Male Program Assessment for College Excellence (MPACE)
Thursday, February 18, 2016 - Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dr. Frank Harris III is an associate professor of postsecondary education and co-director of the Minority Male Community College Collaborative (M2C3) at San Diego State University. His research is broadly focused on student development and student success in postsecondary education and explores questions related to the social construction of gender and race on college campuses, college men and masculinities, and racial/ethnic disparities in college student outcomes. In his role as co-director of M2C3, Harris partners with community colleges across the United States to conduct research and design interventions to facilitate student achievement among men who have been historically underrepresented and underserved in postsecondary education. Harris has authored or co-authored more than 40 scholarly publications. His peer-reviewed works have been published in leading journals for higher education and student affairs research and practice.
Before joining the faculty at San Diego State, Harris worked as a student affairs educator and college administrator in the areas of student affairs administration, student crisis support and advocacy, new student orientation programs, multicultural student affairs, academic advising, and enrollment services. Harris earned a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from Loyola Marymount University, a master’s degree in Speech Communication from California State University Northridge, and an Ed.D. in Higher Education from the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education.