SAS Doctoral Student Earns Distinguished Excellence in Teaching Award

SAS Doctoral Student Earns Distinguished Excellence in Teaching Award

School of Advanced Studies Student Jim Turner, on the cusp of earning his University of Phoenix Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership degree (A Heuristic Study of Servant Leadership in the Military) has much to celebrate this fall.  Davenport University has selected Jim for its coveted “Excellence in Teaching” award where he is a full-time business management instructor for the Lansing and Grand Rapids, Michigan campuses. The Excellence in Teaching Award celebrates the faculty member who possesses exceptional dedication to mentoring and engaging students, demonstrate mastery of effective learning delivery methods, and is a recognized expert in their field. Jim began his higher education teaching career in 2001 as an adjunct professor and taught numerous courses in Management for many colleges and universities.

Jim 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, 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. 

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from California State University, Sacramento and a Masters of Arts degree in Management from Webster University, St. Louis. The entire staff of the Center for Leadership Studies and Educational Research is grateful for his rigorous teaching commitment that exemplifies and embodies academic success. The Center is looking forward to Jim's affiliation and keeping up with his many scholarly conference and speaking engagements to come.

 

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