Episode 3: The FORMATION of Our Stories w/ Dr. Twaina Harris of Claflin University
By Natasha Sistrunk Robinson
This episode features a conversation with Dr. Twaina Harris, Campus Director of the Career Pathways Initiative and Director of Academic Advising at the Historically Black College and University (HBCU), Claflin University. Twaina is from Orangeburg, South Carolina, and she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from South Carolina State University. She earned a Master’s degree in Counseling from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Upon completion of her Master’s degree, she was employed by UAB as a professional academic advisor in the Division of General Studies. After serving several years as an academic advisor at UAB, she relocated to Columbus, Ohio and served as Admissions Manager for the College of Optometry and chair of the Diversity Committee for the health sciences (including the health professions) at Ohio State University. In 2014, she earned her Doctor of Education degree in Interdisciplinary Leadership from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. The primary focus of her dissertation was academic advising at HBCUs. She has been employed at Claflin University for 14 years.