Faculty Profile

SCHOOL OF Education

Shari Farris Ed.D.

Associate Professor



Shari Farris Ed.D. 


Shari Farris Ed.D. has worked in the field of Education for over 25 years as a teacher, administrator, and university professor. She served as a classroom teacher working with PreK through elementary school students and families. She has also served as a school administrator and school district professional development trainer. For the past 11 years Dr. Farris has worked with preservice teachers and school leaders at the college level serving as a professor, department chair, and program director. She is committed to supporting, mentoring, and training educators who are seeking to support students and families as teachers, mentors, and leaders.


  • Education
  • Online Learning
  • Curriculum Development


Ed.D. Educational Leadership and Policy

University of Washington

Dissertation: Using Resourceful School Leadership to Promote Access and Success for all Learners.

2003 – 2006
M.A. Education Gifted Ed. & M.A. School Administration with Certification

Whitworth University

B.A. Education

Whitworth University

Certifications and Concentrations: Elementary Education K-8, 4-12 English, P-3 Early Education

Scholarly Activities

  • Co-Author, STEM in Early Childhood Education: Establishing a Culture of Inquiry with Young Children. Dimensions in Early Childhood. 2021
  • Co-Author, All I Really Needed to Know, Leadership Lessons from Teaching Young Children. Exchange Press. 2021

Professional Experiences

2016 – 2022
Associate Professor Education

California Baptist University

Faculty, Program Director Master of Arts in Education

2013 – 2016
Assistant Professor Education

Texas A&M Commerce

Faculty Master of Arts in Education.

2011 – 2014
Assistant Professor, Chair Early Childhood Education

Vanguard University



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