TWC business professor retires

Posted on: March 20, 2014

Tennessee Wesleyan College announces the retirement of Dr. Dan Fisher, a TWC Adjunct Professor of Business who has been with the college for the last twelve years.

Tennessee Wesleyan College announces the retirement of Dr. Dan Fisher, a TWC Adjunct Professor of Business who has been with the college for the last twelve years. Dr. Fisher previously worked as the Chief Operating Officer at Plastic Industries and has been involved in several startup companies in the area. He holds a bachelor’s degree and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee, as well as a Ph. D. from Oxford Graduate School.
 
“Dan always went the extra mile with his students,” said Dr. Martha Maddox, TWC associate dean and chair of business administration. "He always wanted to make his classroom environment very challenging to his students. His classes were involved in the community with many classroom projects and field trips. Dan is such a positive person and the students enjoyed his classes immensely. He will be sorely missed."
 
A forty-year resident of Athens and Niota, Tenn., Dr. Fisher has been involved in, and on the boards of, numerous local civic and community organizations. His five children attended McMinn County High School and he and his wife Gayle are members of Keith United Methodist Church.
 
“Teaching at Wesleyan has been a great pleasure in my life,” said Dr. Fisher. “Each year the students have gotten better and the school grown in stature. The faculty that I have gotten to work with has been a real treat, especially Dr. Maddox, and I have the greatest respect for them all.”
 
Valuing his students above all else, Dr. Fisher believes that throughout his time teaching at TWC, he was the one receiving an education.
 
“I truly feel that I was learning more from the students each semester than I was teaching them,” he said.
 
Post-retirement Dr. Fisher will remain active with all the committees on which he currently serves and will continue to be a part of the Tennessee Wesleyan extended family.
 
“Athens is very fortunate to have an institution such as TWC be a part of our community,” said Fisher. “The college brings vitality and worldwide views to our East Tennessee community.”