Meet Joy E. Harris
Director of Educational Technology, Academic Services
Education: 2003 University of Missouri, B.A.
2004 University of Missouri, M.Ed.
2008 University of Missouri, Ph.D.
Courses Taught: Open Learning Environments in the 21st Century
Theories of Learning and Cognition
Academic Success for Transfer Students
Technology for Education and Leadership
Technology in Education
Principles of Learner Motivation
First Year Seminar I
Joy Harris has developed and/or taught numerous classes at both the undergraduate and graduate levels including Teaching and Learning with Technology, Cognition and Technology, Educational Technology Ethics, Multimedia for Educators and Women and Technology.
Career Specialties: Harris specializes in adult education and educational technology with a focus on feminist epistemology.
Professional and Community Activities: Harris' most recent published research focuses on the extent to which NCATE accredited teacher education programs prepare graduates to effectively use educational technology for the benefit of students with exceptionalities. Prior research includes the effects of gender socialization on women’s learned technological helplessness, and rhetoric and power in online learning environments. She is active in a variety of organizations that help underserved, homeless or abused women locally, nationally and internationally.
Honors and Awards: Harris graduated summa cum laude from the University of Missouri in St. Louis with a degree in English and a psychology minor. She is a member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi and the Golden Key International Honour Society.