Preparatory School

Academic Staff

 

  Head of Department
Assist. Prof. Dr. Ahmet Uludag

E-mail: 
ahmet.uludag@ostimteknik.edu.tr
Ahmet Uludag holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Arizona State University and is the Director of the Department of Foreign Languages at Ostim Technical University in Ankara, TURKEY. He has been managing project and programs over 20 years and has been directing the Department since March 2020. His work focuses on educational leadership and language policy in foreign languages and online learning and assessment in English as a Foreign Language. He designs educational materials in diverse fields of education and develops these materials for the use of educators and learners. His educational tools varies from special education tools to online language learning materials. He also directed a group of more than 120 employees for the Science and Society Division of the National Council of Science and Technology of Turkey, known as TUBİTAK, overseeing Science Center development and publications with a budget of over 30 million dollars.

 

 

 

 

  Assist. Prof. Dr. Nesrin Eruysal
E-mail: nesrin.eruysal@ostimteknik.edu.tr
After studying at Hacettepe University and Ege University, she earned her doctorate from Hacettepe University, American Culture and Literature in 1999. Specializing in Jungian literary criticism, she is especially interested in Jungian Analytical Psychology, American Poetry and Translation. She has  delivered conference papers on topics related to Jungian psychology as well as on poetry. She has served as editor of Joseph Conrad and His Works (Book of Proceedings of the 10th METU British Novelists Seminar). In addition, her translations of contemporary Turkish poetry (with Ken Fifer and Kenneth Rosen) have appeared in many journals, including The Wolf (UK), Söyleşi Üç Aylik Şiir Dergisi / Conversation Poetry Quarterly (Turkey), Silk Road a literary crossroads (USA), Visions International (USA), Tower Journal (USA),The Literary Review An International Journal of Contemporary Writing (USA), Qarrtsiluni online literary magazine, Turkish Poetry Today (UK) and Mediterranean Poetry an odyssey through the mediterranean world. She is also the translator of two books: CEOkrasi (Company of Citizens) by Brook Manville and Josiah Ober, (MediaCat, 2003) and Şirket Dini (Corporate Religion) by Jesper Kunde (co-translated with Nejat Ulusay) (MediaCat, 2002).

Throughout her teaching career, she has taught courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in translation and literary theories. She has taught English For Specific Purposes, Contextual Grammar, Advanced Reading and Writing, Translation, Listening and Pronunciation, Novel Analysis, Short Story, Introduction to English Literature, Poetry Analysis and Gender Studies at The Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Education Department of Foreign Language Education and Graduate School of Social Sciences Gender and Women’s Studies, Ankara University and Atılım University. She has also worked as a researcher at the Poetry/Rare Books Collection, State University of New York, Buffalo and a visiting scholar at the Department of English Literature at Lehigh University (PA, USA). As of July 2020, she has started working as an instructor at OSTIM Technical University, Foreign Languages ​​Department.  

Research Interests: Jungian Analytical Psychology, Ecotherapy, Teaching English in the Age of the Anthropocene and Geopoetics.

   

 

 

Assist. Prof. Dr. Buse Gamze Üstündağ
E-mail: busegamze.ustundag@ostimteknik.edu.tr
Buse Gamze Üstündağ received her bachelor’s degree in English Language Teaching from Gazi University, Turkey and PhD in Applied Language and Intercultural Studies from Dublin City University, Ireland. She has worked with a diversity of students in third level education in Turkey in 2010-2012, Ireland in 2012-2017 and Cyprus in 2018-2020. She currently teaches at Ostim Technical University in Ankara. Her research interests are intercultural education and foreign languages, research methods and grounded theory.

   

 

  Instructor Coskun H. Demir
E-mail: husameddin.demir@ostimteknik.edu.tr
Coskun H. Demir graduated from METU ELT department. He has worked in many institutions ranging from primary schools to language schools and has completed his 6th year as a lecturer and 20th year as a teacher. He has also completed his MA on education. His PhD studies are ongoing. He has been to the US many times and lived there for a short period of time. He has given two seminars at Harvard University and published academic articles, papers and a book. His research interests are leadership, survey methods and curriculum development.

 

   

 

 

 

Instructor M. Elif Dogdu Ucel
E-mail: elif.dogduucel@ostimteknik.edu.tr
M. Elif Doğdu Üçel graduated from Hacettepe University, Department of American Culture and Literature (2014) and completed her masters in the same department (2019). She received a pedagogical formation certificate (2015) from Hacettepe University, Faculty of Education and a CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) from Cambridge University (2015). She worked as a part-time instructor in the Department of Foreign Languages at TOBB University of Economics and Technology (2015-2016), and later went on to work as an English teacher in a private high school between 2016-2020. As of June 2020, she has started working as an instructor at OSTIM Technical University, Foreign Languages Department.

   

 

 

 

 

Tuba Berk
E-mail: tuba.berk@ostimteknik.edu.tr
Tuba Berk graduated from TED Ankara College in 1986. She received her BA from Hacettepe university, English Language and Literature department in  1990 and her MA from Bilkent University in 1994. She got her  COTE certificate from Cambridge University in 1993. She undertook responsibilities in materials design and curriculum unit while she was working in  BUSEL  Bilkent University School of English Language (1992-1997). She also worked as the editor of an academic journal during those years. Between 1997-2012 she worked as an instructor first in Faculty  Academic Support Team then in Faculty Academic English unit where she designed and taught Academic Writing, English and Composition I and II, Political Literacy, Social and Political Philosophy I and II courses. During this time, she also worked as a member of final exam committee and undertook the responsibility of professional development of the team she was a part of. She continued her career at Üsküdar University and OSTİM Technical University as the Director of Foreign Languages Department.

   

 

     

Alhassan Tahiru 
E-mail: alhassan.tahiru@ostimteknik.edu.tr
Alhassan Tahiru is an organized professional with teaching, guidance, and counseling skills. He graduated from the University for Development Studies in 2015, where he obtained a Bachelors's degree in Education. His undergraduate studies focused on principles and practices of teaching, study skills, teaching methodologies, and English language literature. Before moving to Turkey he worked as a research/teaching assistant at the same university.

He completed his MA at Ankara Social Sciences University in 2019 and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the same University. He has a diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. His academic interests include critical and analytical thinking in English, philosophy, arts, instructional design, and pedagogies. He has participated in several workshops and seminars on enhancing the use of the English Language for effective academic communication, acquiring presentation and communication skills for academic ideas, effective literature review skills for article writing among many others. He has taught in many colleges and Language centers in Ankara. He joined OSTIM Technical University, Foreign Language Department as an instructor in 2020.