Terrell L. Strayhorn, Ph.D.

Dr. Terrell Lamont Strayhorn is Associate Professor of Higher Education at The Ohio State University in the School of Educational Policy & Leadership within the College of Education and Human Ecology, where he also serves as Faculty Research Associate in the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity, Senior Research Associate in the Todd A. Bell National Resource Center for African American Males, and faculty affiliate in the Department of African and African American Studies. Professor 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. Acclaimed higher education researcher and policy analyst, Strayhorn has authored 5 books and monographs including The Evolving Challenges of Black College Students (Stylus Publishing, 2010) and College Students’ Sense of Belonging (Routledge), over 35 book chapters, and more than 80 refereed journal articles, reviews, and scientific reports. He is a highly sought after public speaker and presenter; to date, he has authored over 130 international, national, and state conference papers or presentations. Named “one of the most highly visible new scholars in his field,” by the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, Strayhorn has received numerous national awards and honors and recently, Diverse Issues in Higher Education named him one of the nation’s Top Emerging Scholars. Strayhorn is co-editor of Spectrum: A Journal on Black Men, published by Indiana University Press; associate editor of the NASAP Journal, and serves on several editorial boards. Grants totaling more than $800,000 have supported his research program including funds from the U.S. Department of Education, National Science Foundation, and several professional associations.