Bio: Terrell Strayhorn
Dr. Terrell Strayhorn is Founding CEO and Senior Research Scientist of Do Good Work Educational Consulting LLC. He also serves as Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs at LeMoyne-Owen College. Most recently, he was on the faculty at The Ohio State University, where he also served as Director of the Center for Higher Education Enterprise (CHEE) and Founding Director of the Center for IDEAS within the College of Education and Human Ecology.
An internationally-recognized student success scholar, highly acclaimed public speaker, and award-winning writer, Strayhorn is author of 10 books and over 200 book chapters and journal articles and other scholarly publications. He has given hundreds of invited keynotes and lectures at more than 700 universities, schools, companies, and conferences across the globe.
Dr. Strayhorn maintains an active and highly visible research agenda focusing on major policy issues in education: student access and achievement; issues of race, equity and diversity; impact of college on students, and student learning and development. His most popular book, College Students’ Sense of Belonging: A Key to Educational Success, sold record copies nationally and a 2nd edition is now available. His scholarship has informed the development of effective campus/school climate interventions, campus-wide community initiatives, and (re)creation of new or existing educational policies and procedures for fostering belonging at colleges and companies across the U.S. and Canada.
Known for using the hashtag #DoGoodWork on social media, Strayhorn was named one of the country’s top diversity scholars by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education in 2011, one of Business First’s “Top 40 under 40,” one of the “Top 20 to Know in Education,” and became the youngest full professor in Ohio State’s history in 2014. He has been quoted in major news outlets including the Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside HigherEd, Huffington Post, and newspapers across the nation. He has been a guest on several podcasts and radio talk shows.
Prior to Ohio State, Strayhorn was Special Assistant to the Provost at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and Research Associate at the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) in Washington, DC. Strayhorn received a bachelor’s degree (BA) from the University of Virginia (UVA), a masters degree (MEd) in educational policy from the Curry School of Education at UVA, and doctorate (PhD) in higher education from Virginia Tech. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated and a native of Virginia Beach, Virginia.