Richard Harris, Ph.D.

Title Professor

Phone Number 210-458-2843


Room FS 4.422

Department Social Work;


Dr. Richard J. Harris is a Professor of Sociology in the Department of Social Work and Adjunct Professor in the Department of the University of Texas at San Antonio.He received a B.A., with honors, from Macalester College in May 1971, a M.A. in Sociology/Demography from Cornell University September 1974, and a Ph.D. in Sociology/Demography from Cornell University in September 1976.In 2002 he was a Visiting Professor at the University of Klagenfurt in Austria.He taught a “distance learning” course on Advanced Research Methods for students at UTSA while living in Austria.During 2009 - 2010 he served as a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the U. S. Air Force Academy.Dr. Harris specializes in social demography, demographic techniques, quantitative analysis and computer applications. His research focuses on important current issues including sexual harassment and sexual assault in the U.S. military, Hispanic issues, including work on testing, income and poverty, labor force participation and changes in family structure.

Research Interests

Social Demography, Demographic Techniques, Demography of Aging, Gender Roles, Sexual Harassment and Assault, Military Sociology, Cultural Competence, Stratification


Ph.D. 1976, Sociology/Demography, Cornell University

M.A. 1974, Sociology/Demography, Cornell University

B.A. 1971, Sociology, Macalester College