Dr. Lynn Turner

Professor, Communication Studies; Director, Family Studies Minor

Courses Taught
CMST 2100: Interpersonal Communication
CMST 4100: Family Communication
CMST 4120: Gender and Communication
COMM 6001: Communication Theory in Context

Education
Ph. D. Northwestern University
M.A. University of Iowa
B.A. University of Illinois

Why Marquette?
I love the emphasis on social justice and service to the community. I appreciate the expectation for faculty research productivity as well as teaching excellence.

Research Interests
Family communication, gendered communication, and work/family intersections.

Awards
Recipient (with Richard West) of NCA’s Bernard J. Brommel Outstanding Scholarship and Distinguished Service Award in Family Communication, November, 2014

Recipient of the Distinguished Book Award from NCA’s Family Communication Division for: Turner, L.H., & West, R. (Eds.), (2006). The family communication sourcebook. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, November, 2013

Inducted into the Wise Women’s Council (Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender), October, 2007

Inducted into the Central States Communication Association’s Hall of Fame (2012)

College of Communication research award (2012)

College of Communication research award (2007)

OSCLG Article award (2000) for Western Journal of Communication article on Zoe Baird (coauthored with Patricia Sullivan)

College of Communication research award (1999)

OSCLG Book award (1997) for From the Margins to the Center (coauthored with Patricia Sullivan)


Professional Affiliations
National Communication Association (Past President)
Central States Communication Association (Past President)
Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender (Past President)
International Communication Association

 

Professional Experience
Marquette professor since 1985
Iowa State 1978—1982

Recent Publications
Turner, L.H. (in press). Case Study: Listening and negotiating as important communication tools in event planning. In L.M. Bell (Ed.), Event planning. Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt.

Turner, L.H. (in press). Family communication. In M. Allen (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of communication Research Methods. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

West, R., & Turner, L.H. (2017). IPC3. Boston, MA: Cengage. (previous editions: 2012, 2016).

Turner, L.H., & West, R. (2016). Family stress. In C.R. Berger & M.E. Roloff (Eds.), The International Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Communication, vol. II. (pp. 663-671). New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Turner, L.H., & West, R. Eds. (2015). The SAGE handbook of family communication. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Turner, L.H. (2015). Foreword. In C.J. Bruess (Ed.), Family communication in the age of digital and social media (pp. xi-xiii). New York: Peter Lang.

Turner, L.H., & West, R. (2015). The challenge of defining “family.” In L.H. Turner & R. West (Eds.), The Sage handbook of family communication (pp. 10-25). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

West, R., & Turner, L. H. (2014). Introducing communication theory: Analysis and application, 5th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Turner, L.H., & West, R. (2013). Perspectives on family communication, 4th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Turner, L. H. (2012). Constructing the grandmother-granddaughter relationship  through communication: A review of relevant literature. In A. H. Deakins, R. B. Lockridge, & H. M. Sterk (Eds.). Mothers and Daughters: Complicated Connections Across Cultures (pp. 231-247).  Lanham, MA:  University Press of America.  

Buzzanell, P. M., & Turner, L. H. (2012). Effective family communication and job loss: Crafting the narrative for family crisis. In F.C. Dickson & L.M. Webb (Eds.). Communication for families in crisis: Theories, research, strategies (pp. 281-306).  New York:  Peter Lang.

Slattery, K., Garner, A., Wolburg, J. & Turner, L. (2012). At the intersection of Jesuit and feminist moral philosophies: Teaching for social justice in the engaged classroom. In Boryczka, J. and Petrino, E. (Eds.), Jesuit and feminist education: Intersections in teaching and learning for the twenty-first century. Fordham University Press.

Slattery, K., Garner, A., Wolburg, J. & Turner, L. (2012). At the intersection of Jesuit and feminist moral philosophies: Teaching for social justice in the engaged classroom. In Boryczka, J. and Petrino, E. (Eds.), Jesuit and feminist education: Intersections in teaching and learning for the twenty-first century. Fordham University Press.

Clason, M.A., & Turner, L.H. (2011). Communicating manufacturing as masculine domain: How women get noticed at work. Women & Language, 34, 2, 41-59.

Dr. Turner directs the Family Studies Interdisciplinary Minor at Marquette. Visit the Family Studies minor page