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An Ohio State University professor will address “Black History Month and Student Success” at Alabama A&M University on Wednesday, February 1, the first scheduled event for AAMU’s Black History Month activities.


Chemistry.jpgDr. Terrell Strayhorn, professor and director of the Center for Higher Education

Enterprise (CHEE) at The Ohio State University, will address the campus community and public in the Knight Center at 11:30 a.m.  A noted student success scholar, public speaker and writer, Strayhorn has authored 10 books, over 60 book chapters, and more than 150 journal articles and conference papers, and many other scholarly publications.


Moreover, Strayhorn has presented over 300 keynotes and invited lectures across the globe. Dr. Strayhorn maintains an active and highly visible research agenda focusing on major policy issues in education: student access and achievement; issues of race, equity and diversity; impact of college on students, and student learning and development.


Strayhorn received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia (UVA), a master’s degree in educational policy from the Curry School of Education at UVA, and the Ph.D. degree in higher education from Virginia Tech.


He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and a native of Virginia Beach, Va.   Known for using the hashtag #DoGoodWork on social media, Strayhorn was named one of the country’s top diversity scholars by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education in 2011, one of Business First’s “Top 40 under 40,” one of the “Top 20 to Know in Education,” and became the youngest full professor in Ohio State’s history in 2014.


Prior to Ohio State, Strayhorn was Special Assistant to the Provost at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and Research Associate at the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) in Washington, DC.


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