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Patrice Pavka Fischer

3555 Lake Highland Drive  +  Palm Harbor, Florida 34683

(727) 785-7983 (home)  +   (727) 726-1472 (office)





            Northwestern University

            Evanston, IL                  B.S. in Speech & Communication


            Trinity International University

            Deerfield, IL                  M.A. in Cross-Cultural Communication

                                                            Magna Cum Laude


            University of South Florida       

            Tampa, FL                    M.A. in Linguistics 

                                                 Ph.D. [ABD] in Second Language Education & Linguistics


            St. Petersburg Seminary & Yeshiva   

            St. Petersburg, FL         D. Min. in Jewish Studies


Additional coursework at:  Hebrew University, Jerusalem; Princeton Seminary, NJ; Institute of Holy Land Studies, Jerusalem






2010—currently    Associate Rabbi of Congregation Ohr Chadash, Clearwater, FL



1984--currently    St. Petersburg Theological Seminary, Florida


  • Professor of Hebrew Language & Literature

  • Also served as Interim President – 2005



2006-2009     University of South Florida, Tampa, FL


  • Academic Advisor and Pre-health Professions Counselor--Dept. of Biology & Natural Sciences



1999-2004     St. Petersburg College, Florida


  • Director of Admissions, Registration, and Business Office--Clearwater Campus


1997-2009     Adjunct Faculty—University of South Florida, Tampa, FL


  • Taught linguistics course called ‘Language & Meaning’, plus Beginning Modern Hebrew, Introduction to Language & Linguistics, & graduate course in Cross-Cultural Communications



1995-1996     Academic Grant Administrator--USF






  • Chapter on “Godfearers” in The Enduring Paradox, published by Lederer Publications, 2002

  • The Distortion, co-authored with John Fischer, published by Lederer Publications, 2004

  • Chapter on “Gentile Involvement in Messianic Judaism” in Voices of Messianic Judaism, Dan Cohn-Sherbok, ed., Lederer Publications, 2001

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