Administrative Appointments

A number of new administrative appointments have been made recently, marking the beginning of the 2011 fall semester.

In the Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences (FEASS), Assistant Professor Tarık Kara has been appointed Associate Dean, replacing Assistant Professor Nedim Karakayalı in the position.

In addition, two of the FEASS departments have new chairs. Professor Elizabeth Özdalga has been appointed chair of the Department of Political Science. Prof. Özdalga has taken over this position from Professor Metin Heper, Vice Rector for Academic Affairs.

The new chair of the Department of Economics is Assistant Professor Selin Sayek Böke. She replaces Associate Professor Fatma Taşkın, who chaired the department from 2003 to 2011. Assuming the position of vice chair in the department, which was previously held by Asst. Prof. Kara, is Associate Professor Çağla Ökten Hasker.

The Faculty of Engineering also has a new Associate Dean, Professor Tuğrul Dayar. Prof. Dayar has taken over the position from Professor Özgür Ulusoy.

New vice chairs of the Electrical and Electronics Engineering department are Professor Hitay Özbay and Associate Professor Nail Akar.