Patricia A. Harris, Ed.D., LPC, CSC, NCC, NCSC

Dr. Harris became a full-time faculty instructor at Lamar University in Jan. 2011, when the College of Education and Human Development introduced the new school counseling online degree program. She was born in Southern California, but raised in the Beaumont area in Texas. Harris has served the community for over 25 years. Since 2014, as a licensed professor counselor, Harris has given time to counsel individual clients using EMDR therapy and has participated in counseling research with colleagues in a clinical setting. She is a certified school counselor and has worked at two area high schools for 10 years in the school systems. She loves to engage those key members in dialogue to promote teamwork with students, the professional learning community and families in order to empower all students.