Social Systems and Allied Research

Social Systems and Allied Research

Breaking Stigmas and Changing Lives

Living a long healthy life is something that every person tries to accomplish. However, there is always a chance that disease will strike when you least expect. Sometimes the hardest part of any illness is not the disease itself, but rather having access to adequate medical aid and overcoming the mental stress associated with the [...]

Turner Delivers Speech in Commemorating the Late Clarence E. “Bighouse” Gaines

Dr. William H. Turner, Research Scientist and Leader of the Social System and Allied Research unit in the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC), delivered a speech commemorating a renowned and legendary basketball coach in HBCU sports: the late Clarence E. "Bighouse" Gaines, who coached for 47 years at Winston-Salem State University, winning 828 games, the [...]

Blacks in Appalachia and Turner’s Work Featured in the Washington Post

Recently the Washington Post called on Dr. William H. Turner, Research Scientist and Leader of the Social System and Allied Research area in the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC) - and a former research associate from 1979 to 1991 to Alex Haley, author of the Pulitzer prize-winning book Roots-for a feature story titled "African Americans [...]

Turner’s Invited Essay Appears in Now & Then

Now & Then: The Magazine of Appalachia, a quarterly published magazine at East Tennessee State University from its Center for Appalachian Studies and Services, commissioned a dozen scholars and researchers to comment on "The Future of Appalachia" for its Winter 2017 issue. William H. Turner, Research Scientist Leader, Social Systems and Allied Research, commented on [...]

Turner Named to the National Advisory Board of Art of the Rural

Art of the Rural is a collaborative organization with a mission of building the field of the rural arts, create new narratives on rural culture and community, and contribute to the emerging rural arts and culture movement. Dr. William Turner, Research Scientist Leader, Social Systems and Allied Research in the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center, has been [...]