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Claudine McLaren Turner

Dr. Claudine McLaren Turner is a Postdoctoral Scholar with the University of Central Florida Division of Student Learning and Academic Success. She earned a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Louisville, an M.A. in Applied Sociology from the University of Central Florida, and a Ph.D. in Education: Higher Education and Policy Studies from the University of Central Florida. Dr. McLaren Turner’s current research examines: (1) high impact practices that promote undergraduate student retention, persistence, and graduation; and (2) factors that influence professional socialization of faculty from historically minoritized groups who work in White, male, and heterosexual spaces. Her published works have interrogated programs and initiatives that promote student success at historically Black colleges and universities, the experiences of Black male professionals working at a predominantly White institution, and faculty diversity at minority serving institutions. Dr. McLaren Turner maintains professional membership in: the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), the Southern Sociological Society (SSS), Sisters of the Academy (SOTA), and the National Association of Holmes Scholars Alumni (NAHSA).

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