Paul C. Harris

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Paul C. Harris
Phone: 434-924-7198
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Location: Bavaro Hall 317
Department: Human Services
Mailing Address: PO Box 400270, Charlottesville, VA 22904

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Assistant Professor


  • Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2009
  • M.Ed., University of Virginia, 2003
  • B.S., University of Virginia, 2001

Academic Offerings

Personal Statement

Prior to joining the Curry faculty, I served as a high school counselor for several years. Both my practice and my research are conducted through a paradigm shaped by equity and access. My research agenda focuses on student athlete development, with emphasis on the college readiness of Black male student athletes. I am particularly interested in the role that K-12 professional school counselors serve in facilitating a solid educational agenda being tied to student athletes’ athletic pursuits. I also aim to understand how best to ensure successful educational experiences for intercollegiate student athletes.

Harris, P. C., Hines, E. M., Kelly, D. D., Williams, D. J., & Bagley, B. (2014). Promoting the Academic Engagement and Success of Black Male Student-Athletes. The High School Journal, 97(3), 180-195.

Harris, P. C. (2014). The sports participation effect on educational attainment of black males. Education and Urban Society, 46(5), 507-521.



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