Dr. Greg Turner

Dr. Turner has been teaching college courses for 20+ years. He is originally from Mullins, SC. He received his undergraduate degree from the college of Charleston, MBA from Winthrop University, and his DBA from Mississippi State University.


Dr. Turner does not think of teaching as a “job” in which you drudge day after day, simply waiting for the end of the day. Instead it is great fun, granted it is also hard work, but definitely great fun. Maybe it is because he always knew this is what he wanted to do, but to him it is trying new approaches and continuously revising in order to find the best way to guide the students. It is constant re-thinking what he knows, learning new material, and adjustment of both the content and presentation, searching for a more effective way to challenge his students to achieve their full potential, to encourage them to thoroughly learn fundamental concepts, and to develop their skills. There is no description of the satisfaction or reward that he receives from the look of understanding and confidence that a student displays when they have mastered a concept.

For Dr. Turner, teaching is still full of self doubt. And this self doubt motivates him to be fully prepared and to be the best that he can be. He also strongly believes that to become and remain an effective teacher it is imperative that to stay abreast of research in the field. In order to do this he believes that a teacher has to be involved in applied and basic research efforts. Personally, he finds that he is better prepared to offer relevant examples of the course contents as a result of his research efforts.


Doctor of Business Administration D.B.A., 1996; Mississippi State University- Starkville, MS

Master of Business Administration 1989; Winthrop University; Rock Hill, SC

Bachelor of Science 1986; College of Charleston; Charleston, SC

Research Interests

  • Retail product placement
  • Customer service/satisfaction
  • Experiential learning
  • Salesforce training


Associate Professor, 2011 -; Claflin University; Orangeburg, SC

Adjunct Professor, 2011 -; South University Online

Adjunct Professor, 2011-; Argosy University Online

Assistant Professor, 2008 – 2011; Nicholls State University; Thibodaux, LA;

Associate Professor, 1997 - 2008; College of Charleston; Charleston, SC

Adjunct Professor, 2000 – 2006; Southern Wesleyan University, Charleston, SC

Adjunct Professor, 2002 -2005; University of Oklahoma – Cameron University Europe

Assistant Professor, 1995 - 1997; Coastal Carolina University; Conway, SC

Assistant Professor, 1994 - 1995; Livingston University; Livingston, AL

Graduate Teaching Assistant, 1992 - 1994; Mississippi State University-, Starkville, MS

Adjunct Instructor, 1992 - 1993; Mississippi State University--Meridian Campus; Meridian, MS

Instructor, 1990 - 1991; Watterson College; Charleston, SC

Activities and Honors

  • Best Paper in Track at the Association of Marketing Theory and Practice 2002 Conference.
  • Best Paper in Track at the Association of Marketing Theory and Practice 1998 Conference.
  • Coastal Carolina University 1995 Academic Enhancement Grant recipient.
  • National Association of Purchasing Management 1995 Doctoral Dissertation Grant recipient.
  • University of West Alabama 1994 Academic Research Grant recipient.
  • Best Paper in Track at the Atlantic Marketing Association 1994 Conference.
  • Best Paper in Track at the Southeastern Chapter of The Institute of Management Sciences 1994 Conference.

Greg Turner
Dr. Greg Turner
Associate Professor of Marketing
  • School of Business
Corson Hall, 128