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Scott Turner

Assistant Professor of Graduate Education
Academic Background
Wofford College B.S. Biology
Converse College M.Ed. Science Education
Converse College Ed.S. Educational Leadership
South Carolina State University Ed.D. Educational Leadership
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Scott Turner

What classes do you teach at AU?

EDLL 725 Advanced Finance for Education Leaders
EDLL 701 Educational Policy Analysis
EDLL 733 The Curriculum and Instructional Leader in Practice
EDLL 743 The School and Community Leader in Practice

When did you start teaching at AU?


Why teach at AU?

After serving as a principal and superintendent for so many years in multiple areas, I want to teach and mentor those who desire to pursue those positions of leadership. AU has an incredible reputation for academic excellence and I wanted to be a part of all that the University is doing to prepare the next generation of school and district leaders.


News junkie, reading, botany, landscaping, and music

Notable achievements outside of discipline

Lifetime Achievement Award by South Carolina Association of School Administrators
President of South Carolina Association of School Administrators
President of Superintendents' Division of SCASA

People might be interested to know I...

My son and daughter are both teachers in the public school system and are pursuing careers in school leadership

Places you've lived

South Carolina Native

What do you find most enjoyable about working at AU?

Teaching! Teaching is my passion, and I am in the zone when I am with students teaching about any facet of public education.

How would you describe your classes to someone who has never attended one?

We learn all facets of how to lead a school or school district. Having served as a principal and superintendent, I bring practical, real-world experience to the theories we discuss.