Shar'Dane Harris

3MT Prelims 2019 Shar'Dane Harris | English | GEOSET Research Video | November 6, 2019

Shar’Dane Harris is from Columbia, South Carolina. She is a doctoral student in the Marriage and Family Therapy program at Florida State University. She is in her 3rd year of her doctoral program. Her research interests include Black fatherhood (e.g. identity, perceptions, involvement, parenting practices), father-child relationships, and risk and resiliency factors of children growing up in single-parent homes. During her doctoral program she has presented research at local and national professional conferences. Shar’Dane was selected as a finalist for the Florida State University Three Minute Thesis Competition. She has served as a member of the Graduate Student Advisory Council for the College of Human Sciences. Shar’Dane is actively involved in the community and aims to use the knowledge she is gaining from doctoral program to benefit those in her community. One of her most significant accomplishments while completing her doctorate was hosting a Women’s Empowerment Conference in August 2018. The conference educated women on mental, physical, relational, and financial health and wellness. The conference provided opportunity for women to connect with local professionals and gain resources for attaining holistic wellness. Shar’Dane is also a therapist at the Center for Couple and Family Therapy. Her program provides the opportunity for her to conduct research and utilize research to inform her clinical practice. Shar’Dane’s career aspirations include using both, her clinical and research expertise, to positively impact her community through clinical services and implementing community-based interventions to serve individuals, couples, and families as it relates to mental, emotional, and physical health.