2016-2022 Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA

Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Linguistics and Technology

Dissertation: Development and Validation of Spoken Dialog System-based Oral Communication Tasks in an ESP Context

Committee: Dr. Carol A. Chapelle (Major Professor), Dr. Gary Ockey, Dr. Volker Hegelheimer,  Dr. Sinem Sonsaat-Hegelheimer, Dr. Michael G. Brown

2013-2016 Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

Master of Arts, Teaching English as a Foreign Language 

Thesis: An Investigation on Multimedia Language Laboratory in Turkish State Universities 

Committee: Dr. Julie Mathews-Aydınlı (1st Supervisor), Dr. Erdat Çataloğlu (2nd Supervisor),  Dr. Deniz Ortaçtepe, Dr. Arif Altun

2004-2008 Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey

Bachelor of Arts, English Language Teaching

Teaching and Research

2023 - ... (Senior Research Manager)

    Employer: Cambridge University Press & Assessment

2022 - 2023 (Postdoctoral Research Associate)

  Employer: Iowa State University – Department of English

  Course: Academic Writing for Graduate Students

2018 - 2022 (Research Assistant)

             Employer: Iowa State University – Department of English

             Principal Investigator: Dr. Volker Hegelheimer

             Project: Using Educational Technology in the English Language Classroom, an eight-week global online course provided by Iowa State University,  as part of the American English (AE) E-Teacher Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by FHI 360. 

             Responsibilities: Grading and revising the course, leading the graduate assistants

  2016 - 2020 (Teaching Assistant)

             Employer: Iowa State University – Department of English 

             Position: ESL Instructor

             Courses: Academic English I and II for international undergraduate students

  2009 – 2016 (EFL Lecturer)

             Employer: Duzce University – School of Foreign Languages – Duzce/TURKEY  

             Position: Instructor of English at tertiary level 

             Courses:  Academic Reading and Writing, English 101, Technical English for Computer Engineering, Construction Engineering, and Electronic Automation Content-based instruction courses (Photography, Sports as a Way of Life, and Technology for Professional Students)

April 2015 (Guest Lecturer)

                 Program: Erasmus Teaching Staff Mobility - University of Economy in Bydgoszcz / POLAND

                 Course: Academic Reading and Writing for undergraduate students

2011 (English Language Instructor)

                 Program: Turkish Armed Forces (during my military service)

                 Course: Private language course for the commanders on preparation for the foreign language examination

Administrative Experience

Postdoc Research Associate (2022 -...) - Iowa State University, Department of English

• Relevant experience: Leading the revision process of a Global Online Course project sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and FHI 360.

Assistant Director (2010 – 2016) - Duzce University, School of Foreign Languages, Turkiye

Relevant experience: In charge of administering over 50 courses across the campus in each semester; all examinations at the School of Foreign Languages (~300 students), administering all English course examinations across the university (~20000 students); administering all other English proficiency tests (e.g., student exchange programs, tenure-track position applications), ensuring content, quality, processes, and procedures for new and existing tests meet expectations.