Jessica Harris



Dr. Jessica Harris, CHES, is a dedicated academic and researcher focused on health education and promotion. She earned her Doctor of Education in Executive Leadership from St. John Fisher University after completing a Master of Science in Health Science from the University of Arkansas and a Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education from the University of Maine at Farmington. She is also a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES). Dr. Harris is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Wellness at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego, where she has been a tenure-track faculty member since 2019. She also teaches part-time at Syracuse University in the Exercise Science Department within the Falk College. In addition to her teaching, she was named Acting Associate Director of the Honors Program in Spring 2024, showing her commitment to academic excellence and student mentorship. Her career includes several administrative roles, such as Acting Assistant Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CELT) at SUNY Oswego (2022-2023) and Director of the Sheldon Institute for Barbara Shineman Scholars in 2021. Dr. Harris has also served as a dissertation chair and committee member for the Executive Leadership EdD Program at St. John Fisher University and Le Moyne College. Dr. Harris has secured internal grant funding for projects like the Discover Wellness and GO GIRL programs at SUNY Oswego, which promote health and empowerment in the community. She also volunteers with the YMCA and participates in local health education and wellness programs, showing her dedication to community service.