Associate Professor

Undergraduate Departments

  • English


  • Ph.D. in English, University at Albany, State University of New York
  • B.A. in English and textual studies, Syracuse University


A native of Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Turner teaches sections of Introduction to Literature with themes such as Revisions, Penal Literature (hybrid), and Dystopian Literature (online), as well as sections of Introduction to Film, African American Literature, and American Literature Post Civil-War. Dr. Turner is also the publication advisor for The Gleaner, DVU’s literary journal.
He specializes in African American Literature, Adaptation Studies, Film Studies and Narrative Theory, and is an award-winning playwright.
"And the capital of Nebraska is Lincoln." (Film quote.  Guess the film.)


t: 215.489.2916
e: wilbert.turner@delval.edu

Office Hours

Miller Hall 301A
Hours posted on door, vary by semester