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David J Turner

TitleManager, Web Mobile & Project Management Group,
Applications & Project Management, ITS
DivisionInformation Technology Services
DepartmentInformation Technology Services,
ITS-Applications and Project Management
Web Site Web, Mobile & Project Management Group (public site)
WMPM Department Site (requires authentication)
ITS Project Management
ITS PM Certificate
UCSC Mobile Application
OfficeScotts Valley Center, Room E-3165
Office HoursMonday through Friday, 8am to 5pm
Campus Mail StopITS Scotts Valley
Mail2300 Delaware Ave
Santa Cruz, CA
David J Turner

Biography, Education and Training

A California native, I received my degrees in Political Science and American History. This background proved surprisingly useful as I began my career at UCSC managing the archives for the Physical Planning and Construction department.

I naturally transitioned into information technology in the process of modernizing the Records Department at PP&C, developing databases, server storage, and digital scanning and archival processes.

In 2006, I moved to the Project Management Group of ITS (PMG). My initial role in IT included divisional strategic planning, assessment, governance design and support, project management leadership, and service management. In 2009 I took over management of PMG. In that role, I led a program to develop centrally-supported web services for the campus, oversaw the development of the ITS Project Management Certificate, and managed an excellent team of project managers and business analysts supporting many of the division's most important projects.

A reorganization in 2012 created the Web, Mobile & Project Management group (WMPM), which includes the Project Management Group (now managed by Leslie Geary) and the Web Applications team, which supports a broad portfolio of custom-built, legacy, and vendor web applications. In my current role as manager of both WMPM and the Web Apps team, my primary focus these days is on building and refining our best practices, supporting efficient operations, and (still) managing projects.

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • Certified ServiceNow System Administrator (2015)

  • Graduate, UCSC Leadership Academy (2008)

  • Recipient UCSC Staff Recognition & Development Program acknowledgement (2008)

  • Graduate, EDUCAUSE Institute Management Program (2007)