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Dr. Harold Fisher

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Professor

  • B.S., College of Biblical Studies (Biblical Studies)

  • M.Ed., American Intercontinental University (Instructional Technology)

  • M.Ed., Our Lady of the Lake University (Curriculum and Instruction/Master Technology Teacher)

  • M.A. Baptist Bible Seminary (Organizational Leadership Studies)

  • Ed.D., Walden University (Teacher Leadership)

Bio

As a nine-year-old, Dr. Fisher sat under the Sunday school teaching of his grandfather, where he came to saving faith in Christ. Dr. Fisher’s mother taught for the Houston Independent School District, one of many family members involved in education. Ironically, Dr. Fisher resisted the insistence of his mother that he attend college. However, her persistence paid off and Dr. Fisher realized the precious value of education – so much so that he too became an educator.­

Dr. Fisher’s educational career afforded him several cherished milestones, not the least of which was being named the Spring Virtual High School Teacher of the Year (2009), KPRC Channel 2 Houston, TX Teacher of the Month (2009), Spring Independent School District Teacher of the Year, 2008-09, and recognized by Harris County Region 4 as Teacher of the Year in 2009. He was nominated (by his peers) and was inducted into the Delta Epsilon Chi Honor Society for Biblical Higher Education for his intellectual achievement, Christian character, and leadership ability. He also received an Outstanding Online Faculty Award Nomination from Colorado Christian University, 2015. Teaching computer skills to young people also provided an avenue for his Christian worldview. Having grown up in the church, Dr. Fisher developed a genuine desire to serve the Lord and recognized that the Lord calls every believer to ministry, not just the pastors and elders.

As a member of the first graduating bachelors class at the College of Biblical Studies (Biblical Studies, 2002), Dr. Fisher felt ecstatic when Dr. Joe Parle, Academic Dean and Vice President of Academic Affairs, invited him to become a CBS faculty member. Dr. Fisher remarked, “I am so blessed to have the opportunity to teach at CBS where I had been so impacted as a student. I truly believe that the degree I received from CBS prepared me to have the God-honoring discipline to make it through my (three) Masters Degrees and doctorate.” Dr. Fisher enjoys bringing his zeal for teaching, for ministry and for computer technology together at the School where it all started for him.

Dr. Fisher has been teaching and developing online graduate level courses at various institutions including Colorado Christian University, North Greenville University, and American College of Education, where he serves as a dissertation committee member. Presently, Dr. Fisher is a member of Lily Grove Missionary Baptist Church where he is one of several preachers who serve as a Sunday School teacher for the ministers’ class and Awana for middle school students.

He has been married to his beautiful wife, Kym for twenty-four years. They have three kids, Brittani, Nicholas, and Sydnee. In the midst of all of this, Dr. Fisher's greatest joy is looking back and seeing how God has sovereignly orchestrated the details of his life. The young man who didn't want to go to college honors his mother by obeying the call of the Father!

Publications

Books

  • Fisher, H. L., Introduction to Computing. LADD Publications, 2016.

  • Fisher, H. L., Microsoft Word 2016 Made Easy. Create Space Publications, 2016.

  • Fisher, H. L., Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 Made Easy. Create Space Publications, 2016.

  • Fisher, H. L., Microsoft Office 2010 Made Easy. Create Space Publications, 2013.

  • Fisher, H. L., A Technology Workbook for Christian Learners. Create Space Publications, 2012.

  • Fisher, H. L., Virtual Schooling Through the Eyes of Teachers. Charleston, SC: Create Space Publications, 2012.

  • Fisher, H. L., Attitudes and Perspectives About Teaching of Teachers who Provide Online Instruction at the Secondary Level. (January 2012). ProQuest Dissertations & Thesis database – Walden University, 2012.

Peer-reviewed Journal Publications

  • An Overview of Virtual School Literature – Submitted 5/28/15, Journal of Societal and Cultural Research.

  • The Application of Real-World Strategies in a Virtual Learning Environment – Submitted 05/27/2015, Journal of Societal and Cultural Research.

  • Attitudes and Perspectives About Teaching of Teachers who Provide Online Instruction at the Secondary Level. Submitted 05/27/2015, Journal of Societal and Cultural Research.