Faculty Profiles

Terry Osborn


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Email: terryosborn@usf.edu
Phone: 941-359-4282
Office Location: USF Sarasota-Manatee campus, SMC C-251
Curriculum Vitae

Terry A. Osborn, PhD is a Professor of Education at the University of South Florida. He taught secondary German for six years in Georgia and Florida prior to entering higher education. Osborn served twice as Interim Chancellor and as Vice Chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus. Osborn was previously Dean of the College of Education and held administrative roles on the faculties of Fordham University, Queens College of City University of New York and the University of Connecticut. As Dean at USF, he led the formation of USF Sarasota-Manatee's Center for Partnerships for Arts-Integrated Teaching (PAInT) and led the center to receive a legislatively mandated statewide mission.

He is an academic authority in applied linguistics and critical pedagogy. Osborn researches and publishes in the areas of foreign/world language education, interdisciplinary education, and critical pedagogy. Osborn's research has received a number of awards, including the American Educational Studies Association's Critic's Choice Award for his book, Critical Reflection and the Foreign Language Classroom. Osborn was also awarded the Stephen Freeman Award by the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages for the best published article on foreign language teaching techniques.

Recent Presentations

Osborn, T. (2021). Foreignness and decolonization: On teaching world languages for social justice, University of Connecticut Decolonizing Area Studies Towards Intercultural Citizenship and Social Justice. Department of Literatures, Cultures and Languages, February 16.

Osborn, T. (2021). And what is a social justice approach exactly? Rice University’s After COVID: Language, Diversity, and Social Justice. Center for Languages and Intercultural Communication, June 18 – 19.