Jarrett Terry is an assistant dean in the College of Information and Mathematical Sciences at Clayton State University. In this role, he serves the college through student and faculty development, outreach, undergraduate advising, and community partnership development. His current interests include management in higher education with an emphasis on faculty and student development and connecting STEM disciplines with community stakeholders through community-based, applied learning techniques.
Terry has worked in the field of higher education for nearly 10 years. Prior to his current position, he served as an engineering faculty member, coordinator for several outreach programs, leader for student success initiatives, transfer program coordinator, and academic mentor to underrepresented minority programs. Additionally, he has served as a faculty senator, a member of several Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) grant advisory boards, and as a principal investigator of a Georgia Board of Regents sponsored grant. Prior to 2006, Terry worked as an engineer in well-known industries while continuing his education toward a terminal degree in mechanical engineering. Terry keeps his skills sharp by assisting small companies and individuals to solve real engineering problems and bring new ideas to patent at economical rates.
Terry holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees of Science in mechanical engineering from Southern Illinois University and left Northwestern University PhD-ABD in the same discipline. He is a graduate of the executive doctoral program in higher education management at the Institute of Higher Education.
Specialties: Community-targeted academic engagement, STEM outreach and recruitment, minority outreach specifically toward STEM disciplines, predictive analytics for student success, faculty and student development, and academic partnership development.