Dr. Lynn Turner

Professor/Chair, Communication Studies; Director, Family Studies Minor

Courses Taught
CMST 4110: Family Communication
CMST 2600: Theories of Human Communication
CMST 4120: Gender and Communication
CMST 4130: Communication and the Urban Family
CMST 2100: Interpersonal Communication

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, gender and communication, and work/family intersections.

Awards
Inducted into the Central States Communication Association’s Hall of Fame (2012)
College of Communication research award (2012)
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)

Elected Position
2nd Vice President of National Communication Association (NCA)

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., & West, R. Eds. (in press). The SAGE handbook of family communication. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

West, R., & Turner, L. H. (in press). 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.

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

Mansson, D.H., Meyers, S.A., & Turner, L.H. (2010). Relational maintenance behaviors in the grandchild-grandparent relationship. Communication Research Reports, 27, 1, 68-79.

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.

West, R., & Turner, L. H. (2007). Introducing communication theory: Analysis and application, 3rd ed. McGraw-Hill.

Sotirin, P., Buzzanell, P.M., & Turner, L. H. (2007). Colonizing the family: A feminist critique of family management texts. Journal of Family Communication, 7(4), 245-263.

Co-author, Journal of Family Communication article critiquing the concept of family management

Co-editor of The Family Communication Sourcebook (Sage)

Co-author, Journal of Applied Communication Research article on family communication after job loss.

Co-author, Howard Journal of Communications article on metaphors of workplace conflict.

Co-editor of book entitled Gender in Applied Communication Contexts (Sage).

Coauthor of book entitled Understanding Interpersonal Communication (Wadsworth).

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