Dr. Joyce Harth

Associate Professor of Education jtharth@seu.edu

Degrees Earned

BA in History, University of Florida
BS in Psychology, University of Florida
MEd in Special Education, University of Florida
MEd in Curriculum and Instruction/English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), University of Florida
PhD in Special Education/ESOL, University of Florida


Dr. Joyce Harth joined the Southeastern University faculty as an assistant professor in August 2010. She serves as the coordinator of the Master of Education in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and teaches courses on language and communication disorders, autism spectrum disorders, empowering ESOL teachers and applied linguistics. Prior to Southeastern, Dr. Harth was a faculty member at Florida International University in Miami, where she taught undergraduate and graduate courses in early childhood special education and TESOL.

Along with her experience in higher education, Dr. Harth brings 10 years of working with English language learners and students with varying exceptionalities. She has taught in both inclusive and self-contained settings. In addition to her experience as a special educator, Dr. Harth worked as a parent educator and provided early intervention services to infants and toddlers with disabilities from migrant populations in the north Florida region.

Dr. Harth’s areas of research and interest include the provision of special education services to English language learners with disabilities and the early literacy development of young English language learners with disabilities. She has published numerous articles on these subjects and conducted more than 50 peer-reviewed presentations at national and international conferences.

Dr. Harth is excited to be part of the College of Education at SEU and enjoys mentoring and preparing her students to become effective educators who will have a positive influence in the lives of many children.