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Terrell Strayhorn

Terrell Strayhorn is an academic at heart. Currently, he is Professor of Higher Education and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies at Illinois State University, where he also directs the PhD program in the Department of Educational Administration & Foundations (EAF). Previously, he has served on the faculty and administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; The Ohio State University; LeMoyne-Owen College, and, most recently, Virginia Union University (VUU) as Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs. Since 2017, Terrell has been President/CEO of Do Good Work Educational Consulting Group, working with hundreds of colleges, universities, districts, and agencies on “moving the needle” on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging outcomes for staff and students.

Terrell loves to write. He has published 11 books and over 200 book chapters, journal articles and other scholarly publications. He believes strongly in connecting research findings to addressing broader social problems and putting research to practice, thus, he frequently writes Op-Eds, letters to editors, and blogs.

Just as much as writing, Terrell loves sharing ideas with others. He has given hundreds of invited keynotes and lectures at 1000+ universities, schools, companies, churches, and conferences across the globe. What drives this passion is the ability to connect his research and talents to address some of the world’s greatest needs, especially in education.

On a more personal note, Terrell is an accomplished musician, vegan 🌿, and runner.

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Educational Consulting LLC.

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