A teacher at Texas Wesleyan for 23 years, Dr. Fisher believes he is successful if he instills a love of learning in his students. “If a student can develop a sense of learning on their own, an addiction to gaining knowledge, and desires to learn something everyday, that meets the fundamental purpose of a liberal arts education and is the ability to improve oneself by learning; that’s my goal.”
Dr. Fisher has enjoyed his last seven years as Department Chair. “The best parts of this profession are the teaching and interaction with students. Having the additional role, as Music chair, of enabler is jus a bonus!” He plays and teaches piano, and is especially interested in the music of women composers.
He believes Texas Wesleyan offers a unique family-like atmosphere. “I enjoy my colleagues and that makes it a pleasure to come to work. Also, with Texas Wesleyan’s smaller size, professors have the ability to be active in a number of areas. There is more freedom, versatility, and options—these are good things as far as I’m concerned.” For Dr. Fisher, that means participating in alumni recitals and school trips and playing an annual duo-piano concert with Dr. Bruce McDonald.
Ph.D. Music Theory and Composition — University of Iowa (Iowa City)
Masters of Music, Music Theory — Indiana University (Bloomington)
Bachelor of Music, Applied Piano — Indiana University (Bloomington)
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Dr. Fisher is an amateur photographer and loves to travel. In the summer of 2011, he and his wife of 25 years and two daughters logged more than 18,500 miles. He traveled overseas and to the Dakotas, visiting the ranch where his wife grew up.