Bryan Terry, PhD
4-H Youth Development
3014B McCarty Hall D
Phone: (352) 273-3539
Dr. Terry is an assistant professor and state volunteer specialist in the Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences. His appointments are extension (70%) and research (30%).
Dr. Terry received a BS in Economic from the University of Florida, a MBA from Kansas State University and Ph.D. in Extension Administration at the University of Florida.
His research and extension program focuses on the systematic engagement and involvement of volunteers in a nonprofit organization. He provides educational leadership related to volunteer development, education and management for the Florida 4-H program. Additionally he serves as the co-chair of the Volunteer Development and Systems to Support Youth focus team.
Dr. Terry is particularly interested in examining the net benefits of volunteer involvement in a nonprofit setting. This includes identifying elements that increase the value of involving direct and indirect service volunteers and reduce the challenges associated with volunteer involvement. Additionally, he has examined the role of volunteers as possible mediators or moderators of the link between environmental/organizational support, youth involvement in 4-H and youth outcomes. More recently, he has begun to examine the role of volunteer satisfaction as possible mediators or moderators of the link between the benefits a volunteer receives from their service, the leadership of the volunteer administrator, climate of a nonprofit organization and intention to remain a volunteer.
Dr. Terry is currently principal investigator for a Office of Juvenile Justice grant and has received over $150,000 in grant funds and authored numerous publications that support Extension volunteer programming in Florida.