Thomas Fisher is a Professor in the School of Architecture and Dean of the College of Design at the University of Minnesota. A graduate of Cornell University in architecture and Case Western Reserve University in intellectual history, he was recognized in 2005 as the fifth most published writer about architecture in the United States. He has written 7 books, 47 book chapters or introductions, and over 325 articles in professional journals and major publications. Named a top-25 design educator four times by Design Intelligence, he has lectured at 36 universities and over 150 professional and public meetings in the U.S.
He has written extensively about architecture and ethics, including the 2008 book Architectural Design and Ethics, Tools for Survival (The Architectural Press) and the 2010 book Ethics for Architects, 50 Dilemmas of Professional Practice (Princeton Architectural Press). A third book-length manuscript on ethics is currently under review by a publisher. He has also written a chapter on the history of ethics education in Architecture School: Three Centuries of Educating Architects in North America, and has written part of the chapter on ethics for the next edition of The Architects Handbook of Professional Practice.