Brief info

Education and degrees awarded

Doctor of Philosophy in Public Affairs, (Ph.D.) ‘The Impact of Social Capital on Youth Substance Use’ Chair: Thomas Wan, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA (2009)

Master of Science (M.S.) Administration of Criminal Justice, School of Justice Studies, Roger Williams University, Bristol RI, USA (2006)

Baccalaureate of Art (BA) School of Security Sciences, Turkish National Police Academy, Ankara, Turkey (2000)

Associate Professor, Public Administration, Inter-university Committee, Turkey 2013

Other education and training, qualifications and skills 

  • Preparatory Arabic Course (8 months), International University of Africa, Khartoum, Sudan 2014
  • Contemporary Approaches in Drug Monitoring (intense graduate level course), Reitox Academy Training (EMCDDA), Prague, Czech Republic, 2013
  • Graduate Teaching Seminars, University of Central Florida, Orlando FL / 2007
  • Crime Prevention Workshop: Defeating Crime and Terrorism Threats Using Prevention Based Methods. Joint workshop by Turkish Institute of Police Studies, Virginia Crime Prevention Association and Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA, USA / 2006
  • I2 Analyst Notebook Version 6 Training. Roger Williams University, Bristol RI USA. / 2006
  • Executive Development Course. Roger Williams University and New England Association of Chiefs of Police, Bristol RI USA / 2006
  • Anti-Smuggling and Organized Crimes Tactical Training. Turkish International Academy Against Drugs And Organized Crime, Ankara Turkey / 2005
  • Criminal Psychology and Profiling Course I and II and Workshop series I and II Turkish International Academy Against Drugs And Organized Crime, Ankara  Turkey and Paris France / 2004-2006
  • Drug Demand Reduction Program Course.  Turkish Drug and Addiction Tracking Centre (TUBİM), Ankara  Turkey / 2004
  • International Chemical Control Seminar (Trainer – Drug Enforcement Administration of USA), Istanbul  Turkey / 2004
  • Crime Analysis through Computer Mapping. 3rd European Academy of Forensic Science, Istanbul Turkey / 2004 

Linguistic skills

  • Turkish: mother tongue
  • English: Fluent
  • Arabic: Basic level
  • Finnish: Basic level

Awards, prizes and honours

  • Social Activities Project was awarded as the Best Practices in Substance Use Prevention projects by European Center for Drug and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), 2012
  • Peer Support Project was awarded as the Best Practices in Substance Use Prevention projects by European Center for Drug and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), 2012
  • Certificate of Excellence by the Governor of the Istanbul, 2012
  • Best Dissertation Nominee – The Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM – USA) by University of Central Florida, USA, 2009
  • Poster – Best In Category Award in Social Science – 2008 Graduate Research Forum, University of Central Florida, April, 2008
  • Poster – First Place Award  by ASPA Florida Section at 2nd Annual Public Administration Conference, University of Central Florida, March, 2008
  • Sheriff’s Citation by Orange County Sheriff Office / Florida USA, 2007
  • Study Abroad Scholarship for graduate studies – Ministry of Interior – Republic of Turkey, 2005-2009
  • Certificate of Excellence by the Governor of Fatih County, Istanbul Turkey, 2003

Other merits: Statistics

Advanced level skill in statistics and software packages:

  • SPSS – Statistical Package for the Social Sciences
  • AMOS – Analysis of Moment Structures
  • Mplus – Statistical modeling program
  • STATA – General-purpose statistical software package
  • DEA (Data Envelopment Analysis- used for benchmarking)

Updated October 2019

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