Terra L.  Bowen-Reid

Associate Professor


Terra Bowen-Reid

Ph.D.   Personality Psychology, Howard University

M.S.     Community Psychology, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

B.S.      Psychology,  Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Dr. Terra L. Bowen-Reid is a native of Orlando, Florida.  She received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degrees in Community Psychology from Florida A&M University, 1992 and 1995, respectively; and her Ph.D. in Personality Psychology from Howard University in 1998.  Currently, Dr. Bowen-Reid is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Morgan State University; where she also served as the Program Director/ Principal Investigator of the Minority Mental Health Research Scholars Program (MMHRSP) from 1998-2009.   In this capacity, she was funded over $1.2 million by the National Institute of Mental Health - Career Opportunities in Research (NIMH-COR) Educational Training Grant to implement a training program designed to prepare undergraduate minority students for graduate studies.   Under Dr. Bowen-Reid leadership,  92% of the 40 participants matriculated to graduate school; 78% have earned master’s degrees; and another 25% have earned their Ph.D. Dr. Bowen-Reid is clearly committed to the development and training of the next wave of African American researchers. 

Her personal research interests are in the areas African American mental health; racial health disparities; psychological and cardiovascular risk behaviors; cultural health promoting behaviors; and cancer prevention.  She is also a noted expertise in the field of African/Black Psychology in teaching and conducting research that provides an African-centered theoretical framework in understanding the human behaviors of people of African-descent.  She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Black Psychology and a common reviewer for other notable journals.   Dr. Bowen-Reid's most recent publications have appeared in the Handbook of African American Psychology, Journal of Black Psychology, Journal of Pan-African Studies, Journal of Urban Health and the Western Journal of Black Studies.   

Dr. Bowen-Reid has been the recipient of several notable awards, which includes receiving one of the highest alumni award from Florida A&M University, whereby she was enshrined in the Gallery of Distinction in 2011. She was also recognized in 2013 as one of top 20 psychology professors in the state of Maryland. Dr. Bowen-Reid is also actively involved on various University, professional, church and community service committees, including Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.  She is married to Mr. Vincent Reid and the mother of 2 beautiful daughters.

Area of Specialization:   undergraduate research training and development; health disparities; African/Black Psychology

Courses Taught:  Black Psychology, Scientific Methods, Topics in Minority Mental Health, Senior Thesis I & II, Service Learning/Psychology Internship 

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