Dr. Terry Husband is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. He received his Bachelors of Science in elementary education from Cleveland State University. Shortly after, he received a Masters of Arts in Early and Middle Childhood Education from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. He served as a first and second grade teacher for 11 years in Columbus City Schools while pursuing his Ph.D. at The Ohio State University. He completed his Ph.D. in 2008 and worked as a Visiting Lecturer at The Ohio State University and Ohio Dominican College.
Currently, he is a Professor of Early Childhood and Elementary Literacy at Illinois State University in Normal, IL. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses related to literacy strategies and assessment, student diversity in K-12 settings, and critical issues in teacher education. He continues to serve in this capacity while presenting at national conferences such as American Education Research Association (AERA), Midwest Education Research Association (MWERA), Association of Teacher Educators (ATE), National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers (ALER) and Literacy Research Association (LRA). He has published several scholarly works related to early childhood literacy, reading development in African American boys, and anti-racist education. He has also published the following books: