Bianca Harris wearing glasses and blue shirt

Bianca Harris

Director, Criminal Justice Program

Lux 224

(919) 760-8082


Bianca Harris serves as the director of Meredith’s online Master of Arts in Criminal Justice program. Harris, who brings more than 20 years of professional experience in the criminal justice field, coordinates the graduate program. Her responsibilities will include teaching courses, recruiting students, and supervising an advisory board made up of top professionals in the field.

She has extensive experience in the field of criminal justice management, having served as warden of North Carolina Correctional Institution for Women before moving into the position of district manager of the Division of Alcohol and Chemical Dependency unit of the state Department of Public Safety

Harris’s specific areas of expertise are particularly suited for the Meredith program’s emphasis on substance use, gender, and juvenile justice.  She has strong connections with the private security industry, state and federal agencies, non-profit organizations, and police and sheriff’s offices throughout North Carolina.

Academic Credentials

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Master of Criminal Justice from Boston University
  • Graduate certificate in strategic management in criminal justice from Boston University.

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