Dr. Renea Fike
Dr. Renea Fike is an Assistant Professor at the Dreeben School of Education at the University of the Incarnate Word. She earned a Doctorate in Education from Texas Tech University and a Master’s and Bachelor’s of Business Education from West Texas A&M University. Prior to coming to the University of the Incarnate Word, she was an Assistant Professor of Education and Coordinator of Student Leadership at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas. Before moving to West Texas A&M University, Dr. Fike held many administrative positions over a 16-year span of employment at Amarillo College. Her final position was Dean of Student & Academic Development.
She began her career in education teaching business courses to high school students. She taught at three different high schools in the Panhandle of Texas over a nine-year period. Dr. Fike has been the sole author of numerous multi-million dollar grants. Her research interests focus on student success and program improvement.
Areas of Research:
Areas of Teaching:
University Planning Committee
Senate Executive Committee
Honor’s Council Committee, Chair
Red Dress Event Committee
Speakers for Achievement and Success Committee
Dreeben School of Education Committees:
Honors Convocation Committee, Chair
Teacher Education Committee
Fike, R., Fike, D.S., Martinez, E.E. (2010). Predictors of success on the pedagogy and professional responsibilities (ppr) Texas teacher certification examination. Texas Association of Teacher Educators’ Forum, 35, 1-15.
Fike, R., & Fike, D.S. (2009). Developmental education in the community college: Educating the educators. Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, 25(2), 3-13.
Fike, D.S., & Fike, R. (2008). Mathematics: Gatekeeper for Hispanic success in health care professions. Hispanic Health Care International, 6(4), 185-191.
Fike, D.S., & Fike, R. (2008). Predictors of first-year student retention in the community college. Community College Review, 36(2), 68-88.
Fike, D.S., & Fike, R. (2007). Does faculty employment status impact developmental mathematics outcomes? Journal of Developmental Education, 31(1), 2-11.