Dr. Krista Terry
Associate professor of instructional design and technology
Department of Leadership and Educational Studies
Academic Affairs Faculty Fellow
University of North Carolina System’s Division of Academic Affairs
“Dr. Terry is very involved in innovations for program development in using technology to engage learners in the learning process. She is currently using cutting-edge technologies and strategies and is leading in some College (Reich College of Education) and campus initiatives to develop new models.”
Dr. Melba Spooner, dean of Appalachian’s Reich College of Education
BOONE, N.C. — Dr. Krista Terry, associate professor of instructional design and technology in the Department of Leadership and Educational Studies at Appalachian State University, has been named a Faculty Fellow in the University of North Carolina System’s Division of Academic Affairs. The fellowship period began Jan. 1 and continues to Dec. 31, 2018.
During her fellowship, Terry, who teaches in Appalachian’s Reich College of Education, will focus on collaborating with multiple stakeholders in the UNC System to design, develop and deliver a competency-based online learning program focused on learning design and instructional innovation.
This is the third year of the Academic Affairs Faculty Fellowship Program, the purpose of which is to engage interested faculty members in academic affairs issues and mentored learning opportunities, and to recruit committed faculty with expertise that can help promote the effectiveness of the UNC System and its constituent institutions.
About Dr. Krista Terry
Terry holds a doctorate in curriculum and instruction with a concentration in instructional design and technology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), an M.A. in English from Radford University and a dual B.A. in English and communications arts and sciences from Lyndon State College.
Terry joined Appalachian in 2010 as an assistant professor; she was promoted to associate professor in 2015. She teaches online and hybrid graduate courses in instructional technology and educational media, as well as in higher education.
She has previously held the following positions:
- director of the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning at Radford University;
- adjunct instructor in the Department of Learning Sciences and Technologies, manager of the Educational Technology Lab and instructional designer at Virginia Tech;
- director of instructional design and technology for the College of Education at Troy State University; and
- project manager at Interactive Design and Development in Blacksburg, Virginia.
In addition, she continues to work as an instructional design and online learning consultant for educational institutions and associations, as well as private sector businesses.
Terry is an accomplished speaker and presenter. Since 2005, she has given more than 20 keynote speeches and invited presentations at local, regional and national events and conferences. She is a regular presenter at industry conferences at the state, regional, national and international levels.
Terry has authored several book chapters focused on online learning as well as numerous journal articles. She is the co-author of “Utilizing Virtual and Personal Learning Environments for Optimal Learning” with Appalachian colleague Dr. Amy Cheney, professor in the Department of Leadership and Educational Studies and director of Appalachian’s educational media – instructional technology specialist program.
She is former president of the International Society of Exploring Teaching and Learning (ISETL) and an associate editor of the International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (IJTLHE). Her current professional and research interests are focused on designing effective, evidence-based online learning strategies and methods.
About the Academic Affairs Faculty Fellowship Program
The Academic Affairs Faculty Fellowship Program through the University of North Carolina’s Division of Academic Affairs offers a unique opportunity to become familiar with system, state and national challenges in public higher education. Fellows will assume responsibility for special projects, as well as participate in ongoing activities in the division. The primary goals of the programs are to enhance understanding of the complex landscape of public higher education, as well as the context for system-level decision making; contribute to systemwide activities and initiatives in service to the University’s 17 constituent institutions; and sharpen faculty expertise and extend faculty experience in university administration.
About the Reich College of Education
Appalachian offers one of the largest undergraduate teacher preparation programs in North Carolina, graduating about 500 teachers a year. The Reich College of Education enrolls approximately 2,400 students in its bachelor's, master's, education specialist and doctoral degree programs. With so many teacher education graduates working in the state, there is at least one RCOE graduate teaching in every county in North Carolina.
About Appalachian State University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.