Donald Harris Biography – Donald Harris Wiki
Donald Harris (born Donald J. Harris) is a retired Economics Professor of Stanford University and the father of US Senator Kamala Harris.
He joined the Stanford faculty in 1972, coming from the University of Wisconsin (Madison) where he had been appointed tenured professor three years after graduating from the University of California (Berkeley). At Stanford, he was a leader in developing the new program in Alternative Approaches to Economic Analysis as a field of graduate study. For many years he also taught the popular undergraduate course Theory of Capitalist Development.
He took early retirement from Stanford in 1998 in order to pursue more actively and practically his long-standing interest, which originally motivated him to take up the study of economics, in developing public policies to promote economic growth and advance social equity.
He received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of London in 1960. Later he received a PhD from University of California, Berkeley. He has also held assistant professorships at the University of Illinois and Northwestern University, as well as associate professor at University of Wisconsin.
Donald Harris Age
Donald J. Harris in 1938 in Jamaica.
Donald Harris Wife
Donald J. Harris was married to his wife Shyamala Gopalan, a cancer researcher and a civil rights activist. Kamala and her sister Maya were raised primarily by her Hindu single mother.
Donald Harris Children
Donald J. Harris and his wife Shyamala Gopalan had two daughters, Kamala Harris and Maya Harris. Shyamala Gopalan and Donald Harris divorced when Harris was aged 7.
Donald Harris Citizenship
Donald Harris is of Jamaica citizenship by birth, and USA by naturalization.