Professor Fife's research agenda includes urban public education reform as well as reforming the electoral process in the United States.
“Renewing the American Commitment to the Common School Philosophy: School Choice in the Early Twenty-First Century.” Global Education Review, 2016, 3:2, 4-22.
“Congress and Electoral Reform in the Early Twenty-First Century.” In Robert Mann (ed.), Working Congress: A Guide for Senators, Representatives, and Citizens. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 2014, 62-78.
Book contract to publish Winning the War on Poverty: The End of a Vicious Cycle (ABC-CLIO--a Praeger imprint).
Old School Still Matters: Lessons from History to Reform Public Education in America (2013, ABC-CLIO - a Praeger imprint).
Reforming the Electoral Process in America: Toward More Democracy in the 21st Century (2010, ABC-CLIO-a Praeger imprint).
Political Culture and Voting Systems in the United States: An Examination of the 2000 Presidential Election (2002, Praeger, co-author).
Higher Education in Transition: The Challenges of the New Millennium (2000, Greenwood Publishing–a Bergin & Garvey imprint, co-editor).
School Desegregation in the Twenty-First Century: The Focus Must Change (1997, Edwin Mellen Press).
Desegregation in American Schools: Comparative Intervention Strategies (1992, Praeger).
Professor Fife is a former speaker of the Indiana University faculty at IPFW and has served on numerous university committees. He has been at IPFW since 1997 and was previously a faculty member in the Department of Political Science at Ball State University.