||BS in Education from The Ohio State University
MS in Educational Administration from Ashland University
Maryalice Turner became a Visiting Assistant Professor in Ohio Dominican University's Education Division in 2010 after starting as an adjunct faculty member in 2006. She has enjoyed a wide array of educational experiences, beginning as a special education industrial technology teacher in Virginia Beach, Virginia. It was there that she learned about adaptive instruction and the importance of hands-on opportunities for students. Other positions she has held include Assistant Principal and Principal, Director of Curriculum and Instruction as well as Director of Training and Education for a Fortune 500 subsidiary.
Most recently she served as the Superintendent of the Buckeye United School District (BUSD), which serves at-risk adjudicated students across the state of Ohio. Under her leadership, the BUSD student literacy research project had the only statistically significant increased literacy rates in the US Department of Educations’ eight nationally selected sites.
She holds a BS in Education from The Ohio State University, an MS in Educational Administration from Ashland University and is a current Doctoral Candidate at Ohio University. She has provided professional development for teachers across Ohio in the areas of equity issues, multicultural diversity, high school reform and improvement, and instructional methodology.
Research interests are high school redesign to improve student achievement, particularly reviewing the effects of school size and restructuring models, and teacher efficacy. She has written curriculum for the Ohio Department of Education, contributed to research on suburbanization in a rural community, as well as “Schools of Promise” in the area of mathematics in Ohio and has been featured in a special education textbook for teachers. Several of her past presentations include “Involving All Stakeholders in Rigor, Relevance and Relationships”, at the Coalition of Essential Schools National Conference; “Westerville’s Winning Schools”, at the US Department of Education National Small Learning Communities Conference; and Becoming A High Performance Organization Through Quality Strategies, at the National Quality in Education Conference.
She is a member of ASCD, Phi Delta Kappa, The Ohio Association of Teacher Educators, Mid-Western Education Research Association, The Council for Exceptional Children, The Ohio Council of Professors of Educational Administration and the Correctional Education Association.
Maryalice enjoys travel and has vacationed in 42 states, as well as Switzerland. She also enjoys gardening, cooking and time at the family’s historic 1830 log cabin.