Racquel Harris, Ed.D.

Research Associate II

(901) 678-4657
306 Newport
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About Dr. Harris

Dr. Harris is a Research Associate II with the Center for Research in Educational Policy (CREP) at the University of Memphis. She has a considerable amount of experience working in public schools and with educational research. She is part of the research team for the Seeding Success Project.

Dr. Harris received her doctorate in Education (concentration in Instruction and Curriculum Leadership) from the University of Memphis in Memphis, TN. Her dissertation research was on literacy teachers’ perceptions on the impact of literacy job-embedded professional development. She also received her master's degree in Teaching from the University of Memphis. Her master’s project and research focused on improving her teaching of reading comprehension of students diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) using self-management strategies. Additionally, Dr. Harris has a master’s degree in Human Services Administration from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, MO. Her thesis concentrated on the effectiveness of recreational programming focused on conflict resolution to deter youth-violence. Dr. Harris also completed her undergraduate work at Southeast Missouri State University and maintains a professional teaching license with endorsements for elementary grades K-8 and early childhood education PK-3.


Ed.D., Instruction and Curriculum Leadership, University of Memphis, 2019;

Teaching License, State of Tennessee, Early Childhood PK-3, 2011;

Teaching License, State of Tennessee, Grades K-8, 2006;

M.A.T., Elementary Education, University of Memphis, 2006;

M.S., Human Services Administration, 2000;

B.S., Mass Communications, 1996.