Author Profile

Terianne Sousa | Director of Education Services and Student Retention, Blackboard

Current Position and Past Experience
Terianne is a student retention specialist, with more than 15 years of experience in education and higher education management in the areas of academic advising, faculty evaluation, career services and online teaching. She has experience with implementing a broad set of student success programs through her work with schools and institutions serving traditional and non-traditional students.

Prior to joining Blackboard, Terianne served as Director of Faculty Evaluation at Strayer University. There she led a faculty evaluation program to ensure teaching met university standards and she oversaw the implementation of an academic advising program which resulted in improved overall retention of the online student community. Before Strayer, Terianne taught elementary school in Miami and Washington, DC.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Terianne received her Bachelor’s degree in education and Spanish from the University of Miami. She also graduated with honors from the University of Miami School of Law.

Personal Details and Community Involvement
Sousa is a member of the Florida Bar, fluent in Spanish and certified to teach in Florida and Washington DC.