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Harris, Debra

Dr. Debra Harris, Ph.D., M.S.T.

Doctor of Philosophy

University of New Mexico- 1998

Phone: (920) 424-1231

Office: Albee 104


Areas of Expertise:

  • Secondary Health Education and Physical Education

  • School and Community Health Instructional Strategies

  • Health Promotion Program Planning

  • Emotional Abuse in the Workplace

Brief Bio:

I have taught 29 years in health and physical education in both middle and secondary schools in urban and suburban settings. I have served as both an adjunct instructor and lecturer at Concordia University - Portland and Portland State University.

I have implemented a seminar at Portland Statue University entitled, "Emotional Abuse in the Workplace" and have researched this topic extensively. I also implemented a popular course at Portland State University entitled, "Death and Dying," which has been instrumental in student's personal growth.


Date of First Employment at UW Oshkosh: January 2009

Years of P-12 Experience: 29 years

Classes Typically Taught:

Undergraduate Level

  • Health Promotion Program Planning for Children and Youth

  • Health Education Instructional Strategies and Techniques

  • Health Promotion Program Planning

  • C&I: Health/PE - ECE/ELEM Methods

  • Contemporary Health Issues

Graduate Level

  • Adolescent Health

  • Death and Dying

  • Emotional Abuse in the Workplace

  • Sex Education Strategies for Schools

  • Youth and Obesity

  • Issues in Education

  • Instructional Analysis & Development of Teaching Health and Physical Education

  • Authentic and Alternative Assessment in Health and Physical Education

  • Innovative Curriculum in Health and Physical Education

  • Diversity in Health and Physical Education

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