BA, MAthematics, METU, Ankara, 2003
MA, Economics, IUS, Sarajevo, 2011
PhD, Finance, IBSU, Tbilisi, 2014
Statistical Analysis, Econometry, Islamic Finance
I want my students to make connections. On one hand, I want them to develop and articulate a clear and coherent historical narrative: to make connections between events and people and institutions, to understand the forces of cause-and-effect and change-over- time. Sometimes the simplest teaching techniques can work the best. I use charts and diagrams and other visual representations to show relationships. I believe in mixing up my teaching based on the material, rather than trying to fit the material into the same pedagogical box. Some classes are better taught focused on a discussion of a single quotation. Others work best by putting five or six authors in conversation with one another. Others thrive when an image, or a series of images, is the focal point of the conversation. In each class, at the very least, I try to engage students in a variety of ways, with visuals, sounds, and words.