The Flyers Club is a group we created to celebrate people in our community with big ideas and even bigger personal style. We're here to get to know YOU and share the people, places, and things that inspire you.
This week's Flyers Club feature is Dr. Terrance Ruth. Terrance is a husband, father, Ph.D, and education policy communications specialist at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at North Carolina State University. He works to use his experience as a teacher to be a student of the community and create policy for the city of Raleigh.
Favorite PF Flyers sneaker?
All black high tops
Describe yourself in three words
Thinker, funny, listener
What's one thing people don't know about you?
I get excited when I get a new book in the mail.
What's one thing everyone knows about you?
I am a professor.
Terrance style is all about sneakers seven days a week. He gravitates towards the Center Hi, because they're easy to throw on with almost anything and keep him comfortable while spending time with his son.
Vintage or new?
Who/what are your biggest style inspirations?
My designer brother, Clarence Ruth
What's your current music obsession?
"I want to be thoughtful, considerate, humble, creative, and live powerfully with integrity and as a servant leader."
Black or white?
How would you define your style?
Minimal and simple
Something you learned way later than you should have?
That reading is liberating
"I get excited when I get a new book in the mail."
Biggest risk you've taken?
I committed to a PhD while other opportunities were right in front of me.
Biggest fashion risk you've taken?
Loafers with no socks :)
One thing about you that would surprise your childhood self
Public speaking frequently
Vacation or staycation?
Best Instagram/TikTok account you follow?
Last book you read?
Pauli Murray States' Laws on Race and Color
Dream job if money didn't matter?
IDEO Design Expert
Location of your dream vacation?
Coast of the Mediterranean
The food, place, or song that makes you feel nostalgic
The outfit you're most comfortable in?
Nike Sport Gear
This year, I really want to…
Become more efficient
Sneakers 7 days a week or only on the weekends?
7 days a week
One thing you're a real nerd about?
Books and theology
A fact, quote, or piece of advice you're obsessed with
All James Baldwin quotes
Tell us (and the world) about YOU, who you are, and how you're changing the game in your niche/world/domain
I want to be thoughtful, considerate, humble, creative, and live powerfully with integrity and as a servant leader. Lives as a servant leader with the purpose of experiencing diverse, empowered, and healthy relationships.