Dorian Harrison, an assistant professor of language and literacy at Ohio State University at Newark, received the Early Career Educator of Color Leadership Award from the National Council of Teachers of English.
Dr. Harrison’s research focuses on issues of identity and power in literacy education, paying particular attention to how race, class, and language impact teaching and learning. Through in-depth analyses of teaching and learning communities, Harrison’s work seeks to challenge deficit views of diverse students and promote the need for culturally and linguistically diverse texts.
Dr. Harrison joined the faculty at Ohio State University in 2019 after teaching at Belmont University in Nashville. Earlier she taught elementary school in Tennessee.
Dr. Harrison is a graduate of the University of Memphis, where she majored in education and sociology. She holds master’s degrees in education from Lipscomb University in Nashville and Middle Tennessee State University and a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.