William Turner, Ph.D

Assistant Professor
(585) 395-5574
Office: Hartwell Hall 202 A


Dr. Turner, is a native of Rochester NY, his specialty is in human development and cultural adaptation with an emphasis on race, ethnicity, gender, and religion. Much of his work centers on urban ethnography and transformational research methods. On the continent of Africa, his research has focused on East Africa (the nations of Uganda and Rwanda). In the Caribbean his main research is situated in Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. Courses at Brockport Include: Exploring the Black Experience, The Black Church, Institutional Racism, The Black Family, Urban Economic Problems, Introduction to African and African-American Studies, and Caribbean Culture & Societies.


  • PhD, Education, University of Rochester
  • MA, Theological Studies, Northeastern Seminary
  • BA, Sociology, Nazareth College of Rochester