Renée Harmon, Ph.D., is the Africa Center's Research Assistant and Communication/Social Media Coordinator.  She assists with research, communication & social media, event planning, and campus and community involvement and outreach.

Dr. Harmon earned her PhD in Education and Human Resource Studies from CSU's School of Education. Her dissertation, "Assessing Students' Sustainability Literacy: The Development, Use, Analysis, and Results of an Assessment Tool" discussed an assessment tool used at CSU, which is reported to the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) and addressed issues surrounding economic, environmental, and social sustainability literacy. Her research also focuses on best practices for teaching and learning sustainability education. Additionally, she works in the areas of adult and community sustainability education and policy. Specific to Africa, Dr. Harmon is in the process of developing a research proposal that seeks to learn about the African refugees living in Northern Colorado. She is a member of the United Way of Weld County's Refugee Collaborative Committee. She also volunteers with the journalism non-profit, Africa Agenda of Denver. 

Her background includes student advising, adult and online teaching and learning, case-based instruction, conflict resolution, and curriculum design for both online and traditional courses. She teaches the online 801 section of GES 520: Issues in Global Environmental Sustainability offered by the School of Global Environmental Sustainability, which is a course that applies to the graduate certificates:

Graduate Certificate in Applied Global Stability: Agriculture

Graduate Certificate in Applied Global Stability: Natural Resources

Graduate Certificate in Applied Global Stability: Water Resources

Dr. Harmon also holds a B.A. in journalism from Western Illinois University, and a M.A in communication from the University of Missouri - St. Louis.

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