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Ozkul, Ahmet (full)
Ahmet
Ozkul
Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Business
Marketing & Quantitative Analysis
203-479-4862
Maxy 116B
Maxcy Hall
Personal

    Biography

    Ozkul has Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Management Engineering from Istanbul Technical University, Turkey. He was awarded a Ph.D. in 2003 from Clemson University, in Management with a focus on Operations Management. Ozkul teaches courses including Management Information Systems and Operations Management.

    Ozkul has been teaching at university level since 1991, in the areas of database management, computers in business, decision support systems, management information systems, and operations management. His teaching appointments included Sakarya University (Turkey), Clemson University, Wichita State University and SUNY Oneonta. He enjoys using educational technology in his teaching, especially Microsoft Excel as an interactive teaching and learning environment, in line with the University’s experiential learning emphasis. Using Excel, he provides class notes, draw illustrations, plot charts, explain computer programming, demonstrate data processing and mining, and simulate a factory. Ozkul developed a production planning simulation game using Excel and successfully used it in the classroom. His other teaching tools include team projects in which students work on business problems from actual life.

    Ozkul's research interests are mostly interdisciplinary, including supply chain management, Interdisciplinary operations, information systems and marketing, social networks, and social media. He has also conducted pedagogical research on the educational use of technology.

     

    Education

    Ph.D Management: Clemson University, South Carolina, 2003

     

    MS Management Engineering: Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, 1991

     

    BS Management Engineering: Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, 1988

     

    Research Interests

    Supply chain management

    Interdisciplinary: marketing/information systems/supply chain management

    Operations management

    Information systems

    Social networking

    Educational use of information technology

    Computer simulation

     

    Service Experience

    Fall 2009-Fall 2011 at UNH

                Member, University Information Technology Committee

                Member, College Undergrad AACSB Assessment Committee

                Member, College Student Affairs Committee,

          Faculty Secretary (2010-2011), College of Business

          Participation in management and marketing faculty hiring

          Advising students

     

    Attendance to SOAR events

          Attendance to Open House events

          Attendance to commencement events

          Support for visiting scholars from China

          Attendance to President’s Forums

          Participation in Faculty Workshops on Academic Advisement, and Digital-Audit system

    Participation in Experiential Learning Academy

     

    2003-2009 at SUNY

    Departmental

          Committee Member, Personnel Committee

    Committee Member, Discretionary Awards Committee

    Participation in development of a new Operations Management concentration

    Curriculum development for the new Quality Management course

    Active participations in hiring new faculty

                Faculty advisor to 15 students per semester

     

    Divisional

          Committee Chair, Curriculum Committee

    Committee Member, Personnel Committee

    Committee Member, Students Progress Committee

    Committee Member, Discretionary Awards Committee

    Participation in the efforts assessing and re-structuring the program for AACSB accreditation

    Participation in creating the Senior exam, and administering ETS, outcomes assessment tools

    Statistical and graphical analysis of annual alumni & student exit surveys

    Attendance to Divisional Open House events, and Division Graduation ceremonies

     

    College

          Senate Member, College Senate

    Committee Member, College Technology Committee

    Attendance to College Commencement ceremonies

    Department of Foreign Languages: Turkish Language Tutor

     

    Memberships

    DSI: Decisions Sciences Institute

    POMS: Production and Operations Management Society

    INFORMS: The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences

    Beta Gamma Sigma: Management Honor Society

Academic Credentials

    Published Works

    "Measuring supply chain relationships: A social network approach," (2009), International Journal of Integrated Supply Management

     

    "Use of information technology in teaching and assessment of learning: Automation in preparing course materials," (2009), Information Technology, Learning and Performance Journal

     

    "Aligning supply chain firms: Firm types and supply chain orientation," (2009), Conference Proceedings, Decision Sciences Institute

     

    “The impact of product types on performance in a two company co-promotion partnership," (2007), Conference Proceedings, Decision Sciences Institute

Industry Experience

    Work History

    Assistant Professor of Management: University of New Haven, 2009-Present

     

    Assistant Professor of Management: University of New York, 2005-2009

     

    Visiting Assistant Professor of Management: University of New York, 2003-2005

     

    Research Assistant: Clemson University, 2002-2003

     

    Visiting Assistant Professor of MIS: Wichita State University, 2001-2002

     

    Teaching Assistant: Clemson University, 1998-2001

     

    Ph.D. student: Clemson University, 1993-1998

     

    Teaching Assistant: Sakarya University, 1991-1993

     

    Data Analyst: Method Market Research & Consultancy Co., 1990-1991

     

Curriculum Vitae