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Dr. Terri Moore-Brown

Dr. Terri Moore Brown


Dr. Terri Moore Brown serves as a Professor of the School of Social Work at Fayetteville State University. Her academic and professional preparation focuses on mental health, children, and families with an emphasis on military social work, leadership and student mentorship. She has given numerous presentations in these areas. Dr. Brown received her Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration from North Carolina State University and her Master's degree in Social Work from East Carolina University. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work and Sociology with a minor in Business Administration from Methodist College. In 2006, Dr. Brown completed the Harvard University Management Development Program.

  Dr. Brown has over twenty-five years of university leadership, teaching, and social work experience. She served as Chair of the Department of Social Work followed by serving as the Interim Associate Dean for the School of Social Work at Fayetteville State University. In addition, Dr. Brown served as Social Work Program Director, and Chair of the Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice Department at Methodist College. She also served as Coordinator of Field Instruction at both Methodist College and Campbell University. Dr. Brown has been the principal or co-principal investigator on several federal, state and private foundation grants.   Her professional experiences began as a child care counselor at Cumberland Hospital followed by serving as a school social worker in the Cumberland County School System. Dr. Brown served as a child protective service social worker where she conducted investigations and provided treatment in department of social services located in Fayetteville, N.C., and in Raleigh, N.C. In addition, she was a clinical social worker with the Behavioral Medicine Center in Fayetteville, N.C.


  • Ed.D., North Carolina State University
  • MSW, East Carolina University
  • B.A., Methodist College

  • SWRK 220 - Introduction to Social Work
  • SWRK 330 - Human Behavior and the Social Environment
  • SWRK 340 - Social Welfare Policy and Services
  • SWRK 410 - Social Work Practice
  • SWRK 425 - Social Work with Families
  • SWRK 510 - Social Welfare Policy and Services
  • SWRK 520 - Human Behavior and the Social Environment
  • SWRK 625 - Social Work with Chemically Dependent Families
  • SWRK 626 - Substance Abuse Intervention 
  • SWRK 630 - Assessment of Mental Disorder 
  • SWRK 640 -Professional Writing in Social Work Practice 
Research Interests
  • Cultural Diversity 
  • Child Welfare
  • Social Work Administration
  • Student Mentoring within Undergraduate & Graduate Social Work Programs 
  • Leadership Roles in the Social Work Profession 
  • Higher Education Administration 
  • Gender Issues 
  • Mental Health 
  • Health Care Issues
  • Brown, T.M., Marquez, M., Perkins, G., & Kennedy, D.  (2015). The value of a social work degree: Social service agency directors' views. Journal of Sociology & Social Work, 3(2), 1-6.
  • Perkins, G., & Brown, T. M. (2014) Parallels and convergence of social engagement by social workers and the African American Church. Journal of Social Work & Social Thought, 2(2).
  • Marquez, M., Brown, T. & Perkins, G., Woods, T., & Dilday, C. (2014). A call for military-centric social work, Journal of Social Work & Social Thought, 2(4), 253-262.
  • Brown, T. M. (2012). Needs assessment of clergy & congregations serving military families. Journal of Social Work Religion and Spirituality, 31(4), 348-371.
  • Brown, T. M., & Freeman, D. (2010). Distance education: A university's pioneering master of social work program partnership with the Army. Planning in Higher Education, 38(4), 35-43.
  • Brown, T. M. (2008). Interested in leadership? Tips for positioning yourself for leadership roles. The New Social Worker, 15(3).
  • Brown, T. M., Dilday, C., Johnson, O., Jackson, D., Brown, D. (2008). Student mentorship in social work education. Sociation Today 6(2).
  • Brown, T. M.  (2008). PREP for social service agency leadership.  In L. Ginsberg, Leadership and Management in Social Work Practice and Education. Alexandria, VA: Council on Social Work Education.
  • Brown, T. M., & Sims, B. R. (2006). Office assistants and department chairs working together. The Department Chair, 16(3), 23-25.
  • Brown, T. M. (May 2005). Mentorship and the female college president. Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 52(9-10), 659-666.
Professional Memberships
  • Phi Alpha Honor Society