Dr. Cheryl Harris is a hands-on researcher who has personally conducted over 500 primary research projects, as well as an experienced research manager and consultant.

The Making of a Consultant

Harris Research Partners is located in Southern California.  Its principal researcher is Cheryl Harris.  She founded one of the first research and consulting firms to build online survey and focus group platforms, along with new methodologies to successfully conduct research in online environments. After leaving New York City, she worked both in academic research/administration, and in the research industry, continuing to develop cutting-edge methods for optimizing data quality, telling data stories, and producing action-oriented results for stakeholders.

In 2016, she expanded her applied research experience to include institutional research in higher education, and has worked on regional accreditation, regulatory reporting, program review, assessment, introducing advanced data visualization methods, and mission-critical dashboard development for colleges. More importantly, she has focused on working with institutions to build a widespread data culture on their campuses, to further support improved student success initiatives. As a data coach, advisor, and analytics guru, Cheryl’s passion for education continues in her work as a board member for the California Association for Institutional Research (CAIR.)

Her clients have included city governments, colleges/universities, and commercial clients such as Apple, G
oogle, IBM, Pfizer, AT&T,  Procter & Gamble, eBay, Sony, Motorola, Time Warner, Disney, HBO, NBC, Nickelodeon, Discovery Channel, Citibank, TrendMicro, Young & Rubicam, Mastercard, and American Express, among others.

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