Barry Harris | Hodges University

Barry Harris

Biomedical Sciences
Title:
Adjunct Faculty

Email Address:
bharris@hodges.edu

(239) 826-7105

Courses Taught:
Foundations of Chemistry; Biology I with Lab; General Biochemistry; Anatomy & Physiology with Lab; Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology I & II; Medical Terminology; Introduction to Pharmacology; and Introduction to Health Science

Education:
Ph.D. Pharmacology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1989
M.S. Biochemistry, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1983
B.S. Biochemistry, David Lipscomb University, 1980

Dr. Barry Harris brings many years of professional experience to Hodges University, and he has been with the university since May 2011. As an adjunct faculty member in Biomedical Sciences, Harris uses his real-world experience to inspire and engage his students.

After receiving his doctoral degree and devoting much time to academic research as a post-doctoral fellow, he accepted the role of director of Louisiana Clinical Research in New Orleans, Louisiana. There he diversified a predominantly ophthalmologic research center to include a variety of general medical drug studies. In 1998, he became the director of the Phase I Research Unit and associate director of the research center at Lee Coast Research Center in Fort Myers. It wasn’t long until, in 2000, he became the director of Innovative Clinical Solutions, Ltd. When the company changed its name in 2001, the primary business model was changed and they closed all of the independent research sites throughout the country. Offered a position in the corporate office in Providence, R.I., he remained in Fort Myers and decided to teach anatomy and physiology in the Lee County School District. Currently, he teaches chemistry at Estero High School.

With an extensive career, it was during his years of research that he taught biology as an adjunct professor at Jefferson State Community College and Wallace State Community College in Alabama, as well as Florida Gulf Coast University and Southwest Florida College in Fort Myers.

Through his experience in medicine and medical research, he provides his students with a unique perspective of science and research, and motivates his students to develop a foundation of scientific concepts and thinking, a strong work ethic, and a desire to produce quality work.

Married for 32 years to his wife, Connie, who teaches language arts at Three Oaks Middle School, they have five children and five grandchildren. During his free time, he coaches girls’ volleyball and boy’s and girls’ tennis at Estero High School. He also enjoys college football, cruise vacationing and going to Disney.

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