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Neil Harris

Neil S. Harris

Director, New York City Teaching Fellows Program Assistant Professor of Teaching, Learning and Leadership

B.S., Cairn UniversityM.S.Ed., Long Island UniversityM.Ed., Cambridge College
Ph.D. (ABD – In Progress), Concordia University


Neil Harris is Director of the New York City Teaching Fellows Program, an alternative teacher education program at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus. He also teaches graduate courses in the Teaching, Learning and Leadership Department. Prior to his appointment to the faculty at Long Island University he served as a High School Principal and secondary school administrator. During his tenure as a school leader he taught as an adjunct professor in the Teaching and Learning department here at the Brooklyn campus.

His work focuses on the issues surrounding equity for students with disabilities. Additionally, his interests include the study of the social, emotional and academic development of boys and young men of color.


Urban Teacher Education, Alternate Teacher Preparation, Special Education Policy and Practice, Educational Leadership


  • Outstanding Educator Award, 2013

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Association for the Supervision of Curriculum Development
  • Member, New York State Secondary School Administrators
  • Member, Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color