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Dr. Carolyn Terry

Associate Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Carolyn Terry

Dr. Carolyn Terry leads academic programs and initiatives that impact disciplines across Montgomery College. As the administrative liaison to the General Education Committee and Collegewide Curriculum Committees, Dr. Terry ensures that the College's programs are consistent with Maryland Higher Education Commission standards and requirements. She supervises the College's honors programs, including the Montgomery and Renaissance Scholars programs, as well as the Paul Peck Humanities Institute and the Center for Global Education. Dr. Terry provides administrative leadership to several College-wide projects that support faculty members in their work, including the Office of Assessment, the Integrated Studies initiative, production of the academic catalog and calendar, the faculty handbook, and student course evaluations. Dr. Terry also facilitates the leadership of the Institute for Part-time Faculty Engagement and Support.

Prior to her current appointment, Dr. Terry served as the dean of Humanities at Montgomery College's Rockville campus, where she was also the lead dean for the English, World Languages, Philosophy, and Women's and Gender Studies disciplines. She began her career at Montgomery College as a faculty member in the Rockville campus English department, where she served as faculty coordinator of the Rockville Campus Writing and Reading Center, and later as department chair.

Dr. Terry earned a B.A. with high distinction and honors in English from The Pennsylvania State University, where she continued her graduate studies, earning an M.A. with a concentration in composition and rhetoric theory. She earned an Ed.D. in Community College Leadership from Morgan State University, where her dissertation focused on the differences between part-time and full-time faculty assessment of student general education competencies.


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