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Rick Fisher

Assistant Lecturer for the Department of English
M.A., University of Wyoming
B.S., University of Wyoming
B.A., university of Wyoming
Hoyt Hall 304



Synergy program, Freshman Composition, Technical Writing in the Professions, Intellectual Community for Undeclared Students


Rick Fisher. “Exploring cultures of work: A document project.” In LA Theatre Works Audio Drama Database. Alexander Street Press, 2012.

April Heaney and Rick Fisher. “Supporting Conditionally-Admitted Students: A Case Study of Assessing Persistence in a Learning Community.” Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

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.


“Supporting Writing Transfer at Critical Moments: Common Core, Sophomore WAC, and Underprepared Writers,” with Joyce Stewart and April Heaney. Conference on College Composition and Communication, St. Louis, MO. March 2012

“Access and Excellence: Creating New Opportunities for At-risk Students’ Success in Reading and Writing.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Louisville, KY. March 2010.

“Local Evidence: What Do Students Take with Them?” presentation with Joyce Stewart, Paul Primrose, and Hillary Herron, at Teaching Writing in Wyoming.  Casper, WY. April 2012.

“Feedback Strategies on Written Work,” panel presentation with Kaijsa Calkins, Meg Wood, and Tricia Giavacco-Johnson.  UW Outreach Credit Programs’ Technology Boot Camp, Laramie, WY. July 2012.

“Integrating College-Ready Skills: Making the Most of Intellectual Community Courses” panel presentation with John Willford, Nyla Bailey, Ken Zajac, and Christi Boggs, as part of UW Learning Resource Center Brown-Bag Discussions. April 2010.

“Using Social Media to Engage Reluctant Readers,” with Carol Stewart (Sheridan County School District 2).  Institute for Reading and Writing Instruction. Sheridan, WY. April 2010.

Research Interests:

the first-year experience, Writing Center theory and practice, interdisciplinary learning

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