Associate Professor of Language and Literacy
Office: Classroom Building 107B
B.U.S. (American Studies), University of New Mexico
M.A. (English), Marquette University
M.A. (Reading Education), Cardinal Stritch College
Ed.D., Harvard University
Terry Meier is an associate professor in the Language and Literacy Department. She has been a faculty member at Wheelock since 1993 and has taught courses both in the Language and Literacy Department and in the Elementary Education Department.
For 10 years, she taught in the Wheelock Urban Teachers Program and has also taught in the South Carolina Program. Currently, she teaches courses in language and culture (undergraduate and graduate), multicultural children's literature (undergraduate and graduate) and African American Children's Literature (graduate).
Her research and scholarly interests include African American language, culture, and literacy; urban school achievement; multicultural children's literature; and children's identity development. She also does professional development work in Boston Public Schools.
She is the recent author of Black Communications and Learning to Read: Building on Children's Linguistic and Cultural Strengths (Lawrence Erlbaum, 2008) as well as the author of numerous articles on African American language and education.