- 2008, M.A. (Educational Leadership), Concordia University
- 2000, B.A. & M.A. (Teaching English Language and Literature), Kyiv Linguistic University, Ukraine
- 1995, B.S. & M.S. (Chemical Engineering), Kyiv Polytechnic University, Ukraine
Professor Harnish joined the faculty in 2014. She teaches the ESL/Bilingual Endorsement courses, including Theoretical Foundations of Teaching ESL, Contemporary Issues in Educating English Language Learners, and Methods and Materials for Teaching ESL.
Since 2005, she has taught English Language Learners in both elementary and secondary settings, across a variety of programs - from Dual Language and Transitional Bilingual to ESL. Currently Professor Harnish serves culturally and linguistically diverse learners in the capacity of the EL program administrator in Rockford, IL.