2019 ARHE/ARS/AAPG Conference Schedule
Kitty Harris, PhD, LCDC, LMFT Dr., Summit Behavioral Health, Executive Partner Collegiate Recovery
Dr. Kitty Harris is Professor Emeritus at Texas Tech University. She serves as Executive Partner for Collegiate Recovery with Summit BHC and is the President of NLW Partners, an education and addiction recovery consulting firm. She is also President of the National Foundation for Collegiate Recovery. Dr. Harris is a noted public speaker, and presenter at national conferences, workshops and seminars on topics including adolescence substance abuse, substance abuse prevention, as well as addiction and recovery. Dr. Harris currently holds LCDC (Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor) and LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist) licenses. Dr. Harris is the author of Women and Recovery-Finding Hope, published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and co-editor of Substance Abuse Recovery in College, published by Springer. She served for twelve years as the Director of the Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery (CSAR) at Texas Tech University. Under her leadership, the CSAR gained national attention, appearing in the Wall Street Journal, on the NBC Today Show, CNN, and featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, and The New York Times. For six years, she was also Associate Dean of the College of Human Sciences at Texas Tech University. Dr. Harris has been the recipient of numerous awards. In 2007, she won the America Honors Recovery Award for her efforts in working with college students in recovery. In 2012, Dr. Harris was the first recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE), was named Woman of Excellence in Education by the Lubbock YWCA, and in 2016 received the St. Edmunds Medal of Honor award for service to others.