Dr. Ibrahim Duyar

Analyzing Missing Links in Educational Leadership

In the last five years, Dr. Ibrahim Duyar has produced a book, refereed three book chapters, participated in six invited and refereed essays, refereed five journal articles, and written several grants—the equivalent of three high-quality publications per year.

In his research, Dr. Duyar has merged cross-cultural and interdisciplinary studies not often found in literature on educational leadership. Much of his effort concerns whether an embraced national culture can be a distinguishing factor in the tactics and targeted educational goals of two very different countries, namely the U.S. and Turkey.

“His work is the result of an inquisitive, visionary, and insightful mind, a keen knowledge of research methodology and its appropriate application,” said Dr. Anthony H. Normore of California State University, Dominguez Hills. “He possesses excellent writing skills and a desire and willingness to seek out new knowledge, meaning, and opportunity to improve education.”

So highly regarded is Dr. Duyar that Dr. Michael F. DiPaola, an eminent scholar in the field of educational leadership at the College of William and Mary, contributed the foreword to Dr. Duyar’s recent book, Discretionary Behavior and Performance in Educational Organizations.

In addition to his published work, Dr. Duyar is visible at major national and international conferences. In 2010, he was the recipient of the prestigious Outstanding Author Contribution Award at the Conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). He has also regularly presented and been a leader at the University Council of Educational Administration, International Educational Conference, and Conference of the American School Business Administrators.

His scholarly recognition is evident by his journal editorial board duties. Dr. Duyar serves on the editorial board of the Educational Administration Quarterly, and he is the associate editor of the British Journal of Educational Research and the Journal of Education.

His other achievements include mentoring faculty members and graduate students. Dr. Duyar presented with his doctoral students at the AERA conference and served as the academic liaison in 2010 for Dr. Elisabeth Goersdorf, a visiting scholar from Graz University, Austria.

Dr. Duyar completed a post-doctoral fellowship, Ph.D., and M.S. degree in educational administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and holds A.B.D., M.A., and B.S. degrees in educational administration and planning from Ankara University.

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