Abigail Harris

PhD

Abigail Harris

Associate Professor

School Psychology

113 West 60th Street
Room 1008D
212-636-6466
harris@fordham.edu

Dr. Harris is an associate professor in the Division of Psychological and Educational Services at Fordham University Graduate School of Education. She received a PhD in school psychology from the University of California, Berkeley.

She brought to Fordham expertise in school-based consultation, educational research and psychological measurement gained from experiences as a practicing psychologist and researcher at Educational Testing Service.

Among her unique contributions, Dr. Harris enhanced the consultation sequence integrating theory and practice within the curriculum and thereby solidifying Fordham's strong reputation for preparing psychologists who serve as leaders and mediators.

Her long term leadership roles in the Quality of Teaching and Curriculum Committees have served to make teaching effectiveness a valued and salient endeavor in the Graduate School.

Dr. Harris has attained international recognition for her professional work aimed at assessing and improving educational systems in Third World countries in Latin America and Africa.

She is particularly valued for the high level of scholarship and commitment she brings to her roles as researcher, teacher, mentor, and role model.

Education

PhD, Educational Psychology/School Psychology, University of California, Berkeley

MA, Learning and Cognition, Michigan State University

Research

Research Interests

Implementing Continuous Assessment to Improve Learning
School-based Consultation
Self-Worth and School Learning
Systemic Reform in International Contexts

Selected Publications

Harris, A. M. (2007). Systemic consultation in a multilingual setting. In G. B. Esquivel, E. C. Lopez, & S. G. Nahari (Eds.) Handbook of multicultural school psychology. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Harris, A. M., etal. (2006). Implementing Comprehensive Assessment: Teacher’s guide for primary grades 1-3. Cairo: Ministry of Education. (In Arabic)

Lockheed, M. E., & Harris, A. M. (2005). Beneath education production functions: The case of primary education in Jamaica. Peabody Journal of Education, 80(1), 6-28.

Lockheed, M. E., Harris, A. M., Gammill, P., & Barrow, K. (2005). Impact of New Horizons for Primary Schools on literacy and numeracy in Jamaica, 1999-2004. Washington DC: Academy for Educational Development. (Research funded by USAID)

Pasigna, A. L., & Harris, A. M. (Eds.) (2004). Handbook on teaching English as a second language with emphasis on writing. Accra, Ghana: Ghana Education Service.

Harris, A. M., Jesse, C., Chilora, H., & Mchazime, H. (2003). Chapter 3: Language policy and education in Malawi. In Exploring factors that influence teaching and learning: Collection of selected studies using the IEQ/Malawi longitudinal data 1999-2002: Vol. 2. Washington, DC: American Institutes for Research.

Harris, A. M., & Schubert, J. (2003). Chapter 6: HIV/AIDS: Effects in the classroom. In Exploring factors that influence teaching and learning: Collection of selected studies using the IEQ/Malawi longitudinal data 1999-2002: Vol. 2. Washington, DC: American Institutes for Research.

Courses

Consultation with Families (PSGE6446)

Consultation Practicum in Bilingual School Psychology (PSGE7503)

Consultation Practicum in School Psychology (PSGE7502)

Instructional Consultation (PSGE7422)

Issues in Non-biased Assessment (PSGE7418)

Fundamentals of Educational and Psychological Measurement (PSGE6702)

Theories of School-based Consultation (PSGE7445)