David Terry

David Terry
Shima 313


Administration of Justice

B.A., Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
M.A., Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

Straight out of high school Dave joined the United States Marines and honorably served his term of duty as a military police office. He then enrolled at Chabot College in Hayward, California. Dave earned a position on the Chabot football team. With a football scholarship he was able to continue his education at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio and received his B.A. in sociology/criminology and his M.A. in sociology. His experience serving his country provided the skills needed to be hired by the Alameda County Probation Department where he was hired as a juvenile institutional officer. He worked for Alameda County for 20 years. With his educational background and practical experience in the field of Criminal Justice he was able to begin his teaching career in 1993 at his alma mater Chabot College. He also taught at Laney College in Oakland, California and Las Positas College in Livermore, California before being hired full-time at Delta College in 2006 as an instructor of Administration of Justice, History and Social Science.

Courses Taught:

  • Administration of Justice 21, Criminal Justice in Society
  • Administration of Justice 51, Introduction to Correctional Science
  • Administration of Justice 54, Introduction to Probation and Parole
  • Administration of Justice 55, Control and Supervision in Correction
  • Administration of Justice 57, Legal Aspects/Corrections
  • History 30A, African-American History to 1877
  • History 30B, African-American History since 1877
  • Sociology 1A, Introduction to Sociology


Humanities, Social Science, Education, Kinesiology, and Athletics Division