Alexis Harris


Alexis Harris is a Research Assistant Professor with Youth-Nex and the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. She is located in Louisville, KY, where she is the project director for the Compassionate Schools Project, a partnership with Jefferson County Public Schools to implement and evaluate a mindfulness-based social and emotional learning and health and wellness curriculum in elementary schools. Previously, while completing her doctorate in Human Development and Family Studies and a fellowship in Education Sciences, Alexis worked with Penn State’s Prevention Research Center studying strategies to promote social-emotional competence and wellbeing and to prevent the negative consequences of stress. She has implemented and evaluated school-based social-emotional learning interventions, mindfulness and yoga-based approaches, and professional development for educators. Alexis has developed and taught prevention and wellness-promotion curricula for children, families, and educators in school and community settings.