Katharine Harris's (1899 - 1954) article, "Careers
in Home Economics," published in 1946 in What's New in Home
Economics, highlighted both her experience as a home economist
and the broadening range of career opportunities that were available
to women in the field, especially in research and education. Harris
received her M.A. from Teachers College, Columbia University in 1937.
She retired from Cornell in 1954 after twenty-seven years of service.
Harris was nationally known for her part in developing curricula in
institutional management at the university level and for creating
a research program.