Teresa A. Fisher, Ph.D.
Professor of Counseling


Counseling, Adult and Higher Education (CAHE)

Research Interests:

Dr. Teresa A. Fisher, Professor of Counseling in the Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education. She has a Ph.D in Educational Psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her area of studies focused on Counselor Education/Psychology and Developmental Psychology. Dr. Fisher is a Nationally Certified Counselor with professional experiences in university counseling centers, higher education administration and school counseling. Graduate courses taught include Counseling Children, Personality Assessment, Multicultural Issues in Counseling, Career Development, Group Counseling, practicum, internship, and Consultation and Management of Developmental School Counseling Programs. Dr. Fisher's research interests include resilient youth, school counseling interventions, and factors that enhance academic and career motivation. She is active in numerous professional organizations and consistently presents at the following conferences: American Counseling Association, American Educational Research Association American Counselor Education & Supervision.


Ph.D., University of Illinois

Selected Refereed Journal Articles

Fisher,T.A. (2007). Pathways to Educational Inclusiveness. Educational Researcher,36(2), 102-107.

Fisher, T. Stafford, M., Maynard-Reid, N., & Parkerson, A. (2005). Protective factors for talented and resilient girls. Handbook for counseling girls and women: Talent, risk and resiliency. Mesa, AZ: Neuva Science Press.

Fisher, T., Matthews, L., Kurpius-Robinson, S.& Burke, K. (2001). Effects of client race/ethnicity on perceptions of counselor trainees: Study I and II. Counselor Education and Supervision, 4,(1), 3-17.

Fisher, T., A., Matthews, L., Stafford. M., E., Nakagawa, K. and Durante,K (2002). School Personnel's Perceptions of Effective Programs for Working with Mobile Students and Families. Elementary School Journal,102 (4), 317-333.

Selected Book Chapters

Tatum, A. & Fisher T. A. (2008).Nurturing Resilience among Adolescent Readers. In S. Lenski & J.Lewis (Eds.) Reading Success for Struggling Adolescent Learners. New York: Guilford Press

Fisher, Teresa A. (2000). Predictors of academic achievement among African- American adolescents. In S. T. Gregory (Ed.), The academic achievement of minority Students: perspectives, practices, and prescriptions. (pp. 307-334). Lanham, MD: University Press of America Inc.

Teresa Fisher


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