Allison Turner

Dr. Allison H. Turner

Title: Professor; Faculty Associate for Teaching Learning and Assessment
Location: 555 BPMC
LinkedIn: Dr. Allison H. Turner Profile
Phone: 610-436-2286


Allison H. Turner is a Professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration at West Chester University, teaching in the Master and Doctor of Public Administration programs. Her professional experience encompasses various roles within the nonprofit sector, including program development and evaluation, grant writing, and community economic development. Her research addresses the role of information literacy in graduate public administration curriculums, the role of nonprofit organizations in contemporary political economies, and the development and implementation of strategic management in the nonprofit sector.


  • B.A., Centre College, Danville, KY, 2001
  • M.P.A., University of Louisville, 2005
  • Ph.D., University of Louisville, 2010


Professional Service

  • Sustainability Advisory Council
  • Judiciary Board
  • CAPC Writing Emphasis Sub-committee
  • MPA National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)
  • Accreditation Committee
  • Political Science Department, Advising Committee

Work History

  • Department of Public Policy and Affairs, West Chester University, West Chester, PA
  • Center for Social and Economic Policy Research, West Chester University, West Chester, PA
  • Center for Environmental Policy and Management, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
  • EPA Environmental Finance Center Network, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
  • Just Solutions Mediation Services, Louisville, KY
  • Center for Nonprofit Excellence, Louisville, KY
  • Labor Management Center, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

Classes Regularly Taught

  • PPA 502 Policy Analysis & Program Evaluation
  • PPA 505 Public Sector Organization Theory & Behavior
  • PPA 512 Communications for Public Administrators
  • PPA 530 Topics in Nonprofit Administration
  • PPA 531 Foundations in Nonprofit Administration
  • PPA 532 Grant Writing
  • PPA 534 Nonprofit Program Evaluation & Assessment
  • PPA 551 Staffing & Development

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