Skip to main content
Print Page Report a broken link

Walden University Awards:
Bernard L. Turner Award

Walden celebrates the accomplishments of the university community—students, new graduates and those who supported them, alumni, and faculty—through a number of annual awards.

Overview

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

2020

Winter

  • Amy Sickel, PhD (Chair)
  • Charles Diebold, PhD
  • Patti Barrows, PhD

2019

Summer

  • Alice Eichholz, PhD (Chair)
  • Laurie Bedford, PhD
  • Cheryl Keen, EdD

Winter

  • Shingairai Feresu, PhD (Chair)
  • Chester Jones, PhD
  • Tolu Osoba, PhD

College of Health Sciences


2018

Summer

  • Wen-Hung Kuo, PhD (Chair)
  • Curt Sobolewski, PhD
  • Fred K. Tabung, PhD

Winter

  • Robert E. Hoye, PhD (Chair)
  • Jim Goes, PhD
  • LaToya N. Johnson, PhD

2017

Summer

  • John W. Flohr, EdD (Chair)
  • Estelle R. Jorgensen, PhD
  • Beate Baltes, PhD

Winter

  • Steven A. Matarelli, PhD (Chair)
  • Tracy Mallett, PsyD
  • Kristie Roberts-Lewis, PhD

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