Dr. Roberta Ross-Fisher is a national leader in educator preparation, competency-based education, distance learning, accreditation and quality assurance. Roberta taught for 16 years at the P-12 level before becoming a higher education professor, student teacher supervisor, director of teacher education, dean, manager of compliance & accreditation, academic vice president, and consultant.

Her work has resulted in numerous state program approvals; approval as an alternative route to licensure provider; National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) reaffirmation; Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accreditation; national program rankings from the National Council for Teacher Quality (NCTQ); and national recognition for all eligible educator licensure programs by their respective Specialized Professional Associations (SPA).

An articulate presenter and author of numerous scholarly works, Roberta has received many professional accolades during her career including five Who’s Who in Teaching awards; Governor’s Award for Teaching Excellence; Parkway Baptist Distinguished Professor of the Year Award; six High Performance Faculty Recognition awards; two Provost Top Performer Awards; Compliance and Accreditation Departmental Award; and two Excellence in University Service Awards.

Dr. Ross-Fisher has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, a master’s degree in Reading Education, and PhD in Curriculum and Instruction. She has developed considerable expertise in areas such as:

Ensuring Academic Quality

  • Building Courses and Programs of Excellence
  • Making Data-Driven Decisions to Steer Program & Systemic Improvement
  • The Role of State, Regional, and National Accrediting Bodies on Quality Assurance
  • Coordination of Regional & Functional Accreditation Efforts
  • State Program Approval Applications
  • Designing Standards-Based Curriculum
  • Strategic Planning to Meet Institutional Mission, Vision, and Goals
  • Educator Efficacy: Measuring the Impact of Teachers & School Leaders on P-12 Student Learning
  • Using Measurable Outcomes and Program Evaluation to Develop Successful Initiatives
  • Creating High-Quality Assessments to Gauge Academic Quality and Efficacy
  • Institutional Effectiveness

Educational Innovation and Transformation

  • Designing & Implementing Effective Online Learning Environments
  • Competency-Based/Proficiency-Based Educational Models
  • The Role of Character, Ethical Practice, & Professional Dispositions in Leadership
  • Ensuring Workforce Needs through Educational Partnerships
  • Innovative Programs to Meet Supply and Demand Needs
  • Authentic Leadership to Facilitate Positive Change

Supporting Learner Success

  • Improving Student Retention, Graduation, & Satisfaction through Mentoring Models
  • Creating Meaningful Partnerships & Articulation Agreements
  • Personalizing the Student Learning Experience
  • Selecting and Admitting Teacher & School Leader Candidates of High Quality
  • Supporting Learner Success from Matriculation to Graduation & Beyond
  • Monitoring Student Progress through High-Quality Assessments


Dr. Ross-Fisher supports educational institutions & non-profit agencies throughout the United States and abroad through:

  • Virtual and On-Site Consultations
  • Webinars
  • Phone Consultations
  • Faculty Training