Terrell L. Strayhor Ph.D
Professor, Researcher, Provocateur
Authority on Student Access and Achievement
Professor of higher education and director of the Center for Inclusion, Diversity and Academic Success (IDEAS) | Ohio State University
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Terrell L. Strayhorn, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Higher Education in the College of Education and Human Ecology (EHE) at The Ohio State University (OSU), where he also serves as Director of the Center for Inclusion, Diversity, and Academic Success (IDEAS), EHE Chief Diversity Officer, Faculty Research Associate in the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity, and Senior Research Associate in the Todd A. Bell National Resource Center for African American Males. He also holds faculty appointments in OSU’s Departments of African and Africana Studies, Engineering Education, and Sexuality Studies (by courtesy)
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 interests center 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 and misrepresented 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.
Named “one of the most highly visible scholars in his field,” by the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, Strayhorn has received the 2007 ACPA Emerging Scholar Award, NASAP Benjamin L. Perry Professional Service Award, SACSA Outstanding New Professional Award, 2008 ACPA Annuit Coeptis Emerging Professional Award, 2009 UTK Helen B. Watson Faculty Research Award, 2009 Early Career Award from the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), and most recently, Diverse Issues in Higher Education named him one of the nation’s Top Emerging Scholars. Member of the editorial boards for the Journal of College Student Development, Journal of Student Affairs Research & Policy, The Review of Higher Education, and College Student Affairs Journal, Strayhorn is actively involved in professional service as ACPA Director of Research & Scholarship, Chair of the Council on Ethnic Participation within ASHE, Associate Editor of the NASAP Journal, and Faculty Liaison to the NASPA Men and Masculinities Knowledge Community.
Dr. Strayhorn received a bachelor’s degree (BA) from the University of Virginia (UVA), a masters degree
(M.Ed.) 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. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated and a native of Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Friday, April 11, 2014