Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Michael Fischer graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in English from Princeton University. He earned an M.A. and a Ph.D. in English from Northwestern University before embarking on his academic career at the University of New Mexico. A UNM faculty member in the department of English since 1975, Fischer had served as director of graduate studies in English, chair of the department, and interim dean before his appointment as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in 1997. An authority on modern literary criticism and critical theory, Fischer has published five books, 20 articles, 15 book chapters, and 39 reviews. He taught at every level of the curriculum at UNM and directed numerous Ph.D. and undergraduate honor students. In July, 2000, Dr. Fischer assumed the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty at Trinity University. He directs all of the University’s academic programs as well as oversees athletics, international programs, student recruitment, admissions, and financial aid, and teaches a first-year seminar.