Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship (ACES)

Tia N. Turner

Inducted in

Wayne State University

Doctoral Student, Psychology

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Biographical Abstracts

Tia Turner is a doctoral student of psychology at Wayne State University in Detroit, where she researches issues related to homelessness. She earned her master’s degree in clinical psychology from the University of Dayton in 2022, where she was a graduate fellow of the Hanley Sustainability Institute. Turner has a history of serving her local community. She is service chair of the Department of Psychology’s graduate student organization at Wayne State University. She previously served on the Affiliate Board of Directors for the National Alliance on Mental Illness-Montgomery County (Ohio).

As a young professional, Turner has demonstrated advanced knowledge of developing advocacy initiatives to address unfair and changeable sociopolitical conditions through interdisciplinary action. Her work incorporates principles of participatory community action research, with interests in homelessness, positive community outcomes, and advocacy. She is passionate about sustainability and believes service-learning students will play a critical role in advocating for sustainable cities and communities.

Areas of Expertise

  • Homelessness
  • Participatory community action research
  • Advocacy initiatives