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Meet the Faculty at DU's Institute for the Development of Gifted Education.


Elizabeth Harris

  • Elizabeth Harris

Graduate Research Assistant, Institute for the Development of Gifted Education
Phone: 303-871-2607


Elizabeth began her studies in Counseling Psychology at the University of Denver in 2010 as a Master's student and was accepted into the doctoral program in 2012.  As a student in the program, she has worked as a therapist-in-training with a diverse array of clients from the Denver metro area.  Elizabeth has also worked at the Morgridge College of Education Counseling and Educational Clinic since 2011.  Her primary research interest areas include examining issues of diversity in counseling and developing culturally appropriate services to support the mental health of international students.  She is a founding member of the Morgridge International Education Network, a collaborative group whose mission is to embrace the growth of international education at DU and in the greater education community.  She served as a student board member of the Colorado Psychological Association (CPA) and was instrumental in forming a graduate division of CPA to serve students in psychology programs across the state. Elizabeth is currently serving as a Graduate Research Assistant where she supports the research endeavors of the Institute.

In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys cooking, practicing yoga, cycling, camping, soaking in hot springs, travelling, and above all- spending time with loved ones.


  • Current PhD student, Counseling Psychology, University of Denver
  • MA, Media, Culture and Communication, New York University
  • BA, Sociology and Anthropology, West Virginia University