Kim Fisher is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Special Education. Prior to academia, she was an inclusion specialist, learning behavior specialist, and an assistive technology consultant.
368.001Math Methods For Learners With Disabilities
344.001Teaching Secondary Content to Students with Disabilities
344.002Teaching Secondary Content to Students with Disabilities
453.091Interagency Community & Postsecondary Systems
Dr. Fisher’s teaching interests include preparing general educators to teach all students, Universal Design for Learning, and research methods.
Dr. Fisher studies social capital access (social networks and civic engagement, specifically) for adolescents and young adults with intellectual disability across contexts (school, community, home, work, leisure). She is particularly interested in how access to information communication technology through digital citizenship improves social networks and civic engagement. Dr. Fisher also studies information flow in schools, with a particular focus on special education teachers' place in the school network.
Puckett, K., & Fisher, K. W. (2018). Assistive Technology. In E. B. Braaten (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Intellectual and Developmental Disorders. SAGE Publishing. https://doi.org/10.4135/9781483392271.n39
Thoma, C., Fisher, K. W., Hall, S. & Scott, L. (2017). High quality educational programs for students with intellectual disability in middle and junior high school. In M. Wehmeyer & K. A. Shogren (Eds.). Research-based Practices for Educating students with Intellectual Disability. New York, New York: Routledge/Taylor & Francis.
Fisher, K. W., Williamson, H. J., Guerra, N., & Kupferman, S. (2021). Digital citizenship: Technology access and use for youth with and without intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Inclusion, 9(4), 263-175. https://doi.org/10.1352/2326-6988-9.4.263
Fisher, K. W., Williamson, H. J., & Guerra, N. (2020). Technology and social inclusion: Technology training and usage by youth with IDD in the National Longitudinal Transition Study of 2012. Inclusion, 8(1), 43-57. https://doi.org/10.1352/2326-6988-8.1.43
Hart Barnett, J. E., Fisher, K., O’Connell, N., & Franco, K. (2019). Promoting upstander behavior to address bullying in schools. Middle School Journal, 50(1), 6-11. https://doi.org/10.1080/00940771.2018.1550377
Williamson, H., Fisher, K. W., Madvhani, D., & Talarico, L. (2019). #ADA25 campaign: Using social media to promote participation, social inclusion, and civic engagement of individuals with intellectual and developmental disability. Inclusion, 7(1), 24-40. https://doi.org/10.1352/2326-6988-7.1.24
Fisher, K.W., Barnett, J. E., Zucker, S. H., O’Connell, N., & Franco, K. (2018, Summer). Teacher’s Corner: Promoting upstander behavior to address bullying in schools. DADD Express, 29(2), 1, 8. http://www.daddcec.com/uploads/2/5/2/0/2520220/dadd_18_summer_final_040918.pdf
McFadden. E. S., Fisher, K. W., Lee, S., & Kovacs, M., & Barajas, M. (2016). Arizona Comprehensive Review and Analysis. Report prepared for the Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council. Retrieved from https://addpc.az.gov/sites/default/files/media/Comprehensive%20review%20and%20analysis_2016%202nd%20Edition_0.pdf
McFadden, E. S., Daughtery, D. B., Lee, S. E., Fisher, K. W., Hack, A. (2015). The Graduation Cliff: Improving the Post-High School Outcomes of Students with Disabilities. Report prepared for the Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council. Retrieved from https://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED574407
Fisher, K. W., Williamson, H., Kupferman, S. (2021, June). Minoritized Youth and the Digital Divide: Exploring Digital Access, Use, and Participation. Poster Symposia at the Annual Meeting of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, online. https://www.aaidd.org/education/annual-conference/preliminary-program/concurrent-d-sessions