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Assistant Professor
Industrial Technology

Department of Curriculum & Instruction


Dr. Harris's research interests pertain to technology education/pre-engineering at both the primary and secondary levels. She is also interested in how to recruit and retain teachers to teach technology education in the public schools.


Ed.D. Clemson University, 2004, Career and Technology Education
M.S. Indiana State University, 2000, Technology Education
B.S. Indiana State University, 1996, Printing Management and Industrial Supervision

Selected Publications

  • Harris, K. (2006). Teachers' perceptions of modular technology education laboratories. Journal of Industrial Teacher Education, 42(4), 53-71.


2005-Present Assistant Professor of Industrial Technology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
2004-2005 Technology Education Teacher, Castle Heights Middle School, Rock Hill, SC
2000-2002 Technology Education Teacher, North Central High School, Farmersburg, IN
1999-2000 Technology Education Teacher, Cannelton City Schools, Cannelton, IN



EDCI 498G Supervising Student Teachers in Technology Education