Terence Fitzgerald

Clinical Associate Professor
Contact Information
Location
San Diego
Phone858.675.0167
E-mail
Department of Study 
Children, Youth and Families
Research Interest 
Children & Families
Schools
Social Development/Policy
Education 
PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2002
MEd, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012
MSW, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999
BS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

TERENCE FITZGERALD JR. is a clinical associate professor of social work.

Fitzgerald grew up in Champaign, Illinois, where he graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and earned a bachelor's degree in liberal arts, master's degrees in both school social work and educational leadership, and a doctorate in education policy studies.

For 12 years, Fitzgerald worked at the elementary, middle and high school levels as a school social worker in racially and economically diverse settings in Illinois. He has also worked with social justice grassroots organizations that focus on marginalized children and families. In addition, he has professional experience aligning curriculum of Midwest school districts for the purpose of meeting state and federal requirements. He has utilized his program and curriculum evaluation talents to enable public schools in Illinois to make financial, efficient, ethical, and racially just program and curriculum changes.

Recent examples of his research on racism and sexism can be seen in White Prescriptions?: The Dangerous Social Potential for Ritalin and other Psychotropic Drugs to Harm Black Males (Paradigm Publishing, 2010) and his most recent book, Black Males and Racism: Improving the Schooling and Life Chances of African Americans (Routledge Publishing, 2015).

Selected Publications

Fitzgerald, T. (2015). Black Males and Racism: Improving the Schooling and Life Chances of African Americans. Routledge Publishing.

Fitzgerald, T. (2010). White Prescriptions?: The Dangerous Social Potential for Ritalin and other Psychotropic Drugs to Harm Black Males. Paradigm Publishing.