Roz Fisher


Roz Fisher is an instructor in anthropology.

The years Fisher was the UWF human resources director and assistant vice president of equal opportunity and diversity providing excellent leadership and insight into social change strategies that impact organizations. A graduate degree in sociology broadened her academic scholarship and led to a new focus on teaching students about real world social problems.

In her classes, students learn how sociology can make the invisible visible. They discover through sociological analysis how the social construction of gender, social institutions, race, class, sexual orientation and other social factors can affect different social groups.  

In addition to teaching, she has written guest articles for the Pensacola News Journal, and  several essays in publications, such as Pensacola Magazine and Northwest Florida Business Climate Magazine. One of her essays, “The Mother-Daughter Exchange,” provides a personal account of caring for her aging mother. As the 2015 Mary Rodgers Award recipient, she gave a presentation at the UWF Women’s Studies Conference, titled “Feminism is Still Needed: Five Illustrations from Popular Culture,” that provides a critical review of the representation of women in television.

Organizations and Committees:

Association of Black Sociologists
Southern Sociological Association
National Women's Studies Association

Degrees & Institutions:

Fisher received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Central Missouri State University, and master’s degrees in community development from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and sociology from the University of Kansas.


    Recent Publications:

    Fisher, R. Women and Social Security, Pensacola Magazine, June 2006.
    Nichols, J.C., Ferguson, F., Fisher, R. Educational Pluralism: A Compelling State Interest. The Journal of College Admission, 2006

    Fisher, R. Wages and the Blue Collar Worker. Northwest Florida Business Climate Magazine, April, 2005.

    Fisher, R. The Mother-Daughter Exchange. Pensacola Magazine, October, 2005.