Dr. Kara Harris
- Ed.D.: Concentration area of Career and Technical Education with an emphasis area in Human Resource Development, Clemson University, 2004
- South Carolina Teaching License, 2002
- M.S.: Technology Education, Indiana State University, 2000
- Indiana Teaching License, 1998
- B.S.: Graphics and Industrial Supervision with a minor in Packaging Technology, Indiana State University, 1997
- Project Lead the Way Introduction to Engineering Design Affiliate Professor Training, 2006
Jacobs, C. & Harris, K. (2010). Educational camps and their effects on female perceptions of technology programs. Journal of Industrial Teacher Education 47(1) Pgs.11-42.
Kaluf, K. & Harris, K. (2010). Students must understand both theory and practice in technology and engineering education. Journal of Industrial Teacher Education. 46(2) Pgs. 125-131.
Veurnick. A., Hamlin, A., Kampe, J., Sorby, S., Blasko, D., Holliday, K., Trich, J., Harris, L., Connolly, P., Sadowski, M., Harris, K., Brus, C., Boyle, L., Study, N., & Knot, T. (2009). Enhancing Visualization Skills-Improving Options and Success (EnViSIONS) of Engineering and Technology Students. Engineering Design Graphics Journal. 73(2) Pgs. 2-17.
Harris, K, Harris, L, & Sadowski, M. (2009). Measuring spatial visualization in pre-service technology and engineering teachers. American Society for Engineering Education Engineering Design Graphics Division Conference Proceedings. On-line retrieval at: http://edge.asee.org/conferences/proceedings/63rdMid/papers/harris_monday.pdf
Harris, K. & Rogers, G. (2008). Soft skills in the technology education classroom. The Technology Teacher. November, Pgs. 19-42
Harris, K. (2008). Recruitment and Retention in Engineering/Technology Teacher Education: Factors that Influence Females. 2008 American Association for Engineering Education Conference Proceedings, P.1-12. On-line retrieval at: http://www.asee.org/conferences/ac2008.proceedings.cd/papers/688_RECRUITMENT_IN_EN GINEERING_TECHNOLOGY_TE.pdf
Harris, K & Rogers, G. (2008). Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers: Infusing the Standards for Technological Literacy and Engineering Competencies into Technology Teacher Education Programs. Journal of Industrial Teacher Education. 45(5).
Shields, C. & Harris, K. (2007). Technology Education: Three reasons stereotypes persist. Journal of Industrial Teacher Education, 44(2).
Harris, K. (2006). Teachers’ perceptions of modular technology education laboratories. Journal of Industrial Teacher Education, 42(4).
Harris, K. (2006). Technology Days. Best Practices in Technology Education: A Collection of 21st Century Best Practices in Technology Education. P. 72.
Harris, K.S. (2010—Invited). Branding in Technology and Engineering Education: Perceptions from
the Field. Mississippi Valley Technology Education Conference, Chicago, IL
Harris, K.S. (2009). Recruiting the next generation of technology education teachers. International Technology Education Association Conference, Louisville, Kentucky
Harris, K.S. (2008). Recruiting middle and high school engineering/technology teachers. Association for Career and Technical Education Conference, Charlotte, N.C.
Harris, K.S. (2008). Recruiting Technology Teachers: What Works? International Technology Education Association Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Harris, K.S. (2007). Recruiting Middle and high school engineering/technology teachers. Association for Career and Technical Education, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Harris, K.S., Rogers, G. E. (2007). Identifying and incorporating engineering into teacher education. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Technology Education Association, San Antonio, TX.
Brenner, D., Clase K, Harris, K (2007). Incorporating bio manufacturing into standards based technology education programs. Paper presented at the International Technology Education Association, San Antonio, TX.
Harris, K.S., Rogers, G. E. (2007). High school engineering competencies: What students need to know. Paper presented at the meeting of the Association for Career and Technical Education, Atlanta, GA.
Harris, K.S. (2006). Alternative work-based career and technical education certification. Career and Technical Education Research Speaker Series. Purdue University.
Harris, K.S., Rogers, G.E. (2006). Preparing tomorrow’s teachers: Infusing the Standards for Technological Literacy and engineering competencies into technology education programs. Southeastern Technology Education Conference, Nashville, TN.
Harris, K.S., Doty, W., Paige, W., Poston, C., (2006). Teacher perceptions of work-based career and technical education certification programs. Paper presented at the meeting of the Association for Career and Technical Education, Atlanta, GA.
Harris, K.S. (2005) How the technology education classroom integrates academic subjects through hands-on application and problem-solving. South Carolina Middle School Association Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC.
Harris, K.S., Paige, W, (2005). Teachers’ perceptions of modular technology education laboratories. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Technology Education Association, Kansas City, MO.
Harris, K.S., Paige, W. (2004). Modular technology education laboratories in Georgia. Paper presented at the meeting of the Southeastern Technology Education Association, Chattanooga, TN.
Review and Editorial Boards
Journal of Technology Studies, 2010-2013
Workforce Education Forum Reviewer, 2010-2013
Assistant Editor, STEM Teacher Education Journal, 2008-2010
ETS and PRAXIS Test Reviewer, 2009 to 2013
Reviewer, The Technology Teacher Journal, 2007- 2016
Journal for Industrial Teacher Education, 2005-2010
National Committee Memberships and Service
International Technology and Engineering Education Association Elections Committee, 2011-2014
Association of STEM Teacher Education Trustee, 2010-2012
ETS and PRAXIS Advisory Board, 2008-2013
Technology Education Collegiate National Board Member, 2006-present
International Technology Education Association, Engineering By Design Network, 2006-2015
Association for Career and Technical Education, Resolutions Committee, 2005- 2010
National Assn. for Industrial Teacher Education, Vice President of Technology Education, 2005-2010
University Committee Memberships and Service
ISU Mentor Panelist, 2017
General Studies Council, 2016 - present
University Summer School Steering Committee, 2015-present
Destination Success Mentoring Program Executive Committee Member, 2015-present
ISU Scholarship Panelist, 2015-2017
University Teacher Education Council (ex-officio), 2015-present
New Faculty Orientation Speaker, 2014
University Transfer Taskforce, 2014
ISU Student Success Conference Planner, 2013-2015
ISU Strategic Plan Team Member (Goal 1), 2013-2016
University MAP Works Taskforce, 2013-2015
Foundational Studies Council – Ex officio, 2013-present
University Sophomore Retention Taskforce, 2013
Sophomore Success Committee, 2013
Center for Global Engagement Advisory Committee, 2012-present
University Special Course Fees Committee, 2012-present
Leadership ISU, 2012
Strategic Enrollment Management Team, 2012
International Programs and Services International Faculty Award Committee, 2012
University Teacher Education Council Executive Committee, 2010-2011
University Faculty Affairs Council, 2010 -2011
Associate Deans Council, 2010-present
University Student Success Committee, 2010-present
College of Technology Chair’s Council, 2010-present
CAAC (COT Representative) - Ex officio, 2010-2015
NCATE TEE SPA Assessment Coordinator and Writer, 2009-2012
University Teacher Education Council, 2008-2015
Applied Engineering and Technology Management Scholarship Committee, 2010-2013
Applied Engineering and Technology Management Equipment Committee, 2010-2013
Technology Management Equipment Committee, 2008- 2010
Technology Management Scholarship Committee, 2008-2010
State Committee Memberships and Service
Sullivan County S.T.E.A.M. Conference Planner, 2017
Technology Student Association State Conference Proposal Team, 2017-2018
Development of Middle School Technology and Engineering Education State Standards Committee Member, 2016
Pearson’s Technology and Engineering Education Indiana Teacher Certification Test, 2011-2013
Engineering and Technology Educators of Indiana Past President, 2011-2012
Engineering and Technology Educators of Indiana President, 2010-2011
Committee to Develop Academic Standards (Secondary) in Career and Technical Education and Trade and Industry Education in Indiana, 2010
Committee to Develop Academic Standards (Secondary) in Technology and Engineering Education in Indiana, 2010
Indiana Technology and Engineering Education Curriculum Committee, 2009-present
Engineering and Technology Educators of Indiana Vice President, 2009-2011
Engineering and Technology Educators of Indiana Conference Planning Committee, 2009-2011
Indiana Project Lead the Way School Certification Team, 2008-2013
ISTEM Resource Network, 2008-2011
Ball State University, Technology Education Advisory Board, 2007-2010
West Lafayette High School, Technology Education/Pre-engineering Advisory Board, 2005-2008
2016 International Education Award, Indiana State University—Center for Global Engagement
2016 Indiana Career and Technical Education Legendary Leaders Award, IACTE
2016 ISU Difference Maker, ISU Credit Union
2013 Professional Contributions Award, International Technology and Engineering Education Association
2009 Leaders to Watch, International Technology and Engineering Education Association
2007 Silvius-Wolansky Outstanding Young Industrial Teacher Educator Award
2007 Outstanding Non-Tenured College of Technology Faculty Member, Purdue University
2007 Outstand Non-Tenured Industrial Technology Faculty Member, Purdue University
2006 Outstanding Technology Education Collegiate Association Advisor, International Technology Education Association
2006 Best Practices in Technology Education, Technical Foundation of America