Lakeisha R. Harrison

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Lakeisha R. Harrison

Assistant Dean for Student Services, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Professorial Lecturer

Part-time Faculty

Department: Faculty, Undergraduate Student Services, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


Dr. Lakeisha R. Harrison is Professorial Lecturer and Assistant Dean for Student Services, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the Elliott School of International Affairs. Dr. Harrison is an experienced attorney and policy advisor, with extensive international travel and study. Her core area of international study is the African continent with research and study tours to Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, and South Africa. Dr. Harrison's Ph.D. research focused on the intersection of the law, public policy, religion and women through the lens of reproductive rights. She has also taught two workshops at Sarah Lawrence College on religion and media respectively.

Additionally, Dr. Harrison has worked in the energy field since 2003 in both the private and public sectors. She was most recently a chief regulatory expert at the U.S. Department of Interior, and represented the Department on U.S. energy policy matters before foreign dignitaries and policy experts in Montreal, Canada and from Somalia, Russia, and Colombia. Dr. Harrison also provided expertise on a special project at the Department of Interior related to the repatriation of American Indian sacred objects from France and other foreign nations.

Dr. Harrison is licensed to practice law in New York and Michigan.

Africa, Law, Public Policy, Religion, Gender, International Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Energy

B.A. in Psychology and B.F.A. in Theatre Performance from the University of Michigan
Graduate Certificate in International Studies
Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies
M.A. in Religious Studies
Juris Doctorate, Ph.D. in African Studies from Howard University

(Howard University) Introduction to Contemporary Africa, HIV/AIDS in Africa and the African Diaspora

(GW) International Relations in Africa