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Ph.D: University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Special Education/Learning Disabilities
Minor: Educational Psychology/Learning and Measurement Techniques
M.A: University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Special Education/Behavioral Disorders
B.A: University of Ankara, Turkey


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Ph.D. State University of New York at Buffalo, Department of Learning and Instruction, 2013

  • Foreign/Second Language Education
  • Early Childhood Education

Doctoral Dissertation: Vocabulary Development Trajectories of an Emergent Bilingual Child: Linguistic, Instructional, and Socio-Interactional Perspectives in Preschool

M.A. State University of New York at Buffalo, Learning and Instruction, 2008

B.A. Anadolu University, English Language Teaching, 2006

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Ph.D:  Indiana University Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, April 1998 – 2003

            Major of Study: Early Childhood Education

            Minor of Study: Family Studies

BA: Hacettepe University BS. in Sociology, 1993- 1997

Doctoral Dissertation: Self-Reported Beliefs and Practices of Early Childhood Education Teachers in Turkey


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Ph.D. , Pennsylvania State University, Department of Curriculum & Instruction with Early Childhood Education emphasis, University Park, PA, 2002-2006   

M.S. ,  Syracuse University, Department of Child and Family Studies, Syracuse, NY, 1999-2001  

B.S. , Istanbul University, Department of Guidance and Psychological Counseling, Istanbul, Turkey, 1993-1997  



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MS: İstanbul Bilgi University, Clinical Psychology Program, Marriage and Couple Therapy, İstanbul, Turkey, 2017

PhD: Syracuse University, Department of Child and Family Studies, Syracuse, NY2007

MS: Syracuse University, Department of Child and Family Studies, Syracuse, NY2001

BA: Ankara Üniversitesi, Psychological Services in Education, Ankara, Turkey, 1997