Dr. Harris received his bachelor’s degree from Langston University. He then continued to the University of Oklahoma for his master’s and PhD in Biochemistry where he studied tertiary structures of small RNA constructs using nuclear magnetic resonance under the guidance of Dr. Susan Schroeder. Next, he was selected to be in the SPIRE Program which is an NIH funded dual research and teaching postdoctoral program at University of North at Chapel Hill. While performing research to further his knowledge of RNA tertiary structure in Dr. Kevin Weeks’ lab, Dr. Harris also received teacher training at North Carolina A&T State University. Dr. Harris spent the last 5 years honing his interactive teaching style at Christopher Newport University and is excited to bring his skills to the University of Florida Chemistry Department.