Terry Neu, Ph.D.
Terry W. Neu, Ph.D. has taught graduate and undergraduate classes since 1996 on both the Fairfield and Griswold campuses.
He taught in the Arkansas public school system at White County Central in Judsonia. He was a secondary science and history teacher for seven years and is also certified in special education and gifted and talented education.
Dr. Neu currently serves as the vice President of the Association for the Education of Gifted Underachieving Students (AEGUS). He has done extensive work with gifted students with disabilities, modifying the classroom environment for these students as well as developing a challenging Dually Differentiated Curriculum (DDC) to meet their unique needs. He has consulted nationally and internationally on teaching strategies for gifted students with disabilities, the gifted with emotional or behavioral disorders, and differentiated instruction. He has also written several articles and chapters on these topics.
Dr. Neu is a certified martial arts instructor with the Villaris Martial Arts Centers. On occasion you can find him hiking, kayaking, bow hunting, or just in the woods practicing Tai Chi. He resides in Storrs, Connecticut.
Degrees and Certifications
- BS at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas
- Master Degree from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Arkansas
- Ph.D. from the Talent Development Program at the University of Connecticut where his research focused on high ability students with disabilities
Research Interests & Grants
Dr. Neu has also worked with several of the Jacob K. Javits educational research grants.
Currently, Dr. Neu is involved in researching student and teacher perceptions of bullying in school and investigating effective programs to bully-proof school age children. He is also very involved in service learning at Sacred Heart University and leads a delegation of undergraduate students to Tierra Blanca, El Salvador each spring. Each year the delegation has a different project to construct from early childhood centers to community centers.
Publications and Presentations
He recently completed “Helping Boys Succeed in School” which is based on his years of experience working with young men in a variety of different settings. This book focuses on educational issues faced by male students and recommends various approaches to differentiate instruction to meet their needs.