Terah Chambers

Professor - College of Education

Dr. Terah T. Venzant Chambers is a professor of K-12 Educational Administration and Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the MSU College of Education. Her research interests include post-Brown K-12 education policy and urban education leadership.  Specifically, she is interested in the ways within-school segregative policies influence African American students’ academic achievement and school engagement, as well as the price of school success for high-achieving students of color (racial opportunity cost). Terah is past president of the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA). She previously served as a Congressional Fellow with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) with placements in the Office of Rep. Diane E. Watson (retired) and the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education. Dr. Chambers also serves as the president of the East Lansing School Board and is committed to fostering meaningful partnerships among researchers, policymakers and educators.

Terah Chambers is Rene Crespin's mentor.