James Madison University

Terry Fernsler

NPS Advisor

PHOTO:Terry Fernsler
  • Office: HBS 2073
  • Phone: 540-568-5618
  • Email: fernslts@jmu.edu
  • Mailing Address:
    Social Work Department
    James Madison University - MSC 4303
    235 Martin Luther King Jr Way
    Harrisonburg, VA 22807


  • B.A., Public Affairs, Seattle University
  • MNPL, Seattle University
  • Ph.D. candidate, School of Strategic Leadership, James Madison University


  • Economic Development District Director, Columbia-Pacific Resource Conservation & Economic Development District
  • Executive Director, Washington Wilderness Coalition
  • Public Policy Analyst, Alliance for Nonprofits Washington

Professional Interests and Affiliations

  • Cross-sector collaboration
  • Leadership in complex adaptive systems
  • Rural philanthropy