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Faculty and Staff - Marya Davis Turley

Marya Davis Turley

Marya Davis Turley


Office:  Cherry Hall 20F
Phone:  270-745-5773


English 100: Introduction to College Writing

English 200: Introduction to Literature

English 300: Writing Across the Disciplines

English 302: Language/Communication



Professor Marya Davis Turley earned an Associate's Degree in General Studies (behavioral health sciences emphasis), a Bachelor's Degree in English and Allied Language Arts (radio broadcasting/broadcasting management emphasis), and a Master's Degree in English (TESL emphasis) from Western Kentucky University.

After working as an on-air radio personality, a business manager for a mental health practice, and as a full-time instructor for English as a Second Language International, Professor Turley joined WKU's Department of English in 2004.

Her interests include the oral and written histories of the South Central Kentucky region, particularly those of the South Union Shakers, and the use of bibliotherapy and writing in therapeutic practice.

In her spare time, Professor Turley enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, and watching late-night reruns of Frasier.

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