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educational association administrator

Barbara Turlington, American educational association administrator. Recipient James W. Dodge Memorial Foreign Language Advocate award, Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, 2002.


Turlington, Barbara was born on December 8, 1931 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Edgar and Catherine (Hackett) Turlington.


Bachelor, American University Beirut, 1955. Postgraduate, Columbia University, 1960.


Instructor government Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut. Instructor political science Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts, 1963-1968. Assistant, then associate dean Hampshire College, Amherst, 1969-1976.

Dean, 1976-1978; executive assistant to president Association American Universities, Washington. Director international education American Council Education, since 1984. Board directors Alliance International Educational and clutural Exchange, Washington, since 1986, CAPE: A Community Agile Partners in Education, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Member National Council Evaln. Foreign Educational Credentials.


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  • Other Work

    • Co-author: Internationalizing the Curriculum: A Handbook for Campus Leaders, 1992, Spreading the Word II: Promising developments for Undergraduate Forigh Language Instruction, 1996. Co-author, editor: Spreading the Word: Improving the Way We Teach Foreign Languages, 1994.

      Co-editor: Next Steps for Languages Across the Curriculum: Prospects, Problems, Promis, 1998.


  • Other Interests

    Travel, gardening.


Edgar Turlington

Catherine (Hackett) Turlington