The Ohio State University at Newark

Dorian Leigh Harrison

Dorian Harrison is an Assistant Professor of Teaching and Learning at OSU Newark campus. Her research interests focus on equity issues in literacy education, paying particular attention to how race, class, and language affect teaching and learning. By analyzing teaching/learning communities within traditional education settings, community centers, and longitudinal studies of practicing teachers, Dr. Harrison’s work seeks to challenge deficit views of Black and Latinx students. As a trained educator, she is also broadly interested in multicultural literature, including text and images that influence children's perceptions of themselves.

Areas of Expertise

Language and LiteracyTeacher Education


PhD, Curriculum and Instruction , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign