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also known as Robert Gerald Turner

academic administrator

Robert Gerald Turner, American University president Recipient Outstanding Alumni award Abilene Christian U., 1989; inducted New Boston H.S. Athletic Hall of Fame, 1993. Member Young President Organisation, Council on Competitiveness, American Institute Public Svc.(board nominators 1989), Sigma Xi, Beta Alpha Psi, Phi Theta Kappa, Alpha Chi, Phi Kappa Phi.

Background

Turner, Robert Gerald was born on November 25, 1945 in Atlanta, Texas, United States. Son of Robert B. and Oreta Lois (Porter) Turner.

Education

Associate of Arts, Lubbock Christian College, 1966. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Lubbock Christian College, 1985. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Pepperdine University, 1989.

Bachelor of Science, Abilene Christian University, 1968. Master of Arts, University Texas, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy, University Texas, 1975.

Career

Teacher, Weatherford High School, Texas, 1968-1969;teacher, Lanier High School, Austin, Texas, 1969-1970;instructor psychology, San Antonio College, 1970-1972;instructor, Prairie View A & M U., Texas, 1973-1975;assistant professor psychology, Pepperdine U., Malibu, California, 1975-1978;associate professor psychology, Pepperdine U., Malibu, California, 1978-1979;director testing, Pepperdine U., Malibu, California, 1975-1976;chairman social science division, Pepperdine U., Malibu, California, 1976-1978;associate vice president university affairs, Pepperdine U., Malibu, California, 1979;associate professor psychology, U. Oklahoma, Norman, 1979-1984;executive assistant to president, U. Oklahoma, Norman, 1979-1981;acting provost, U. Oklahoma, Norman, 1982;vice president executive affairs, U. Oklahoma, Norman, 1981-1984;chancellor, U. Mississippi, University, 1984-1995;president, Southern Methodist U., Dallas, since 1995. President Southeastern Conference, 1985-1987. Research assistant Texas Adoption Study, 1973-1975.

Member Pepperdine U., 1994-1995. Member Commision on Telecomm., National Association State Universities and Land-Grant Colls., 1985-1986, chairman Commision on Education for Tchg. Profession, 1990-1991.

Member President's Commission, National Collegiate Athletic Association, 1989-1992, chairman, 1991-1992. Member Knight Commision on Intercollegiate Athletics, 1991-1995. Chairman president county Mississippi Association Colls., 1985-1986.

Member defense advising committee Svc. Academy Athletic Programs, since 1992. Board directors ChemFirst, J.C. Penney, Skytel, Inc., Capstar Broadcasting.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (with L. Willerman) Readings About Individual and Group Differences, 1979. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member Young President Organisation, Council on Competitiveness, American Institute Public Svc.(board nominators 1989), Sigma Xi, Beta Alpha Psi, Phi Theta Kappa, Alpha Chi, Phi Kappa Phi.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis; golf. Reading; traveling.

Connections

Married Gail Oliver, December 21, 1968. Children: Angela Jan, Jessica Diane.

father:
Robert B. Turner

mother:
Oreta Lois (Porter) Turner

spouse:
Gail Oliver

child:
Angela Jan Turner

child:
Jessica Diane Turner