Associate Dean Chosen to Lead Professional Organization | Webster University

Associate Dean Chosen to Lead Professional Organization

ST. LOUIS (OCTOBER 26, 2016) – Associate Dean of the School of Communications Dr. Paaige K. Turner has been chosen to lead the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language & Gender (OSCLG). Her leadership role will include serving for two years as president-elect. She will then serve as president of the organization for two years. Finally, she will serve two years as past-president.

Paaige Turner head shotTurner has been an active member of OSCLG since 1998. She has submitted more than 20 academic papers including, “Labor as work: The discursive construction of midwifery,” for which she received the 1998 Cheris Kramarae Dissertation Award.

She has also served in a number of prominent positions within the organization including editorial board member, dissertation committee member, newsletter editor and co-conference planner.

When asked about OSCLG Associate Dean Turner said, “I found a personal and academic oasis where individuals gather to push the very issues to which I am committed: gender, quality scholarship, the nurturing of young scholars and ideas, and the honoring of the work done.”

About the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender
OSCLG–the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender–has grown from a series of interdisciplinary conferences that began at Bowling Green State University in 1978. Since that time, it has sought to provide a forum for professional discussion, presentation of research and demonstration of creative projects in the areas of communication, language and gender, and to promote recognition of those doing work in this area.

About the School of Communications
The School of Communications at Webster University prepares students to excel as skilled professionals in the global field of communications. We provide theory and practice in media courses framed within a liberal arts-based curriculum, augmented by personalized mentorship, and professional development opportunities. Sixteen distinct majors are available at the undergraduate level as well as six master’s degrees in diverse fields of communications. We offer BA and MA programs on the Webster campuses in Geneva, Vienna, Leiden, Thailand, and Ghana, as well as in Saint Louis and online.

About Webster University
With its home campus in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Webster University ( comprises an action-oriented global network of faculty, staff, students and alumni who forge powerful bonds with each other and with their communities around the globe. Founded in 1915, Webster is a private non-profit university with more than 17,000 students studying at campus locations in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa and in a robust learning environment online. The university is committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.