Terry Piper, PhD

Dean

PhD in Linguistics, University of Alberta
MA in English, University of New Hampshire
BA in English, University of New Hampshire
tpiper@barry.edu
305-899-3649

After more than three decades working in higher education in Canada, Terry Piper returned to the US as Dean of ADSOE in August, 2006. After earning her BA and MA in English from the University of New Hampshire and teaching high school in the same state, Dr. Piper moved to Canada to pursue her doctorate in linguistics at the University of Alberta.   She held positions in several Canadian universities including the University of British Columbia, Saint Mary's University, Memorial University, and York University. She has been a Dean of three schools of education and served as Vice-President Academic and, later, President and CEO of the BC Open University.

Her academic area is first and second language learning. Dr. Piper has written eleven books including four editions of Language and Learning: The Home and School Years (Prentice - Hall, 2006), Making Meaning, Making Sense:  Children’s Early Language Learning (Bridgepoint, 2012), and a trilogy of fiction.  When she has some spare time, she will happily report on what she does with it.

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