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Dr. Renea Fike

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Dr. Fike

Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out. Robert Collier






Dr. Renea Fike is the Master’s Program Coordinator and Associate 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.  

Research Areas

Critical Thinking, Predictors of Student Success, Cultural Diversity in Teaching, Program Improvement, Community College, Developmental Education


Travel and family

Courses Taught

Theories of Learning

College Teaching

Effective Teams and Groups

Program Development

Multicultural Concepts in Education

Culturally Responsive Teaching


Doctor of Education, Texas Tech University, 2001

Specialization: Higher Education


Master of Business Education, West Texas A&M University, 1980

Specialization: Business Education


Bachelor of Education, West Texas A&M University, 1977

Specialization: Business Education