Montgomery K. Fisher

Biography

Montgomery K. Fisher, PhD JD
When he retired from the National Science Foundation in January 2017, Dr Fisher had served
the NSF Office of Inspector General for 26 years. His final position was Director of Investigative
Proactive Analytic Reviews and Evaluations & Senior Counsel within the OIG Office of
Investigations. Scientific ethics and research misconduct constituted the bulk of his career,
He earned a B.A. in chemistry and computer science from New College, a Ph.D. in Organic
Chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin, and a J.D. from Columbia Law School. He
clerked for a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, worked for a private law
firm for 3 years, and then joined NSF’s OIG in 1990.