Paaige K. Turner

Dean of the College of Communication, Information, and Media at Ball State University; ICCI Campus Track Co-Leader and Session Leader

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Paaige K. Turner, Ph.D. is the Dean of the College of Communication, Information, and Media and Professor of Communication Studies at Ball State University. She is currently the President of the Organization for the Study of Communication Language and Gender. She has served as an external reviewer for the American Council of Education: Center for Internationalization and Globalization Internationalization Laboratory and on the National Communication Association Task Force on Fostering International Collaboration in the Age of Globalization. Dr. Turner was previously Executive Director of the National Communication Association and Associate Dean in the School of Communications at Webster University. As a scholar and consultant in the field of organizational communication, she has over 20 years of experience examining, documenting and theorizing how cultural beliefs and practices create, sustain and challenge ideological frameworks. Dr. Turner received the Central States New Teacher Award in 2000, the Saint Louis University (SLU) Faculty Excellence Award in 2003, and the SLU Star Award in 2007. She was the recipient of the NAFSA: Association of International Educators Region IV 2012 Dorothy Brickman Outstanding New Professional Award and a 2013 Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Award to India. Turner served as the program coordinator for the AIEA: Association of International Education Administrators Senior Advisor Program. She has published over 30 book chapters and articles in the general area of organizational communication and specifically on topics of organizational socialization, internationalization, midwifery and birth, breastfeeding and the body in the workplace.