Faculty Profile

Jennifer Harris

Adjunct Faculty and Doctoral Faculty Advisor



Hello! I am Dr. Jennifer Harris and I have been adjunct faculty member with Franklin since 2018.  I grew up in south central Michigan and graduated from the University of Michigan with a double degree in economics and mathematics. My MBA in finance and investments and my PhD is in Education. During my teaching career, I have been active in a variety of pilot programs using new technology or teaching strategies, have designed or redesigned numerous courses, and have mentored other faculty. Currently, I teach statistics, math, algebra, and finance. My husband and I live in Virginia, just south of DC and have three daughters in their twenties.


My research interests are in quantitative analysis and my current research is looking at the success of students in college statistics courses.


Capella University (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Doctor of Philosophy in Education
George Washington University (Washington, District of Columbia)
Master of Business Administration, Finance & Investments
University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
Bachelor of Arts, Economics


SAS Certified Specialist: Base Programming using SAS 9.4, SAS

Work Experience

2018 - Present
Franklin University, Adjunct Faculty & Doctoral Faculty Advisor
2002 - Present
DeVry University, Senior Professor, Lorton, Virginia

Publications & Presentations

Cherif, A., Adams, G., Harris, J., Movahedzadeh, F., Martyn, M., & Gialamas, S. (2019). Front line strategies for improving student success in online education. Research Journal of Education, 5, pp. 167-176. Academic Research Publishing Group.
Cherif, A., Movahedzadeh, F., Adams, G., Martyn, M., Harris, J., & Gialamas, S. (2019). Faculty perspectives on narrowing the success gap between online and onsite learning. Research Journal of Education, 5, pp. 128-142.
Cherif, A., Gialamas, S., Pelonis, P., Harris, J., & Siuda, J. (2019). The role of educators in growing leaders and leadership among school students. Journal of Education and Practice, 10, pp. 1-10.
Cherif, A., Harris, J., Murphy, M., Gialamas, S., & Elhachimi, K. (2018). Learning mathematics in car parking lots: A case for promoting STEM education learning activities. International Journal of Latest Research in Engineering and Technology, 4, pp. 41-73.
Cherif, A., Harris, J., & Murphy, M. (2017). Identifying and overcoming challenges in teaching and learning college level statistics: Faculty perspective. International Journal of Latest Research in Engineering and Technoloyg, 3, pp. 14-40.