Breck A. Harris, Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Business
NFC 214


Ed.D., University of La Verne
M.B.A., Marketing and Management, San Francisco State University
B.S., International Business Management, San Francisco State University
A.A., College of Alameda

Share why you teach at FPU

I have a passion for active involvement in academic ministry.

Scholarly Interests

  • Andragogy
  • The role of personal narrative in the classroom
  • The art and science of excellence in college teaching
  • Learning epiphany
  • The creation of community in the classroom as a means to increase student learning

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in Marquis Who's Who in Finance and Business, 37th Edition, 2009-2010
  • Listed in Marquis Who's Who in the World, 24th, 25th & 26th editions, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Listed in Marquis Who's Who in America, 60th, 61st, 62nd, 63rd, 64th & 66th editions, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012
  • Listed in Marquis Who's Who in American Education, 2005 Edition
  • Listed in Marquis Who's Who Among American Teachers & Educators, 11th Edition, 2007 

Professional Affiliations

  • Christian Business Faculty Association (CBFA) 2006 to present 
  • Christian Adult Higher Education Association (CAHEA) 2001 & 2005 to present

Publications and Presentations

  • "Dealing with Plagiarism: Teacher Approaches for Effective Integration of Turnitin into an Online Graduate Class" presented at the 2012 Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching, Cal State Pomona, March 16, 2012
  • Book review of Our Iceberg is Melting: Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditions by John Kotter and Holger Rathgeber in Pacific Journal, Vol. 5, 2011
  • "Three Techniques to Create Community with Adult Learners," chapter of Best Practices in the Integration of Faith and Learning for Adult and Online Learners, edited by Cheryl Fleming and Cynthia Tweedell of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) Center for Research in Adult Learning, Indiana Wesleyan University, published 2010
  • "The Importance of Creating a Sense of Community" in Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory and Practice, Vol. 8, August 2006
  • "Learning to Listen: A Key to Creating Tranformative Listening" in Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, Vol. 16, September 2005

Recommended Resources


  • Reflections on Leadership, Larry C. Spears, editor
  • Encouraging the Heart, James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner
  • The Generosity Factor, Ken Blanchard, Ken and Cathy Truett
  • Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates us, Daniel H. Pink