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Josephine L Harris

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Clinical Assistant Professor
(919) 530-6279
(919) 530-7681
2089 H. M. Michaux, Jr. School of Education Building


Clinical Assistant Professor in the Curriculum and Instruction Department and Accountability and Assessment Division at the School of Education

Program Coordinator for the Mentoring and Pre-Induction Program

University Supervisor for middle grades and elementary education student teachers.

Faculty advisor for SNCAE (Students of North Carolina Association of Educators)

Clinical Assistant Professor for methods courses in literacy, middle grades methodology, directed middle grades teaching and and social studies.


Throughout my childhood,I lived and was educated in school systems in North Carolina and Virginia. As a child, along with my family, I lived in several towns in North Carolina (Wadesboro, Hamlet, Lumberton, Lilesville), Virginia (Richmond and Norfolk), and the District of Columbia. Following high school graduation from Bowman Senior High, I graduated from Livingstone College with a BA in English and married my college sweetheart.

In addition to a BA in English, I hold a Masters of Education from UNC-Charlotte; Masters of Divinity from Shaw University Divinity School; certitifications in Reading Education (UNC-Chapel Hill/UNC-Charlotte), Curriculum and Instruction (UNC-Charlotte), and Educational Leadership(UNC-Charlotte); and a Doctorate (Virginia Union University's Samuel D. Proctor School of Theology).

Starting my teaching profession with the North Star Borough School District in Fairbanks, Alaska, I've held the following positions as an educator over the years: (1) elementary teacher, junior high teacher, high school teacher, reading/math diagnostician, instructional supervisor in Richmond County School System; (2) Chapter I Helping Teacher/Coordinator, assistant principal, and Director of Instruction in the Orange County Schools; (3) Director of Instruction and Staff Development and Director of Special Programs in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School System; (4) Adult Basic Education teacher for Durham Technical Community College and Fayetteville Technical Community College in reading, math, and science; (5) Adjunct Professor for the Schools of Education at UNC-Charlotte and North Carolina Central University. I been an Adjunct Professor at NCCU since January 1992. Currently, I am a Clinical Assistant Professor at North Carolina Central University.

My husband and I live in Carrboro, NC. We are the parents of one son, daugher-in-law and three grandchildren.

Research Interests

(1) Literacy development of children of multiple births; in particular, twins.
(2) Induction Models for Education Majors in IHE: From "I want to be a teacher" to "I am a teacher"


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Selected Publications

1. Harris, J. , & Hart, A. , & Met, M. (1998). What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of FLES, FLEX, and Immersion: An Assistant Superintendent and Curriculum Specialist View the Models. Critical Issues in Early Second Language Learning: Building Our Children's Future, 11-12.
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