Katilya Harris, PhD, RN


Katilya Harris, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor
(334) 844-5609

PhD, University of Alabama, 2016
MSN, Jacksonville State University, 2009
BSN, Jacksonville State University, 2006
ADN, Southern Union State Community College, 2005

Teaching Areas
Adult Health Nursing, Community/Public Health Nursing

Research Interests
Active learning, electronic medical records, massive open online courses, mentorship, climate change and human health

Dr. Katilya Harris joined the faculty at Auburn University as an Assistant Professor in 2016.  She graduated from the University of Alabama with a Doctor of Philosophy in Instructional Leadership with a concentration in Instructional Technology where she learned and implemented numerous innovative teaching/learning strategies.  In 2009, she graduated from Jacksonville State University with a Master’s of Science in Nursing where she concentrated on community health nursing and nursing education.   Dr. Harris brings experience from the associate degree and baccalaureate level of nursing education where she has taught in adult health, community health, pharmacology, and nursing leadership courses.  Her primary area of expertise in the clinical arena is in the emergency department where she has been employed for over 15 years; 11 of those years as a registered nurse.  

Dr. Harris is a member of Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society, Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing, Alabama State Nurses Association, American Nurses Association, the National League for Nursing, and the Mid-South Educational Research Association.  She also serves on the Technology Committee and the School of Nursing Diversity and Inclusion Team.   


Harris, K.(2014, April).The effect of flipped learning in an undergraduate nursing course.  Paper presented at the 7th Annual Symposium of Educational Studies in Psychology, Research Methodology, and Counseling, Tuscaloosa, AL.

Harris, K.(2014, April).What is flipped learning?Poster presented at the Technology, Education and Research Conference, Tuscaloosa, AL.

Harris, K. & Popoola, S.(2013, October).Does bullying affect nurse attrition?Poster presented at the 100th Annual Alabama State Nurses Association Convention, Montgomery, AL.

Harris, K.  (2013, October).  The impact of a cardiopulmonary resuscitation assistive device during cardiopulmonary arrest.   Poster presented at the 100th Annual Alabama State Nurses Association Convention, Montgomery, AL.