University Park, IL,
15:33 PM

Crystal Harris, Ph.D.


College Student Mental Health and Well-bBeing, Intersections of Race, Gender and Social Class on Health Experiences, Teaching for Equity and Social Justice, and Interdisciplinary Studies Education Expert 


Dr. Crystal Harris is an Assistant Professor at Governors State University’s Division of Arts and Letters, where she is the Interdisciplinary Studies Program Coordinator. She has a Master of Arts degree in Psychology and  another in Pastoral Care and Counseling. Dr. Harris received her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame.

She has taught undergraduate psychology courses as well as the First Year Seminar course Interdisciplinary Humanities.

Before coming to Governors State University, Dr. Harris was a Psychology Graduate Research Assistant at the University of Notre Dame, an Editorial Assistant at the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development and a Project Manager at Procter and Gamble.

When she isn’t teaching, Dr. Harris serves as a leadership mentor and a club advisor. She hosts programs and workshops for her students in addition to traveling with them to present at professional association meetings.

Dr. Harris’ Research Focus:

  • College student mental health and wellbeing
  • Intersection of race, gender and social class on health experiences,
  • Teaching for equity and social justice
  •  Interdisciplinary studies education.

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Dr. Harris is available to talk about college student mental health and well-being, intersections of race, gender and social class on health experiences, teaching for equity and social justice, and interdisciplinary studies education. If you would like to arrange an interview with Dr. Harris, please contact Zion Banks, Media & External Relations, 708.235.7685 or