Welcome to my portfolio! This site presents my work as a teacher, learner, and researcher.

As the daughter of a science teacher and a school administrator, a former science teacher who taught middle-school science for eight years, and a teaching assistant who has taught at the college level for five years, I would like to continue my career as an educator and a researcher who prepares students to critically assess scientific ideas, to understand the implications of those ideas for society as a whole, and to communicate science effectively to others.

I earned my B.S. in Science Education at Boğaziçi University (2005) and then worked for eight years as a middle-school science teacher (2005-2013). I have completed my Masters’ Degree in Primary Education (2016) and worked as a research assistant in my department.

After earning my Master’s Degree, I started my Ph.D. in Science Education at Syracuse University (2016). I worked as a teaching assistant in the Department of Science Teaching and taught a sequence of an introductory physical science course for non-science majors (2016-2018). I have received the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award in 2018. I also worked as a research assistant on my advisor’s NSF project (2018-2019).

I earned my Ph.D. degree in 2019. Currently, I am working as an assistant professor of science education at Boğaziçi University and I am also working as a consultant with Dr. John Tillotson on his three-year NSF-funded project.

Please click on the menus above to read more about my curriculum vitae, as well as my teaching, learning, and research experience.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments.

Gaye