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Andy Harris

Andy Harris, PhD

Assistant Professor

Curriculum Vitae


Andy grew up in Taylorsville Utah before moving to Logan to complete his undergraduate and graduate degrees. He graduated with his Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies with a focus on lifespan development from Utah State University in 2020. Andy joined the faculty at Utah State and is stationed at the Ephraim Campus which is part of the Southwest Statewide Campus System. In Andy’s free time he enjoys gardening, baking, and Spending time with his family.


  • Ph.D. – Utah State University, Human Development & Family Studies, 2020
  • B.S. – Utah State University, Psychology, 2015

Research Interests

My research interests are in the civic attitudes and behaviors of teenagers. I am especially interested in the community service efforts of young people. I want to understand how and why young people try to make the world a better place and how communities can tap into teenagers as an energetic resource. I favor a mixed methods approach to research with an emphasis towards quantitative methods.