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Berry appointed to Mississippi Autism Board

Dr. Krystal Thurman Berry, Assistant Director for Training and Professional Development for the Mississippi Community College Board, has been appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant to the Mississippi Autism Board for a four-year term ending June 30, 2022.

Thurman Berry will serve as the parent/family member representative of the Autism Board, which licenses Applied Behavior Analysts and Assistant Behavior Analysts in the State.

In 2001 and 2003, respectively, Thurman Berry earned her baccalaureate degree in Marketing and Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in International Business from Arkansas State University. She received a Doctor of Education in Higher Education from the University of Mississippi in 2018.

Thurman Berry has spent 15 years serving in various roles in higher education, 10 of these years in Finland with guest lecture positions in the Netherlands and Russia. She held teaching positions at Arkansas State University, Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, and Lapland University of Applied Sciences. Prior to her current role, Dr. Thurman Berry served as a Curriculum Specialist and Training and Processional Development Specialist at the Mississippi Community College Board.


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