I have taught strategy, technology management, and entrepreneurship courses at Clarkson for 15 years. I am a nerd and I am interested in a variety of industries that use and leverage technology - and these are the starting points for my research. I think and read about the automotive, food, personal electronics, retail, and clothing industries, among others. I am interested in companies that innovate and deploy strategies related to new forms of customer value, new distribution channels, sustainability/green energy and social entrepreneurship. I work intensely on global partnerships that benefit our students and that provide me with opportunities to learn and meet new people. I try very hard to learn something new and get a good laugh every single day.
Michigan State University
University of Michigan
My research portfolio addresses the strategic relationships among technology, human capital and organizational performance. My current projects include: identifying effective e-learning strategies for training and higher education, understanding the impact of disruptive technologies on the supply chain, and the evolution of hybrid business models and innovation in social entrepreneurship.
- Clarkson University Distinguished Teaching Award, 2016
- MBA Program Module Professor of the Year, Clarkson University, 2012, 2014
- Ralph Janaro Memorial Teaching Award, Beta Gamma Sigma, Clarkson University Chapter, 2010
- Clarkson University Phalanx Honor Society, Commendable Leadership Award, 2009
- Delta Zeta Sorority, Clarkson University Chapter, Faculty Mentorship Award, 2009
Wasserman, M.E., and Fisher, S.L. (2017). One (Lesson) for the Road? What We Know (and Don’t Know) about Mobile Learning. In K.G. Brown (Ed.) The Cambridge Handbook of Workplace Training and Employee Development.
Howardson, G., Orvis, K.A., Wasserman, M.E., and Fisher, S.L. (2017). The Psychology of Learner Control: A Multilevel, Interactionalist Framework. In K.G. Brown (Ed.) The Cambridge Handbook of Workplace Training and Employee Development.
Beekman, A., Steiner, S., & Wasserman, M.E. (2012). Where innovation does a world of good: Entrepreneurial orientation and innovative outcomes in nonprofit organizations. Journal of Strategic Innovation and Sustainability, 8(2), pp. 22-36.
Orvis, K.A., Brusso, R.C., Wasserman, M.E and Fisher, S.L. (2011). E-Nabled for E-Learning? The moderating role of personality in determining the optimal degree of learner control in an e-learning environment. Human Performance, 24(1), pp. 60-78.
Fisher, S.L., Wasserman, M.E., & Orvis, K.A. (2010). Trainee reactions to learner control features: An important link in the e-learning equation. International Journal of Training and Development, 14(3), pp. 198-208.
Pagell, M., Wu, Z, & Wasserman, M.E. (2010). Thinking differently about purchasing portfolios: An assessment of sustainable sourcing. Journal of Supply Chain Management,46(1), pp. 57-73.
Orvis, K., Fisher, S.L., & Wasserman, M.E. (2009). Power to the people: Using learner control to improve trainee reactions and learning in web-based instructional environments. Journal of Applied Psychology, 94(4), pp. 960-971.
Fisher, S.L., Wasserman, M.E., Wolf, P.P., & Wears, K.H. (2008). Human resource issues in outsourcing: Integrating research and practice. Human Resource Management, 47(3), pp. 501-523.
Sill, H.E., Fisher, S.L., & Wasserman, M.E. (2008). Consumer reactions to potential intrusiveness and benefits of RFID. International Journal of Information Technology Management, 7(1), pp. 76-97.