Priva Fischweicher, PhD

Priva Fischweicher, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Andreas Hall, Room 236
305-899-3869 (toll-free 1-800-756-6000, ext 3869)

PhD, Leadership and Education, Higher Education Administration, Barry University 
MS, Teaching and Learning, Nova Southeastern University
BA, Religious Education, Hadar Tora College

Priva Fischweicher is an associate professor in the Organizational Leadership, Higher Education Administration program. She has developed and taught traditional, blended and fully online courses in both the masters and doctoral programs as well as chairing doctoral dissertation committees. Dr. Fischweicher served on both the Barry University Faculty Senate and as chair of the Grants, Leaves, and Sabbatical Committee. In addition, Dr. Fischweicher represented the University on the Ethics Advisory Committee of Miami-Dade County Public Schools. She is a member of the University Interfaith Committee and the Faculty Senate Ethics Committee. She currently is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, Sage Publication and the Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research. Dr. Fischweicher has also served as a book and article reviewer for both the Oxford University Press and Sage Publications. She has served as a reviewer for the American Educational Research Association and the Eastern Educational Research Association. Dr. Fischweicher’s (2020-2015) contributions to scholarship are listed below. Prior to becoming a full-time faculty member at Barry University, Dr. Fischweicher spent more than two decades in the K-12 system, as both a teacher and an administrator in public/charter and private schools in the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand. She holds certification in Educational Leadership from the Florida Department of Education. Premised on Dr. Fischweicher's experience, her areas of interest include leadership, organizational change, career development, the dissertation process, and issues impacting the workplace including generational differences.


  • Ney, E., & Fischweicher, P. (2020). Generational trends in entitlement from a multi-dimensional approach. Journal of Studies in Social Sciences & Humanities, 6(3), 129-142.
  • Matusevich, K., & Fischweicher, P. (2020). Exploring the Relationship between the Impostor Phenomenon, Flow at Work, and Authentic Leadership Using the Job Demands-Resources Theory. Presented at the AHRD 2020 International Research Conference in the Americas.
  • Fischweicher, P., & McAtavey, J. M. (2018). Introversion and extroversion of doctoral students and its impact on their self-efficacy and resistance to change. ICERI2018 Proceedings, (pp. 1453-1458). Seville, Spain.
  • Warner, J. V. W., Fischweicher, P., Haid, L. K., & Shine, A. E. (2016). More than a decade later is RTI working? ALER Yearbook. 38, 117-134.
  • Fischweicher, P., McAtavey, J. M., & Kopp, D. M. (2015) Career transitions of K-12 teachers to full-time faculty positions in higher education and its impact on social justice. International Journal of Technology and Inclusive Education. 2(1), 749-755.
  • Fischweicher, P. (2018). Exploring the lived experience of charter high school graduates and its impact when attending university. Presented at the Eastern Educational Research Conference.
  • Fischweicher, P., & McAtavey, J. (2017). Doctoral students' and doctoral committees' perceptions of the dissertation process analyzed using self determination theory. Presented at the International Conference on Doctoral Education.
  • Fischweicher, P., McAtavey, J., & Markovic, J. (2016). Career transitions of attorneys, nurses, and K-12 teachers to full-time faculty positions in higher education. Presented at the American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences Conference.