Mr. Terence F Gilheany

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Administration, History, Religious Studies
Chair, Religious Studies Department, Crew

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BA, Amherst College
EdM, Columbia University
MTS, Harvard Divinity School

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Terence attended St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire and majored in religion at Amherst College, where he graduated magna cum laude and captained the crew.

A graduate of Harvard Divinity School and the Klingenstein Center for Independent School Leadership at Columbia University, Terence first joined St. Andrew's faculty in 1993, and has taught religious studies and history, chaired the Honor Committee, and directed the residential life program and the college counseling office. He is also a member of the Chapel programming team and currently leads an action research project studying students’ academic transition to III Form. He has coached girls varsity cross-country and boys novice crew. During a brief hiatus, Terence served as Associate Director of College Counseling at Middlesex School in Massachusetts, returning to St. Andrew’s in 2005.

Terence won a Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching for 2012 to pursue research on pedagogy in Israel and the Palestinian Territories. He interviewed 30 religion teachers from the full range of religions, backgrounds, and political positions, and published a paper based on this research in the peer-reviewed journal, Religious Education. He actively pursues professional development and academic opportunities. For instance, he attended an NEH institute on Ottoman Culture in Turkey and presented at an international conference on Minorities in the Muslim World. Terence has shared his love of travel and cross-cultural experiences with St. Andrew’s, leading a group of students to Israel and the Palestinian Territories in 2014. He serves on the board of the Middle East Outreach Council.

Terence, his wife Hilary, daughters Hannah and Margaret, and dog Stella live in Noxon House at the end of the pond.