As an award-winning writer and educator, I bring over two decades of experience that spans consulting, editing, teaching, research, and program development, alongside an extensive publication record. My academic background includes a Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Writing, and Discourse Studies, an M.A. in English/Professional Writing, and a B.A. in International Relations.
Throughout my career, I have:
Developed over 120 sections of both on-site and online language arts courses, instructing over 2000 students in analyzing texts (ranging from speeches to digital media) and communicating effectively across various platforms.
Directed a cross-disciplinary Professional Writing Program, assisting 175 students yearly, collaborating with departments, and managing communications—resulting in increased program visibility and successful alumni placements.
Mentored over 50 student projects, leading to journal publications or public presentations.
Presented as a speaker, led workshops, and organized sessions at over 40 conferences worldwide.
Served on over 30 university or organizational advisory committees, providing recommendations on educational programs, institutional policies, and strategic plans.
Served as an invited reviewer for leading publishers/journals, including Oxford University Press, Rhetoric Society Quarterly, and Technical Communication Quarterly.
Consistently exceeded expectations in annual performance evaluations.
Proficient in both English and Turkish, I conduct research and offer consultations in both languages. My expertise extends to assisting English as a Foreign Language speakers in developing arguments and improving writing quality, with proficiency in Turkish-English and English-Turkish translation.
Presently, I am engaged as a versatile professional, serving as a consultant, editor, proofreader, workshop facilitator, organizational leader, and university professor. I am also a cultural rhetorician and the Chair of the Global and Non-Western Rhetorics Standing Group at the Conference on College Composition and Communication. I am recognized for my passionate commitment, empathy, and focus on relationship-building and collaboration.
I am open to collaborative research, speaking opportunities, and professional partnerships. You can reach me via email@example.com for discussions and potential collaborations.
Other Interests: Creative Writing, Mediterranean Cuisine, Baking, Homemaking, Photography, Film, Theater, Hiking, and Traveling.
For further details on my background, please refer to the appropriate sections on my LinkedIn profile.