Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs in Education
Troy M. Terry, Executive Director of Graduate and Evening Studies, came to Furman in July 2005. His entire career spans a gamut of educational experiences including teaching high school English and Drama, and serving as a middle school assistant principal and an elementary principal. Dr. Terry is a literacy, service-learning, and project-based learning advocate and has presented at county, state and regional meetings on project-based learning, public school law, integrated literacy programs in the elementary school, creating an exemplary writing school, service learning, curriculum integration, teaming, reading and writing across the curriculum, grant writing, and humanities-based curriculum. Dr. Terry has authored or edited three publications on curriculum integration: ARISE – Integrating Service Learning into the Curriculum 9-12; ARISE: Service Learning at the Middle Level; and REACH: Integrating the Collaborative Humanities and is currently working on a text on project-based learning. Dr. Terry completed a doctoral dissertation on the 21st Century Learning Grant's after-school programs and how they affect individual student achievement on the SC PACT test in 2004. Dr. Terry's first experience at Furman was serving as an adjunct instructor of service-learning methodology. He has been recognized by a Furman University summa cum laude graduate as a "Master Teacher". Currently, Dr. Terry oversees all phases of the Graduate programs launched in the last three years. His continued research interests include marketing and recruitment of graduate students in a virtual world, public school administration and law, project-based learning in partnership with the Riley Institute at Furman, and Literacy.
- Ph.D., Clemson University
- M.Ed., Clemson University
- B.A., Clemson University
- “Teacher Dismissal on Grounds of Immorality: the times, they are a changin’.” The Clearing House, March/April 2020.
- The Clearing House, May/June 2020 Issue, Special Editor.
- Culclasure, B., Longest, K., & Terry, T. (2019). “Project-based Learning (PjBL) in three Southeastern Public Schools: Academic, Behavioral, and Social-Emotional Outcomes.”
Journal of Problem Based Learning, September 2019
- “Evaluation of Project-based Learning in SC Schools” (2017). Co-investigator,
The Riley Institute at Furman University, funded by Transform SC,
- "Blocking the Bullies: Has SC's Safe School Climate Act made public schools safer?" The ClearingHouse, 83: 96-100, 2010
- The Effects of a 21st Century Community Learning Grant on Student Achievement – Dissertation, Clemson University, 2004, published as a chapbook, VDM 2006 (ISBN:978-3-639-32727-4)
- ARISE – Integrating Service Learning into the Curriculum 9-12, published through a grant from the SC Department of Education through the Corporation for National Service, 1996
- ARISE: Service Learning at the Middle Level, published through a grant from the SC Department of Education through the Corporation for National Service, 1995
- REACH: Integrating the Collaborative Humanities, in partnership with the SC Department of Education and the Kellogg Foundation, 1993