Terri Massie-Burrell, PhD

Director, Student Disability Services

Dr. Terri Massie-Burrell is the Director of Student Disability Services at Johns Hopkins University, Homewood Campus. Her position provides oversight for the day-to-day operations of the office and ensures that accommodations are developed and appropriately implemented. Another essential part of her role, is building needed connections with faculty, teaching assistants, and staff to support students in and outside of the classroom. Dr. Massie-Burrell brings over 25 years of experience in higher education at a variety of institutional types serving as a leader in student success and retention. She has held positions as both administrator and faculty member to help college students achieve their ideal academic and career goals.

Dr. Massie-Burrell is a native Marylander. Interestingly, JHU School of Education’s building on North Charles Street was formerly Seton High School, her alma mater. She earned her Bachelor’s degree at Howard University in Washington, D.C. and a graduate degree at Johns Hopkins in Human Resources, which now is the Carey Business School. Returning to campus as an employee at the institution that she attended as a graduate student has been amazing.

She earned her Ph.D. at the University of Maryland, College Park in Counseling and Personnel Services with a Concentration in Disability Issues. Dr. Massie-Burrell’s research interests include the intersection of race, gender and disability. She presents at local, regional and national conferences. As a committed servant leader, Dr. Massie-Burrell is a member of the Greenspring Montessori Board of Trustees and previously served as Chair of the Maryland State Rehabilitation Council, a gubernatorial appointment with a focus on ensuring the legislature attends to employment matters for persons with disabilities.