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Melinda Turnley

Melinda Turnley

  • Assistant Professor, MS in Learning & Organizational Change Program
  • Director of Operations and Academic Affairs

Annenberg Hall Room 139, 2120 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208


Melinda Turnley is Assistant Director of the Master of Science in Learning and Organizational Change Program. Most recently before joining MSLOC, she was director of education at a professional association for residential real estate agents. The majority of her experience, however, has been as a teacher and administrator in higher education working with faculty and curriculum development, communication strategy, and instructional and collaborative technologies.

Turnley received her PhD from Purdue University with a dissertation focused on critical frameworks for engaging instructional media in the teaching of writing. Melinda has published and presented on topics such as gendered assumptions about teacher technology training, potential problems with the notion of transparency in interface design, student access and success in mobile pedagogies, technology in service learning projects, improvisation and teaching, and professional persona in the age of social media.


  • PhD, English, Purdue University, 2001
  • MA, English, Ohio State University, 1995
  • BA, English, University of Texas at Austin, 1992