One of two awards honoring the founders of Walden University, the Bernard L. Turner award is bestowed upon the dissertation committee of the recipient of the Harold L. Hodgkinson Award.

This award honors the unique contributions to American higher education of Bernard L. Turner, chairman of the board (emeritus) and founding president of Walden University. An innovator in graduate-level distance education for professionals, Mr. Turner’s lifetime concerns for critical thinking and social change have left an indelible mark on the Walden curriculum. A passionate advocate of educational equality of opportunity and social justice, he made the Walden dream a reality through his persistence and dedication.

Recipients

2018

  • Winter: Robert E. Hoye, PhD (Chair)
    Jim Goes, PhD
    LaToya N. Johnson, PhD
    School of Health Sciences
    College of Health Sciences

2017

  • Winter: Steven A. Matarelli, PhD (Chair)
    Tracy Mallett, PsyD
    Kristie Roberts-Lewis, PhD
  • Summer: John W. Flohr, EdD (Chair)
    Estelle R. Jorgensen, PhD
    Beate Baltes, PhD
    School of Higher Education, Leadership and Policy
    The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership

2016

  • Dr. Kristen Beyer, Dr. Penny McNatt Devine, Dr. S. David Kriska

2015

  • Dr. Jeanne Connors, Dr. Magdeline Aagard, Dr. Larissa Estes
    Dr. Kimberley Cox

2014

2013

2012

2010

  • Dr. Maria Rangel

2009

  • Dr. Linda Crawford

2008

  • Dr. Gloria J. Billingsley

2007

  • Dr. Linda Crawford

2006

  • Dr. Rodney Ford

2005

  • Dr. Lilburn Hoehn

2004

  • Dr. Ruth Maurer
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