Barbara Harris Ph.D.

Barbara Harris, Ph.D., Program Director

Dr. Harris begins her 24th year at Creighton in 2015 where she serves as the Program Director for the Social Work Program.  She has served on several community boards including Child Saving Institute, YWCA, Uta Hallee, Mammel Foundation Root-to-Fruit and Holy Name School and was a founding member of the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council. 

At the University level she served as Director for the Center for the Study of Children's Issues, Chair of the Committee on the Status of Women and served on several committees regarding first year student experiences. 

Dr. Harris's scholarly interests include integrating knowledge and practice in the field practicum setting and interprofessional collaborations in providing services to families and children.

Her courses include Children and Poverty in the United States, Family Violence and the Economic Status of Women.  She won the Mary Lucretia Creighton Award in 2001 and Outstanding Freshman/Sophomore Advising in 2003. 

Contact information


Social Work Program, Creighton Hall Room 437
Creighton University
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178