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Public Policy and Administration

Dr. Allison H. Turner

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Public Policy and Administration

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Business and Public Management Center
Third Floor
50 Sharpless Street
West Chester, PA 19383



Name: Dr. Evan Leach
Position: Interim Dean

Name: Dr. Lisa M. Calvano
Position: Interim Associate Dean

Name: Dr. Lori Fuller
Position: Faculty Associate to the Dean

Name: Kathy Koval
Position: Assistant Dean, Director of Business and Public Management Programs

Name: Cindy Cheyney
Position: Assistant Dean

Name: Laurie Christie
Position: Administrative Assistant to the Dean

Name: Danah Allen
Position: Communications and Impact Coordinator

Name: Julie Ferris
Position: Administrative Assistant

Dr. Allison H. Turner

  • Title: Master of Public Administration Program Director & Associate Professor; Associate Director, Center for Social and Economic Policy Research
  • Location: 557 BPM Center
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  • Phone: 610-436-2286


Allison H. Turner is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration at West Chester University, teaching in the Master of Public Administration program. 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, the development and implementation of strategic management in the nonprofit sector, and brownfields redevelopment and environmental policy.


  • 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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