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Terrell Strayhorn

Professor, John Glenn Coll Public Affairs
Director of CHEE, Center for Higher Ed
Professor, Department of Educational Studies

Program Area: Higher Education and Student Affairs

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

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Biography

Terrell L. Strayhorn, PhD, is professor of higher education at The Ohio State University (OSU), where he also serves as director of the Center for Higher Education Enterprise (CHEE), senior research associate in the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity and faculty affiliate in the Todd A. Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male and the Criminal Justice Research Center. He has faculty appointments in the John Glenn School of Public Affairs, Department of African American and African Studies, and Education Policy, Engineering Education, and Sexuality Studies programs. He also served as founding director of the Center for Inclusion, Diversity & Academic Success (iDEAS) and Chief Diversity Officer within the OSU College of Education and Human Ecology.Prior to joining the faculty at OSU, Strayhorn served as special assistant to the provost at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and founding director of the UTK Center for Higher Education Research & Policy (CHERP).

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 expertise centers on two major foci: 1) assessing student learning and development outcomes and the ways in which college affects students; and 2) identifying and understanding factors that enable or inhibit the success of historically underrepresented, misrepresented and otherwise vulnerable populations in education. His research has particular accent on issues of race, class and gender and the experiences of racial/ethnic minorities, college men, economically disadvantaged individuals and other marginalized groups in education.

Education

  • PhD, Higher Education - Virginia Tech University
  • CAGS, Race and Social Policy - Virginia Tech University
  • MEd, Educational Policy Studies (Higher Education) - University of Virginia
  • BA, Music and Religious Studies (Sociology) - University of Virginia

Areas of Expertise

  • 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

  • Chair, Research Focus on Black Education Special Interest Group, American Educational Research Association (2015-2017)
  • Chair, Division J Cross-Divisional Collaboration Taskforce, American Educational Research Association (2013-present)
  • Associate Editor, The Journal of Higher Education (2013-2014)
  • 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)
  • Top 25 African American Professors in Ohio, Online Schools Ohio (2013)
  • Diamond Honoree, American College Personnel Association (2014)
  • Outstanding Higher Education Faculty Award, Curry School of Education Foundation, University of Virginia (2014)

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. (2014, October). Access and excellence: A balancing act in public education. Distinguished lecture delivered at the Watson College of Education Public Speaker Series, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, NC.
  • Strayhorn, T.L. (2014, October). Birth to college: Creating a sense of belonging in African American males. Distinguished lecture delivered at the School of Education Excellence in Education Speakers Series, North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC.
  • Strayhorn, T. L. (2014, October). Academic advising, cultural navigators, and student success: Insights from research. Keynote delivered at the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Strayhorn, T. L. (2014, August). Achieving excellence through diversity and inclusion. Keynote delivered at the 2014 National Access, Diversity & Excellence Summit, Association of Public and Land-Grant University, Boston, MA.
  • Strayhorn, T. L. (2014, June). Advancing success for Black Men in College. Keynote delivered at the Education Testing Services and Children’s Defense Fund’s Advancing Success for Black Men in College Symposium, National Press Club, Washington, DC.
  • Strayhorn, T. L. (2014, April). Promoting Excellence among Historically Underrepresented Students: Belonging + Achievement = Success. Keynote delivered at Elaine P. Witty Symposium, Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA.
  • Strayhorn, T. L. (2014, April). Not just another Black male summit. Keynote delivered at Black Male Summit, University of Akron, Akron, OH.
  • Strayhorn, T. L. (2014, April). Rethinking access: Developing multicultural pathways in education. Keynote delivered as the Gail Paradise Kelly Memorial Lecture at Graduate School of Education Student Research Symposium, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY.
  • Strayhorn, T. L. (2014, February). More than money matter$: The role that government and NGOs' play in promoting college access and readiness for low-income urban students. Keynote delivered at the Gulen Institute Conference 2014 at University of Houston, Houston, TX.
  • 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

  • Palmer, R. T., Wood, J. L., Dancy, T. E., & Strayhorn, T. L. (2014). Black male collegians: Increasing access, retention, and persistence in higher education. ASHE Monograph Series. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • 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. 91-100). 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. (2014). Modeling the determinants of college readiness for historically underrepresented students at 4-year colleges and universities: A national investigation. American Behavioral Scientist, 58(8), 972-993.

  • Strayhorn, T. L. (2014). Beyond the model minority myth: Interrogating the experiences of Korean American gay men in college. Journal of College Student Development, 55(6), 586-594.

  • Strayhorn, T. L. & Johnson, R. M. (2014). Black female community college students’ satisfaction: A national regression analysis. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 38(6), 534-550.

  • Strayhorn, T. L. (2014). 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. (2014). 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., Johnson, R. M., & Barrett, B. A. (2013). Investigating the college adjustment and transition experiences of formerly incarcerated Black male collegians at predominantly White institutions. Spectrum: A Journal on Black Men, 2(1), 73-98.
  • Strayhorn, T. L., Glover, S. T., Kitchen, J. A., & Williams, M. S. (2013). 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. (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.