In Summer of 2021, Adler University recognized Dr. DeLinda Terry as the recipient of the Faculty Excellence Award. Dr. Terry, a faculty member for Adler’s Industrial and Organizational Psychology program, received this award for her continued commitment to students and consistently making herself available, providing students with clear examples in which they may improve.
Dr. Terry teaches both masters level and doctoral level courses to students within the Industrial and Organizational Psychology program. She is an online-only, adjunct professor who taught two courses titled “Adlerian Theory of Socially Responsible Practice” and “Advanced Group Dynamics” in Summer 2021. The Industrial and Organizational Psychology program focuses on making improvements within organizations by focusing on the psychology of its people. The program aims to use psychological principles in making improvements to the workplace including organization effectiveness, job satisfaction, and organizational commitment. Dr. Terry is known for providing her students with real-world, relevant examples in her courses. She serves as a dedicated mentor to her masters and doctoral level students and always provides feedback in a balanced and positive tone.
The Faculty Excellence Award is given annually to recognize and celebrate exceptional efforts by faculty. Dr. Donna DiMatteo-Gibson, Program Director for Doctor of Industrial and Organizational Psychology nominated Dr. Terry for the award.
“One of the reasons why she is so fabulous is that she has the ability to teach a number of different courses for us, and she dives right in and does it successfully no matter what the content is and it if its new for her,” says Dr. DiMatteo-Gibson. DiMatteo-Gibson goes on to say Dr. Terry is consistently flexible and receives strong evaluations from her students.
Congratulations to Dr. DeLinda Terry on receiving the Faculty Excellence Award for Summer 2021. Adler University knows the success of our students is reflective of our incredible faculty and staff that strive to advance student engagement and social justice.