Wendy Turner

Professor

Wendy Turner

Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Department of History, Anthropology and Philosophy

Bio

Professor Turner holds a PhD from UCLA. She is a medieval historian of law, medicine, science, forensics, and disabilities, with emphasis on medieval mental health, learning disabilities and intelligence.

  • (706) 667-4563
  • AH E212

Education

  • Ph.D., History, General University of California, LosA, 2000

  • MA, History, General University of California, LosA, 1993

  • MA, History, General California State University S, 1990

  • BA, History, General California State University -, 1989

  • AA, Liberal Arts and Sci , General American River College, 1986

Awards & Honors

  • IPPH Grant Mentorship IPPH, 2021

  • IPPH Grant Mentorship IPPH, 2021

  • Scholarly Achievement Award Southeastern Medieval Association (SEMA) , 2020

  • Nominee -- Regents' Professor USG, 2020

  • Center for Social Science Research Fellow AU Center for Social Science Research , 2020

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • FMPC 6003

    Bioethics Practicum
  • FMPC 6001

    Bioethics Scholarly Activity
  • BIOM 8050

    Intro to Research I
  • HIST 6950

    Selected Topics: Bioethics Capstone
  • FMPC 6002

    Bioethics Capstone Course
  • HIST 3001

    Historical Research Methods

Teaching Interests

History of Medieval and Early Modern Britain and Europe; History of Early Medicine, Science, and Pseudo Science; History of Mental Health & Disabilities; History of Women and Gender; Foundations of World Religions; Historical Research Methodology, Historiography, and Paleography; among others

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • “Models of Disability: Connecting the Past to the Present”, 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • ‘They are all dead, except a few’: Social Complications and Royal Reactions to Death in England, 1348-1350, 2021
    Book, Chapter in Non-Scholarly Book-New
  • The Medieval Mind and Brain, 2021
    Book, Chapter in Non-Scholarly Book-New
  • Online ‘Classroom’ Infrastructure: Why we need to work on Invisibility, 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Amy S. Kaufman and Paul B. Sturtevant, The Devil’s Historians: How Modern Extremists Abuse the Medieval Past. In Medievally Speaking, 2021
    Book Review

Research Interests

History of Forensics; Medieval English Law & Custom; Medieval Mental Health & Disabilities; Premodern Medicine, Injury, & Illness; Early Chemistry & Alchemy; Early Prejudice; Castle Structure & Symbolism

Department Service

  • Search Committee 2021 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Curriculum mapping & revision 2014 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Search Committee, Philosopher 2021 - 2022

    Role: Committee Member
  • 2019 - 2022

    Role: Committee Member
  • Mentor new faculty 2016 - 2017

    Role: Faculty Mentor

College Service

  • Promotion & Tenure Committee 2019 - 2023

    Role: Committee Chair
  • CSSR Award Committee 2021 - 2021

    Role: Committee Member
  • Special Promotion & Tenure Committee (for Chair position) 2018 - 2019

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Search committee of Dean of Arts & Sciences 2011 - 2011

    Role: Attendee, Meeting
  • Post-Tenure Review 2008 - 2009

    Role: Committee Chair

University Service

  • Dean of Libraries Search 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • University Faculty Senate Bylaws Revision Committee 2019 - 2020

    Role: Committee Member
  • University Faculty Senate, Past Chair 2018 - 2020

    Role: University Senate Service
  • Diversity & Inclusion Alignment Committee 2017 - 2018

    Role: Committee Member
  • Women's and Gender Studies Program 2015 - 2018

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • Social History of Medicine 2021 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • Peculiar Bodies Book Series, University of Virginia Press 2018 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • Social History of Medicine (Journal) 2017 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Journal Article
  • Premodern Health, Disease and Disability Book Series, AUP 2014 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • Explorations in Medieval Culture Book Series, Brill Press 2013 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member

Public Service

  • Columbia County Governor’s Honors Program 2019

    Role: Reviewer
  • Eclipse 2017 Symposium, Keynote Public Address 2017 - 2017

    Role: Guest Speaker
  • Harry Potter & Science, Maxwell Public Library 2016

    Role: Guest Speaker
  • Harry Potter & Science, Greenblatt Library 2016

    Role: Guest Speaker
  • University of Georgia Library, Summer Programming 2015

    Role: Guest Speaker