Jeffrey Scott Turley

Department Chair, Professor, Spanish & Portuguese

3190B JFSB


Curriculum Vitae

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Teaching Experience

I believe that students learn best when they teach each other. Successful teachers facilitate peer teaching.


Historical linguistics, etymology, cognitive semantic approaches to verbs, philology of early modern Iberian manuscripts.

Selected Publications

The Commentaries of D. García de Silva y Figueroa on His Embassy to Shah ʿAbbās I of Persia on Behalf of Philip III, King of Spain. Translated by Jeffrey S. Turley. Edited by George B. Souza and Jeffrey S. Turley. Leiden and Boston: Brill, July 2017.

The Boxer Codex: Transcription and Translation of a Late Sixteenth-century Spanish Manuscript Concerning the History and Ethnography of the Pacific, South-east Asia and East Asia. Edited by George B. Souza and Jeffrey S. Turley


I believe in doing my part to further the project of higher education at every level.

Citizenship assignments

  •  University Standards Committee
  •  Faculty Advisory Committee (two terms)
  • Academic Unit Review Committee
  •  Department Chair

Office Hours
TTh 2:00-2:30
3190B JFSB