Associate Professor of Practice, Director of Undergraduate Studies, University of Iowa
Harris began working for the Cedar Rapids Branch of TLS and advanced through sales and marketing ranks to become head of one of CCH Computax’s largest processing centers within three years. Employee-turned-entrepreneur, Harris acquired assets to start IPC of Iowa Inc., in 1993, a company that created software solutions for CPAs, accountants, attorneys, and other business professionals. In addition to purchasing companies, she has been involved in startups and franchises. Harris’s interest in international business has included work in South America, Africa, and Europe. Her passion for entrepreneurship includes teaching entrepreneurship courses as well as developing and facilitating programs for students and entrepreneurs including IdeaStorm and Startup Games for undergraduate students each semester since 2015; instructor, Venture School, Mandela Washington Fellows since 2016; Venture School International, Kenya, 2020, and European Innovation Academy, Portugal, 2018. Harris received undergraduate and MBA degrees from the University of Iowa.