Bachelor of Science, Loyola College, Baltimore, 1945. Master of Arts, University Maryland, 1949. Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio State University, 1951.
Doctor of Science (honorary), University Edinburgh, 1982.
He earned his doctorate in applied psychology in 1951 from Ohio State University, then took a position with the United States Air Force. He was the President of Advanced Research Resources Organization (ARRO) and was a professor at Yale University. However, Fleishman produced his greatest and best known quantity of work as a professor at George Mason University.
He also served as a visiting professor at the University of California.
He is also past president of the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP) and the American Psychological Association"s (APA) Divisions of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Evaluation and Measurement, and its Society of Engineering Psychologists. He is the author of several books and was the Editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology and the recipient of APA"s Distinguished Scientific Award for the Applications of Psychology.
In 1994 he was one of 52 signatories on "Mainstream Science on Intelligence," an editorial written by Linda Gottfredson and published in the Wall Street Journal, which declared the consensus of the signing scholars on issues related to the controversy about intelligence research that followed the publication of the book The Bell Curve.
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With United States Naval Reserve, 1945-1946. Fellow American Psychological Association (president division industrial and organizational psychology 1973-1974, president division engineering psychology 1977-1978, president division evaluation and measurement 1979-1980, Distinguished Science award for applications psychology 1980). Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, International Association Applied Psychology (president 1974-1982), American Alliance for Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Psychometric Society, American Educational Research Association, American Psychological Society (James McKeen Cattell Fellow award for District Scientific Contributors, 1993), Fellow, Human Factors and Economics Society, Cosmos Club (Washington), Sigma Xi.
Married Pauline S. Utman, February 6, 1949. Children: Jeffrey B., Alan R.