Dr. Terri Tilford

Associate Professor of Counselor Education

Terri Tilford

Dr. Terri Tilford joined the Montreat College faculty in 2018. She is a licensed professional counselor in the states of Michigan and North Carolina. She earned her doctorate in counselor education from Western Michigan University, her master’s in counselor education from Central Michigan University, and bachelor’s in communication from Saginaw Valley State University.

With a deep passion for serving others, Dr. Tilford has served over 25 years as a counselor and teacher. She has served as a licensed professional counselor in various settings in the states of Michigan and North Carolina and as a college professor at Central Michigan University, Western Michigan University, and Spring Arbor University. She also served as a college administrator and college admissions counselor at Grand Rapids Community College.

Dr. Tilford is a faithful servant in the body of Christ. Most of her service work has included support to pastor’s wives, women’s ministry, and youth ministry. She loves people and is committed to serving others, using her spiritual gifts along with her education to help others obtain mental wellness and a clear path to their future. She is a dedicated mother of two adult children: Chaslyn, who is a graduate student studying clinical psychology and Charles III (Tony), an undergraduate student studying business.

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Tillman, Terri. Pathways and LifeMaps: Education and College Planning Curriculum Guide. North Charleston, SC: CreateSpace, 2017.

Tillman, Terri. Chapter in Trina D. Wells, ed., Next Level Shift: Vol 2. North Charleston, SC: CreateSpace, 2017.

Burt, Terri (2008). “A Historical Overview of Education in the U.S., as It Has Impacted African Americans.” In Hostile Corridors: Advocates and Obstacles to Educating Multicultural America. Mason, OH: Thomson Custom Solutions, 2008.