Assistant Professor, Newark Campus
Dr. Dorian Harrison's research focuses on issues of identity and power in literacy education, paying particular attention to how race, class, and language impact teaching and learning. Through in-depth analyses of teaching/learning communities, her work seeks to challenge deficit views of students who are African American, Latinx, and identify as LGBTQIA. Her current research projects focus upon developing pre-service teachers understanding of equity and advocacy; EL family narratives in school; and literacies in after school spaces. With the support of Tennessee's SPARK grant, she led a project that sought to understand parents of EL students’ needs from the school across 4 locations and organizations. Dr. Harrison was an early elementary and elementary teacher in Tennessee and holds an ESL certification. She is currently serving within NCTE 's Committee Against Racism and Bias in the Teaching of English.