EDUCATION 

Ph.D. 2013 University of Florida, School of Special Education, School Psychology, and Early Childhood Studies

        Major: Special Education

        Specialization: Early Childhood/Early Intervention

        Minor: Research Evaluation and Methods

M.Ed. 2007 University of Pittsburgh, Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education

B.S. 2002 Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey, Elementary Education

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

2016-Present: Associate Professor, Department of Special Education, College of Education Ondokuz Mayis University, Samsun, Turkey

2019-Present: Associate Professor, Department of Specialized Education Services, School of Education University of North Carolina Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA

2016-2016: Visiting Scholar, Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies School of Special Education, School Psychology, and Early Childhood Studies College of Education, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

2014-2016: Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education, College of Education Ondokuz Mayis University, Samsun, Turkey

2013-2014: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies School of Special Education, School Psychology, and Early Childhood Studies College of Education, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

2011-2013: Graduate Research Assistant, Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies School of Special Education, School Psychology, and Early Childhood Studies College of Education, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

2007-2011: Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Special Education College of Education, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS

2015-2019: Chair, Department of Special Education, College of Education Ondokuz Mayis University, Samsun, Turkey

2014-2019: Chair for the Intellectual Disabilities Division, Department of Special Education College of Education, Ondokuz Mayis University, Samsun, Turkey

2015-2015: Associate Chair, Department of Special Education, College of Education Ondokuz Mayis University, Samsun, Turkey

MAJOR ROLES

2015-2019: Committee Member, Executive Committee, College of Education,
Ondokuz Mayis University, Samsun, Turkey

2017-2019: Board Member, Institute of Educational Sciences (Graduate School) Ondokuz Mayis University, Samsun, Turkey

2017-2019: Board Member, Unit for Students with Disabilities Ondokuz Mayis University, Samsun, Turkey

2017-2019: Consultant, Unit for Students with Disabilities Ondokuz Mayis University, Samsun, Turkey

2015-2018: Member, Project Evaluation Committee, Project Management Office Ondokuz Mayis University, Samsun, Turkey

2014-2014: Consultant, Developmental Education Application and Research Center Ondokuz Mayis University, Samsun, Turkey

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES 

2004-2004: General Education Teacher, Kavak Elementary School Haymana, Ankara, Turkey

2003-2004: General Education Teacher, Camkonak Elementary School Kandira, Kocaeli, Turkey

2002-2003: General Education Teacher, Akcakoca Elementary School Kandira, Kocaeli, Turkey