Assistant Professor

Contact information

Tulsa Community College, Northeast Campus

3727 E. Apache St.

Tulsa, OK  74115-3115

Ph: 918.595.7411

Fx: 918.595.7520


Educational Background
B.B.A., University of Oklahoma
M.S., Southern Nazarene University
Ed.D., Oklahoma State University


Courses Taught

MGMT 2363 Principles of Management

Introduction to the basic theory and principles of management. Emphasis is on the functions of management, planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling. A survey approach to current trends in management and possible future developments in organization and administration.


MGMT 2123 Leadership Development

This is a survey course designed to engage students in thinking critically about leadership and leaders and to actively communicate with fellow students and community leaders about what constitutes effective leadership. Students will investigate several different perspectives of the process of leadership and being a leader, managing, and developing their own sustained individual success. Students will participate in readings, discussions, and assessments and will develop their own tenets pertaining to effective leadership and management. Students will articulate their own personal model of effective leadership.


MGMT 2323 Organizational Behavior

A study of the behavioral sciences and their application to human relations and productivity. Includes such topics as motivation, leadership, participative management, group dynamics, communication, organizational change, and group processes as related to team building and total quality management.


Interest Areas
Professional areas of interest include: Higher education, adult learning, instructional strategies and current business trends. I enjoy making presentations at conferences.


My personal areas of interest include: helping others be successful, family activities, OU football, traveling and intelligent conversations.


Biographical Sketch

Dr. Bud Turman, Assistant Professor of Management at Tulsa Community College, has been involved in teaching since 1994. He has nearly 30 years of business experience in the corporate world, and came to TCC as a full time instructor in 2001. Prior to that he was an adjunct professor teaching business courses for 10 years. Turman also teaches in area graduate programs. He served as Interim Associate Dean of Business and Information Technology at the Northeast Campus from July, 2008 through January, 2009. He has developed and delivered several courses for TCC, including an ongoing Supervisory Management course for TCC supervisors. He is recipient of the 2010 Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence at TCC. Turman is past chairman of the Business Team at his church, where he and his wife, Beverly, teach an adult Bible study class. They have three sons.

Turman holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in marketing and advertising from the University of Oklahoma, a Master of Science degree in management from Southern Nazarene University, and a Doctorate of Education degree from Oklahoma State University.

He was born in Kaw City, Okla., and is married with two children, now attending college. He is a Vietnam Veteran who served as a pilot with the U.S. Air Force.

His background consists of 40 years experience in Oklahoma’s hospitality industry including roles in restaurant management, management training, and as an industry advocate and spokesman. During this time he served as the executive director of Oklahoma’s Green Country Marketing Association for 18 years. Also, he has been a founder, and past chairman, of the Oklahoma Travel Industry Association. Awards include the Governor’s Cup Award for outstanding contributions to Oklahoma tourism by the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters.