Bio (Brigitte Harris)

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Brigitte Harris

Brigitte Harris


Dean, Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences


Dr. Brigitte Harris is an experienced leadership educator with a passion for providing relevant and engaging learning experiences for adult learners. Her research interests include qualitative research methods, especially narrative inquiry and arts-based research, learning and teaching in higher education, workplace and professional education, and leadership in healthcare settings. She was an associate faculty member from 2001 to 2007 and then worked for the B.C. government for several years before returning to Royal Roads in 2011 as an associate professor. 


Harris has extensive experience in undergraduate and graduate teaching, program evaluation and course and program design. After completing her PhD, she developed and taught graduate courses in adult teaching and learning, integrated studies, research methods, curriculum design, evaluation, reflective practice and writing instruction at Brock University. During this time, she worked on several research projects examining leadership and organizational change. Harris’s teaching and research experience is complemented by her work with the B.C. government, which included research, evaluation, stakeholder consultation and engagement strategies for organizational transformation.


Harris holds a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics from the University of Guelph, a Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics from Concordia University and a PhD in Education from the University of Toronto (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education).