Interview with G.L.A. Harris



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Dr. G.L.A. Harris, a U.S. Air Force veteran and distinguished scholar, discusses how her research and advocacy contributed to the founding of the Veterans' Resource Center at Portland State University and influenced federal legislation supporting resources for student veterans nationwide.


Dr. G.L.A. Harris is Professor of Public Administration at Portland State University. She is a former Senior Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Air Force Reserve who was also on active duty in the U.S. Air Force. She received her Ph.D. in Public Administration with a concentration in Public Management from Rutgers University; an M.A. in Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado; and a B.A. in Social Psychology with a minor in Organizational Behavior from Park University in Missouri.

Dr. Harris' research focuses on the recruitment and retention patterns of the military, particularly as they pertain to women and underrepresented minorities. Her books include Living Legends and Full Agency: Implications of Repealing the Combat Exclusion Policy and Women Veterans: Lifting the Veil of Invisibility.


Interview recorded on Zoom, July 12, 2021. This file is edited from the original recording.

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Interview with G.L.A. Harris