Historian; College professor. Born– Mar. 27, 1935 in Butler, Ga. Parents– Mack Thompson and Jessie (Jones) Turner. Education– Huntingdon College, B.A.; Auburn University, M.A., Ph.D.; University of Maryland and University of Edinburgh. Taught at Auburn University, 1957-1958; Columbus Center, University of Georgia, 1958; Montgomery College, Tacoma Park, Md., 1961-1962; Upper Iowa College, 1962-1963; Auburn University, 1963-1968; American University’s Fort Benning branch, 1970; Georgia Tech 1970-. One of the first women professors at Georgia Tech; advocated for women and minority students.  Led in the creation of a technical communications program at Tech. Published many articles in literary and historical journals. Member Modern Language Association, South Atlantic Modern Language Association, American Society for Engineering Education. Georgia Author of the Year, 1988; Historic Columbus Preservation Award, 1988.   Died February 11, 2016.


Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, 1980; obituary, Atlanta Journal Constitution, February 13, 2016.


Navy Gray; a Story of the Confederate Navy on the Chattahoochee and Apalachicola Rivers. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1987.

Technical Writing; a Practical Approach. Reston, Va.; Reston Pub. Co., 1984.