Posts held:

2017-…    Associate Professor of Linguistics (uak)

2010-2017    Assistant Professor

  • Middle East Technical University,

Faculty of Education, Department of Foreign Language Education, Ankara, Turkey (METU, FLE)

[Vice Chair from November 2012- January 2014]

[Vice Dean from September 2015 – August 2016]

[Advisor to the Rector from August 2016 – 2019]

As the Advisor to the Rector for International Collaborations & Engagement, I oversaw METU’s internationalization strategy and all international education programs,  the International Cooperations Office (ICO) and worked closely with the METU Confucius Institute. I also served as the SUNY-METU Dual Degree Programs Campus Coordinator as well as the Erasmus+ Institutional Coordinator during this time.

Courses recently taught at METU, FLE:


ELT 608 Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis

ELT 612 Computer Assisted Linguistic Analysis (Corpus Linguistics)

ELT 614 Fundamental Concepts in Language Studies (Module: Critical Discourse Analysis)

ELT 551 Pragmatics of Spoken Interaction


FLE 337 Aspects of Bilingualism and Multilingualism

FLE 146 Introduction to Linguistics

FLE 311 Research Skills

FLE 490 Discourse Analysis for Language Teachers

FLE 431/432 Practicum

2008-2009  (Visiting Academic: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow)

  •  University of Warwick,

Centre for Applied Linguistics, Coventry, UK

Major Responsibilities:

-Active Research Group member for both WACC (Working and Communicating across cultures) and PAD (Professional and Academic Discourse) at the Centre for Applied Linguistics

-Working on the British Academic Spoken English Corpus Re-Development (i.e. BASE Plus)

-Planning the development of a pragmatic/discourse-based Turkish Spoken Corpus parallel to British Corpora (i.e. BASE –British Academic Spoken English Corpus)

2008-2009   Res. Assist. Dr. (METU, FLE)

2000-2008   Res. Assist. (METU, FLE)

2005-2006   (as Fulbright FLTA Grantee)

  • Mercyhurst University,  PA, USA

Department of World Languages and Cultures,

Major Responsibilities:

Teaching contrastive Language and Culture courses for 3 terms:

TURK 101: Turkish Language and Culture I

TURK 102: Turkish Language and Culture II

-Preparing seminars and lectures on Turkey, Turkish Culture, Language and Society