Kysha Harriell PhD, LAT, ATC
Areas of Expertise: Women’s health, Title IX, gender, racial, and disability discrimination, educational programming/design /development, accreditation and assessment, academic program accreditation preparation and assessment, new program development, academic policy and procedure review, plagiarism and academic dishonesty, faculty and student academic grievance faculty performance, promotion & tenure, guidance and review.
Dr. Kysha Harriell is the Executive Director of the Office of Academic Enhancement and a Clinical Professor in the Department of Kinesiology & Sport Sciences in the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Miami. In addition, Dr. Harriell is currently the Chair of the Residential Faculty Program. She also serves as a contributing faculty at the University of St. Augustine. Before joining the Department of Kinesiology & Sports Sciences, Dr. Harriell worked in the University of Miami's Athletic Department from 1997-2005 as an Assistant Athletic Trainer with the University of Miami's Athletic Department with the football, women’s basketball, soccer, and track and field teams.
Dr. Harriell is a first-generation college graduate. She received her bachelor’s degree in Movement Science with a concentration in Athletic Training from the University of Pittsburgh (1996). She received two master’s degrees, one in Sports Medicine, and the other in Sports Administration from the University of Miami 1999, 2001), as well as her Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology (2010).
As a licensed and certified athletic trainer, Dr. Harriell is recognized for her leading expertise in areas such as educational programming, design, development, accreditation, and assessment, with a specialty in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Her research has focused on women’s health, cultural competency, and health and medical conditions that affect ethnically diverse individuals.
Dr. Harriell is the National Committee Chair of the Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. She is a recipient of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Service Award as well as a member of the University of Miami’s “Iron Arrow Honor Society,” the highest honor that can be bestowed by the University.