Joshua Fisher - Columbia College Chicago

Joshua Fisher

Assistant Professor


Joshua A. Fisher, Ph.D. is an Assitant Professor of Immersive and Interactive Media in the Department of Interactive Arts and Media at Columbia. He is an expert in participatory, community-focused platforms for XR storytelling and content development. Fisher has published at a variety of IEEE, Springer, and ACM conferences including ACM Multimedia, International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, Virtual Reality 4 Good, CHI-Play, and IEEE VR. His research explores not just the design of XR platforms but the ethics of producing immersive media. Before turning to academia and research, Fisher ran a mobile app development house that focused on developing locative media. A patent for the technology was awarded to the company. He recently completed his doctorate at the Georgia Institute of Technology in using XR to produce compelling interactive non-fiction experiences. Fisher received a Masters in Writing and Publishing from Depaul University and a Bachelors in English Studies from Illinois State University.


B.A., English, Political Science Illinois State University 2009
M.A., Writing & Publishing DePaul University 2015
Ph.D., Digital Media Georgia Institute of Technology 2019