Susan C. Turell, Ph.D.
Susan C. Turell, Ph.D., serves as the Chief Academic Officer at the University, providing leadership in all academic matters and working collaboratively with the deans, faculty, staff, students, and administration to further Marywood's mission and vision. The Provost reports directly to the
Prior to her appointment at Marywood University, Dr. Turell served as the founding dean of the School of Social Science and the interim dean of the School of Arts and Humanities at the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Oneonta, NY. Prior to that, Dr. Turell has served as Associate Provost at Clarion University Of Pennsylvania, Clarion, PA and as the inaugural Dean of undergraduate studies and Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI., where she also was a professor of Psychology and coordinator of Women's Studies. She began her academic career at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, where she taught psychology and women's studies.
Dr. Turell's prolific contributions include the development of multiple new academic programs, reforming general education curricula, increasing retention and time to graduation rates, and improving campus climate through anti-racist
A licensed psychologist in New York State, Dr. Turell earned a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Houston, TX. She also holds a Master of Education degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Houston and she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, in the Plan II Liberal Arts Honors Program a the University of Texas at Austin.