Vivian E. Turner

Assistant Professor of Science and Mathematics

Vivian E. Turner
School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences
Campus Center (CC) 213
(248) 218-2136


  • M.S., Middle Tennessee State University
  • B.S., Lipscomb University

Courses Taught

  • Anatomy & Physiology I and II
  • Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology
  • Nutrition
  • Beginning Algebra
  • Intermediate Algebra
  • Survey of Mathematics
  • Physical Education for the Elementary School Teacher

Honors and Affiliations

  • Faculty Member of the Year, Rochester College, 2005
  • Voted “Professor Everyone Should Have” by the Rochester College student body, 5 times between 2004 and 2011

Professional and Academic Experience

  • Mathematics Specialist for the ACE Lab, Rochester College
  • Attended “Learning and the Brain” Conference
  • Attended Higher Learning Commission Academy, 2012


Vivian and her husband, RC professor Gary Turner, have been at Rochester College for over 20 years. The mother of two sons, Gary Curtis and Steven, Vivian loves hanging out with college students and being in mentoring relationships with RC college students. Having grown up in Maryland, Vivian grew up an avid Baltimore Orioles fan and was twice a member of a Maryland high school state softball champion team. Vivian now enjoys golfing, biking, watching sports with her family (especially the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings, and college and professional football), reading, and completing jigsaw and number puzzles.