Terrolyn P. Carter, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Sociology and Social Work

College of Arts & Sciences







Dr. Terrolyn P. Carter is an associate professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology and Social Work at NCAT and Coordinator of the Sociology Program. Her current research interests lie in the area of educational outcomes among African Americans, civic and political engagement, and emerging adulthood. Dr. Carter teaches undergraduate courses in social statistics, research methods, and demography.  She also teaches an experiential-learning course on community, which engages students in neighborhoods, schools, and other civic entities across northeast Greensboro, NC. Prior to joining the faculty at N C A & T, Dr. Carter was the Program Director of the NSF-funded Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) and Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Programs at Howard University. She also served as co-principal investigator of a project from the U.S. Department of Education to develop faculty and student learning communities at four HBCUs to enhance academic achievement of African American students in the STEM fields. Dr. Carter has publications on educational outcomes, civic and social engagement, and STEM education. In addition, she currently serves as founding board member of the Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood. She received her undergraduate degree from Xavier University of Louisiana and both her Master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Missouri.