Cheryl Harris, Ph.D., is a senior technical assistance consultant at AIR. Her current work involves providing technical assistance for the Texas and Southeast Comprehensive Centers, addressing state and local capacity building in school improvement and key content areas. This work includes assisting states and their statewide systems of support in the areas of teacher quality and effectiveness, college career and readiness, educator preparation, and technology-based instructional resources for teachers.
Dr. Harris is a design team member on CIL’s League of Innovators, a need-sensing and dissemination conduit between the center and the SEAs it serves. Prior to her current assignment, Dr. Harris served with the research and evaluation unit on several regional educational lab and comprehensive center projects, statewide and local programs in school improvement, technology, literacy, science, and mathematics.
Dr. Harris has been an adjunct assistant professor in the Educational Psychology Department at the University of Texas School of Education teaching a learning theory course for early elementary teacher interns.