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Turner, Richard

Core Faculty
Nova Southeastern University
School of Management
School Affiliation

Springfield Regional Center: School of Management and School of Undergraduate Studies

Academic Focus

Management, technology and research courses at graduate and undergraduate levels.

Community Involvement

Chair of Trustees, Haydenville Congregational Church, UCC

Courses Taught
  • BSM 402 Grant Writing and Fund Raising
  • MMG 517 Research Methods for Managers
  • MMG 710 Project Management
  • MMG 715 Management Information Technology

Ph.D. Nova Southeastern University, Computer Science

M.A.T. University of Massachusetts, English/Psychology

B.A. University of Massachusetts, English/Psychology


“[T]he most dramatic stories, he [Turner] told Business West, involve students who have slipped through the cracks of traditional education. ‘They’ve been the least-well-served, those who have not caught on anywhere else, or society has not caught on to them, but they are very smart, very skilled, non-traditional learners,’ he said. ‘When they come here, they get confidence. Many times they don’t realize who they are and we facilitate that. That’s priceless; it is one of the most rewarding things about being here, when someone is blooming, and we’re helping them make that change happen.’”

Professional Experience
  • Doctoral Dissertation Chair and Committee member in the School of Advanced Studies, University of Phoenix, 2009-Present
  • Professor of Management, Cambridge College, Springfield, MA. 1976-present.
  • Faculty Member and Thesis Advisor (1986-7), Lesley University: Programs in Management Business and Industry (PMBI) for the MSM degree program.
  • Senior Instructor, University of Massachusetts (1983-5), Boston and Amherst, Institute for Governmental Services
  • Adjunct Faculty, Fisher College (1984-5), Easthampton, MA. COURSES: Principles of Management.
Awards & Recognitions

In September, 2011 he was named the School of Advanced Studies (University of Phoenix) Faculty Member of the Month.

Research & Publications

“Using the Blackboard Resource Center in Online and Web Supported Teaching” was featured at the Blackboard User Conference 2000 (Nov. 3-4, 2000) in Washington, D.C.

Turner, R, (1997). The Effect of Total Quality Management on Faculty Productivity. Davie, Florida: Nova Southeastern University. Unpublished Doctoral Thesis.

Turner, R. (1995).  Using the Internet, Online Services and E-Mail: A Guide for Cambridge College Students, Faculty and Staff. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge College.

Selected Presentations

Webcast on Distance Learning to Cambridge College Faculty Forum, December, 2003.

WIP: Dr. Turner currently is a member of the Faculty Research Group (FRG) in Transformative Learning. This is a University of Phoenix affiliate working towards publications and presentations.

Professional Memberships & Affiliations
  • American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
  • I also started the Springfield Teaching and Learning Technology Roundtable (TLTR), an affiliate of the American Association of Higher Education TLT Group. The TLTR assists faculty in using appropriate technology to enhance their courses.