Professor Turner is a retired United States Air Force Officer with over twenty-seven years of military service. As a Security Police Commander, he provided leadership to over five hundred personnel, provided nuclear weapons convoys from the space lunch system to the support base, managed a “large scale” Resource Protection program for multi-billion dollar Department of Defense assets, and established Total Quality Management initiatives resulting in the “Best Medium-Size Security Police Unit” in the Pacific Theatre. His assignments included tours to six stateside Air Force Installations and an overseas assignment to Tokyo, Japan. Shortly after his retirement, he worked for General Motors as a Security Chief providing protection for the two Cadillac Plants in Lansing, Michigan. Additionally, he was hired by three major retail corporations to supervise and manage their Loss Prevention programs. He possesses a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice, a Masters of Art degree in Management and is nearly finished with his Doctoral Degree in Organizational Leadership.
Professor Turner began his higher education teaching career in 2001 as an adjunct professor and taught numerous courses in Business Management. He joined the full-time staff at Davenport University in 2010 as a Department Coordinator in Management, Marketing, Business, Human Resources Management and Public Safety and Security Management for the Lansing Campus.
Professor Turner has learned over the last thirty-five years that “taking care of your people is paramount” and that “anything worthwhile is worth working for; nothing is free”. He believes that these two values serve as a foundation for success in leadership and management. He feels that teaching through practical applications, “real-world” experiences, and academic rigor is the equation for quality learning.
Professor Turner is an active member in the Robert Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership, Association for Leadership Educators, International Leadership Association and the American Society for Information Security. Professor Turner is also the Business Professionals of America (BPA) Advisor for the Lansing Chapter