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Terri L. Schreiber




Terri L. Schreiber is a doctoral student at the University of Colorado Denver’s School of Public Affairs (SPA). To gain first-hand knowledge of citizen engagement and the legislative policy process, Terri is an attendee of the Colorado Capitol Conference (2015), sponsored by Senators G​​ardner and Bennett in Washington D.C., and participant of two, one-year leadership development programs: Leadership Tomorrow and the Colorado Institute for Leadership Training.  To gain deep fundraising and presentation skills, Terri is a former United Way of King County, Microsoft, Loaned Executive helping raise $20 million in six weeks for the community safety net.

Terri is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society and the Rocky Mountain Harvard Club. She is also a former mentor to at-risk girls, and a long-term community volunteer for a wide range of non-profits. This includes being an advocate for the clients of the Domestic Violence, Mental Health, and Housing Units of the Colorado and Tacoma Legal Aid Offices.  She currently volunteers at the Challenge School, an International Baccalaureate school for gifted children in the Cherry Creek School District.

Terri is a graduate of Harvard’s Kennedy School’s Master of Public Administration program and the University of California, Davis’, Graduate School of Management’s Master of Business Administration program. She holds a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree in World Political Economy from the University of Colorado, Denver.

Without question, her greatest achievement is being the proud mother of her daughter, Sophia.​


With a background in both the private, public, and non-profit sectors, Terri’s research resides at the intersection of public administration and management, and leadership theories. She studies a variety of methodological approaches including qualitative, quantitative and mixed method content analysis.  Since beginning the doctoral program, Terri has performed research and applied analytical methods to a range of studies, including consulting work for the Department of Defense.  Her research topics include gender issues in criminal justice, the Global War on Terror (GWOT), and currently, the causes of growth and shrinking of the United States middle class.


Dodge, Mary and Schreiber, Terri L. 2009.  “The Challenges of Policing the Mentally Ill: An Exploration of Gendered and Ungendered Perspectives.”  In Women's Mental Health Issues Across the Criminal Justice System edited by Rosemary L. Gido and Lannette Dalley, Pearson Higher Ed. | Physical Address: 1380 Lawrence St., Ste. 500  Denver, CO  80204 | Mailing Address: University of Colorado Denver, SPA, Campus Box 142, P.O. Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364 | ph: 303.315.2228 | fax: 303.315.2229 | SPA Website Feedback

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