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Dr. Chuck Harris
Professor of Sociology
Contact Information

Rowley G114
(703) 284-1664

Academic Credentials

B.A., Syracuse University
M.A., Ph.D., Duke University
Teaching Areas:
  • Race and Ethnic Relations
  • Criminology
  • Senior Seminar
  • Social Problems
Research Interests:
  • Leadership and Organizational Change
  • Aging and the Life Course
  • Public Policy
  • Race and Gender Issues
With expertise in race and ethnic relations, the sociology of aging, and organizational change, Dr. Chuck Harris has been part of the Marymount faculty since 1992. Prior to coming to MU, he was the research director at the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and a senior research associate at the Bureau of Social Science Research (BSSR). While at NCOA, Dr. Harris conducted a landmark study of American’s attitudes toward the elderly, and at BSSR he investigated the ways that corporations treat their older employees.

His current research focuses on the 9/11 Commission and its aftermath as well as on the characteristics of successful leaders. He has made numerous presentations at regional and national professional societies and has published five books as well as journal articles and book chapters.

Dr. Harris is the past president of the District of Columbia Sociology Society and was a founding member of the Northern Virginia Interfaith Study Group.