BiographyDR. TERRY W. MULLINS
Terry Wayne Mullins, a native and life-long resident of Tazewell, Virginia, was born in Bluefield, West Virginia. After graduating from Tazewell High School, he attended Southwest Virginia Community College before graduating from James Madison University in 1976. He received his Master of Science degree from Radford University in 1978 and his Doctorate in Education in 1996 from Virginia Tech.
He is currently a Professor of Education at Concord University in Athens, West Virginia. He previously taught advanced placement government at Tazewell High School, where he also served as department chairman. In addition, he has taught dual enrollment United States History for the Southwest Virginia Education and Training Network to students in 16 school divisions in Southwest Virginia. He also previously taught classes at Rocky Gap High School, Wytheville Community College, Southwest Virginia Community College, the University of Virginia's College at Wise, Bluefield College, Virginia Intermont College and Bluefield State College.
Mullins is also a founding member, former president and of the Tazewell County Historical Society. He is also chairman of the board of trustees of the Pisgah United Methodist Church, of which he authored a bicentennial history published in 1993. He also represents western Virginia on the Virginia Council for the Social Studies. Mullins serves on the Board of Trustees of the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon and is an elected member of the Town Council in Tazewell, Virginia, where he now serves as Vice Mayor.
EducationEd.D. in Education, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (2006)
M.S., Radford University (1978)
B.A., James Madison University (1976)
Mullins is the author of several published articles and has presented programs about the history of the Appalachian region, coalfield history, “how to” sessions concerning local history, the Melungeon people and cultural diversity to a wide variety of audiences and organizations. His doctoral dissertation, Bishop, Virginia-West Virginia, a Tazewell County Coal Community and its School, was published by Overmountain Press in Johnson City, TN and is available through several outlets including the University Libraries, Virginia Tech, the Tazewell County Historical Society. RootsWeb and Amazon.
He has presented at numerous state and regional conferences. In addition, since his arrival at Concord he has presented at the National Professional Development Schools Conference, the National Council for the Social Studies Conference, the E-Learn and Ed Media World Conferences on E-Learning, and the International Society for Technology in Education World Conference (ISTE).