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educator , Philosopher , sociologist

Stephen Park Turner, American philosopher, sociologist, educator., National Endowment of the Humanities fellow, 1991-1992, Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in Social Sciences fellow, 1992, 1998. Member of Society Social Studies Science, American Sociological Association, American Philosophical Association, St. Petersburg Yacht Club.


Turner, Stephen Park was born on March 1, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Lawrence Lynn and Natalie (Stephens) Turner.


Bachelor of Arts Missouri, Columbia, 1971. Master of Arts in Sociology, University Missouri, Columbia, 1971. Master of Arts in Philosophy, University Missouri, Columbia, 1972.

Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology, University Missouri, Columbia, 1975.


Assistant professor University South Florida, 1975—1980, associate professor, 1980—1984, professor, department sociology, 1984—1987, graduate research professor, department of sociology, 1987—1989. Visiting professor Boston University, 1987. Graduate research professor department philosophy University South Florida, Tampa, Florida, since 1989.

Director Center Social and Political Thought, since 1994. Simon honorary professor University Manchester, 1996—1997. Visiting professor Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, 1982, University Notre Dame, 1985.



Member American Philosophical Association, American Sociological Association, Southern Sociological Society, Society for Social Studies Science, Prairie.


Married Kimberly Anne Wills, April 21, 1990. Children: Evan Wills, Douglas Carrera.

Lawrence Lynn Turner

Natalie (Stephens) Turner

Kimberly Anne Wills

Evan Wills Turner

Douglas Carrera Turner