Dr. Kara Harris

Dr. Kara Harris
Interim Dean College of Tech
Technology, College of
Dean's Office (COT)
College of Technology, Dean's Office
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MET 130
HRD 335
TCED 672
TCED 222
TCED 250
TCED 307
TCED 327
TMGT 351
TCED 470
TCED 490
TMGT 490
CTE 494
  • 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

PUBLICATIONS

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.

Presentations
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

           

AWARDS

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