Dr. Fiske began teaching as a Writing Fellow during her senior year at Brown University, and her interest in the theories and practices of teaching active reading, writing, and critical thinking has persisted throughout her scholarly career. As a graduate student at Penn, she designed and taught numerous courses in the undergraduate composition program as well as the Penn pre-freshman program. For two years, she directed the Penn-Edison Partnership, an outreach program that matched graduate student teachers with students in English classes at Edison High School in north Philadelphia. She spent seven years developing the freshman composition curriculum and training graduate students to teach composition and critical thinking at Rutgers and continues to lead outreach efforts to extend intellectual discussion and debate beyond the college classroom.
Dr. Fiske founded Axis Achievement with the vision of bridging the growing gap between high-school and college education in the humanities. The company's programs are based on thorough research and teaching practice and are solely designed by Dr. Fiske in consultation with colleagues specializing in literature, writing, education, and childhood studies.