Assistant Provost & Dean of Student Life
Dr. Katie Pattillo Fisher earned her Doctor of Education in Higher Education Administration (1998) and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership (1994) from Auburn University. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in physics from Agnes Scott College (1990).
Prior to becoming the Dean of Students, Fisher served as Assistant Professor and Chairperson of the School of Education at Lenoir-Rhyne from 2002 to 2006. She continued to serve as an adjunct professor of undergraduate and graduate studies in that area from 2006-2009.
Fisher served as the Director of Public Programs at Catawba Science Center in Hickory from 1998 to 2002. Additionally, she was employed in the area of student housing and residence life at Auburn University from 1993 to 1998. During that time, she served as a hall director, leadership specialist and instructor, and coordinator of housing and residence life. From 1990 to 1993, she was a science teacher, teaching physics, astronomy, meteorology, and science ethics at Pace Academy in Atlanta, GA. She also coached soccer and volleyball while at Pace Academy.
Fisher has published scholarly articles related to her field and has served as a guest presenter and consultant for numerous non-profit organizations. She has also served as a science education volunteer at local elementary schools and was a board member of the Lenoir-Rhyne Friends of the Rudisill Library. She has coached YMCA youth soccer for many years in the Hickory area.
While Fisher did not attend Lenoir-Rhyne herself, she did marry in to a Lenoir-Rhyne family. She is married to Dr. Jeremy Fisher, a 1988 graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne. Her father-in-law is Rev. Dr. Carl M. Fisher, a 1955 graduate of LR and her grandfather in-law is the late Chaplain Roy Linn Fisher, a 1925 graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne.
Fisher and her husband have three children: William, Samuel, and Gracie.