Chris Harris

Associate Professor of Communication, Nevada State College, NV, USA

Hailing from central New Jersey, Dr. Christopher Harris earned his B.A. in Psychology from Rutgers University in 2001. He then attended Cornell University's graduate program in Africana Studies, receiving his Master's in Professional Studies (M.P.S.) in 2004. After taking several years off from school to run an innovative after-school program for inner-city middle school children in his home town, Dr. Harris began his doctoral studies at the University of Miami, graduating with a Ph.D. in Communication Studies in 2010. He currently serves as an Associate Professor of Communication and Department Chair of Social Sciences for Nevada State College's, School of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Dr. Harris's research interests include fine-de-si├Ęcle rap music and neo-soul, critical pedagogy, media portrayals of ethnicity/race, and the relationship/interplay between power and discourse in contemporary society. Dr. Harris has published in the Journal of International Women's Studies and Communication Teacher. He has also earned top paper awards at both the Broadcast Educator's Association and the National Communication Association annual conventions. For fun, he enjoys travelling, reading, and the Las Vegas nightlife.