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Richardson, Terrell

Terrell Richardson

PhD Student

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Areas of Interest and Expertise

  • First-Generation College Students
  • Higher Education Leadership
  • Mental Health
  • Models of Success for Black Men in Higher Education


  • BSW, Livingstone College
  • Master of Education in Student Affairs, UNC Greensboro
  • MSW, Joint Master of Social Work Program (JMSW), North Carolina A&T State University and UNC Greensboro


Terrell (He/him) has worked extensively with college students and the unsheltered population. Under the guidance of a faculty member, Terrell conceptualized and completed a qualitative study that investigated the mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on student leaders attending Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to guide University administrators on supporting student leaders during a pandemic or civil unrest. During his second year in the JMSW program,  Terrell facilitated a training on culturally informed suicide prevention and interventions for young adults of color for NASW-NC Guilford County.

Terrell has experience in providing clinical services to college students, advising students, assisting the unhoused community with obtaining stable housing, and helping low-income families apply for public assistance. Terrell’s research focus is college-enrolled Black men.