Leigh Ann Fish

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Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education

Telephone 207-778-7855

Dr. Leigh Ann Fish is an Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Administration/Curriculum and Cultural Studies from Miami University. Prior to working at UMF, Dr. Fish served as a K-12 Gifted & Talented Coordinator and as a National Board Certified elementary teacher in Ohio. Her professional interests include young gifted children, gifted girls and gender issues, Reggio-inspired practices, critical theory/equity literacy, and nature-based education. She is an active member of NAEYC, MEGAT, and NAGC and is a seasoned advocate for young children currently serving on the Maine AEYC Governing Board. When not working, Dr. Fish enjoys spending time with her family as they imagine, dream, play, and create on their 18th century farm.


  • 2015 PhD Educational Administration/Curriculum & Cultural Studies, Miami University
  • 2005 MSED Transdisciplinary Early Childhood Education, University of Dayton
  • 2002 BS Computer Graphics/Technology, Purdue University