Dudley B. Turner, Ph.D.

Dudley B. Turner, Ph.D.

Title: Professor Emeritus
Phone: 330-972-6518
Email: dturner@uakron.edu



  • Best Paper Award, (September, 2015), 2nd EAI International Conference on e-Learning e-Education and Online Training (eLEOT).
  • Innovative Teacher 2014, by the Ohio Communication Association, ‘14
  • BCAS Online Faculty Mentor, ‘13-‘14
  • Awarded “Favorite Teacher” by Mortar Board & Phi Eta Sigma Nat. Honor Society, fall, ‘95.
  • Awarded The Students' Choice Award, for the College of Fine & Applied Arts, by Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society; "These awards are designed to recognize one outstanding faculty member for each college.  Based on campus-wide student voting, professors are selected based on the following criteria: quality of lecture, knowledge of subject matter, personality, and poise."  All Campus Recognition Dinner, ‘92 and '99.


  • Turner, Dudley B. (2016). Developing a Quest-Based Game for University Student Services, in Rooney, Pauline and Whitton, Nicola (Eds.), Game Based Learning Game-Based Learning and the Power of Play: exploring evidence, challenges and future directions. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. [peer reviewed].
  • Gersch, B., Lampner, W. & Turner, D. (2016). Collaborative Metaliteracy: Putting the New Information Literacy Framework into (Digital) Practice. Journal Of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 0:0,0, pp 1-16. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1533290X.2016.1206788
  • Turner, D.B.; Igbrude, C.; & O’Connor, J. (2016). Inter-University International Collaboration for an Online Course. In Vincenti, Giovanni, & Braman, James (Eds.) EAI Transactions on e-Learning 16(10):e1D.B. http://dx.doi.org/10.4108/eai.11-4-2016.151148 [peer reviewed]
  • Turner, D.B. (2016). Utilizing LMS tools to help with student assessment. In Giovanni, V, Bucciero, A., & Vaz de Carvalho, C. (Eds.) E-Learning, E-Education, and Online Training, Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST 160, pp. 208–216.
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-28883-3_26. [peer reviewed]
  • Igbrude, C.; O’Connor, J.; & Turner, D.B. (Dec. 2014). Inter-University International Collaboration for an Online Course: A Case Study. In Vincenti, Giovanni, Bucciero, Alberto, Vaz de Carvalho, Carlos (Eds.) E-Learning, E-Education, and Online Training, Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering Volume 138, pp 159-166. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-319-13293-8_20 DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-13293-8_20
  • Turner, Dudley B. & Hoffman, P. (April, 2014). Using Augmented Reality in Quest-Based Learning for First-Year Students. Journal of Media Education, 5:2, pp. 30-34. [editor reviewed] [http://www.calameo.com/read/00009178984c82c2f6b07?authid=FE8IbHZqgX5K]
  • Ritchey, D. & Turner, D.B. (2001). The Public Relations of Layoffs. PR Strategies 46(2), 32-36.
  • Turner, D. B. (1992). Negotiator - Constituent Relations. In L. Putnam & M. Roloff (Eds.) Communication and Negotiation, (pp. 233-249). vol. 20 of the Sage Annual Reviews of Communication Research ed. by R. Hawkins, S. Pingree, & J. M. Wiemann. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage.
  • Turner, D. B. (Spring, 1990). Intraorganizational bargaining: The effect of goal congruence and trust on negotiator's strategy use.  Communication Studies, 41 (1), 54-75.
  • Turner, Dudley B. (2012). Why are we here. Virtual Education Journal 1:4, p. 59. [http://www.virtualeducationjournal.com; archived at: http://issuu.com/edovation/docs/edovation]


  • BA – Speech & Drama, Secondary Education, Asbury University
  • MA – Communication & Rhetoric, The University of Akron
  • PhD – Organizational Communication, Purdue University