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TSU Dean Named Consultant to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

Dean Michael Harris, Director Mark Mark R. Gwyn TBI, Sep. 10, 2015
The Director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Mark R. Gwyn, right, presents Dr. Michael Harris with the TBI badge during a ceremony at the agency. (Submitted Photo)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – Dr. Michael Harris, dean of the College of Public Service, has been named a consultant to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. This follows two years of collaboration between the college and TBI on a variety of professional development and education initiatives.

Harris will be a non-salary consultation of the agency. TBI Director Mark R. Gwyn called Harris’ appointment “an added value” to the agency.

“We have worked with Dean Harris for over two years and know that his expertise and experiences will be of great value to the work of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation,” Gwyn said.

TSU President Glenda Glover applauded the TBI for recognizing Harris’ talent in appointing him a consultant.

“His (Harris) integrity and resourcefulness are unmatched and he will be an asset to TBI,” Glover said. “The appointment reflects the strong commitment that TSU has to serve Middle Tennessee and the State of Tennessee.”

Harris holds a Ph.D. in public policy from Indiana University, an M.A. in public policy from Tel-Aviv University, and a B.A. in economics and business administration from Bar-Ilan University.  He is a graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education Leadership, and the Higher Education Oxford Round Table.

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