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Dr. Victor Harris

Associate Professor & Extension Specialist
Family and Youth Development

Victor William Harris received his MS and PhD degrees in Family, Consumer, and Human Development from Utah State University.  He is currently an Associate Professor and Extension Specialist at the University of Florida in the Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences.  He regularly presents at conferences and other venues on topics from his research foci which include: 1) close relationships – with an emphasis in communication, relationship quality, marriage and parenting education, and balancing work and family; 2) teaching pedagogy with an emphasis in empirically-informed program design, teaching methodologies, curriculum enhancement, group process, and effective online instruction; and, 3) cultural diversity with an emphasis in spirituality and religiosity manifest across world cultures and religions.

Dr. Harris has directed multiple travel study groups to Europe and enjoys studying different cultures and peoples and how they form and maintain close relationships.  As a result of his studies, he has traveled to almost all 50 of the United States and to such countries as Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Philippines, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, and Turkey.