Dr. Akdoğan received his undergraduate degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering from Boğaziçi University in 1995. He, as a graduate student at the University Pittsburgh, worked on DONUT experiment at the Fermi National Laboratory which made the first direct observation of tau-neutrino in 1998. He received Ph.D. degree in physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the area of experimental nuclear physics in 2003 with a thesis titled pion production in the neutron-proton interactions. He continued his research at MIT Laboratory for Nuclear Science as a postdoctoral associate from 2003 to 2004 and contributed to the BLAST program at MIT-Bates Laboratory which studied the electromagnetic structure of the nucleons and deuteron as well as contributing several experiments at LANSCE utilizing neutron beam to study the nucleon-nucleon systems. He was promoted to research scientist position at MIT in 2004. Then, he joined the Department of Physics at Boğaziçi University in 2006 as an assistant professor. He was promoted to associate professor and full professor in 2008 and 2013 respectively. His research area has been primarily in the area of nuclear and particle physics and computational physics. He served as the Dean of Faculty of Arts and Sciences between 2014-2016. Dr. Akdoğan joined Özyeğin University as a fulltime faculty member in 2018.
Prof. Dr. Esra GENÇTÜRK
Vice Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences
Dr. Esra Gençtürk was appointed as the Rector of Ozyegin University in 2014. After graduating from Robert College (1977) in Turkey, she received her B.S. degree (1981) from University of Southern California, and earned her M.B.A. (1983) and Ph.D. in Marketing (1990) from University of Minnesota. Before joining Özyeğin University in 2009, Dr. Gençtürk was on the Marketing and International Business faculty of the University of Texas at Austin (1989-1996), and a faculty member of the College of Administrative Sciences and Economics at Koç University (1996-2009). She joined Ozyegin University in 2009 as Executive Director of Sector Solutions Program, and served as the Vice Rector between 2011 and 2014.
Dr. Gençtürk was the recipient of the University of Minnesota annual doctoral dissertation fellowship for 1986-1987, and was a fellow at the 1986 American Marketing Association Doctoral Consortium. She was also the co-recipient of the 1987 Robert Lieberman Memorial Award for teaching excellence at the University of Minnesota. At the University of Texas, Dr. Gençtürk was a finalist in the 1990 Business Council Texas Excellence Teaching Award, and was nominated for several teaching awards including the Friar Centennial Teaching Fellowship (Spring 1991, Spring 1990), College of Business Administration Foundation Teaching Award (Spring 1992, Spring 1991) as well as the Hank and Mary Harkins Foundation Award for Effective Teaching in Large Classes (Spring 1990, Spring 1993). Dr. Gençtürk has taught International Marketing, Marketing Research, and Marketing Strategy at both the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as at Executive MBA and Executive Training programs.
Dr. Gençtürk’s research interests include strategic marketing and competition strategies, management of distribution channels, foreign market entry and penetration strategies, research design, and measurement considerations. In addition to her award-winning research and articles published in refereed international journals, Prof. Gençtürk also served on the editorial boards of the Journal of International Business Studies, the Journal of International Marketing, the Journal of International Management, and Advances in International Marketing. Prof. Gençtürk served as Vice President of Communications for the American Marketing Association Global Special Interest group for two consecutive terms between 2005 and 2010, and was elected as its Chair in 2011.
Assistant Prof. Hatice KÜÇÜKÖNAL
Vice Dean of Faculty of Aviation and Aeronautical Science
Dr. Hatice Küçükönal received her Bachelor’s Degree in English Language Teaching from Anadolu University Faculty of Education in 1983. She obtained her Master’s Degrees in TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) from Bilkent University and in Aviation Management from Anadolu University Graduate School of Social Sciences in 1989 and in 1998, respectively. She completed her Ph.D. degree in Aviation Management in 2001, following which she was appointed as an Assistant Professor. In addition to serving as a faculty member at the School of Civil Aviation, Dr. Küçükönal also worked as a Deputy Director from 2003 to 2008.
Her main research interests include air transportation management, airport operations, airport security, airport planning and management. Dr. Küçükönal also has conference proceedings presented and published in national and international conferences as well as articles published in both refereed and non- refereed journals. She also served as an Advisory and Scientific Board member in aviation symposiums held in Turkey and worked as a researcher in two research projects sponsored and published within the scope of TUBITAK and Anadolu University Scientific Research Projects. Besides her academic studies Dr. Küçükönal also worked as a member of the working committee under the Special Expertise Commission on Air Transportation for the 8th and 9th Development Plan of the State Planning Organization and as a member of the working committee founded by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation under the Ministry of Transportation and Communication for the preparation of reports for the 2004 Economy Congress of Turkey.
Prof. Dr. Yener ÜNVER
Faculty of Law , Dean
Prof. Dr. Yener Ünver works as the Dean of the Faculty of Law. Prof. Yener Ünver received his LLB from Istanbul University in 1986. He obtained his LLM and PhD in Public Law from the Graduate School of Social Sciences at Istanbul University in 1990 and 1996, respectively. Between 1989 and 1992, Prof. Ünver delivered the General Provisions of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure Law courses at Istanbul University. Following his PhD, Prof. Yener taught undergraduate courses on General Provisions of Criminal Law, Special Provisions of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure Law, Mass Communication Law and International Criminal Law at the School of Law and School of Economics at Istanbul University as an assistant professor till 2001. He was appointed an associate professor and a professor in 2002 and 2008, respectively. Since his associate professorship, Prof. Yener Ünver taught the General Provisions of Criminal Law, Special Provisions of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure Law, Mass Communication Law and International Criminal Law courses at the School of Law at Istanbul University between 2002 and 2007. Between 2004 and 2006, he delivered the Sports Law course at the School of Physical Education and Sports at Istanbul University. Between 2002 and 2006 he taught the General Provisions of Criminal Law, Special Provisions of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure Law couses at the School of Law at Akdeniz University. Between 2005 and 2007 and between 2008 and 2011, he gave lectures on Special Provisions of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure Law at the School of Law at Istanbul Commerce University. Between 2006 and 2011, Prof. Ünver also taught LLB, LLM and PhD courses on Criminal Procedure Law, Mass Communications Law, Criminology, Comparative Criminal Law and Medical Law at the School of Law at Yeditepe University. Prof. Yener Ünver's research interests include general provisions of criminal law, special provisions of criminal law, criminal procedure law and medical law. Prof. Ünver has especially focused on comparative criminal law since 2005. Until June 2012 he worked as vice chairman of Türk Ceza Hukuku Derneği.
Prof. Dr. Orhan HACIHASANOĞLU
Faculty of Architecture and Design , Dean
Graduated from METU (B.Arch-1979), ITU (M. Arch-1981 and PhD in Architectural Design-1986), He is a Professor of Architecture. He teaches architectural design; urban design; urban design practices; morphological studies in architecture; architecture and identity; research methods courses. He is a member of Chamber of Architects, MimED (Association for Architectural Education), ENHR (European Network for Housing Research), IAPS-CSBE (International Assoc. of People-Environment Studies - Culture and Space in the Built Environment Network).
He had articles, papers and book chapters on the subjects of culture and space; housing design and assessment for disabled and aged; architecture city and identity; architectural education. He won numerous prizes in architectural and urban design competitions. He work as Dean of the Faculty of Architecture ITU (2008-2012), ITU Senete Member representing Faculty of Architecture (2004-2007), Head of Department of Architecture ITU (2000-2004), editor in chief of A|Z ITU Journal of the Faculty of Architecture (2004-2013) and Head of the Architectural Accrediting Board (MiAK) (2008).