Lynn H. Turner is Professor in Communication Studies at Marquette University. Turner received her B.A from University of Illinois, her M.A. from University of Iowa, and her Ph.D. from Northwestern University. At Marquette, she teaches interpersonal communication at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, among other courses. Her research areas of emphasis include interpersonal, gender, and family communication. She is the co-author or co-editor of over 10 books, as well as many articles and book chapters. Her articles have appeared in several journals, including MANAGEMENT COMMUNICATION QUARTERLY, JOURNAL OF APPLIED COMMUNICATION RESEARCH, JOURNAL OF FAMILY COMMUNICATION, WOMEN AND LANGUAGE, and WESTERN JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATION. Her books include FROM THE MARGINS TO THE CENTER: CONTEMPORARY WOMEN AND POLITICAL COMMUNICATION (co-authored with Patricia Sullivan; Praeger, 1996; recipient of the 1997 Best Book Award from the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender [OSCLG]), GENDER IN APPLIED COMMUNICATION CONTEXTS (co-edited with Patrice Buzzanell and Helen Sterk; Sage, 2004), INTRODUCING COMMUNICATION THEORY (2007), PERSPECTIVES ON FAMILY COMMUNICATION (2006), and THE FAMILY COMMUNICATION SOURCEBOOK (2006) (all with Richard West). She was the recipient of the College of Communication outstanding research award in 1999 and 2007. She has served in a number of different positions--Director of Graduate Studies for the College of Communication at Marquette University, President of OSCLG, President of Central States Communication Association (CSCA), and Chairperson of the Family Communication Division for the National Communication Association--and she has planned several conferences for OSCLG and CSCA.-Author- is the author of 'By Richard West, Lynn H. Turner: Understanding Interpersonal Communication: Making Choices in Changing Times, Enhanced Edition Second (2nd) Edition', published 2010 under ISBN 9780495502463 and ISBN 0495502464.