Michael L. Turney, Ph.D., ABC
Professor Emeritus of Communication
& Independent Consultant
Being retired doesn't mean not working.
My decades at NKU were quite a ride.
From the early days when Nunn Hall was the only building on the Northern Kentucky State College campus to the frustration of preparing Northern Kentucky University for SACS re-accreditation it was like a thrill-filled roller coaster ride. I sometimes laughed, sometimes cried, and sometimes wanted to scream.
But, I always loved the joys and satisfactions of teaching.
Now that I'm retired, I take delight in ...
- writing and producing whatever I choose;
- reading for pleasure instead of necessity;
- traveling leisurely and without a locked-in itinerary; and
- living without a wristwatch.
My post-retirement projects have included ...
- developing an educational game about Ancestral Puebloan migration in the 12th century;
- producing a Ken Burns-style documentary about the Sisters of Charity nurses who served during the Civil War;
- giving public lectures and radio interviews about radio news coverage of World War II;
- participating in more than a dozen multi-photographer photo exhibits;
- coaching candidates who sought and successfully achieved IABC professional accreditation; and
- conducting a strategic public relations planning workshop for the American Association of Port Authorities;
- recruiting and training local field workers for the U.S. Census Bureau.
Practicing Public Relations Website
Online Readings in Public Relations
If you need a communication consultant, teacher, or presenter,
I'm particularly adept at strategic public relations planning,
Email firstname.lastname@example.org .
20 January 2020