Dan Turner joins the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education to lead the campus in academic advising, student success and retention initiatives at IU Bloomington.
Turner will oversee the day-to-day operations of University Division and the Center for Students in Transition, as well as the strategic development, coordination, and evaluation of undergraduate exploratory student services. He will also be charged with developing and implementing programs to assess advising quality and success with a focus on student learning outcomes. In addition, he will promote, coordinate, and support professional development and educational opportunities for the advising community at IU Bloomington.
“In my new role, I am most excited to have the opportunity to provide leadership and support for academic advising practices and policy at Indiana University,” said Turner.
Turner brings extensive experience in academic advising, leading advising centers, and in academic policy. He began his professional career at Northern Illinois University (NIU) as a part of New Student Orientation and First-Year Experience Affairs. Shortly after, he transitioned to academic advising there.
After gaining experience in advising, Turner relocated to Illinois Wesleyan University where he created the school’s first Academic Advising Center and served as the Director of Advising until he moved to the University of Colorado Boulder where he became Associate Director of the Academic Advising Center in the College of Arts and Sciences.
More recently, Turner was the Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs in The Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois where he was responsible for academic advising and academic policy.
Turner’s educational background began at Northern Illinois University, where he completed his undergraduate degree in psychology and then obtained his master’s degree in educational instructional technology. Later, he earned a Ph.D in higher education from Loyola University Chicago.
“I am looking forward to being part of the academic advising community and supporting advisors and faculty that are passionate about student success at IU,” he said.