Joel Fischer is a Hawaii academic and activist.
- D.S.W. University of California, Berkeley, 1970 Specializations: Casework; Theories (and Research) of Therapy; Mental Health/Community Mental Health. Dissertation: "The Relationship Between Personal Value Orientation, Client Diagnostic Variables and Casework Treatment Decisions."
- M.S.W. University of Illinois (Chicago), 1964 Specialty: Casework
- B.A. University of Illinois (Urbana), January, 1961 Major -Political Science Minor -Anthropology; Social Work
Joel Fischer, faculty of social work, University of Hawaii, Manoa, Unity Hawaii, Hawaii Committee on Africa, and Roger MacPherson Furrer of Unity Hawaii, Philippine solidarity worker, contributed an article "Captain Cook, and the destruction of paradise" to Unity, newspaper of the Unity Organizing Committee, October 1992 .