Dr . Paisley Harris is Associate Professor of History and Women’s Studies at UW-Fond du Lac. She is also the Coordinator of the Engaging Students in the First Year (ESFY) program, a program to help students transition successfully to college, for the 13 University of Wisconsin Colleges campuses.
She holds a B.A from Macalester College, a J.D. from University of Washington and a M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in History.
Dr. Harris joined the UW-Fond du Lac faculty in the fall of 2002. Her teaching and research interests include women's history, African American history, cultural and legal history.
She is currently working on research on the early twentieth century women's tent show blues and the performance of race in early twentieth century traveling shows.
She is also active in the Fond du Lac Community serving on HEDIT, the Higher Education Diversity Initiative Team which won the 2012 Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Award, and the Board of Directors of the Women's Fund of the Fond du Lac Area Foundation. She is also Board President of the Open Circle Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.