Dr. Harris’ research and teaching focuses on academic success of underrepresented identities in higher education, specifically the impact of role and status on a diverse set of black experiences in academia.
Academia, in its strictest form, was not created as a space for the underrepresented to be successfully educated. Indeed, at its core higher education was created for and by white men. It stands to reason then, that traditional teaching methods and administrative approaches disproportionately negatively impact the recruitment, retention, and success of students of color, first generation students, LGBTQIA students, low income students etc. Using tools beyond long lectures in brick and mortar classrooms is one way I try to circumvent these educational inequities.