Taryn Fisher, DA

Assistant Professor
Department of Management

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Highest Degree

Doctor of Arts in Leadership, Franklin Pierce University

Other Degrees & Credentials

Master of Business Administration in Entrepreneurial Studies, Babson College
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Brooklyn College
Masters' Certificate, Management Development, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Masters' Certificate, Project Management, George Washington University


Following almost 20 years in industry as a supply chain executive for blue chip companies including Fidelity Investments, Procter & Gamble, and The Gillette Company, I chose to change direction and pursue a career in academia.  During the summer of 2013, I successfully defended my doctoral dissertation.

I am inspired by the energy and commitment of Antioch’s MBA students and believe that a rigorous path of study nested within our highly supportive and engaged community offers the best platform for preparing aspiring business leaders to approach 21st century challenges.

Without a sound financial footing and a plan for sustainable operational viability, even the most critical socially and environmentally focused endeavors, unfortunately, will be difficult and perhaps impossible to realize.

My primary teaching objective is to ensure that the key operational and financial management skills and competencies required by leading firms across all industry sectors are mastered.  As a core faculty member of the Department of Management, I teach Finance I, Finance II, and Supply Chain, and I advise first year MBA students.

My research interest is focused on how entrepreneurial firms best optimize sustainable business practices in their pursuit of economic viability and competitive advantage.  I am a member of the Board of Directors of The Little Nature Museum, a nonprofit organization that provides interactive environmental education for all ages.  I’m teaching myself to blog, and I enjoy hiking, kayaking, and traveling.  My husband Matt and I take long walks with our two dogs, Jazzy and Kahlua, as often as possible.