Michael Fisher

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Office: UNA 106
Phone: 610-430-4196 
Fax: 610-738-0578




  • B.S. Millersville University
  • M.S. Lehigh University
  • Ph.D. Lehigh University

Research Interests

  • Combinatorial Game Theory
  • Graph Theory

Professional Experience

  • West Chester University, West Chester, PA
    • Associate Professor of Mathematics (2013-present)
    • Assistant Professor of Mathematics (2008-2013)
  • California State University, Fresno, Fresno, CA
    • Associate Professor of Mathematics (2007-2008)
    • Assistant Professor of Mathematics (2001-2007)

Selected Publications

  • Atomic weight calculus of Subversion”, with N. McKay, R. Nowakowski, P. Ottaway, and C. Santos, submitted.
  • Chromatic nim: finding a game for a given solution”, with U. Larsson, to appear in Games of No Chance 5 (Cambridge University Press).
  • Sterling Stirling play,” with R. Nowakowski and C. Santos, submitted.
  • The Hausdorff dimension of a graph-directed set whose underlying multigraph is a Cartesian product or a tensor product of multigraphs”, with S. Delcroix, Fractals, Volume 20, Numbers 3 & 4 (2012) 217-225.
  • The distinguishing number of a Cartesian product of complete graphs,” with G. Isaak, Ars Mathematica Contemporanea 5 (2012), no. 1, 159—173.
  • The birank number of a graph,” with N. Fisher, M. Fraboni, and D. Narayan, Congressus Numerantium, Volume 204 (2010) 173—180.
  • Distinguishing colorings of Cartesian products of complete graphs,” with G. Isaak, Discrete Mathematics, Volume 308, Number 11 (2008) 2240—2246.
  • The jump number of a split graph,” Congressus Numerantium, Volume 179 (2006) 89—96.

Selected Talks

  • 2015 Combinatorial Game Theory: Colloquium I, Museum of Science, Lisbon, Portugal,
    Sterling Stirling Play” (January 2015)
  • 2012 CBMS-NSF Conference: The Mathematics of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, West Chester University,
    Introduction to Combinatorial Game Theory” (August 2012)
  • Forty-First Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory, & Computing, Florida Atlantic University,
    The Distinguishing Number of a Cartesian Product of Complete Graphs” (March 2010)
  • Rutgers University Experimental Mathematics Seminar,
    The Distinguishing Number of a Graph” (April 2009)


  • NSF/CBMS 2012 Summer Conference Grant ($34,578)
  • NSF/Yale University Fractal Geometry Workshop Grant
    ($35,000 awarded in 2006, $36,411 awarded in 2005, and $35,520 awarded in 2004)