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​Tera Mcintosh, Ph.D.

Tera McIntosh splits her time between the two cities of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Columbus, Ohio. When she is in Pittsburgh, she is a co-founder of the Pittsburgh Poetry Collective - the city’s only spoken word organization for youth and adults. She is also co-founder of Project Coffeehouse, a nonprofit that launches coffee shops in emerging areas whose revenue is redirected back into the immediate community, and works in various other communities conducting community/organizational development. During the other half of the week she is Affiliate Faculty at Antioch University where she teaches in the Online Leadership and Management Department, a co-founder of Gay For Good, a volunteer/service based National nonprofit, and a Program Officer for the Ohio Hispanic Coalition.

Tera received her Ph.D. from Antioch University in Leadership and Change and as such, most of her doctoral work focuses on building a better community in which to live, work, and play. She has published works in the OhioLink Database as well as the White Paper Series of the Interdependence Network. Tera is also a nationally ranked slam poet representing the City of Pittsburgh in 2012 in Charlotte, NC, 2013 in Boston Massachusetts, 2015 in Oakland, CA, and 2016 in Brooklyn, New York. Her works can be found in the Steer Queer Zine, as well as the Penhead Press Literary Journal.

Tera McIntosh received her B.S. from Slippery Rock University in Recreation Therapy and her M.S. from Carlow University in Nonprofit Management. She sits on the Board of Directors for Angry Capitalist Ventures, a social entrepreneurship nonprofit out of Cincinnati, OH, and was recently named "Top 5 LGBT Professionals making a better Community" by Quorum Magazine.

Prior to her current appointments at Atlantic and Antioch University, Tera taught for the Center of Lifelong Learning and Development at Slippery Rock University along with guest teaching roles at Carnegie Mellon’s Osher School of Learning, and Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Gangs, Drugs and Violence Program.