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About Terrell Sledge

Terrell Sledge, M.F.A. is Lecturer of Media and Performing Arts at Sacred Heart University. Terrell believes in the multi-disciplined pursuit of responsible art and expression that re-imagine cultural values and perspectives. Terrell harnesses the positive impact of empathy, understanding and social integrity through performance, literature, graphic design, and multi-sensory immersive art experiences. He draws on experience in expressive arts, non-profit community development, leadership coaching, writing and education. Terrell has been a professional performer, director, and writer for nearly 20 years. He is a leadership and performance coach employing narrative expression to facilitate healthy mindsets and lives through his work in media literacy and social advocacy. 


August 2023 - Present Lecturer Media/Performing Arts, Sacred Heart University School of Communication, Media & the Arts

Research Interests

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Honors and Awards

  • American Fiction Awards Finalist - Urban Fiction – “SOUL, The Graphic Novel: Chapter 1: Reflections”
  • American Fiction Awards Finalist - Graphic Novel – “SOUL, The Graphic Novel: Chapter 1: Reflections”
  • Presidents Public Service Fellow -Yale University
  • Community Spirit Award - Turner Broadcasting Network/The Trumpet Awards


June 2022 Leadership and Performance Coaching Certification, Brown University ‐ School of Professional Studies
2008 - 2011 MFA, Acting, Brown University
2004 - 2008 B.A., Yale University

Contact Information

Media and Performing Arts
Martire Center W217