For 16 years, Dr. Harrison worked as a school social worker and educational consultant for Project STAY (Supporting Teachers and Youth), a grant partially funded through the Kansas State Department of Education that develops and strengthens educational programming for children with severe behavioral and cognitive disabilities.
Prior to Washburn University, Dr. Harrison taught courses for both the Social Work and Special Education Departments at the University of Kansas.
The practice of school social work, particularly as it relates to the utilization of functional behavioral assessment and positive behavior supports in educational environments.
Research in various issues related to Latino children, including the effects of documentation status and social-emotional health upon educational attainment.
Has published peer-reviewed articles and presented nationally and internationally on those topics.
MSW Program Director, Department of Social Work
Phi Beta Delta, International Honors Society
University Liaison, Kansas School Social Work Association
Board Member, Kansas Health Policy Association's Mental Health Prescription Drug Advisory Council
Received tenure and promotion to Associate Professor within the Department of Social Work at Washburn University in 2011.