Jon Scott Turner

Jon Scott Turner

Assistant Professor
Counseling, Leadership, & Special Education

Academic Interests

  • The culture of highly effective schools
  • The importance of “mindset” in successful students, teachers and school administrators
  • The history and culture of Missouri public schools

Top Scholarly Accomplishments

Over the last 10 years have had over $6 million in grant funds awarded for proposals for public schools in Missouri. These grants focused on school campus safety, school mental health and after school programs.

Previous Experience

25 year career as a public school teacher, principal, and central office administrator in Missouri


Webb City, MO


I’m an avid gardener and have a special passion for the history of the Ozarks and Missouri

Future Goals and Aspirations

I’m hoping to build a strong relationship between MSU and every school administrator in Missouri.

Life Outside the University

My wife Amy and I have our hands full raising and loving our children, three year old Carter and 1 year old Ava. We love living in the Ozarks and exploring all the Ozarks has to offer.


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