Maxine Fisher

Contributing Faculty
Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences
M.S. Education (MSEd)

Dr. Maxine Fisher has a doctorate in Educational Administration and has been an educator for over 50 years. Dr. Fisher served as District Supervisor for Language Arts and Social Studies K-12, and then moved on to become a middle school assistant principal, focusing on literacy instruction and its integration in the content areas. She became an elementary principal, where she focused on integrating technology across content areas to engage students in activities that developed and supported literacy skills. Dr. Fisher participated in Teachers College Reading and Writing Summer Workshops with Lucy Calkins, and has attended training sessions in Reading Recovery. At Walden University, Dr. Fisher teaches courses in reading and literacy, as well as educational technology. She has taught in the doctoral capstone courses, as well as chaired doctoral student dissertation committees.

Courses Taught

READ 6718 - Culturally Diverse Classrooms

EDUC 7547/8547 - Program Development/Professional Development

EDUC 8090-655 - Doctoral Study Intensive

READ 6727 - Reading & Literacy Growth, grades 4-6

READ 6709 - Academic Diverse Classrooms

READ 6707 - Reading and Literacy Growth

READ 6605 - Literacy & Digital Environment

READ 6602 - Reading to Learn, Grades 6-12

EDUC 8081-655 - Completing the Prospectus


EdD, Hofstra University

MS, Hunter College

BA, Hunter College

Professional Diploma, Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus

Public Service

Palm Beach County Board of Elections, Volunteer - Wellington

Awards / Honors

24th Annual David L. Clark National Graduate Student, , 2003


Fisher, M. (2011). Online and Blended Learning.

Fisher, M. (2010). Social Media.