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Dr. Deniz Kurtoğlu Eken

Instructor, PDR Coordinator

Deniz Kurtoğlu Eken (PhD) works as an instructor and as Projects, Development and Research Coordinator at Sabancı University, School of Languages where she also worked as the director of the school for 10 years. Over the years, she has been involved in curriculum and school development, management and leadership, qualitative research studies, teacher and trainer training and development, including formal training courses with UCLES, the British Council in Turkey and in the UK, the U.S. Embassy, the Turkish Ministry of Education and with different schools and universities in Turkey. Dr. Kurtoğlu Eken has designed and directed formal trainer training courses at private Turkish universities and provided consultancy and training to many institutions on a wide range of topics. She is an author, editor and series editor as well as a regular presenter at national and international conferences in Turkey and abroad. Training courses designed by Dr. Kurtoğlu Eken include, Sabancı University School of Languages Trainer Training Program (SLTEP); OUP School Effectiveness and Improvement through Research and Development (SEIRD); CUP Mentorship Training Program; and CUP & Gordion Akademi, Learning and Research Oriented Schools (LaROS). For further information on Dr. Kurtoğlu Eken’s professional activities, presentations and publications, you can visit her website at: http://myweb.sabanciuniv.edu/kurtoglueken/