Ryan Fisher, Ph.D.
About Ryan Fisher
Dr. Ryan Fisher, Interim Dean and Professor of Music Education, most recently served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of 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. Choirs under his direction have been featured at the Arkansas Music Educators Association conference, Tennessee Music Education Association conference, and American Choral Directors Association Southern Division Conference. His research interests involve the male voice change, assessment in music education, and self-efficacy. His writings have been published in various journals including Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Journal of Research in Music Education, International Journal of Music Education, and Update: Applications of Research in Music Education.
He currently serves as President of the Tennessee Music Education Association. He 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.