Dr. Terry W. Mullins is a graduate of James Madison University with a Bachelor of Arts degree Social Studies Education. He received his Master of Science degree in History from Radford University and completed his Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction at Virginia Tech. He has also completed Advanced Placement training for United States Government at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Mullins also completed the Applying Quality Matters Rubric training. Quality Matters is a program designed to evaluate and improve the quality of online courses.
Dr. Mullins taught history and government for 30 years in Bland County and Tazewell County. He is now a Professor of Education at Concord University in Athens, West Virginia where he has been since 2007. Dr. Mullins is also a founding member and former president of the Tazewell County Historical Society, former member of the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center Board of Trustees in Abingdon, Virginia, representative on the Virginia Council for the Social Studies, member of the Board of Directors of the Melungeon Heritage Association, a member of the Board of Directors of the Crooked Road Heritage Music Trail, and a member and vice chair of the Tazewell County Tourism Committee. He is also an elected member of the Tazewell, Virginia Town Council, where he now serves as Vice Mayor and chair of the Tazewell Train Station Restoration Committee.
In addition, Mullins has published several articles and has presented programs related to education, teacher education programs, the Melungeon people, cultural diversity, Virginia history, coalfield history, and Tazewell County history to a wide variety of audiences and organizations. In addition to the Pisgah UMC history, Two Centuries of Faith, Dr. Mullins has authored or co-authored several additional books including Bishop, VA-WV, a Coalfield Community and its School; Images of America: Tazewell County; Images of America:
Tazewell, Virginia; Images of America, Burke’s Garden; Images of America, Jewell Ridge; Images of America, Bluefield, Virginia; Hidden Histories of Tazewell County, Virginia; Melungeons Out of the Dungeon and the Cove at Maiden Spring, Tannersville in Freestone Valley, Cedar Bluff, Historic Mill Town on the Clinch, Big Creek High School, 1931-2010 and Ramey, a Southwest Virginia Success Story. Courses: United States History I and United States History II.