Keynote Speakers

social sciences conference

Dr. Carlene Turner

Professor& Department Chair, Sociology Department, Norfolk State University, United States

Keynote Speech Title: Funding Social Science Research

Dr. Carlene Turner is the department chair and a professor in the Department of Sociology at Norfolk State University. She is the Principal Investigator of a National Science Foundation Excellence in Research project with the goal of investigating socio-cybersecurity in organizations across Hampton Roads. She has also completed two additional projects funded by the National Science foundation. Dr. Turner is a quantitative methodologist and has conducted studies utilizing large datasets on self-care among elderly African Americans since 2006. She has also conducted community research using surveys, focus groups, participatory action research and the life size me technique. As an instructor, she has taught social demography/stratification, incorporating GIS in the mapping component of the course. Most recently, she conducted a Tracer Study of Norfolk State Students on their learning outcomes based on the Socio-Cybersecurity project.