James T. Harris
James T. Harris is President and Professor of Education at Widener University. Under his leadership, Widener has been recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Best College to Work For,” and Newsweek ranked Widener in the top 10 nationally for community service. Prior to his appointment at Widener, he served as President of Defiance College. Dr. Harris has served on the national boards of the Campus Compact, the NCAA, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). He has earned numerous awards, including being named as one of the top 50 character-building presidents in America by the Templeton Foundation and the Chief Executive Leadership Award from CASE. Dr. Harris has published over 20 academic articles and chapters and has been a faculty member in the Harvard University Management Development Program for over a decade. He earned degrees from the University of Toledo, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, and Pennsylvania State University.