I consider teaching an integral part of philosophical reflection and deliberation. Common questioning and inquiry of a subject matter through Socratic deliberation, tailored to the demands of the learning context, has always been my preferred approach to teaching, regardless of my interlocutors’ age or level of education.

I have taught several courses at higher education institutions in both the US and Turkey, as well as volunteer classes in both countries on various subjects to students ranging from middle school to graduate level, from 2001 onwards.

I was also heavily involved in undergraduate advising at Istanbul Commerce University from 2011 to 2014, alongside mentoring college and graduate students in different capacities at various settings.

Additionally, I worked as the Erasmus coordinator for the Faculty of Commercial Sciences between 2013-2015, and the Bologna Coordinator of the whole university between 2015 until my dismissal from Istanbul Commerce University in February 2016.

I hope to continue with my teaching career for many more decades in the US.

Current Teaching

Teaching History

  • 20162013

    Çağdaş Müslüman Düşünce (Contemporary Muslim Thought)

    İLEM (Center for Scientific Studies), Istanbul

  • 20162014
  • 20152014

    Ethics (in Turkish)

    Istanbul Commerce University, Department of Political Science and International Relations

  • 20152014

    Political Philosophy (in both English and Turkish)

    Istanbul Commerce University, Department of Political Science and International Relations

  • 20152014

    Introduction to Political Science

    Istanbul Commerce University, Department of Political Science and International Relations

  • 20152014

    The Middle East in World Politics (in Turkish)

    Istanbul Commerce University, Department of Political Science and International Relations

  • 20152015

    Seminar on the Middle East Politics

    Istanbul Commerce University, African Studies Master's Program

  • 20162015

    The Middle East Politics (in Turkish)

    Istanbul Commerce University, International Relations Master's Program

  • 20102004

    Introduction to Political Theory (Discussion Sections)

    The University of Virginia, Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics, Charlottesville, VA

  • 20102004

    Modern Political Theory (Discussion Sections)

    The University of Virginia, Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics, Charlottesville, VA

  • 2003Summer

    American Government and Politics (Lead Instructor)

    Texas Tech University, Department of Political Science, Lubbock, TX

  • 20032001

    American Government and Politics (Discussion Sections)

    Texas Tech University, Department of Political Science, Lubbock, TX

  • 20032001

    American Public Policy (Discussion Sections)

    Texas Tech University, Department of Political Science, Lubbock, TX