Terah Venzant Chambers is a professor of K-12 educational administration and Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the MSU College of Education. Her research interests include post-Brown K-12 education policy and urban education leadership. Specifically, she is interested in the ways within-school segregative policies influence African American students’ academic achievement and school engagement, as well as the price of school success for high-achieving students of color (racial opportunity cost). Terah is the immediate-past president of the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA). She has served as associate editor for Educational Administration Quarterly, the Journal of Teacher Education, and the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, published in many of the field’s top journals, and received three separate outstanding reviewer awards from leading journals. She has an expertise in qualitative research methodology, particularly critical approaches to research methods and theory. She previously served as a Congressional Fellow with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) with placements in the Office of Rep. Diane E. Watson (retired) and the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education.
Dr. Chambers is thrilled to be mentored by Dr. Christopher Long in the College of Arts and Letters. Terah is most eager to spend her time in the AAN Fellows program learning about becoming an effective and authentic leader, which makes Dr. Long a wonderful match. Terah looks forward to learning with her peers in the AAN Leadership Fellowship program and hopes to apply what she learns in service to the MSU community.