Michael S. Harris is an associate professor of higher education and director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at SMU. His teaching and scholarly interests are in the organization and governance of higher education.
His work has been published in the Journal of Higher Education, Research in Higher Education, Innovative Higher Education, Planning for Higher Education, Community College Journal of Research and Practice, Trusteeship, and reported by the Chronicle of Higher Education.
He currently serves as a Member-at-large of Division J (Postsecondary) within the American Educational Research Association. He also serves on the advisory board of the ASHE monograph series and reviews for the Journal of Higher Education, Routledge, Innovative Higher Education, Education Policy Analysis Archives, International Journal of Management in Education, and other leading journals as well as the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE).
He holds a B.A. from the University of North Carolina in American History, a M.Ed. and Ed.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in higher education administration.