“He Was the One Teacher That Pushed Me the Most During My Stay Here at SNHU”

“Then came my final capstone class again. Learning from past experiences, I requested Dr. Marlen Harrison as a capstone mentor, whom I felt was the best professor I ever had at SNHU. He was the one teacher that pushed me the most during my stay here at SNHU. I knew if I worked hard and could earn a good grade for him, that it was … Continue reading “He Was the One Teacher That Pushed Me the Most During My Stay Here at SNHU”

Language Learning in Higher Education: AGENCY AND INVESTMENT IN MULTILINGUAL UNIVERSITY WRITERS

Bridging passion and profession: Supporting agency and investment in multilingual university writers Marlen Harrison / Maiju Uusipaikka / Annika Karinen / Tanja Räsänen / Diana Raitala / Reetta Ellonen / Hanna Huumonen / Otto Tuomela CLICK ME TO VIEW THE ACTUAL MANUSCRIPT  ABSTRACT Throughout the last two decades, scholarship discussing learner development and autonomy has expanded from viewing the learner as one who possesses intrinsic or extrinsic motivation to a performer who to … Continue reading Language Learning in Higher Education: AGENCY AND INVESTMENT IN MULTILINGUAL UNIVERSITY WRITERS

Book Chapter: Humanizing Pedagogy and the Personal Essay

Messekher, H., Reilly, J. & Harrison, M. (2010). Humanizing pedagogy in action: Observations of an English composition classroom. In G. Park (Ed.), Observation of teaching: Bridging theory and practice through research and teaching (pp.109-122). USA: LINCOM. Abstract This paper analyzes the practices and applicability of a humanized pedagogy in the composition classroom that relies heavily on personal essay assignments. Rooted in expressivist theories of composition, the personal essay is … Continue reading Book Chapter: Humanizing Pedagogy and the Personal Essay

Qualitative Research in Psychology: Autoethnography, Sport & Identity

Running, Being, and Beijing—An Existential Exploration of a Runner Identity DOI: 10.1080/14780887.2013.810796 LINK: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14780887.2013.810796 FULL MANUSCRIPT: Click me to view document Noora Johanna Ronkainena*, Marlen Elliot Harrisonb & Tatiana V. Rybaa Abstract In this research, we explore the negotiation of a conflicted runner identity in a Finnish runner’s short-term migration to Beijing, China. We examine the historical and cultural construction of the runner identity and discuss the current discourses that … Continue reading Qualitative Research in Psychology: Autoethnography, Sport & Identity

Writing on the Edge: The Power of No – Buddhist Mindfulness and the Teaching of Composition

Harrison, M. (2012). The Power of No: Buddhist mindfulness and the teaching of composition. Writing on the Edge, 22(2), 36-46. The First Mindfulness Training: Openness Aware of the suffering created by fanaticism and intolerance, we are determined not to be idolatrous about or bound to any doctrine, theory, or ideology. (Hanh 23) As I begin reading Shanee’s1 paper, I find myself immediately feeling angry. “Why would … Continue reading Writing on the Edge: The Power of No – Buddhist Mindfulness and the Teaching of Composition

Project Coordinator & Writer, The Smithsonian

In 2015, Dr. Harrison worked as a Project Coordinator and Writer for The Smithsonian’s Indians at the Post Office virtual exhibit, a joint project of the US Postal Service, the National Postal Museum and the National Museum of the American Indian. For this project, Dr. Harrison:  Was awarded a contract with the National Museum of the American Indian. Assembled a team of international researchers to develop scholarly texts that explicate American … Continue reading Project Coordinator & Writer, The Smithsonian