In his role as Associate Dean for Faculty Development, Dr. Turner is actively involved in enhancing the teaching skills of faculty, including faculty on the FSU campus, community physicians who precept students in the first and second year, and clinical faculty at the six regional medical school campuses who participate in teaching the required clerkships and electives.
Prior to his academic career, Dr. Turner spent 20 years working in administrative director positions in several hospital and nonprofit organizations. Before joining the College of Medicine, he was a Research Assistant Professor, Department of Instruction and Learning, in the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh, where he coordinated the Reading First External Evaluation Project grant in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
Dr. Turner has presented papers, workshops and seminars at professional educational meetings sponsored by the American Education Research Association, the Generalists in Medical Education, the Association for Standardized Patient Educators, and the Association of American Medical Colleges.
B.A. (Anthropology with honors), University of Illinois, Chicago
MPH, University of Illinois, Chigago
MBA, Loyola University of Chicago
Ed.D., University of Pittsburgh
Florida State University Curriculum Committee
Florida State University College of Medicine, Doctoring Continuum Committee
Florida State University College of Medicine LCME Educational Program Subcommittee
Sigma Phi Omega
National Gerontology Academic Honor and Professional Society
Association for Gerontology in Higher Education.
American Education Research Association
American Evaluation Association
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
Southern Group on Educational Affairs
Generalists in Medical Education
His areas of expertise and interest include teaching and learning theory, curriculum design, academic program evaluation, and professional development in higher education. His research has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Pain Medicine and Clinical Teacher.
Bean, R., Draper, J., Turner, G., & Zigmond, N. (2010). Reading First in Pennsylvania: Achievement findings after five years. Journal of Literacy Research, 42(1), 5-26.
Weiner, D., Turner, G.H., Hennon, J.G., & Hartman, S. (2005). The state of chronic pain education in geriatrics fellowship training programs: Results of a national survey. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 53(10), 1798-1805.
Bean, R.M., Turner, G.H., & Belski, K.B. (2002). Implementing a successful America Reads tutoring program: Lesson learned. Yearbook of the College Reading Association, 169-187.
Turner, G.H., & Weiner, D.K. (2002). Essential Components of a Medical Student Curriculum on Chronic Pain Management in Older Adults: Results of a Modified Delphi Process. Pain Medicine 3(3), 240-252.
Conference Papers and Presentations
Turner, G.H., Danforth, D.A., Walker, D., & Watson, R. Taking the OSCE on the Road: Application of Mobile Technology and Personnel for Assessing Medical Students at Geographically Distributed Clerkship Sites. Paper accepted for presentation at the Generalists in Medical Education 31st Annual Conference (November 5-6, 2010), Washington, D.C.
Turner, G.H., Bean, R.M., & Zigmond, N.P. Relationship between fidelity of implementation and assessment in Reading First schools. Paper presented at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, Colo.
Turner, G.H., Bean, R.M., & Zigmond, N.P.(2009). Site- based technical assistants: Catalysts for change, compliance, and commitment across Reading First schools in Pennsylvania. Paper presented at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, Calif.
Bean, R.M., Turner, G., Draper, J., Heisey, N., & Zigmond, N. (2008). Coaching and its contribution to reading achievement in Reading First schools. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (March 26, 2008), New York, N.Y.
Bean, R.M., Belcastro, E., Heisey, N., Jenkins, K., Turner, G., Wilson, R., & Zigmond, N. (2007). What coaches do and why they do it: A diary study. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Austin, Texas.