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Beth Turk

Lecturer baturk@seu.edu

Lecturer, Foundational Core

Degrees Earned

BS in Human Services, Southeastern University
MA in Human Services, Southeastern University

Biography

Beth Turk has been part of the Southeastern University community since May 2008. Throughout her years at SEU, she has enjoyed mentoring students and, during the summer of 2016, began serving as a full-time faculty member. After graduating with her Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees, she was hired to design and teach a Special Topics course entitled Leadership and Cross-Generational Diversity. The course introduces students to age as an aspect of diversity, and the impact of leadership across generations. In 2017, she contributed to the design of another new course, entitled Personal Stewardship.

Along with higher education administration, Beth also has a background working with abused children, the developmentally disabled, homebound elderly people, and in the emergency, medical field. In 2015, she partnered with VISTE (Volunteers in Service to the Elderly) to lead a program organizing volunteers and preparing supplemental meals to be included with hot meal deliveries to seniors in the community. Further, serving in the past as a volunteer Guardian ad Litem added to her professional growth and allowed her to give back to the community in an impactful way. Overall, she is motivated to help people facing challenges, and empowering them to reach their full potential using a person-centered approach. Beth enjoys spending free time with her husband and two adult daughters.