Clarence Terry Sr.

Clarence Terry Sr.

Clarence "La Mont" Terry Sr. is an assistant professor of education at Occidental College and the Associate Director of the UCLA Black Male Institute in Los Angeles. A former mathematics teacher and coach, his research focuses on the creation of critical race "counterspaces" as an alternative environment for the mathematics education of high school-aged Black males. In these spaces, Terry explores the impact of critical literacies on the formation of Black males' racial and mathematics identities, as well as their social agency. He also works with K–12 educators developing socially just and anti-racist pedagogies in school communities across urban Los Angeles and Southern California. Terry received an A.B. and M.A.T. (both in mathematics) from Occidental College and a Ph.D. in education (emphasis in urban schooling and mathematics education) from the University of California, Los Angeles.