Jodi Douglas-Turner is the Assistant Director of the Office of Academic Diversity and Inclusion at UNC Charlotte. She provides leadership to UNCC-NC-LSAMP, a program funded by the National Science Foundation to increase and graduate underrepresented students in STEM disciplines. She leads the academic component of Student Advising for Freshman Excellence (SAFE, a collaborative effort between Academic and Student Affairs to facilitate the retention and graduation of underrepresented first year students through mentoring, secondary advising, and academic issues workshops. She is also an affiliate faculty member in the Africana Studies Department. Prior to UNC Charlotte, she served as the Placement Director at Johnson C. Smith University.
education & research interests
Dr. Douglas-Turner received a BA from Howard University, and a MS and Ph.D. from North Carolina A&T State University, where she was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. She completed training at the National Multicultural Institute, and holds a Certificate in Women and Gender Studies from UNC Charlotte. Her research interests include mentoring, gender studies, attachment theory, sociocultural adaptation, student retention and transformative leadership. She has presented at numerous conferences nationally and internationally including the Women of Color STEM Conference, The Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA) Conference and the International Conference on Educational Research and Innovation (ICERI). Her publications are:
Douglas-Turner, J. (2018). The affects of secure and cultural attachment on the career advancement of women in STEM. ProQuest May, 2018.
Douglas-Turner, J. (2016). Mentoring across cultures: bridging Super’s career development model and intentional mentoring functions through cultural attachment lens. Ninth Annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation Conference Proceedings 3041-3047.
Community Service & Organizations
She is a Life Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated (Charlotte Alumnae Chapter) and The Links, Incorporated-Charlotte Chapter. Dr. Turner has received numerous awards for community and student services including the Mecklenburg County MLK Keeper of the Dream Honor Roll Award, UNCC Black Student Union Outstanding Faculty/Staff Award; Distinguished Service Citation-Charlotte North Rotary, Outstanding & Dedicated Service-National Urban League’s BEEP, Odyssey of a Woman-Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated and Dynamic Delta-Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.