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UT Tyler School of Education

Olga Howard Fischer, Ph.D.

Olga Howard Fischer, Ph.D.

Title: Professor of Education
Department: UT Tyler School of Education
Building: BEP 222A
Phone: 903.566.7324


Ph.D., George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
English Education/Curriculum Leadership

Dissertation: The Relationship Between the Reflection- Impulsivity Dimension of Cognitive Style and Selected Qualitative and Syntactic Aspects of Time-Bound, First Draft, Expository Compositions

M.A.T., Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

Thesis: Codes Without Keys: A Study of Violence in O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night

B.A. LaSalle University, Philadelphia, PA


Courses Taught

EDUC 3310 - School in the Social Setting

EPSY 3330 - Child Development and Learning

EPSY 3340 - Adolescent Development and Learning

ENGL 3330 - Children's Literature

ENGL 3332 - Adolescent Literature

ENGL 5381 - Children’s Literature

Research and Professional Interests

Literature-basing the Pre-K-Grade 12 curriculum

Peer aggression in young adult literature

Teaching content to young children through picture books

The writing process

Writing in electronically mediated learning environments


Music in the language arts

Evaluation of written composition

Curriculum Vitae