Lance Turner

Humanities Instructor

Lance Turner has been a full-time faculty member at Cowley since 2024, teaching composition and public speaking courses. 

Lance earned a B.A. in English from K-State and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from KU. Since 2008, he has taught literature, composition, and creative writing courses at institutions nationwide, such as The University of Kansas, Jefferson Community & Technical College in Kentucky, and The Culinary Institute of America in New York. While in New York, he also worked as a writing tutor at Marist College and as an ESL, reading, and study skills tutor at Westchester Community College.

Outside of the classroom, Lance is a creative writer, crafting pieces of fiction, essays, and even a few short plays.


  • M.F.A. in Creative Writing - The University of Kansas - May 2011
  • B.A. in English - Kansas State University - May 2007