Paaige K. Turner

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Favorite Quote

"Wisdom without eloquence has been of little help to states but eloquence without wisdom has often been a great obstacle and never an advantage." Cicero 110-45 BC


Associate Dean, Professor


School of Communications

Home Campus

St. Louis (Webster Groves)


PhD, Organizational Communication, (Minors, Qualitative and Quantitative Methods), Purdue University
MS, Organizational Communication, (Minors, Qualitative and Quantitative Methods), Purdue University
BS, Marketing, Rhetoric, (Minor, Real Estate Finance), University of Oregon

Professional Experience

Principle Associate, Communication Resource Associates
Associate Vice President and Associate Professor, Saint Louis University

Professional Memberships

Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA)
Association of International Educators (NAFSA)
National Communication Association
International Communication Association
Central States Communication Association
Western Communication Association
Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender


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Entrepreneur Magazine
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St. Louis Business Journal
People on the Move

The Journal
An 'Open Wound' that Keeps on Bleeding

Webster Today
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Paaige Turner Named School of Communications Associate Dean

Selected Publications

Turner, P. K., & Norwood, K. (2014). The elephant in the room: Negotiating visible pregnancy in job interviews. Women and Language, 37, 41-62.
Turner, P. K.  & Norwood, K. (2014). 'I had the luxury...' Organizing breastfeeding support as privatized privilege. Human Relations, 67, 849-874.
Turner, P. K., & Norwood, K. (2013). Unbounded motherhood: Embodying a good working mother identity. Management Communications Quarterly, 27, 396-424. Impact Factor 1.275
Turner, P. K., & Norwood, K., & Noe, C. (2013). A woman with a plan: Recognizing competencies for ascent to administration in higher education. NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 6 (1) 22-47.
Houston, T. A., & Turner, P. K. (2007). Mindfulness and communicative language teaching acquisition. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 11(1) 138-142.
Turner, P. K. & Krizek, R. L. (2006). A meaning-centered approach to customer satisfaction. Management Communication Quarterly, 20, 115-147.
Turner, P.K. (2004). Mainstreaming Alternative Medicine: Doing Midwifery at the Intersection. Qualitative Health Research, 14, 644-662.
Turner, P. K. (2003). Paradox of ordering change: I insist that we work as a team. Managerial Communication Quarterly, 16, 443-439.

Honors and Awards

Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Award, 2013
Outstanding New Professional Award, NAFSA: Association of International Educators, Region IV, 2012
Presidential Citation for Service, National Communication Association, 2007
Faculty Excellence Award, Student Government Association, 2003
Outstanding New Teacher Award, Central States Communication Association, 2000
Chris Kramarae Dissertation Award, Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender, 1998

Identify shared goals, respect differences, celebrate small steps that lead to large successes, and honor the unique value each and every individual brings to a project.

Contact Information

Office phone 314-246-7920
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