Department of Communication Faculty
(Ph.D., Purdue University), teaches and conducts research in the general areas of organizational communication, feminist theory, health communication, and research methods. Her research has looked at the creation and negotiation of contradiction, specifically within the topics of organizational socialization, midwifery and birth, breastfeeding and the body in the workplace.
Dr. Turner received the Bruce Kendall Award for outstanding graduate teaching as well as the Central States New Teacher Award. She has been a four time finalists for the College of Arts and Sciences Teaching Award and received a Faculty Excellence Award from the Student Government Association in 2003. She is the 1999 recipient of the Kramerae Outstanding Dissertation Award presented by the Organization for the Study of Language, Communication and Gender. She has served on the editorial boards for Communication Monographs, Managerial Communication Quarterly, Communication Studies and the Southern Communication Journal. Her work has appeared in Qualitative Health Research, Women and Health, Management Communication Quarterly, Midwifery Today, Communication Monographs, Argumentation and Advocacy, Women and Language, and Qualitative Inquiry. She is an affiliated faculty member in Women's Studies and is currently Chair of the Organizational Communication Division of the National Communication Association.
Dr. Turner's Office:
310 Xavier Hall
Saint Louis University
St. Louis, Missouri 63108
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