Professor of English
Dr. Sally Harris first came to Northwestern College in the fall of 1974 when there were 440 students, five divisions, and only a handful of major programs—none of them in the humanities or social sciences. She served as a division chair before NWC moved to having departments, then as a department chair. She helped develop many of the majors in what are now separate NWC departments.
Harris is married to the Rev. Paul H. Harris, Teaching Pastor at Easter Lutheran Church in Eagan, Minn. They have been married 41 years. She has two children: The Rev. Kenath K. Harris, currently serving as a battalion chaplain in Iraq, and Arwynn S. Harris (NWC ’05) who teaches Art and Outdoor Education at The Oakley School near Park City, Utah. She has two grandchildren, Elijah (4) and Zoe (2). Harris is an active member of her congregation, deeply involved in short-term missions.
Ph.D. (1988) English and Art History, University of Minnesota, Minn.
British Literature, especially Medieval and Renaissance/Reformation; EFL, especially English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
2008 – Fulbright Senior Scholar Award, Lecturing and Research in Tanzania.