Barbara Terry, Ph.D.

Barbara Terry, Ph.D.

Barbara Terry

Investigator, Juniper Gardens Children's Project,
Director of Community Relations,
Juniper Gardens Children's Project

Assistant Research Professor, Life Span Institute ,

B.S.E., Elementary Education, Emporia Kansas State Teacher College, 1969
M.S., Special Education, University of Kansas, 1974
Ph.D., Human Development, University of Kansas, 1982

Contact Information


Life Span Institute
Juniper Gardens Children's Project
444 Minnesota Avenue, Suite 300
Kansas City, KS 66101-2800

913-321-3143, ext. 2616

Research Interests

  • Professional development training for early childhood educators and paraprofessionals
  • Strategies for developing early language and literacy skills
  • Peer tutoring strategies for pre-school and early elementary students
  • Academic intervention strategies and program monitoring


Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Research with Minority Handicapped Children, Juniper Gardens Children's Project, Kansas City, KS, 1985-1987.

Kansas State Department of Education, Guidelines for Training, Utilization, and Supervision of Special Education Paraprofessionals Committee, Topeka, KS, 1978.

Emporia State University Alumni Association Board of Directors, May, 1991-May,1994.

Women of the Year, American Business Women's Association, 1997, 1998, & 2001, & 2006.

Director of Juniper Gardens Children’s Project Community Relations (2006 to present). 

Children’s Campus of Kansas City building liaison and coordinator, July 17, 2013 to present. 

35 year service pin and desk clock from the State of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (May 7, 2014).

TIBIT (The Institute of Black Inventions & Technology) Board Member/Secretary (2015 - 2017).

TIBIT Board President (January, 2018 to the present).


Arreaga-Mayer, C., Terry, B., & Greenwood, C. R. (1998). ClassWide Peer Tutoring. In K. Topping & S. Ehly (Eds.). Peer assisted learning. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
Madrid, D., Terry, B., Greenwood, C., Wahley, M., & Webber, N. (1998). Active vs. Passive Pee Tutoring: Teaching Spelling to At-Risk Students. Journal of Research and Development In Education, (31), 236- 243.

Arreaga-Mayer, C., & Terry, B. (1998). ClassWide Peer Tutoring for math facts: Teacher's Manual. Kansas City, KS: Juniper Gardens Children's Project, Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies, University of Kansas.

Carta, J. J., Estes, J., Schiefelbusch, J., & Terry B. (2000) Skills for Learning Independent in Developmentally Appropriate Environments. Teacher's Manual. Longmont, CO: Sopris West, publisher.

Terry B., & Arreaga-Mayer, C. (2000). Think, Get Ready, Respond! ClassWide Responsive Teaching to improve basic academic skills. Longmont, CO: Sopris West, publisher

Terry, B. J., Hou Reynolds, L-S., Park, S-H., Greenwood, C. R., & Delquadri, J.  (2002). ClassWide Peer Tutoring: Tools for Beginning Reading. Version 1.0. Kansas City, KS:  Juniper Gardens Children's Project, Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies, University of Kansas. Internet Site Contribution

Terry, B.  (2003, June 24 & 26).  ClassWide Peer Tutoring content writing “expert” for the Special Connections Project funded by the Office of Special Education (OSEP).  It is a project of national significance (CFDA #84.325N), coordinated through the University of Kansas.



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