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Fisher Receives Lee University Excellence in Teaching Award



Matthew Fisher, associate professor of digital media studies at Lee, has been selected as the winner of Lee University’s 2018 Excellence in Teaching Award. Lee President Dr. Paul Conn recognized Fisher for this honor during spring commencement early this month.

The Excellence Awards are the highest honors presented to Lee faculty members and recognize advising, scholarship, and teaching. The oldest award and considered to be superior among the three is Excellence in Teaching. The winner of this award is chosen by a special committee which includes representatives of six different academic departments.

Fisher, an alumnus of Lee, joined the Communication Arts faculty in 2011. He teaches classes on screenwriting, directing, film theory, and film criticism.

Short films written and directed by Fisher have screened at festivals such as Cannes Court Metrage, the Nashville Film Festival, and the Short Shorts Film Festival in Tokyo.

Conn shared several students’ sentiments from Fisher’s evaluations, including “I take any Fisher class that I can” and “He is my favorite Lee professor, and I am confident I’ll remember the content of his class forever.”

Fisher received his Master of Fine Arts from Savannah College of Art and Design and his Bachelor of Arts from Lee.
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