Shari Farris

Shari Farris, Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Education/ Program Director of Masters in Education

Office Phone: (951) 343-2455
Email: sfarris@calbaptist.edu
Department: Education & Leadership
Office Location: Tyler Plaza
Office Hours: By Appointment


Degree Major Emphasis Institution Date
Ed.D. Educational Leadership and Policy University of Washington 2012
MA School Administration Whitworth University 2006
MA Gifted Education Whitworth University 2003

Additional Education

BA Education


School Administration

K-8 Teacher

4-12 English

P-3 Early Childhood Education

Classes Taught

EDU 501 Leadership Worldviews and Contemporary Issues

EDU 522 Curriculum Theory and Development

Academic Areas / Scholarly Interests

Transformative and strategic actions: Using resourceful leadership practices to promote excellence and access for all learners

Creating high-touch online learning experiences for graduate and professional studies students

Exploring how school-business partnerships can postitively impact school reform efforts

Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

Texas A&M Commerce Educational Leadership

Vanguard University Early Childhood Education

Trident University Educational Leadership

Research, Presentations, and Publications


Farris, S. (2011, October). In Yasir’s Shoes. JSD Learning Forward 32(5), 20-37.


Farris, S. (2015, October). Think ‘e’ for engagement: Use technology tools to design 

personalized professional e-learning. JSD Learning Forward 36 (5), 54-65

Church Membership / Activities

Mariners Church

Community Service / Involvement

Volunteer Costa Mesa CA Community Resource Fair


 Regional Coordinator of Operation Christmas Child, an international Christian children’s relief organization- Spokane Washington-1996-2002


 Organized Earth Day Schools-Community projects  in  conjunction  with  local businesses




Interests / Hobbies / Travel / Family

Walking, reading, and hiking with family and freinds

Personal Quote / Scripture / Philosophy of Education


Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms

1 Peter 4:10 

My teaching, research, and leadership will always be embedded first in faith and Christian truth in the subjects that I teach and departments where I serve.  With the Great Commission as a foundation I believe that Christian Education can be the catalyst for a lifetime of service.