Senior Lecturer/Tyser Teaching Fellow
Hugh Turner is a Senior Lecturer/Tyser Teaching Fellow at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. He has served as Academic Director for the Smith School’s Freshman Fellows Program since 2007. He teaches multiple sections of the Smith School’s prestigious Freshman Fellows as well as core and elective courses in supply chain management and technology to Smith School students. He has served as Academic Coordinator for the Smith School’s Freshman Fellows Program since 2007. In addition, in 2008 he developed and launched the successful Music Management Fellows Program at the Smith School. He has been recognized as being among the Smith School’s top 15% in teaching, was a finalist in the Smith School’s Krowe Award for teaching with technology and in 2009 won the Legg-Mason award for Teaching Innovation. Dr. Turner serves as Faculty Advisor to the Music Management Business Society and has developed, organized and led the undergraduate Logistics, Transportation and Supply Chain Management Fellows field trip to the Port of Los Angeles since 2007.
Dr. Turner’s industry experience includes working as a private truck fleet manager for a major retailer, a consultant to the railroad industry, and deck officer in the merchant marine where he held a Chief Mate's license.
Dr. Turner's research interests include seaport policy and economics with emphasis on cost structures, port productivity, and infrastructure investment. His work has been published in Maritime Policy & Management and Transportation Research E. In 2003 his dissertation was awarded first place in the annual dissertation competition sponsored by the Transportation and Public Utilities Group of the American Economic Association.