A 1966 graduate of The Citadel, Dr. Terry Berkeley has been a professor of Early Childhood Education at Towson University for 16 years. After earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from The Citadel, he received a Master of Arts in Early Childhood Special Education from the University of North Carolina. In addition, he received his doctorate in Administration, Planning and Social Policy from Harvard University's Graduate School of Education.
In September, 2011, he was inducted into the School of Education's Walk of Fame at The Citadel.
During the past 30 years, he has been a university professor, a researcher, a consultant for several governmental and non-governmental organizations, an advocate for children and families in several states and state legislatures and an advisor to Congress and ministries of education in several countries. Especially noteworthy is his participation on the National Education Goals Panel in the Executive Office of the President of the United States.
For 12 of the past 16 years at Towson University, he served as chairman of the largest Department of Early Childhood Education in the nation with more than 500 undergraduate majors and more than 300 graduate students. As the department chair, he directs a staff of 20 full-time faculty and more than 30 adjunct or part-time faculty.
He is currently the senior faculty member in the department and serves as Towson University's chairman of the Intercollegiate Athletics Committee. He remains active on numerous initiatives both within and beyond the university.
Over his illustrious academic career, Dr. Berkeley has received grants totaling $4.2 million, co-edited seven books, written numerous chapters and journal articles, and presented at national and international conferences. In addition, he serves as co-editor of the "Rural Special Education Quarterly" and has held offices in several professional organizations.
Dr. Berkeley's areas of interest and expertise include infant development, early childhood education, special education, early intervention, professional development, school partnerships, rural and international education and human service, program development and evaluation, policy analysis and the development of a language of ethic in education and human services.
A member of the cross country and swimming teams at The Citadel, he was an All-Southern Conference swimmer for the Bulldogs.
In addition to serving as the Chair of the IAC, he is a member of Towson University's Compliance Committee and serves as the Faculty Fellow for the Tiger golf teams and the football squad.
His daughter, Anna, is a 2004 graduate of Towson University who earned her Master's degree in Social Work from the University of North Carolina. She is currently an Inclusion Consultant and Trainer in Durham, N.C. During her undergraduate years, she worked with the Athletics Media Relations Office as a student assistant with the baseball, volleyball and basketball teams.