Director, Family Diversity Education Council; Adjunct Faculty, Purdue University
Phone: (765) 532-5651
Topics of Expertise: Adoption & Foster Care
Dr. Turner-Vorbeck is adjunct faculty at Purdue University and co-founder of the Family Diversity Education Council, a non-profit corporation comprised of advocates, practitioners, and researchers interested in generating and sharing knowledge related to issues of family diversity and family-school-community relationships. The FDEC has an ejournal, The Journal of Family Diversity in Education, hosted at Kent State University.Her research interests center upon family structure diversity and equity issues in education. Recent publications include: (Mis)Understanding Families:Learning to Listen to Real Families in Our Schools (2010); Other Kinds of Families:Diversity in School and Culture (2008); Representations of family: A poststructural analysis (2006); Expanding multicultural education to include family diversity (Multicultural Education, Winter, 2005).