Dr. Marc Harris has been named the Dean of the College of Science and Technology at Millersville University, effective July 1, 2022.
Harris currently serves as the Dean of Faculty at Lebanon Valley College. He is the primary liaison and advocate for all faculty matters in his role. He provides leadership in academic standards, policies and curriculum. Prior to his current role, Harris served as the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and the Chair of the ACS certified Chemistry Department.
In making the announcement, Dr. Gail Gasparich, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Millersville said, “Dr. Harris will be joining a college with a long history of providing students with the depth and breadth of education needed for success in the fields of science and technology. His research pairs well with our active scholars in the college, 98% of whom hold their doctoral degrees.”
Harris’s current research focus is on student learning and cognitive development. He has partnered with Educational Testing Services to develop a longitudinal research project to explore how college students’ generic skills, domain-specific knowledge, and noncognitive skills change and interact throughout college. He is also investigating the relationship between these skills and other measures of college success and post-college success.
Harris is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s in chemistry. He earned his doctorate in inorganic chemistry from the University of Nevada, Reno.