Program in Higher Education Leadership Distinguished Lecture
Caroline Sotello Viernes Turner is a professor in Educational Leadership Program and served as interim dean for the College of Education at California State University, Sacramento. She is past president of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), the leading scholarly society for research on higher education. Previously, she served as Lincoln Professor of Higher Education and Ethics at Arizona State University (ASU) and as Professor of Educational Policy & Administration at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. In 1998, she co-founded the University of Minnesota’s national Keeping our Faculties of Color Symposium which continues to this day. Turner’s research interests focus on access, equity, leadership, and policy in education. Her recent book, Modeling Mentoring Across Race/Ethnicity and Gender: Practices to Cultivate the Next Generation of Diverse Faculty (with González), addresses the preparation of the next generation of higher education professionals. Her numerous recognitions include the University of California, Davis School of Education Distinguished Alumna Award, the Yolo County Mexican American Concilio Pilar Andrade Award for community service, the ASU Chicano Latino Faculty Staff Association Manuel Servin Faculty Award, Sacramento State’s University-Wide Faculty Award for Research and Creative Activity, and the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Scholars of Color in Education Career Contribution Award. Turner received her undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of California, Davis and her Ph.D. from Stanford University.