Director of Teacher Education
Faculty Advisor, Undergraduate Secondary Education
After receiving her B.A. in American Studies at Hamilton College, she earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in American Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD. Dr. Turk has been an Associate Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University, where she served as the Program Director of Social Studies Education. Dr. Turk is the author of Bound by a mighty vow: Sisterhood and women’s fraternities, 1870-1920, and co-author of Teaching U.S. history: Dialogues among teachers and historians and the forthcoming Teaching Recent Global History: Dialogues among historians, teachers, and students. Dr. Turk’s scholarship centers on helping teachers to teach history in ways that are innovative, student-centered, and rigorous, and inspire students to use their voices towards democratic ends. In addition to earning teaching awards, she has been a Principal Investigator on several funded projects and a member of the U.S. History Standing Committee for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).