Div. 37 President
Erlanger “Earl” Turner, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and assistant professor of psychology at Pepperdine University in the Graduate School of Education and Psychology. His research primarily focuses on mental health among racial and ethnic communities, access to behavioral health services, therapy use among parents, and the impact of race-based stress. Turner completed his doctoral training in child psychology at Texas A&M University and a postdoctoral fellowship at Kennedy Krieger Institute/The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has served as the 2017 chair of the APA Board of the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest and was appointed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to serve on the Behavioral Health National Project Advisory Committee (2016-2019).