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Dr. Fike

Dr. Renea Fike

Biography:

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:

  • Predictors of Student Success
  • Cultural Diversity in Teaching
  • Program Improvement
  • Community College
  • Developmental Education

Areas of Teaching:

  • Foundations of Education
  • Learning Theories
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching
  • Pedagogy in the Secondary and Middle School
  • Integrative Pedagogy in the Secondary and Middle School

Committee/University Service:

  • UIW Committees:

                University Planning Committee

                Senate Executive Committee

                Faculty Senate

                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

Degrees:

  • Doctor of Education, Texas Tech University, 2001
  • Master of Business Education, West Texas A&M University, 1980
  • Bachelor of Business Education, West Texas A&M University, 1977

Selected Publications/Presentations:

  • 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.

Professional Experience:

  • Assistant Professor of Education and Coordinator of Student Leadership, West Texas A&M University, Canyon, Texas, September 2006 to May 2008
  • Dean, Student & Academic Development, Amarillo College, August, 2004 to Fall, 2006
  • Division Chair, ACcess Division, Amarillo College, September 1999 to July, 2004
  • Director, Enrollment Management, Student Services Division, Amarillo College, February 1998 to September 1999
  • Business Teacher, Palo Duro High School, Plainview High School, and Tascosa High School, Amarillo, Texas, September 1977 to May 1989

Contact:

  • Office:  Gorman Building 145
  • Email:  fike@uiwtx.edu
  • Phone:  210 832-3218

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