B.A., the University of the South (Sewanee). English major (honors). 1982

M.A, (English).  The Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College; Middlebury, VT). 1989

M.A. (English)  Duke University, Durham, NC. 1989

Ph.D. Program in Literature; Duke University, Durham, NC. 1995.

Additional graduate studies at ‘University of Virginia (Charlottesville) and Oxford University, England (Lincoln College)


Periodicals & Newspapers
(full portfolio upon request)

The Washington Post, The Oxford American, The North Carolina Literary Review, The Thomas Wolfe Journal, North Carolina Wildlife Magazine, The News & Observer, Southern Exposure, In These Times, The Senior Post, The Voice, Duke Alumni Magazine, Journal of Popular Government, Duke Law Review, Bright Leaf Review of Books, The Spectator, The Independent Weekly, Interweave, Middlebury Magazine, etc…

Contract Advertising & Illustration
(full portfolio upon request)

Green Linnet Records, The 2004 Presidential Campaign for Senator John Edwards (talk about amusing-to-consider, 7 years and 1000 lurid tabloid cover-stories later?????), National Public Radio, One Thousand Villages, The National AIDS Memorial, The Cathedral of St. John the Divine in NYC, Whole Foods National, E-Garden Catalogue, Barnes & Nobles, Duke University, Measurement Incorporated, NC Museum of Life & Science, Mammoth Records, Botanica Stores (Bahamas), Siena Hotels, etc….

Gallery Shows

  • “Sometimes a Shining Moment”: Hillsborough Arts Council Main Gallery, May 2018
  • “Resolutions”:  Hillsborough Gallery of Arts. Winter 2017
  • “Magnolia”; Magnolia Grill, Durham NC, June-July  2011
  • “Traveler’s Rest”; Craven Allen Gallery, Durham, NC, Spring 2009
  • “Dogs & People”, Dog and Horse Fine Portraiture Gallery, Charleston, South Carolina, Fall ’09
  • Le Grange Meslay-Tours, France June-July 2007, ’08,’09
    (in association with Fetes Musicales en Touraine).  See: &
  • Cornell Museum, June-July, 2008. “Dog Show”
  • Salle des Pas Perdus; Hotel de Ville; Tours, France (opening 10 July, 2007). See:″>Hotel de Ville, Tours
  • “The New Southern Gothic”
    Craven Allen Gallery, Spring 2006
  • “Works on Paper”
    Nichols Gallery, Barboursville, Virginia, May 2005
  • “Dogs: Colors, Forms, & Stories”
    The Dog Art Dealer Gallery, Charleston, South Carolina, May 2005
  • “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
    Craven Allen Gallery, Durham, NC Fall 2003
  • “The Secret Diary of Chuckey Doak & Other Sad Stories”
    (Duke University; Fall 2000)
  • “A Sense of Place”
    (AAWS Gallery, Winston Salem, NC; Fall 1999)
  • “Loitering With Intent: Drawings & Watercolors by David Terry”
    (PMW Gallery, Stamford, CT; Fall 1999)
  • “A Natural History: Recent Works by David Terry”
    (Craven Allen Gallery, Durham, NC; Spring 1999
  • “Loitering With Intent: Private Commissions by David Terry”
    (Durham Arts Council, Durham, NC; Spring 1999)
  • The Great Southern Rag & Bone Shop Show”
    (Craven Allen Gallery, Durham, NC; Spring 1997)
  • “Works on Paper”
    (Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, NC; Fall 1995)

Bookcover Assignments

  • “Born for this Moment” by Susan Donahue (2005)
  • Decoding the Parable of Dreams by Florence Ellen (2005)
  • The Walls Came Tumbling Down (2000, Common Reader Editions)
  • No Bed for Bacon (2000, Akadine Press)
  • The Ballad of the Flim-Flam Man (2000, Coastal Carolina Press)
  • The Reluctant Surgeon (1999, Akadine Press)
  • The Gift of Fire (1999, Akadine Press)
  • Less than Words Can Say (1999, Akadine Press)
  • The Graves of Academe (1999, Akadine Press)
  • Ancient Greece (1999, Harcourt Brace)
  • No Guarantees (1998, Little Brown, & Co.)
  • The Blue Hour (1998, Madeira Press)
  • Parnassus On Wheels (1998, Akadine Press & The Common Reader)
  • The Haunted Bookshop (1998, Akadine Press & The Common Reader)
  • Books of Passage (1997, Down Home Press)