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Ericka J. Fisher


Education Department

Associate Professor
Department Chair
Ed.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst


Fields: Educational psychology, school counseling, multicultural education, social justice education, qualitative research methods in urban settings



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Office Phone: 508-793-3732
Office: Stein 436
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Courses Offerings

  • Education 167 - Educational Psychology
  • Education 232 - Schools: Surviving and Achieving
  • Education 340 - Multicultural Education
  • Education 394 - Directed Research

Primary Research Interests

  • Student Achievement
  • Urban Education
  • Students of Color
  • Educational Psychology

Recent Publications

  • "The Moral consequences of Studying the Vunerable: Court Mandated Reporting and Beyond". Narrative Inquiry, Volume 19, November 2009.
  • "The N-Word: Reducing Verbal Pollution in Schools". The Clearing House, Volume 81, Number 6, July/August 2008.
  • "Even the Spanish Teachers are White: A Study of African Heritage and Latina Student Attribution and Engagement:. In Progress.

Recent Presentations

  • Keynote Speaker, Burncoat Senior High School, National Honor Society Induction Ceremony, May 2011
  • Keynote Speaker, Colgate University Race & Education Week, "Back to Basics: engaging Minority Students", October 2009
  • Presentation, "A Study of African Heritage and Latina Student Engagement, National Multicultural Conference and Summit New Orleans, January 2009

Recent Grants

  • "Does Size Really Matter? The Impact of Small Learning Communities on Student Engagement in an Urban High School"
  • "A Study of African Heritage and Latina Student Engagement"