extensive background in the social sector, particularly social enterprises, having been chief operating officer of Microfinance Opportunities, chief program officer of GlobalGiving and an associate director at Ashoka.  Stephanie’s international assignments have included directing the Advisory Board Foundation’s child protection project in the Philippines and leading Cummins Inc.’s corporate social responsibility efforts in Mexico. Currently, in addition to her work with American University, she advises social enterprises in management, program planning, operations and leadership.


MBA, Strategic Management, the Wharton School; BA, International Politics and Economics, Middlebury College.

SIS-School of Intl Service
SIS - 244
Contact Info
(202) 885-6829 (Mobile)

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  • Fall 2017

    • SIS-696 Selected Topics:Non-Recurring: Global Social Entrepreneurship
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  • Spring 2018

    • SIS-635 Adv Topics in Development Mgmt: NGO/Social Enterprise Mgmt
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