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Jonathan G Harris
Support Staff

jharris@ngi.msstate.edu

Office: HPC A128
Phone: (662) 325-3837
Alt. Phone: (662) 418-0790

Starkville

Biography

Harris is a Marine Geophysicist/Oceanographer working as the Director of Education & Outreach for the Northern Gulf Institute at Mississippi State University. His work includes STEAM Curriculum Design, Professional Development, and Field/Experiential Learning Opportunities for Educators, Students, and Gulf Region Stakeholders as well as Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Education and Research, and Near Coastal Research Vessel Operations. Harris is a divemaster and hyperbaric medic and hyperbaric chamber operator, a volunteer firefighter with East Oktibbeha County Fire Department and a Major with 2nd BDE/220th Military Police Headquarters and a Certified Military Emergency Management Specialist. Harris is a former faculty member with the MSU Department of Geosciences as well as former faculty at both Starkville Highschool (Mathematics) and Columbus (Cook) Elementary (Science and Mathematics).

Research Interests

Marine Science, Tropical and Severe Weather, Karst and Water Resources

PUBLICATIONS

Harris, J. G. (Ed.). 2022, Northern Gulf Institute: The NGI Portal: http://www.ngi.msstate.edu/portal Quarterly: Fall 2017 to Present.

Harris, J. G., Dyer, J. L., Turnage, G., Skarke, A., 2022, Initial benefits and outcomes of experiential learning programs in complex field sciences., Proceedings and Programs, Hawaii University International Conferences, Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, STEM/STEAM and Education, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Harris, J. G., Hays, T., 2022, Performing Arts as an Integrated Method for Teaching STE(A)M Concepts to Middle and High School Students., Proceedings and Programs, Hawaii University International Conferences, Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, STEM/STEAM and Education, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Sun, Y., Dyer, J., Harris, J., and Mohammadi-Aragh, M. J., Thomas, L., 2022, Preparing Teachers to Teach Spatial Computational Thinking with IDV Visualization of Weather Data: Proceedings and Programs, Hawaii University International Conferences, Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, STEM/STEAM and Education, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Muraco, H., Meacham, S., Renz, L., Harris, J., Moorhead, R., Schultz, E., 2022, Boat-Based sUAS as a Real-Time Survey Tool to Monitor Island Beaches for Sea Turtle Strandings., Poster Session, GOMCON Gulf of Mexico Conference 2022, Baton Rouge, LA and Virtual.

Sun, Y., Dyer, J. L., Mohammadi-Aragh, M. J., Harris, J. G., Bai, M., Ko, P. 2021, Using IDV to Promote Computational Thinking in Atmospheric Science Learning., Proceedings and Programs, AECT21 International Conference, Chicago, IL and Virtual.

Sun, Y., Dyer, J. L., Mohammadi-Aragh, M. J., Harris, J. G., Bai, M., Ko, P. 2021, 3D Weather Data Visualization with IDV: Computational Thinking Contextualized in Atmospheric Science. Proceedings and Programs, 2021 AECT21 International Conference, Chicago, IL and Virtual.

Ko, P., Mohammadi-Aragh, M. J., Harris, J. G., Dyer, J. L., and Sun, Y., 2021, Work-in-Progress: Incorporating Computational Thinking Instruction into K-12 Using 3D Weather, Proceedings and Programs, 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual Conference. https://strategy.asee.org/38216

Sun, Y., Ko, P., Dyer, J., Harris, J., and Mohammadi-Aragh, M. J., 2021, Preparing Teachers to Teach Computational Thinking with 3D Weather Data Visualization: Proceedings and Programs, Hawaii University International Conferences, Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, STEM/STEAM and Education, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Hays, T.S. and Harris J.G., 2020, Opportunities in Creating New Theatre for Change, Workshops and Proceedings: Mississippi Theatre Association Conference and Festival, Oxford, Mississippi

Lynch, F. L., Pitalo, A. T., Barnhart, L. B., Clark, J. L., Harris, J. G., and Schmitz, D. W., 2004, Sedimentology and provenance of Cat Island, offshore Mississippi: Transactions-Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, pp 409-412

Harris, J. G., 2002, Modern Geophysical Methods for the Location of Karst Geological Hazards: Proceedings of the Eleventh Symposium on the Geology of the Bahamas: Bahamian Field Station, San Salvador Island, Bahamas.

Mylroie, J. E., Harris, J. G., and Carew, J. L., 1996, Karst as A Land Use Hazard in Quaternary Carbonate Islands: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v.28, no.2, p.39.

Harris, J. G., Mylroie, J. E., and Carew, J. L., 1995, Banana Holes: Unique Karst Features of the Bahamas: in Carbonates and Evaporites, v.10, no. 2.

Harris, J. G., Mylroie, J. E., and Carew, J. L., 1995, Banana Holes: Towards an Explanation: in Program of the Paleokarst Field Conference, Bahamian Field Station, San Salvador Island, Bahamas, p. 16-17.

Mylroie, J. E., Harris, J. G., and Carew, J. L., 1995, Line Hole Field Trip: in Program of the Paleokarst Field Conference, Bahamian Field Station, San Salvador Island, Bahamas, p. 21-32.

Mylroie, J. E., Harris, J. G., Schmoll, B. S., Garrett, C., 1994, Map of Cueva del Aleman, Isla de Mona, Puerto Rico: in Mylroie, J. E., Panuska, B. C., Carew, J. L., Frank, E. F., Taggart, B. E., Troester, J. W., Carrasquillo, R., 1994, Development of Flank Margin Caves on San Salvador Island, Bahamas and Isla de Mona , Puerto Rico: in Boardman, M., ed., 1995, Proceedings of the Seventh Symposium on The Geology of the Bahamas: Bahamian Field Station, San Salvador Island, Bahamas, p. 65-66.

Mylroie, J. E., Harris, J. G., 1990, Map of Garden Cave, San Salvador Island, Bahamas, in Kunze, A. W. G., and ,, J. E., 1991, Use of Gravity Techniques to Detect Shallow Caves on San Salvador Island, Bahamas: in Bain, R. J., ed., 1991, Proceedings of the Fifth Symposium on The Geology of the Bahamas: Bahamian Field Station, San Salvador Island, Bahamas, p.191-202.

GRANTS AND AWARDS

National Science Foundation 2020: Integrating Computational Science Practice, Weather Data Analysis, and 3D Visualization in the Secondary Earth and Environmental Science Curriculum. Value: $1.63 Million.

Armin K. Elsaesser Fellowship 2019: Sea Education Association, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Value $10,000.

Seismic Micro-Technologies: In support of Software and Systems for Seismic Interpretation Laboratory, MSU Department of Geosciences. Value: $2.5 Million.

Sandia National Laboratories: Surplus Property Transfer: 3 Portable Weather Stations in support of Gulf Coast Severe Weather Research, MSU Department of Geosciences. Value: $120,000.

Global Academic Essentials Teachers Institute, College & Career Readiness, STEM, 21st century skills, and technology. Recipient/Participant. Value: $2,500.