Associate Provost Saul Fisher Elected to Serve on American Society for Aesthetics' Board of Trustees

Mercy University Associate Provost Saul Fisher

Saul Fisher, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Associate Provost for Research, Grants, and Academic Initiatives at Mercy University, has been elected to serve on the Board of Trustees of the American Society for Aesthetics (ASA).

“I’m humbled and honored to be chosen by members of my scholarly society, the American Society for Aesthetics, to help steward the organization over the next few years,” said Fisher. “The ASA has an incredibly talented membership—great philosophers and other aestheticians doing fabulous, compelling, and sophisticated research and, increasingly, public-facing work—so the notion that they would entrust me to help lead the society is an honor, indeed.  I’ll do my best to serve them well.”

Fisher has been an active member of the Society over the last decade, reviewing for the ASA’s Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, serving on the Program Committee for the Society’s Annual Meeting (2015), and chairing the ASA Diversity Committee.  His research focuses on philosophy of architecture—for which he was awarded a Graham Foundation grant (2009)—and on intersects of aesthetics with social and behavioral science. 

As a trustee, he will work with the Board and membership to continue fostering a vibrant scholarship and research community and ensuring the robust continuity of the Society. His institutional priorities for the ASA include fiscal care and effectiveness; collaboration with scholarly partner organizations and individuals; internationalization; and inclusive diversity in all dimensions.

Serving on the Board will also contribute to his work at Mercy. “My Board service for a national scholarly society with an august history and strong future signals the accomplishments and promise of research in teaching-centered institutions like ours,” said Fisher.

Fisher has been teaching at Mercy University and serving in the Office of the Provost since 2010. Prior to that, he was Associate Provost and Adjunct Associate Professor of Philosophy at Hunter College; Director of Fellowship Programs of the American Council of Learned Societies; and Program Officer at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

He received his PhD from the CUNY Graduate Center, MA from Rice University, and AB from Columbia University.