G Marc Turner

G. Marc Turner was hired as the Assistant Vice President of Institutional Research at Texas State University in September 2020 after serving as a Research Analyst, Senior Research Analyst, and Director in the office. Prior to working in Institutional Research, he served as a faculty member in the Department of Psychology from 1996 to 2013. In his current role he coordinates the efforts of the office to assist administrators in making data informed decisions as well as overseeing data governance, data management, internal analytics, benchmarking, and reporting at the state, regional, and federal levels. He has been leading efforts to make data more accessible to the university community through common data resources and visualizations. 

Marc currently chairs the Texas State Data Management Council and serves on the Enrollment Management Council, University Leadership Council, and other campus councils, committees, and taskforces. He also serves as the primary Texas State University representative on the Texas State University System IR Council.

Marc is an active member of the Texas Association for Institutional Research (TAIR). He served a three-year term as Vice-President/President/Past-President of the organization from 2019-2021, the Professional Development Officer (2016-2018), and as a member of the TAIR Conference Planning Committee for multiple years. Marc also serves as the Member-at-Large for Professional Development for the Southern Association for Institutional Research (SAIR) for 2023-2024 and previously served as the Member-at-Large for Sponsor Relations from 2019-2021 and member of the SAIR nominating committee in 2022. At the national level, he maintains membership in the national Association for Institutional Research (AIR), EDUCAUSE, and National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO). Marc strongly values the benefits of continued professional development and frequently presents workshops and other sessions at state, regional, and national conferences.

Marc earned a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with a focus on Quantitative and Psychometric Methods from the University of Texas (2004), a M.Ed. in Educational Psychology from the University of Texas (1998), and a B.S. in Psychology from Texas State University (1995).