Leadership Studies

Elizabeth Fisher Turesky


Office Location

Payson Smith Hall, Suite 004



Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. Organizational Behavior, Case Western Reserve University
  • M.P.A Masters in Public Administration, University of Colorado
  • B.A. Psychology, Wheaton College

Areas of Expertise

  • Leadership Development
  • Organizational change and Development
  • Training and Development
  • Adult Experiential and Engaged Student Learning

Research Interests

Dr. Turesky’s research and publications are focused on women and leadership, the nexus of experiential learning and leadership development, training and development, organizational behavior and change leadership. Professor Turesky has published in such journals as the Organizational Management Journal, Academic Leadership Journal, The Journal of Leadership Education, The Coaching Psychologist Journal and the International Journal of Leadership and Change.

Recent Publications

See here for Dr. Turesky's Google Scholar profile listing her publications.

Professional Activity

Elizabeth is a member of the National Training Laboratory Institute of Applied Behavioral Science (NTL), the International Leadership Association, the Academy of Management, and the Management and Organizational Behavior Teaching Society. She has been recognized with the Maine Campus Compact’s Donald Harward Faculty Award for Service-Learning Excellence as well as awards for her research and service at the University of Southern Maine. Elizabeth is a co-chair of the University of Maine Summer Academy of Adult Learning and Teaching (SAALT). She is co-founder of the Maine Organizational Development Association (MODA).