Educator Focused on Results
Education is all about results for Assistant Professor Ibrahim Duyar. He coordinates the work of 100 doctoral students in the College of Education who are working toward their degrees in educational administration and supervision â€“ efforts that will place those students on the forefront of the battle to provide a strong education for every child.
With extensive research in the growing charter school initiative, Dr. Duyar is established as one of the few national authorities on the subject. At the local and state level, he has provided leadership as well as informational sessions on this important research area and has served as an elected officer of the charter schools special interest group of the American Educational Research Association. His focus on a market-based approach to delivering education in public schools has influenced educators throughout the United States, allowing them to focus on â€śreflecting what is important in their own public schools.â€ť
Dr. Duyar serves as a consultant reviewer and question developer for national licensure tests for school principals and superintendents. His work with the Educational Testing Service helps inform work with educational leadership interns, teaching them what is important to school systems throughout the country. In addition, he serves on the editorial boards of The Journal of Research for Educational Leaders and Scientific Journals International. He is a reviewer for The Journal of Research for Educational Leaders, The International Journal of Educational Policy and Leadership, and Education and Human Development.
He also serves as the local coordinator for the Youth Exchange Program, a State Department high school scholarship program that brings talented international students to the United States, and shares educational knowledge with the international school administration community through conferences and seminars.
â€śAfter 9/11, I knew it would be important to show additional support for the international student programs,â€ť Dr. Duyar said. â€śThe students involved in the program will one day be the leaders of their own countries. Hearing different voices from different countries is very valuable.â€ť
Dr. Duyar earned his bachelorâ€™s and masterâ€™s degrees in educational administration and planning from Ankara University in Turkey. He completed requirements for his doctorate in educational administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a post-doctoral fellowship from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a member of the American Educational Research Association.