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Dr. Amy Turner

Director of the Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
B.S., Texas A&M University; B.S., Texas A&M University; M.S., Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi; Ph.D., Texas A&M University- Kingsville


(931) 598- 1447

Dr. Amy Turner, CWB,  is the Director of the Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability and has been at this position since 2017.  Her portfolio includes Domain Management, Sustainability, the Sewanee Headwaters Initiative, the University Farm, and the University Archaeologist. Her responsibilities include large scale project management such as the 3D project, Domain 2040, the Domain Management Plan and the Domain Access Plan.

Prior to serving at Sewanee, Dr. Turner worked at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as an Ecologist alongside her fellow biologists to preserve and protect resources for future generations.  Directly proceeding her time with the FWS, she served for 11 years as a Habitat Assessment Biologist with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. In this role, she was the primary point of contact for numerous mitigation projects aimed at restoring impacts to fish and wildlife resources and providing ways for developers to collectively work towards minimizing their impacts.  Earlier in her career, she worked at the Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program, Inc. with a dedication to protecting and restoring the health and productivity of the bays and estuaries in the Texas Coastal Bend.

Dr. Turner, has spent the majority of her career dedicated to natural resource conservation and education, to ensuring that the youth of today will be the informed leaders of tomorrow.  Through programs such as the Texas Brigades, she has spent countless hours teaching, leading, and being led to foster the personal development of those surrounding her so that they may come to understand their place in the world.   

She has earned a B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences (1999); a B.S. in Political Science (1999); an M.S. in Environmental Science (2001); and a Ph.D. in Wildlife Science (2011).  

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