Suzanne Harrison

Suzanne Harrison Assistant Professor
Doctor of Education Program

Telephone: 503-554-2855

In 2004, Suzanne Harrison began her work as a faculty member with George Fox University in the School of Education, first teaching in the MAT program and then moving into the EDFL department. Previously, she taught elementary and middle school in the northwest as well as presiding as an elementary principal. Suzanne also served as a faculty member in the School of Education at Gonzaga University for five years. 


Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership – Gonzaga University, 1996. Dissertation: A Qualitative Study of Motivational Factors for Choosing to Homeschool: Experiences, Thoughts, and Feelings of Parents.

Master of Education in Special Education, Central Washington University, 1976.  Thesis: Acceptance or Rejection of the Exceptional Child by the Regular Classroom Teacher.

Bachelor of Arts in Special Education, Central Washington University, 1972.

Sample of Publications and Presentations

Hockett, E., Harrison, S., & Samek, L. (2010). Faculty Perspectives on International Collaboration: Transforming our Teaching. ORATE Conference, WSU, Monmouth, OR

Harrison, S., & Hockett, E. (2010). Adapting Successful Adult Learning Models in Cross-Cultural Settings. ICCTE Conference, Longview, TX.

Harrison, S. & Dee, A. (2009). Differentiated and Inclusionary Instruction: From Theory into Practice in a Preservice Teacher Education Program. ACRES Conference, Denver, CO.

Harrison, S. & Addleman, R. (2009). Improving Collaboration in the Online Classroom. ATE Conference, Dallas, TX.

Dee, A. & Harrison, S. (2009). Theory into Practice: What the Work Sample Reveals for Students Who Need Differentiation. ORATE Conference, Portland, OR.

Lemke, J. & Harrison, S. (2003). Maintaining quality in an era of teacher shortages. Rural Special Education Quarterly, vol. 24, no. 2. Refereed article.

Harrison, S. & Lemke, J. (2001). Causing a Positive Impact on K-12 Student Learning: What Does This Mean to a Teacher Certification Program? Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Association of College Teacher Educators; Dallas, TX.

Harrison, S. & Moshin, D. (2001). Mentoring Partnership: How One High School and University Work Together To Promote Diversity in Field Experiences. Paper presented at the annual conference of American Teacher Educators; New Orleans, LA.

Lemke, J. & Harrison, S. (2000). Changing paradigms: A new teacher education model in rural Hawaii. Rural Special Education Quarterly, vol. 19, nos 3-4. Refereed article.

Harrison, S. (1998). The reality of homeschooling: Is it here to stay? Journal of the Washington State Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 25, 29-31.