Dr. Terri Peters became the Dean of the Reap College of Education and Human Development at Marywood University in July 2014. Before coming to Marywood, she worked at Monmouth University from 2001 through June 2014. During her time at Monmouth University, Dr. Peters was an Associate Professor in the Department of Speech Pathology, School Counseling, and Leadership. She also served as Department Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Special Education from 2005 to 2008 and was Associate Dean of the School of Education from 2008 to 2011. Dr. Peters served as the Program Director of Monmouth University's Provisional Teacher Training (alternate route) program from 2002-2009. Prior to Monmouth University, Dr. Peters was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Arkansas State University from 1998-2001. Her first position in higher education was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Studies at SUNY New Paltz (97-98). Dr. Peters received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, with a concentration in Children's Learning and Development, in 1998 from the University at Albany, SUNY.
Dr. Peters has published articles and book chapters on pre-service teachers' and counselors' White racial identity, fostering success for at-risk students and students of color, as well as effective delivery of online instruction. She has also presented her research at various national and international conferences. Dr. Peters has collaborated with educators from several different institutions and is viewed as an expert of research on White racial identity development. She is committed to promoting cultural responsiveness among all students, faculty, and staff.
Dr. Peters brings to Marywood knowledge of accreditation and assessment, as well as experience with designing both traditional and online courses and programs. She also brings experience in fundraising. She is a volunteer for the Foundation Fighting Blindness where she served as the VP of Fundraising for the New York City chapter until June 2014.