Fisher Named Interim Dean of College of Communication and Fine Arts

Dr. Ryan Fisher

The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music congratulates Dr. Ryan Fisher on being named interim dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts.

Ryan Fisher, Professor of Music Education, most recently served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs f the College. He joined the School of Music in 2013 as division head/coordinator of the music education program. Dr. Fisher is an active choral conductor and researcher. His research interests involve male voice change, assessment in music education, and self-efficacy. FIsher also serves as a faculty affiliate for the Institution for Intelligent Systems and the Institute for  Arts and Health.

He currently serves as president of the Tennessee Music Education Association and has previously served as President-Elect of the Arkansas Music Educators Association, Vice President of the Texas Private Schools Music Educators Association and held positions on the National Association for Music Education-Choral Council, the Tennessee-American Choral Directors Association state board, and the Update: Applications of Research in Music Education editorial committee.

He earned a BME from Lee University, a MM in choral conducting and a PhD in music education from the University of North Texas. In 2016, he was recognized as Distinguished Alumnus of the Year by the Lee University School of Music.

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