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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


Located in the Curriculum and Instruction Department at the School of Education

Teaching courses in literacy and directed middle/elementary grades teaching.

Advising education majors


In addition to a BA in English from Livingstone College, I hold a Masters of Education from UNC-Charlotte; Masters of Divinity from Shaw University Divinity School; certifications in Reading Education (UNC-Chapel Hill/UNC-Charlotte), Curriculum and Instruction (UNC-Charlotte), Clinical Supervision (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 started at North Carolina Central University as an Adjunct Professor in January 1992. Currently, I am a Clinical Assistant Professor at North Carolina Central University.

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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