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Terrell L. Strayhorn

Terrell L. Strayhorn, PhD is Professor of Higher Education at The Ohio State University (OSU), where he also serves as Director of the Center for Higher Education Enterprise (CHEE), Senior Research Associate in the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity, and Faculty Affiliate in the Todd A. Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male and the Criminal Justice Research Center. He has faculty appointments in the departments of African American and African Studies, Education Policy, Engineering Education, Public Policy, and Sexuality Studies.

An acclaimed student success scholar and respected expert on issues of diversity, Professor Strayhorn is author of 8 books, including The Evolving Challenges of Black College Students (2010), College Students’ Sense of Belonging (2012), and Living at the Intersections: Social Identities and Black Collegians (2013), to name a few. Dr. Strayhorn maintains an active and highly visible research agenda focusing on major policy issues in education: student access and achievement, equity and diversity, impact of college on students, and student learning and development. Specifically, his research and teaching focus on two major foci: (a) assessing student learning and development outcomes and the ways in which college affects students and (b) identifying and understanding factors that enable or inhibit the success of historically underrepresented, misrepresented, and vulnerable populations in education, with a particular accent on issues of race, class, and gender and how they affect the experiences of racial/ethnic minorities, college men, economically disadvantaged individuals, and marginalized groups in postsecondary education.

Dr. Strayhorn received a bachelor’s degree (BA) from the University of Virginia (UVA), a master’s degree (MEd) in educational policy from the Curry School of Education at UVA, and doctorate (PhD) in higher education from Virginia Tech. He’s currently completing a law degree at Ohio State’s Moritz College of Law

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