Harris Heath

Professor, Education; School Leadership and Administration

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Dr. Harris M. Heath joined the faculty in the Department of Education at Furman University in September 1997. A former teacher of music and English, school principal, assistant superintendent, and school superintendent, he served as coordinator of the school leadership program at Furman for 20 years. His primary areas of interest are the principalship and district office administration. Dr. Heath spent 30 years as a teacher, administrator, and professor in higher education before coming to Furman. He has conducted sessions on team building and conflict management for schools, local school boards, and community boards and organizations.


  • Ph.D., Duke University
  • M.A., New York University
  • B.A., Benedict College


  • "School Site Planning: Tips for Principals" (with Odell Stuckey)
  • Teaching Handbook: Practical Approaches for Principals
  • "The Value of a Team Building Retreat"