Sedef Akgüngör, Ph.D. Professor of Economics, Dokuz Eylul University, Faculty of Business, Department of Economics
Research areas: regional economics, international economic development, regional development, social capital, industry clusters, and the economics of food safety and regulation.
graduated from Ege University Faculty of Agriculture in 1984. She obtained her
MS degree in Agricultural Economics at Ege University (1986), MA degree in
Economics at Michigan State University (1991), and a Ph.D. degree in Agricultural
Economics at Michigan State University (1992). Between 1993 and 2005, she
worked at Michigan State University (visiting scholar), Ege University, and Işık
University as a Faculty member and in various administrative positions. Prof.
Akgüngör is currently a faculty member at Dokuz Eylul University since 2005.
Prof. Akgüngör was the Vice Dean of Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Business (2012-2014),
Department Chair of the Department of Economics (2005-2011), and a board member
of Dokuz Eylul University International Biomedicine and Genome Institute
(2014-2016). She was a Fulbright Scholar in Residence and taught at the University
of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service and Philander Smith College at
Little Rock (2014-2015). As a Fulbright Scholar, she gave invited lectures at
Clinton School, the University of Arkansas (Fayetteville), Philander Smith College, the University
at Albany Global Institute for Health and Human Rights, and the University at Albany
Rockefeller School of Public Affairs and Policy. She has 20 years of experience
in leading and participating in EU projects including the European Science
Foundation Eurocores program, European Science Foundation Collaborative
Research Project program, COST and EU Framework 7 program (FP7) as well as
bilateral joint research projects with various European Institutions, including
University of Hohenheim and Ghent University. For her research activities, she
was awarded by Ege University Science and Technology Center and was selected by
TUBITAK among success stories for research projects. She also has experience in program evaluation and worked as a consultant for various evaluation projects.
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