Christina Turner

Research Associate - Data Analyst

Christina Turner is Associate Director of Institutional Research & Assessment in the Office of Institutional Research at Gonzaga University, in Spokane, Washington. She provides leadership and resource expertise in research and assessment activities that support university efforts in strategic planning, enrollment management, institutional effectiveness, compliance reporting, policy analysis, and institutional accreditation. In her work, she promotes a healthy culture of inquiry and an institutional commitment to continuous improvement through effective communication, collaborative and cross-functional partnerships, and the cultivation of data-informed decision-making. Prior to her position at Gonzaga University, she served as the Director of Planning, Institutional Effectiveness, and Research at Spokane Falls Community College, also in Spokane, Washington. Christina’s academic background is in Philosophy, Mathematics, History of Science and Technology, Physics, and Higher Education Administration. Shaped by her experiences as physics Ph.D. student, Christina’s research interests include undergraduate research experiences, scholarly identity development, first generation students, and alternative academic (“alt-ac”) career discernment.

Publications

Turner, C., & Spencer, L. (2016, April). Business Intelligence at Gonzaga University. Paper presented at Washington State Higher Education Technology Conference, Spokane, WA.

Tuttle, H., Gill, C., & Turner, C. (2014, October). Building a Foundation for Campus-wide Business Intelligence. Paper presented at EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

Gill, C., & Turner, C. (2013, October). Building a BI Ecosystem with Blackboard Analytics as the Foundation. Paper presented at Blackboard Analytics Users Conference, Washington, DC.

Turner, C., & Gill, C. (2012, October). Implementing Blackboard Analytics: The Path to Success. Paper presented at Blackboard Analytics Users Conference, Bethesda, MD.

Anthony, J., Turner, C. (2011, May). Authentic, Meaningful, Faculty-Driven Assessment: A Mixed-Method Approach. Paper presented at Pacific Northwest Higher Education Assessment, Teaching, and Learning Conference, Spokane, WA.

Garcia, G., Merson, D., Musial, J., Turner, C., Weltzer, L., & Woo, H.-J. (2011, April). Failure to Persist at Career Entry: Leak at the End of the STEM Educational Pipeline. Paper presented at AERA, New Orleans, LA.

Foster-Dow, S., Kreyssler, M., Stevenson, D., & Turner, C. (2010, March). Collaborative Retention Efforts in an Early Warning System. Paper presented at National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Foster-Dow, S., Stevenson, D., & Turner, C. (2010, January). Coaching Off the Court: Empowering Students for Personal and Academic Success. Paper presented at NACADA Regional Conference, Seattle, WA.

Turner, C. (2007, January). Cosmos and the Church: A Brief History of the Vatican Observatory. Paper presented in absentia at the Jesuits and Modern Science Conference, Pune, India.

Turner, C. (2007, November). Viewing the Violent Universe: Advances in Gamma-Ray Astronomy. Paper presented at the History of Science Society Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.

Turner, C. (2007, April). The Renaissance (Re)Writes History: Accounts on the Origins of Florence. Paper presented at the Loyola University Chicago History Graduate Student Conference, Chicago, IL.

Turner, C. (2006, November). The Early History of Gravitational Lensing. Paper presented at the History of Science Society Annual Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Turner, C. (2006, February). Crafting a Natural Telescope: The History of Gravitational Lensing. Paper presented at the History and Philosophy Science Seminar, Notre Dame, IN.

Turner, C. (2003, April). The Origin of Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays. Paper presented at the American Physical Society Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Turner, C. (2003, March). Astroparticle Physics and the Dark Matter Question. Paper presented at the American Physical Society Conference, Austin, TX.

Turner, C., Keeton, C.R., & Kochanek, C.S. (2002, December). The Angular Structure of Four-Image Gravitational Lenses. Poster presented at the American Astronomical Society, Seattle, WA.

Turner, C. (2002, May). Harnessing the Sunyaev-Zel’dovich Effect: A Study of Intracluster Medium Evolution. Paper presented at the Society of Physics Students Conference, Portland, OR.

Turner, C. (2002, April). Examining Cluster Gas Evolution with the Sunyaev-Zel’dovich Effect and X-Ray Observations. Paper presented at the American Physical Society Conference, Albuquerque, NM.