Chris J. Harried

National Course Manager

Chris J. Harried is a passionate advocate for culturally competent education that expands access and opportunity for continually under-resourced communities and the agents of change that exist within them. 

As a National Course Manager, he aims to facilitate the empowering experience of engagement with rigorous postsecondary curriculum to rising scholars of promise. From his time as a Teach for America Corps Member serving exceptional learners in his native Baltimore to his tenure as a member of the Aspen Institute’s National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development, Chris has seen firsthand the transformative power that intentionality aligned with collaborative execution can have on realizing meaningful change. 

Chris’ commitment to realizing pathways of social mobility through education stems from his own journey as a first-generation college graduate. Through the continual support of his community, he’s earned graduate degrees in Secondary Education and School Counseling and is currently pursuing a Ph.D in Counseling and Counselor Education. His research focuses on diversifying the school counseling profession through attracting, recruiting, and retaining Black Men as effective practitioners. 

He is excited to be a member of the EdEquity Lab team and looking forward to connecting his college access interests with evidence-based practices to support the work of the organization.