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Dr. Lawanna Fisher
Associate Professor

University Studies
MTSU Box 16
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Office: Peck Hall 229
Office Phone: (615) 898-5552

E-mail: lfisher@mtsu.edu

Education:

  • B.S., Mathematics, Middle Tennessee State University, 1979
  • M.S., Mathematics, Middle Tennessee State University, 1981
  • Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Tennessee State University, 2005

Experience:

  • Full-time Faculty 1997 - present
  • Adjunct Faculty 1995 - 1996

A Few Achievements:

  • MTSU Outstanding Teacher Award, 2009
  • TNADE Educator of the Year, 2009
  • Distinguished Educator in Distance Learning, 2010

Some projects I've been associated with:
I have participated in research projects examining success rates of students admitted to college on the basis of a GED. I have developed an online version of MATH 1710 which includes instructor developed videos to deliver material.

Describe your teaching style:
I am a people person, so I feed off of the class. I do a lot of lecturing, but include with that ample opportunities for students to ask questions, make comments, and practice problems.

What do you like most about teaching?
I enjoying seeing the "light bulb come on" when a student finally understands a concept that he or she was finding difficult.

What do you like least most about teaching?
I find it difficult to deal with a student who will not engage in the class and who really doesn't want to be in school.

What do you expect from your students?
I expect students to do their best, recognizing that that is different for every student.

What should they expect from you?
Students can expect that I will come to class on time, prepared, and excited about what we are going to do that day.

Areas of interest outside the classroom:
I enjoy my family, gardening, reading, snow skiing, and teaching my ladies Sunday School class.

Contact Us
  • University Studies
  • Peck Hall, Room 202
  • 1301 E. Main Street, Box 16
  • Murfreesboro, TN 37132
  • (615) 898-2568 (office)
  • (615) 898-5907 (fax)

 

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