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Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Clemmer College

Stacey J Fisher PhD
Stacey Fisher

Stacey J Fisher PhD

Associate Professor
Curriculum and Instruction / Literacy Education
865-429-7705 /
ETSU-Sevier Center, Office 142


Stacey J. Fisher lives in Sevierville, TN and is an associate professor at East Tennessee State University on the Sevierville branch campus, ETSU Online, and is on the Graduate Faculty. Dr. Fisher teaches on-ground and online Literacy courses, is cohort student advisor, and Co-Coordinator for ETSU at Sevierville for the K-5 Elementary Education program. She completed her Ph.D. of Exceptional Learning in Literacy at Tennessee Technological University and spent nine years in public schools. Her research interests focus on family literacy and financial literacy for rural, first generation college students and non-traditional students. She serves as the Chair/President of the Literacy Association of Tennessee and is a grant and scholarship proposal Reviewer for Kappa Delta Pi and a Session proposal Reviewer for several conferences, such as Kappa Delta Pi and International Literacy Association. She also works with the Tennessee Literacy Journal.


Ph.D Exceptional Learning - Literacy
Tennessee Technological University

Ed.S Instructional Leadership
Tennessee Technological University

M.A. Instructional Leadership
Tennessee Technological University

B.S. Elementary Education - Grades 1-8
Tennessee Technological University

A. S. General Degree - Education
Roane State University


CUAI 4210 Residency 1: Language Arts
READ 5210Online Integrated Teaching: Language Arts
READ 4026 Online  Assessment and Enhancement
of Children’s Literacy
READ 3100 Reading Instruction in Elementary School
READ 3000 Current Issues in 21st Century Literacy
READ 3200 Online Writing and Language Arts
in Elementary School
READ 3000 Current Issues in Literacy
READ 5027 Online Diagnostic and Remedial Procedures
in Reading
CUAI 4580 Residency II - Directed Student Teaching
READ 3200 Expanded Literacy


Wilton, N., Jennings, L., Moran, R.R., Fisher, S.J., & Dwyer, E.J. (2017) Encouraging word identification competencies among developing readers. Query, 46 (2), 13-15.

Fisher, S.J., Kolodziej, N., Sapp, L., & Setliff, D. (2016) Research results from TRA research and studies committee. Tennessee Reading Teacher, 42 (1) 79-80.

Fisher, S.J., Jennings, J.L., Moran, R.R., Hong, H., & Dwyer, E.J. (2016) Actively engaging students in enhancing reading comprehension. Reading in Virginia. 38, 51-56.

Fisher, S. J., Moran, R. R., Bitner, A., and Dwyer, E. J. (2014). Encouraging higher order thinking and reading comprehension through questioning. Statement: The Journal of the Colorado Language Arts Society50 (2), 35-9.


December 2016 – Literacy Research Association’s 66th Annual Conference: “Using Photo Elicitation to Understand Teachers’ Perspectives on Literacy in the Age of Common Core.”

May 2016 – Twelfth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Champaign, Illinois: “Cohorts using social media.”
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