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About Marian Harris

Marian S. Harris, PhD, LICSW, ACSW is a professor of Social Work, University of Washington Tacoma, Social Work and Criminal Justice Program, Adjunct Professor, University of Washington, School of Social Work, Seattle and Adjunct Professor & Research Advisor, Smith College School for Social Work, Northampton, MA where she received her PhD. Postdoctoral training completed as an NIMH Fellow, University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Social Work. Prior faculty member at the University of Illinois-Chicago, Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration and Institute for Clinical Social Work, Chicago. Dr. Harris is a former Faculty Associate, Chapin Hall Center for Children, University of Chicago, and former consultant for the U.S. Children’s Bureau. She is one of the original Co-Chairs of the Washington State Racial Disproportionality Advisory Committee (WSRDAC). She serves on the editorial board for the following journals: Smith College Studies in Social Work, Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics, Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, Journal of Health & Social Policy and Journal of Contemporary Family Studies. Dr. Harris is a child welfare researcher who has published widely and presented at national and international conferences and is currently writing her third book, Silent Victims: Children of Incarcerated Parents that will be published in 2018 by Columbia University Press, New York. She received the Day Garrett Award in 2015 from the Smith College School for Social Work and received the 2016 Educator of the Year Award from the WA State Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Dr. Harris is the 2017 Distinguished Research Award recipient at the University of Washington Tacoma.


Present Associate Professor, University of Washington Tacoma Social Work and Criminal Justice

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