Entrepreneurship, Scholarship & Belonging: Conversation with a Public Intellectual
Dr. Terrell Strayhorn, President & CEO of Do Good Work Educational Consulting that provides strategic planning, enrollment/retention solutions, and research/technical assistance to schools, colleges, and businesses across the nation joins Enterprise Radio.
Listento hostEric Dye& guest Dr. Terrell Strayhorn discuss the following:
- Your company’s mission is “to conduct and harness the power of academic research to identify and share proven solutions, promising practices, and transformative innovations to driving student success.” How many clients or institutions do you work with each year? And what specific services do you provide?
- One of your areas of expertise is student success but more generally human flourishing and belonging in living/learning contexts. What does your research say about belonging and why its important?
- Your recent article highlights the important role that belonging plays in today’s workplace. What’s your advice to chief executives, HR Professionals, and others about “how to” foster belonging for staff? And, how does this relate to your own leadership?
- So, you’re a professor, public intellectual, writer, and entrepreneur. What we hear from CEOs is it’s a mix of ups and downs, successes and failures. What hurdles have you faced and how did you overcome them?
Dr. Terrell Strayhorn is Professor of Urban Education at LeMoyne-Owen College, where he previously served as Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs and Chief Academic Officer. He also serves as research professor at Walden University and President of Do Good Work Consulting Group.
Author of 10 books and over 200 refereed journal articles, book chapters, and scientific abstracts, Strayhorn is an internationally-recognized expert on (in)equity in higher education, positive psychosocial behaviors, and college student success. He has lectured and keynoted at conferences and academic events around the world.
His current work uses quasi-experimental and survey methods to examine sense of belonging in education, social, and work settings. Strayhorn is a leading intellectual voice in education and contributor forCharlotte Observer, The Tennessean, Diverse Issues,and more.
He is Past-Chair of the Research Focus on Black Education (RFBE) within the American Educational Research Association, the world’s largest education society and serves on several editorial and non-profit boards. Dr. Strayhorn earned a PhD in Higher Education from Virginia Tech and both masters and bachelors degrees from the University of Virginia. He is a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
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