Dr. Joycelyn D. Harrison

Joycelyn D. Harrison



Office: W. W. Stewart Hall 214 
Rank: Associate Professor 
Phone: 225-­771-­3423 
Fax: 225­-771-­2292 

Dr. Joycelyn Denise Harrison presently serves as the Chair/Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Theory, Policy and Practice. She was more than 37 years in the education arena with a record of significant achievement and professional advancement in teacher education reform, student affairs, faculty and instructional development, professional development and training, program monitoring and evaluation, curriculum development, best practice development, and successful grant writing initiatives. Dr. Harrison possess the ability to work collaboratively with businesses', industry and other agencies to produce positive outcomes, along with the capability of directing operating entities in the developing and implementing of strategic plans. Her career pathway, in addition to her present  position, is inclusive of the following positions, she has been a middle school teacher of math and science; an elementary school teacher; a college professor in a teacher education program; the National Teachers Examination Coordinator, now known as the PRAXIS; the Title III Grant Program Project Director; Director of Computer Operated Program in Education (COPE) Center; an Faculty Member Mentor: Program Manager (Guidance Counseling/Special Population) at the Louisiana Department of Education; State Representative on the National Consortium of State Guidance Supervisors; the Program Director for Adult Education, Developmental Education and Career Guidance; Assistant Dean, Interim Dean and Dean of the Louisiana Technical College-Westside Campus; Dean of Student of Student Affairs for the Louisiana Technical College-District II; Chief Executive  Officer for three nonprofit organizations, Greater Baton Rouge Literacy Coalition, Tri-Community Connection, Inc. and ARISE: Charter Institute, Inc. This pathway of experiences, knowledge and understanding has prepared Dr. Harrison to be a team builder; to work with all essential stakeholder to cultivate relationships both internal and external that are important components her career successes.

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