Samantha Langley Turnbaugh

Samantha Langley Turnbaugh, PhD

Vice Provost for Graduate Education,
Research & Outreach,
Site Lead

Northern Kentucky University

Dr. Samantha Langley-Turnbaugh currently serves as Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Research and Outreach at Northern Kentucky University.

As vice provost, Dr. Langley-Turnbaugh is instrumental in the implementation of the NKU strategic plan, including overseeing transformational initiatives across the university and the region. She leads the Office of Graduate Education, the Office of Research, Grants, and Contracts, the Institute for Student Research and Creative Activity, the Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement, and the Center for Environmental Restoration. She also leads NKU’s on-line education efforts and chairs the NKU Research Foundation, which promotes the development, implementation, and coordination of externally sponsored and foundation-supported programs involving research, instruction, and public service.

Prior to joining NKU, Dr. Langley-Turnbaugh was associate provost for research and graduate education at the University of Southern Maine. Prior to her role as associate provost, she was a professor of environmental science and chair of the Department of Environmental Science. She has a PhD in Forest Soils from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an MS in Soil Science from the University of New Hampshire, and a BS in Forest Engineering from the University of Maine.