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Shanel Harris, MBA, EdD

Dr. Shanel Harris is a passionate academic leader with over 10 years of experience in higher education administration. Dr. Harris’ professional background includes being an Academic Dean, teaching online and on-ground, program development, and research. Dr. Harris enjoys the regulatory and compliance component of higher education administration because of the relationship between student learning outcomes and the academic integrity of the institution. Dr. Harris is an advocate for higher education, believing that higher education is the gateway to economic empowerment. Dr. Harris’ research interest includes minority academic and economic achievement, education equity and access, teacher effectiveness, social justice, motivation, and education policy.

Scholarship & Research



Journal of Leadership Studies-Symposium Piece-Relational Leadership: Perspectives of Key Constructs on Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Equity in Higher Education

Psychology Today
Blog Posts Published


American Psychological Association Conference-Utilizing Clinical Hypnotherapeutic Intervention with CBT to Treat Pandemic-Aug. 13-2021 Symptomology

ILA Conference Geneva Switzerland 2021
Presenter -Topic-"The Stress Arc in Leadership and 3 Powerful Disciplines for Mitigating Major Stress Impacts in a New Era"-Upcoming
Presenter -Topic-“Improving Higher Education’s Role in Diversity and Social Equity through Relational Leadership in the New Era”-Upcoming
Presenter-Topic-"Healthcare Leadership-Using Virtuous Leadership in Chaos to Reimagine Beneficial Practices of Employee Cognitive Psychology"-Upcoming
2021-Knowledge Without Boundaries National Summit-College of Doctoral Studies Research Conference-University of Phoenix-Panel Discussion-"Exploring Emergent Trends in Leadership and Education"-Based on published symposia article from the Journal of Leadership Studies-


Primary College or School: 
College of Doctoral Studies