Dr. Ebony Turner is the Grants Director for Complete College America. A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Xavier University of Louisiana in 1996 and a Master of Science in Applied Mathematics in 1998. In 2006, she received her Ph.D. in Urban Higher Education Administration after successfully defending her dissertation entitled “An Analysis of Preparedness of College Seniors for the Workforce” for the Executive Ph.D. program at Jackson State University. Dr. Turner has over 25 years of experience envisioning, planning, and executing strategic initiatives, funded by The National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences, Department of Labor, and Environmental Protection Agency just to name a few, totaling more than a million dollars annually. She was instrumental in preparing grant proposals worth over 22 million dollars primarily in the area of Workforce Development. Dr. Turner is certified in Effective Teaching Practices with a concentration in Career Guidance and Readiness Issued by ACUE. Her areas of expertise include program management, workforce development, education and training, grants management and evaluation. She currently serves as a grants reviewer for several agencies including the National Institute of Health, Department of Labor, National Science Foundation and the Department of Education. Prior to joining CCA, she has fulfilled the roles of Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Interim Dean of University College and Coordinator for Program, Evaluation and Grants.
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