Jennifer Turpin became Academic Vice President and Provost on
June 1, 2010. She previously served as Dean of USF's
College of Arts and Sciences from 2003-2010, having previously
served as Associate Dean for the Arts, Humanities, and Social
Sciences. She joined USF's faculty in 1991 after receiving
her doctorate in Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin.
During her years on the USF faculty, she received USF's
Distinguished Teaching Award and the College Service Award. She
founded USF's Women's Studies Program and served
as Chair of the Sociology Department.
Her research addresses the causes and consequences of violence, the
role of gender in warfare, the sociology of the Cold War, and the
impact of Russian media on the dissolution of the former Soviet
Union. Dr. Turpin has an extensive record of scholarship including
her book Reinventing the Soviet Self (Praeger), her co-edited books
The Web of Violence (University of Illinois Press), The Women and
War Reader (NYU Press), The Gendered New World Order (Routledge),
Rethinking Peace (Lynne Rienner), and the 3-volume Encyclopedia of
Violence, Peace and Conflict (Academic Press), and numerous
articles, book chapters, and papers at professional meetings.
Dr. Turpin has served as Chair of the American Sociological
Association's Section on Peace, War and Social Conflict as
well as the Peace and Justice Studies Association. She has served
on a Western Association for Schools and Colleges (WASC)
accreditation team and as a program reviewer for institutions such
as the Catholic University of Ecuador and the University of
Limerick, Ireland. She is passionate about Jesuit education and
USF's unique role in the academy and society.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs