Bsc. in Public Administration, Middle East Technical University (METU), 1964. Post-graduate Diploma in Development Administration, Leeds University (England), 1967. Ph. D. in Political Science, Leeds University, 1973.
Areas of Interest
Local and regional governance; metropolitan management; local politics; public policy-making; NGO governance.
Research Assistant Organizational Group, Committee for the Reorganization of Turkish Public Enterprises, (1964-1966); Member Prime Minister's Specialized Committee for the Reorganization of Turkish Public Enterprises (1971-72); Member Society for International Development (Since 1972); Chief Editor Middle East Technical University: Studies in Development (Bilingual quarterly Journal), (October 1973-October 1977) Member Board of Trustees, American Field Service International Scholarships, New York (1974- 1977) Chairman Executive Board, Türk Kültür Vakfı (Turkish Cultural Foundation), Istanbul 1974-1977 Fellow The Salzburg Seminar in American Studies Salzburg, Austria, 1974 Chairman Department of Political Science and Public Administration, METU (May 1976 - May 1977); (April 1981 - April 1983) Member Board of Management International Institute of Administrative Sciences Brussels, Belgium (1976-1977) Dean of Students Middle East Technical University (1977-1978) Member and Treasurer Kent Koop (Union of Batıkent Housing Cooperatives) Executive Board (1979-1981) Auditor Ankara Cement Works (1978-1980) Member Türkiye Gelişme Araştırmaları Vakfı (Turkish Foundation for Development Research) Executive Board (1980-1983) Turkish Representative Asme Humanites (Humanitarian Relief Organization situated inGermany) (1979-1980) Secretary General Middle East Technical University Alumni Association (1980-1981) Member Consultative Board, the National Productivity Center (MPM) on Administration and Management (1976-1980) Auditor Turkish Social Science Association (March 1981-March 1982) Chairman Assembly of Founding Members of the Turkish Cultural Foundation (March 1982) Chairman Board of Advisors Kent Koop (Union of Batıkent Housing Cooperatives) July 1982-July 1983 Member State Planning Organisation, Specialized Committee on "Local Administration and Housing" (1981-1983) Member Prime Minister's Office, Committee for the Reorganization of the Administrative System, Subcommittee on "Local Administration" (1981-1982) Advisor Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Bonn-Germany on Local Administration (1983-1984) Chairman Turkish Social Economic Political Research Foundation (TÜSES) Executive Board (1989-1994) Chairman Turkish Foundation for Monuments, Environment and Tourism (TAÇ) Executive Board (1992-1994) Chairman Tourism Development and Education Foundation (TUGEV) Executive Board (1992-1994) Chairman Turkish Foundation for Environmental Education (TÜRÇEV) Executive Board (1993-1994) Deputy Chairman Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Tourism Committee (1993-1994) Member World Tourism Organisation (WTO) Executive Board (1992-1994) Deputy Chairman World Tourism Organisation (WTO) European Group (1993-1994) Member METU, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences Executive Committee (March 1995-March 2000) Member Turkish Cultural Foundation National Executive Board (1995-1999) Member American Political Science Association Member European Urban Research Association Member British Political Science Association Member Euopean Group of Public Administration Member European Governance Network Member ÇEKÜL (Foundation for the Preservation of the Environment and Cultural Heritage) (Since December, 1996) Chairman of Board and Director Center for Public Policy and Urban Research Middle East Technical University (March 1997-September 2000) Member State Planning Organisation, Specialized Committee on "Tourism" (1999-2000) Member Publishing Board, Journal of Tourism Research Eastern Mediterranean University, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Member Advisory Board, The Institute for Turkish European Relations, London (since 1999) Member National Tourism Consultative Board (since 1999) Member Executive Board European Research Center, METU (1999-2002) Member Executive Board Disaster Management Implementation and Research Center, METU (1999-2002) Occasional Editor Journal of Sustainable Tourism (since 2001) International Consultant World Tourism Organization Member Executive Committee, Istanbul Policy Center at Sabancı University, (since 2003) Member Turkish Cultural Foundation Executive Board, Istanbul (since 2003)