In this blog series, we talk with Dr. A. Joseph Turner: Internationally Regarded Computer Science Authority and Educator; Professor Emeritus, Clemson
Today I will profile Dr. Turner due to his extensive accomplishments and long history of successes.
Joe Turner received the PhD in Computer Science from the University of Maryland in 1976. He also received BS and MS degrees in Applied Mathematics from Georgia Tech in 1961 and 1966, respectively. Dr. Turner joined Clemson University in 1975 as Assistant Professor of Mathematical Sciences, and he retired as Professor of Computer Science in 2000. He served as Head of the Department of Computer Science from 1978 to 1992. He also served as Professor of Information Systems from 2001 to 2003, and as Dean of the College of Information Systems from 2003 to 2004 at Zayed University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
His current activities include serving as a member of the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET, a representative to IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing) and IFIP Technical Committee 3 (Education), a member of the IFIP Council, and a member of the editorial board for three journals.
He has previously served as Vice-President of the ACM, President of the Computing Sciences Accreditation Board (CSAB), Chairman of the ACM Education Board, and as a member of the Boards of Directors of the Computing Research Association, the National Educational Computing Association, and the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors. He has served more than twenty times as a consultant and on evaluation teams for computer science programs at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels both for individual institutions and for state agencies.
For more: http://www.cs.clemson.edu/~turner/vita/resume.html
In the next blog, Joe will share his experiences advising in the Middle East; consulting for Boeing; and his views on social responsibility.
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