Edgar Lee Fisher

Edgar Lee Fisher | Faculty Member, Mathematician | Austin Community College

An accomplished mathematician and educator, Edgar Lee Fisher has impacted the lives of numerous students and colleagues as a faculty member at Austin Community College since 2007. In this capacity, he teaches various math courses, engages with students during open office hours, and proudly serves as a campus math contact, a liaison role between college advisers and the math department he developed as a way to utilize his communication skills and expertise to eliminate confusion and frustration between the two groups. Over a career in education that has spanned more than 20 years, he has been committed to connecting with his students and ensuring they can learn math comfortably and confidently while receiving the help they need to succeed.

Having been recognized with a Distinction Award in 2019, Mr. Fisher is also highly rated as a likable and challenging professor with high standards on campus. Prior to his appointment at the community college, he accrued teaching experience across various levels of learning, having taught Calculus AB and Calculus BC, as well as Algebra I, at Taylor High School within the Taylor Independent School District from 2006 to 2007. In addition, he served as an instructor at Northern Arizona University from 2003 to 2006 and an associate instructor of online developmental math using PHIM and a new developmental math course at California State University Stanislaus from 2002 to 2003. He has also tutored several students and enjoyed lending his mathematical prowess to a technology firm. Outside of his primary roles and endeavors, Mr. Fisher has showcased his passion for his field as the co-author of an article titled “Rectangular Polyomino Set Weak (1,2)-Achievement Games” for Theoretical Computer Science, a renowned journal published by Elsevier. He has also volunteered his services to Otherworld, a nonprofit organization providing people with mindful retreats to better their lives and strengthen their goals.

Always a gifted student, Mr. Fisher prepared for his professional journey by obtaining a bachelor’s degree from California State University Stanislaus in 2002 and, amid his teaching career, continuing his education by earning a Master of Science in mathematics from Northern Arizona University in 2005. More recently, he received certification in Google Project Management in 2022. Looking toward the future, Mr. Fisher plans to gravitate more toward the digital and technology field to reach a broader audience and wants to help bolster teaching skills.

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