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Terrell Strayhorn's Profile

Director-Center for IDEAS, Equity and Diversity
Professor, Department of Educational Studies

(614) 688-8374
strayhorn.3@osu.edu

Biography

Terrell L. Strayhorn, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Higher Education at The Ohio State University (OSU), where he also serves as Director of the Center for Inclusion, Diversity, and Academic Success (IDEAS), 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, Educational Psychology, 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. 

Education

  • PhD, Higher Education - Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
  • C.A.G.S., Race and Social Policy - Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
  • M.S.L., Master in the Study of Law - Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • M.Ed., Educational Policy Studies (Higher Education) - University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • BA, Music and Religious Studies (Sociology) - University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Interests

  • Equity and diversity in higher education
  • Social psychological development of students
  • College student learning and cognitive development
  • STEM education
  • Race/ethnicity, class, gender, and social identities
  • Quantitative research methods in social sciences
  • Minoritized youth: foster care alumni, incarcerated males, sexual minorities

Experience

  • Associate Editor, The Journal of Higher Education (2013-present)
  • Editor, Spectrum: A Journal on Black Men (2012-present)
  • Associate Editor,  The NASAP Journal (2009-present)
  • Division J Program Chair, American Educational Research Association (2011)
  • Chair of Council on Ethnic Participation, Association for the Study of Higher Education (2009-2012)
  • Member-at-Large of Board of Directors, Association for the Study of Higher Education (2012-present)
  • Member of Data Quality Advisory Board, Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute (2008-present)
  • Member of Advisory Board, Thurgood Marshall College Fund (2008-present)

Honors

  • Emerging Scholar Award, American College Personnel Association (2007)
  • Benjamin L. Perry Professional Service Award, National Association of Student Affairs Professionals (2007)
  • Annuit Coeptis Emerging Professional Award, American College Personnel Association (2008)
  • New Professional Award, Southern Association of College Student Affairs (2008)
  • Early Career/Promising Scholar Award, Association for the Study of Higher Education (2009)
  • Helen B. Watson Outstanding Faculty Research Award, University of Tennessee (2009)
  • Standing Committee for LGBTA Research Recognition Award, American College Personnel Association (2009)
  • Division J Service Award, American Educational Research Association (2010)
  • Emerging Scholar, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education (2011)
  • Distinguished Faculty Service Award, Todd Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male, The Ohio State University (2012)
  • Don Creamer Outstanding Alumni Award, Higher Education Program, Virginia Tech (2013)
  • Lawrence Williamson, Jr. Service Award, Black Graduate and Professional Student Caucus, The Ohio State University (2013)

Grants

  • Strayhorn, T. L. & Tillman-Kelly, D. L. (2012). Best places to work in student affairs national survey. American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Foundation’s Research Grant Program. Washington, DC. Funded $2,500.
  • Strayhorn, T. L (2012). High-Performance Supplement for “Critical Junctures” CAREER Project. National Science Foundation, Division for Research on Learning (DRL) Grant. Funded $122,286.
  • Strayhorn, T. L. (2012). GRA supplement to DRL#1132141. National Science Foundation. Arlington, VA. Funded $65,456.
  • Strayhorn, T.L. (2012). REU supplement to DRL#1132141. National Science Foundation. Arlington, VA. Funded $21,750.
  • Strayhorn, T. L., & Jones, S. R. (2012). Fostering dialogue, creating change: The promise of intersectionality in addressing diversity issues in higher education. Conferences and symposia supplementary grant award sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI), The Ohio State University. Funded $2,500.
  • Strayhorn, T. L., Williams, M. S., & Dorimé-Williams, M. (2012). Intersections of oppression: Understanding the experiences of gay and bisexual male collegians of color with racism, homophobia and violence. Faculty research grant award sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI), The Ohio State University. Funded $5,000.
  • Strayhorn, T. L., Blakewood, A. M., & DeVita, J. M. (2009). Diffusion and Use of CAS Standards and Guidelines among Educational Practitioners in Student Affairs and Academic Affairs. Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS) in Higher Education Research Grant Program, Washington, DC. Funded $3,000.
  • Strayhorn, T. L. (2008). Investigating the critical junctures: Strategies that broaden minority participation in STEM fields. National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Grants Program. Arlington, VA: NSF. Funded $468, 015.

Presentations

  • Strayhorn, T. L. (2013, April). Revealing the intersections between race, poverty, and higher education: Gritty counterstories and conflicting narratives. Invited Ed Talk delivered at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • Strayhorn, T. L. (2013, April). When hard work + talent ≠ success: Real talk about race, identity, and greatness in America. Keynote delivered at Fisk University, Nashville, TN.
  • Strayhorn, T. L. (2013, April). A new definition of Black masculinity. Keynote delivered at the 2013 Virginia Tech Black Male Summit, Blacksburg, VA.
  • Strayhorn, T. L. (2013, April). Living while Black: Real talk about race and social progress in the US. Keynote delivered at the 2013 Black History Celebration of Miami University, Oxford, OH.
  • Strayhorn, T. L. (2013, April). Diverse millennial students in college. Keynote delivered at the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Lecture Series, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.
  • Strayhorn, T. L. (2013, March). Boyz to men: Working with Black males in children and social services. Keynote delivered at the Black History Month Celebration of Franklin County Children Services, Columbus, OH
  • Strayhorn, T. L. (2013, March). Building communities of belonging for Black graduate and professional students: Keys to productivity and life success. Keynote delivered at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the National Black Graduate and Professional Student Association, Dearborn, MI.
  • Strayhorn, T. L. (2012, October). Inalienable rights: Life, liberty, and the pursuit of belonging. Talk delivered at 2012 TEDxColumbus, Columbus, OH. Retrieved via  http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/Inalienable-Rights-Life-Liberty 
  • Strayhorn, T. L. (2012, April). Demythifying the importance of equity and diversity in higher and legal education: A courageous conversation. Keynote delivered at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Law School Diversity Professionals Association, San Diego, CA.
  • Strayhorn, T. L. (2011, May). “And we are not saved yet”: The paradox of the Black male crisis in higher education. Keynote presentation delivered at the CUNY Black Male Summit, New York, NY.

Selected Publications

Books and Monographs

  • Strayhorn, T. L. (Ed.). (2013). Living at the intersections: Social identities and Black collegians. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, Inc.
  • Strayhorn, T. L. (2013). Theoretical frameworks in college student research. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, Inc.
  • Strayhorn, T. L. (2012). College students' sense of belonging: A key to educational success for all students. New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Strayhorn, T. L., & Terrell, M. C. (Eds.). (2010). The evolving challenges of Black college students: New insights for practice and research. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing, LLC.
  • Strayhorn, T. L. (Ed.). (2008). African American student persistence: Implications for student affairs practice, planning, and policy [Special theme issue]. National Association of Student Affairs Professionals (NASAP) Journal, 11(1).
  • Strayhorn, T. L. (2006). Frameworks for assessing learning and development outcomes. Washington, DC: Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS).
  • Strayhorn, T. L. (2006). Money matters: Influence of financial aid on graduate student persistence. Washington, DC: National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA).

Book Chapters

  • Strayhorn, T. L., Williams, M. S., Tillman-Kelly, D. L., & Dorimé-Williams, M. L. (2013). STEMming the tide: Psychological factors influencing racial and ethnic minority students’ success in STEM at community colleges. In R. T. Palmer & J. L. Wood (Eds.), Community colleges and STEM: Examining underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities (pp. xx-xx). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Strayhorn, T. L. (2013). Academic achievement: A higher education perspective. In J. Hattie & E. Anderman (Eds.), International Guide to Student Achievement (pp. 16-18). New York: Routledge.
  • Saddler, T. N., Kelly, E., & Strayhorn, T. L. (2013). Black doctoral students’ intersections: Issues of race, class, & gender. In T. L. Strayhorn (Ed.), Living at the intersections: Social identities and Black collegians (pp. 79-91). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
  • Strayhorn, T. L. & Tillman-Kelly, D. L. (2013). When and where race and sexuality collide with other social locations: Studying the intersectional lives of Black gay men in college. In T. L. Strayhorn (Ed.), Living at the intersections: Social identities and Black collegians (pp. 237-257). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
  • Strayhorn, T. L. (2013). Things hoped for: Using intersectionality to understand Black students’ aspirations. In T. L. Strayhorn (Ed.), Living at the intersections: Social identities and Black collegians (pp. 109-124). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
  • Strayhorn, T. L. (2013). Impact of institutional climates of MSIs and their ability to foster success for racial and ethnic minority students in STEM. In R. T. Palmer, D. C. Miramba, & M. Gasman (Eds.), Fostering success of ethnic and racial minorities in STEM: The role of minority serving institutions (pp. 33-45). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Strayhorn, T. L. (2013). And their own received them not: Black gay male undergraduates’ experiences with White racism, Black homophobia. In T. E. Dancy, M. C. Brown II, J. E. Davis (Eds.), Educating African American Males: Contexts for consideration, possibilities for practice (pp. 105- 120). Washington: Peter Lang.
  • Strayhorn, T. L., Tillman-Kelly, D. L., Suddeth, T., & Williams, M. S. (2012). Black men at religiously affiliated colleges and universities: An exploratory glance. In A. A. Hilton, J. L. Wood, & C. W. Lewis (Eds.), Black males in postsecondary education: Examining their experiences in diverse institutional contexts (pp. 107-123). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
  • Strayhorn, T. L. (2012). The contribution of historically Black colleges and universities’ to STEM graduate degree production among Black collegians. In R. T. Palmer, A. A. Hilton, & T. P. Fountaine (Eds.), Black graduate education at historically Black colleges and universities: Trends, experiences, and outcomes (pp. 153-166). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
  • Strayhorn, T. L., & Scott, J. A. (2012). Coming out of the dark: Black gay men’s experiences at historically Black colleges and universities. In R. T. Palmer & J. L. Wood (Eds.), Black men in black colleges: Implications for HBCUs and beyond (pp. 26-40). New York: Routledge.
  • Strayhorn, T. L., DeVita, J. M., & Blakewood, A. M. (2012). Broadening participation among women and racial minorities in STEM. In T. N. Basit & S. Tomlinson (Eds.), Social inclusion and higher education (pp. 65-82). Chicago: University of Chicago Press/The Policy Press.

Journal Articles

  • Strayhorn, T. L. (in press). What role does grit play in the success of Black male collegians at predominantly White institutions? Journal of African American Studies. doi: 10.1007/s12111-012-9243-0
  • Strayhorn, T. L., Glover, S. T., Kitchen, J. A., & Williams, M. S. (in press). Negotiating multiple identities: A critical narrative inquiry of how Black gay men "make it" at historically Black colleges and universities. The NASAP Journal.
  • Strayhorn, T. L. (in press). Making a way to success: Self-authorship and academic achievement of African Americans at historically Black colleges. Journal of College Student Development.
  • Strayhorn, T. L. (2013). Introduction: The Academic Study of Collegiate Men: Déjà vu or A New Frontier? NASPA MMKC Masculinity Series.
  • Strayhorn, T. L., Williams, M. S., Tillman-Kelly, D. L., & Suddeth, T. M. (2013). Sex differences in graduate school choice for Black HBCU bachelor’s degree recipients: A national analysis. Journal of African American Studies, 17(2), 174-188. doi:10.1007/s12111-012-9226-1
  • Strayhorn, T. L. (2013). Measuring race and gender differences in undergraduate students’ perceptions of campus climate and intentions to leave college; An analysis in black and white. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 50(2), 115-132. doi: 10.1515/jsarp-2013-0010
  • Strayhorn, T. L. & Tillman-Kelly, D. L. (2013). Queering masculinity: Manhood and Black gay men in college. Spectrum: A Journal on Black Men, 1(2), 83-110. doi:10.1353/spe.2013.0002
  • Mertz, N. T., Eckman, E., & Strayhorn, T. L. (2012). Entering student affairs: A comparative study of graduate school choice. College Student Affairs Journal, 30(2) 1-14.
  • Strayhorn, T. L. (2012). Exploring the impact of Facebook and MySpace Use on First-Year Students’ sense of belonging and persistence. Journal of College Student Development, 53, 783-796.
  • Strayhorn, T. L, & Mullins, T. G. (2012). Investigating Black gay male undergraduates’ experiences in campus residence halls. The Journal of College and University Student Housing, 39(1), 140-161.
  • Strayhorn, T. L., & McCall, F. C. (2012). Cultural competency of Black Greek-letter organization (BGLO) advisors. Journal of African American Studies, 16, 700-715. doi:10.1007/s12111-011-9169-y
  • Strayhorn, T. L. (2012). Satisfaction and retention among African American men at 2-year community colleges. Community College Journal of Research & Practice, 36(5), 358-375.
  • Strayhorn, T. L. (2011). Singing in a foreign land: An exploratory study of gospel choir participation among African American undergraduates at a predominantly White institution. Journal of College Student Development, 52(2), 137-153.
  • Strayhorn, T. L. (2011). Traits, commitments, and college satisfaction among Black American community college students. Community College Journal of Research & Practice, 35(6), 437-453.
  • Strayhorn, T. L. (2011). Bridging the pipeline: Increasing underrepresented students’ preparation for college through a summer bridge program. American Behavioral Scientist, 55(2), 142-159.