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Rick Fisher

FisherSenior Lecturer in English

Hoyt 304,


Rick Fisher commonly teaches first-year composition, courses for the Synergy program, and technical and professional writing courses. Often his teaching incorporates service learning and writing for public audiences; additionally he is interested in writing-center pedagogy and practice, genre studies and genre-based pedagogies, and writing across the curriculum.


Ph.D. (in progress), Literacy Education, University of Wyoming

M.A., English: Composition/Rhetoric, University of Wyoming

B.A., Secondary Education, University of Wyoming

B.A., English, University of Wyoming

Recent and Upcoming Courses

Intermediate composition (for Synergy): College and Career

Synergy first-year seminar: Exploring Cultures of Work

Selected Publications/Awards

Extraordinary Merit in Teaching Award, UW College of Arts & Sciences (2015)

Promoting Intellectual Engagement in the First Year, UW LeaRN Program (2013, 2014)

Rick Fisher and Kaijsa Calkins. “Interpreting the Frameworks: Faculty Constructions of Research and the Researching Student.” In Rewired: Research-Writing Partnerships within the Frameworks.  Edited by Randall McClure. Association of College and Research Libraries, Chicago, IL. November 2016.

Rick Fisher and April Heaney. “A Faculty Perspective: Strengthening At-Risk Students' Transition to Academic Research through Embedded Librarianship.” Chapter in Embedded Librarians: Moving Beyond One-Shot Instruction. Edited by Kaijsa Calkins and Cass Kvenild. American Library Association, May 2011.

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