1995 Ph.D. Nutrition, Purdue University
1985 M.S. Nutrition, Purdue University
1982 B.S. Dietetics, Kansas State University
Dr. Turner currently serves as Associate Dean for the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences with primary responsibility for undergraduate programs and faculty development.
Background and Scholarly Interests
As a member of the FSHN faculty, Dr. Turner taught undergraduate courses on introductory and life cycle nutrition and a graduate course on dietary supplements. Her Extension responsibilities included providing online nutrition education to a major dietary supplement retailer and supporting state-wide nutrition and health programming in the areas of nutrition labeling and dietary supplement regulations, nutritional implications of functional foods, and nutrition guidelines for the healthy life span. Her research interests have focused on two primary areas: 1) enhancing critical thinking skills using technology and traditional classroom methods and 2) assessment of dietary intake of selected population groups. In addition, she is interested in methodologies to promote effective teaching and learning.
Insel P, Turner RE, Ross D. Nutrition. Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Sudbury MA. 2001, 2004, 2007 (3rd ed).
Insel P, Turner RE, Ross D. Discovering Nutrition. Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Sudbury MA. 2002, 2006, in press (3rd ed).
Percival SS and Turner RE. Application of herbs to functional foods. In: Wildman, RCE, ed. Handbook of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods, 2nd ed., CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 2007, p. 269-284. (1st edition, 2000, p. 393-406).
Turner RE. Pregnancy. In: Shils ME, Shike M, Ross AC, Cabellero B, Cousins RJ, eds. Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease, 10th ed., Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, MD, 2005.
Turner RE. Food fortification. In: Schmidt RH, Rodrick GE, eds.-in-chief. Food Safety Handbook. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, 2003, p. 607-626.
Schmidt RH, Turner RE. Functional foods and nutraceuticals. In: Schmidt RH, Rodrick GE, eds.-in-chief. Food Safety Handbook. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, 2003, p. 673-688.
Irani, T.A. Lundy, L., Turner R.E., Percival, S.S., Nieves, C., Sharf, T. GNC University: Exploring the Influence of a Unique Academic-Industry Educational Partnership on Understanding and Use of Nutrition Concepts among GNC Managers. Quarterly Review of Distance Education. 2007; 8(2):.127-137.
Turner RE, Degnan FH, Archer DL. Label claims for foods and supplements: a review of the regulations. Nutr Clin Pract. 2005;20:21-32.
Lundy L, Irani TA, Turner RE, Percival SS, McPherson BE. GNC University: a case study in partnering business and education through distance learning. J Applied Communications. 2004;88:51-60.
Bobroff LB, Turner RE, Weddle DO, Brake JH, Lieberman LS, Allen TB. Interactive learning for congregate nutrition site nutrition education: a pilot study. J Nutr Elder. 2003;23:81-93.
Turner RE, Langkamp-Henken B, Littell RC, Lukowski MJ, Suarez MF. Comparing nutrient intake from food to the Estimated Average Requirements shows middle-upper income pregnant women lack iron and possibly magnesium. J Am Diet Assoc. 2003,103:461-466.
Van Wootten W, Turner RE. Macrosomia in neonates of mothers with gestational diabetes is associated with body mass index (BMI) and previous gestational diabetes mellitus pregnancy. J Am Diet Assoc. 2002;102:241-243.
Turner, RE, Evers, WD, Wood, OB, Peck, LW, and Lehman, JD: Computer-based
simulations enhance clinical experience of dietetic interns. J Am Diet Assoc. 2000;100:183-190.
Voyles, LM, Turner, RE, Lukowski, MD, Langkamp-Henken, B: High levels of retinol intake during the first trimester of pregnancy result from over-the-counter vitamin/mineral supplements. J Am Diet Assoc. 2000;100:1068-1070.
Awards and Honors
2007 Distinguished Service Award, Kansas State University
2006 Teacher Fellow Award, North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA)
2004 National Award for Excellence in College and University Teaching in the Food and
Agricultural Sciences, Higher Education Programs, US Department of Agriculture
2003 Honors Professor of the Year, UF Student Honors Organization
2002 Undergraduate Advisor of the Year, UF College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
2001 Undergraduate Teacher of the Year, UF College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
2002 McCarty Hall D
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