Blaine Fisher has over ten years of experience in IT-related work at Tulane. During his tenure at Tulane, he has launched several campus-wide programs, such as learning management systems and other various instructional technologies. Currently, Fisher works for Tulane’s Innovative Learning Center (ILC), which is a sub-branch of central IT. At the ILC, Fisher works as the Canvas Learning Management System Administrator (ILC), instructional technologist, and faculty professional development trainer on the on the use of technology in higher education. He has trained most of the Tulane faculty on the proper use of instructional technology for both online and on ground classes and was instrumental in the university’s transition to hybrid and online education during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Fisher also helped implement the new “technology enhanced classrooms” that are now prevalent in most all Tulane classrooms.
In response to COVID-19 and resulting new tech enhanced classrooms around campus, Fisher formed a new program to provide hands-on support for the faculty. The Classroom Experience Assistants (CEA) program he manages is composed of full-time employees and over 80 CEA student workers.
Fisher is involved in consistent research and development activities, where he is discovering innovative technologies to test and implement at the university to fulfil Tulane’s academic mission. His specialty is implementing strategies and technology into the internal IT department’s operations to revision the way IT works and integrate more efficient ways to streamline IT productivity. Blaine has a bachelor's degree from Southeastern Louisiana University (SELU), a Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration from the University of New Orleans (UNO), a Master of Liberal Arts from Tulane’s School of Professional Advancement, a Post-Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) from Tulane’s School of Science and Engineering and is currently working on a Ph.D. in Geography and Anthropology from Louisiana State University (LSU).