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Beth A. Turk

College of Social Sciences & Humanities
Instructor

Degrees

BS in Human Services, Southeastern University
MA in Human Services (MAHS), Southeastern University

Bio

Beth Turk has been part of the SEU community since May 2008. Throughout her years at SEU, she has enjoyed mentoring students and, in 2016, began serving as a full-time faculty member teaching Leadership and Foundational Core courses. Professor Turk designed and taught a course, in 2016, entitled Special Topics in Leadership and Cross-Generational Diversity. In 2017, she coordinated the design of another new course, entitled Personal Stewardship; and continues as course lead, mentoring other faculty members as needed. In 2020, Professor Turk began teaching courses in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, and currently serves on the Human Services Advisory Board as co-chair where she has helped to grow the committee and increase community involvement.

Professor Turk's extensive career experience in helping professions includes working in hospital emergency departments, shelters for abused teens & domestic violence survivors, as a care coordinator for home-bound elderly people and their caregivers, and as a residential habilitation therapist for adults with developmental disabilities. During her graduate studies, she collaborated with VISTE (Volunteers in Service to the Elderly) to lead a program organizing volunteers and preparing supplemental meals for seniors in the community. Further, she has served in the past as a volunteer Guardian ad Litem with Florida’s tenth judicial circuit, representing abused, neglected, and abandoned children in the courtroom and the community.

As an instructor, she strives to empower and instill in students the abilities to organize assignments and research, think creatively, appreciate diversity, make sound decisions, and resolve conflicts. She is blessed with a wonderful husband and their two amazing grown daughters, and holds strong to the promise of Jeremiah 29:11.