Dr. Katherine Conway-Turner

SUNY Buffalo State
Buffalo, New York
United States

Focus Areas

Higher Education
Racial Equity & Healing
Racial Equity & Healing
Social Justice
Gender Issues


Katherine Conway-Turner, Ph.D., is a lifelong educator, scholar, author and humanitarian who during her 28-year academic career has served in various leadership and administrative positions and as a professor of psychology at five universities She was appointed provost July 1, 2010. Prior to coming to Hood she served as provost and vice president of academic affairs and professor of psychology at the State University of New York at Geneseo, where she was responsible for all 20 academic programs, as well as overseeing policies, budgets and personnel at the 5,000-student campus. Prior to that she was the dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at Georgia Southern University and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Delaware. Other positions she has held include American Council on Education Fellow at the College of New Jersey, director of the Women’s Studies Program at the College of Arts and Sciences and graduate program coordinator at the University of Delaware. She has also held teaching positions at Santa Clara University and California State University, Long Beach. She has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in aging, diversity in families, family relationships, life span development, psychology of women, women’s health, international women’s health, human sexuality, research methods, introduction to psychology and social psychology. Her scholarly work has focused primarily on the psychology of women. In addition to her teaching and research, she traveled to Haiti regularly over the past decade performing humanitarian work in that country as a member of H.O.P.E., a not-for-profit, volunteer organization based in Rochester, N.Y., assisting the people of Borgne, Haiti, in achieving equitable, just and sustainable living conditions. She has directed master’s theses and doctoral dissertations within the areas of social psychology, sexuality, family relations, factors influencing family health, ethnic family development and intergenerational relationships and aging.