Dr. Bud Turman
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 aim is to make practical applications of the theories and concepts covered in each course. As a life goal, I try to make a positive impact on as many people as possible.

My personal areas of interest include: helping others be successful, family activities, OU football, traveling and intelligent conversations. I also enjoy history, especially WWII facts.

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 in a variety of marketing, management, and strategic planning positions. He joined TCC as a full time instructor in 2001. Prior to that he was an adjunct professor teaching business courses for 10 years. Dr. Turman teaches a variety of on-line and face to face courses for TCC, including an Honors Principles of Management course. 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 exclusively designed for TCC supervisors. He is recipient of the 2010 Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence at TCC. Dr. Bud also presents at many area conferences and seminars on a variety of management and leadership topics. He is a 1995 graduate of Leadership Tulsa. He has represented TCC at various conferences including the Asian Studies Institute at the University of Hawaii and the Oklahoma Educators’ Outstanding Professor Leadership Academy. Bud is a member of Phi Kappa Phi honor society, Delta Mu Delta, national academic honor society in Business, Phi Delta Kappa professional education fraternity and Delta Pi Epsilon, national honorary professional graduate society in business education.  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, one grandson and two granddaughters.

Turman holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in marketing and advertising and finance 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. His dissertation topic  was on learning strategy preferences of adult learners.