About the Authors

Dr. Margaret Anne Bly Turner

Dr. Margaret Anne Bly Turner has a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Oklahoma State University (1983). For her dissertation she did research on human-computer communication. She has a M.Pssc. from Pennsylvania State University in Community Psychology (1979) and a B.S. from the University of the State of New York in Biology (1977). She is a Professor of Psychology at Edison Community College in Fort Myers, FL. In 1981, the students at Oklahoma State University voted her The TA of the Year. In 1993, she was honored as American Psychological Association Teacher of the Year in Two Year Schools. In 1994, she was honored as Psi Beta's Faculty Sponsor of the Year. Presently, she is a reviewer for the Teaching of Psychology Journal.

Dr. Bly Turner's first textbook was published with a coauthor Dr. Mark Garrison in January 1994: Human Relations: Productive Approaches for the Workplace. A second text is being prepared for the publisher now and a third one has been outlined. Dr. Bly Turner has taught in Psychology and Management areas and has knowledge of student and environmental differences in these areas. She has taught classes that included: 4 to 124 students, students from 16 to 77 years old, Freshmen to Graduate students, Honors students and students from different cultures. She teaches classes by lecture, seminar, discussion, individualized instruction (honors) and distance methods.

To e-mail Dr. Bly: psycout@aol.com

Go to Dr. Bly's Vita.

Dr. Mark Garrison

Dr. Mark Garrison is currently Professor of Psychology in the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Kentucky State University. He has taught a wide range of courses, primarily history and systems of psychology, personality theory, learning and motivation, and introductory psychology. He has helped secure almost $600,000.00 in grant moneys from the Minority Science Improvement Program and the National Endowment for the Humanities. These funds have supported educational programs at Kentucky State University. He has almost sixty publications ranging from traditional journal articles to textbooks, text supplements, and electronic publications. In addition, he has served in faculty leadership roles, including a two-year tenure as Faculty Senate President. In order to become a more effective teacher, he has become exceptionally computer-literate.

A note from Professor Garrison:

"I have the good fortune of being on sabbatical for the Fall, 1997. I will spend one week as a Visiting Distinguished Professor at Shimer College in Waukegan, Illinois, where I will lecture from my most current work, Homefires. You are welcome to contribute to the research by going to the Homefires Project."

To e-mail Dr. Garrison: mgarrison@gwmail.kysu.edu

Go to Dr. Garrison's vita.

You are also welcome to visit the Garrison Family Home page (Click the image):