Dr. Lavern Terrell, Associate Professor, earned a Bachelor of Music with an emphasis in education from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama; a Master of Arts in education with an emphasis in human development and learning/counseling from Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia and a Doctor of Education with an emphasis in educational leadership from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee. Dr. Terrell has lived in various regions of the country and has taught a variety of students including: “Air Force kids” in upstate New York, first generation college students in Appalachia, and at a historically black college/university in west Tennessee, and poor urban students in Atlanta, Georgia, and Memphis, Tennessee. Her experiences with a variety of students have given her insights into diversity and multicultural education which she is able to share with her students here at CBU. Dr. Terrell teaches courses in diversity and multicultural education and research in the graduate program in the Department of Education.