Debra Harkins, PhD
Professor of Sociology & Criminal Justice, Affiliated Clinical Faculty in PsychologySend a Message
- PhD, Clark University
- MA, Clark University
- BS, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Internship: Charles River Counseling Center; Postdoctoral Fellowship: Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School; Licensed Psychologist, Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Social justice; diversity; empowerment; pedagogy
My current interests include using action-based research and process consultation models with multicultural, underserved, and diverse communities. Specific interests working with communities include empowerment, social justice and organizational development. Our project team uses a narrative based and action based method to explore the psychosocial impact of race, homelessness, social class, and gender on organizational development in underserved communities.
Harkins, DA. Kozak, KJ., & Ray, S. (2018). Service-learning: A Case study in student outcomes. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement.
Robinson, E. & Harkins, DA. (2018). Lessons learned from service-learning mentoring. Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education. 10(3): 1-9.
Harkins, DA (Ed.) (2017). Alongside Community: Learning in service. NY: Routledge.
Wiltz, F. Veloria, C. Harkins, DA. & Bernasconi, AM. (2016). We’re in this together; Exploring challenges related to service-learning. Journal of Modern Education Review, 6(5): 8-21.