Professor Emeritus (Retired 2015), Social Science Education, Middle School and Elementary Education
Thomas Turner, a nationally known scholar in social science education in elementary and middle grades, served on faculty of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville from 1970 to 2015. He directed the Lyndhurst Program, an alternative teacher education program for nontraditional students from 1987 to 2002. He also coordinated the doctoral program in Theory and Practice in Teacher Education for over 10 years. In addition to education methods courses, he taught courses in story-telling and drama.