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


Counseling and Higher Education (CAHE)

Teresa A. Fisher's, Ph.D. area of studies focused on counselor education/psychology and developmental psychology. 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.

Fisher is active in numerous professional organizations and consistently presents at the following conferences: American Counseling Association, American Educational Research Association American Counselor Education and Supervision.

Research Interests

  • Resilient youth
  • School counseling interventions
  • Factors that enhance academic and career motivation


Ph.D., Educational Psychology, University of Illinois

Selected Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Fisher, T.A. (2007). Pathways to Educational Inclusiveness. Educational Researcher,36(2), 102-107
  • Fisher, T. Stafford, M., Maynard-Reid, N., and 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.and 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

Book Chapters

  • Tatum, A. and Fisher T. A. (2008).Nurturing Resilience among Adolescent Readers. In S. Lenski and 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.
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