Terri has over 16 years of teaching, research and program management experience in higher education. She began her professional career as a consultant in the chemicals industry at one of the “Big Five” IT & management consulting firms, Accenture, Ltd. After returning to academia in 2004, she taught first-year chemistry and calculus courses and directed academic achievement and co-curricular programs. Over the course of her career, she has provided underrepresented and low-income students in STEM disciplines with targeted academic advising, academic enrichment and undergraduate research opportunities. Terri earned a BA degree in chemistry from Hampton University and doctorate in Organometallic Chemistry from the University of South Carolina. She has served on the advisory boards of the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum in Maryland, Women in Maryland Higher Education (WIMHE) and, currently, STEM Generation, Inc. Terri was selected to receive a travel award to attend the American Council on Education’s Aspiring Spectrum Leaders Program (2015). As the assistant dean for access, inclusion and student programs, she often collaborates with CEAS associate/assistant deans and diversity-affiliated associate deans across campus.
Terri has oversight of the following units within the Dean’s office:
- Enrollment Management
- BOLD Center
- Student Professional Programs
- Community College STEM Initiatives
- Inclusive Culture