Molly Fisher, Ph.D.
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education
113 Taylor Education Building
Dr. Fisher joined the faculty in 2009 as an assistant professor of mathematics education. She began her career as a high school mathematics teacher in the Charlotte, NC area. She obtained her B.A. in Mathematics, M.A. in Mathematics Education, and Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction (with an Urban Mathematics Education specialization), all from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Most recently, Dr. Fisher taught mathematics and mathematics education courses at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. When she joined the faculty in 2009 she had six years of high school mathematics teaching experience, two years of high school online teaching experience, and three years of college-level teaching experience.
Dr. Fisher’s research interests include studying the professional noticing of preservice elementary teachers as well as their understanding of early numeracy learning progressions such as the Stages of Early Arithmetic Learning (SEAL). She also studies teachers’ stress, burnout, and coping skills, especially among beginning teachers. Dr. Fisher is the PI on the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program for STEM Education at the University of Kentucky where she oversees eight undergraduate research fellows each year as they participate in research projects with the STEM Education faculty.