Kent State’s Department of Residence Services Hosts Presentation on the Impact of Belonging

Terrell Strayhorn, Ph.D., associate professor at the Ohio State University, will speak on the topic “Real Talk About the Impact of Belonging on Diverse College Students’ Success” at Kent State University on Nov. 7.Kent State University’s Department of Residence Services invites members of the Kent State community to attend an on-campus presentation titled “Real Talk About the Impact of Belonging on Diverse College Students’ Success,” featuring presenter Terrell Strayhorn, Ph.D., associate professor in the College of Education and Human Ecology and director of the Center for Inclusion, Diversity and Academic Success (IDEAS) at the Ohio State University. 

Strayhorn will speak at Kent State on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Kent Student Center Governance Chambers.

Strayhorn is a faculty research associate in the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, and senior research associate in the Todd A. Bell National Resource Center for African American Males. He also holds faculty appointments in Ohio State’s departments of African and Africana Studies, Engineering Education, and Sexuality Studies. Strayhorn maintains an active and highly visible research agenda focusing on major policy issues in education: student access and achievement, equity and diversity, impact of college on students, and student learning and development. Specifically, his research and teaching interests center on assessing student learning and development outcomes and how college affects students. He also has research interests in identifying and understanding factors that enable or inhibit the success of historically underrepresented and misrepresented populations in education, with a particular accent on issues of race, class and gender, and how they affect the experiences of racial/ethnic minorities, college men, economically disadvantaged individuals and marginalized groups in postsecondary education.

Strayhorn is sole author or lead editor of seven books/volumes, including Frameworks for Assessing Learning and Development Outcomes (2006), Money Matters: Influence of Financial Aid on Graduate Student Persistence (2006), African American Student Persistence (2008), The Evolving Challenges of Black College Students (2010), College Students Sense of Belonging (2012), Living at the Intersections (2013), and the forthcoming Theoretical Frameworks in College Student Research

He has published more than 80 refereed journal articles, book chapters, scholarly reviews and commissioned reports.  He also has presented more than 150 papers at international and national conferences, including invited keynotes and panel discussions. External grants totaling more than $2 million from agencies such as the U.S. Department of Education, National Science Foundation (NSF) and American College Personnel Association (ACPA) support his research program. 

In preparation for Strayhorn’s visit to Kent State, he recently presented on TedX Talks.

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For more information about the talk at Kent State, contact Charles Holmes-Hope, assistant director for residence education at Kent State, at

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