Gul, Tugce

Dr. Tugce Gul

  • Position:  Postdoctoral Teaching Associate
  • Department:  Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 168
  • tgul@uwf.edu
  • Campus: (850) 857-2805

Biography:

Dr. Tugce Gul, a Postdoctoral Teaching Associate, earned a Ph.D. in Science Education at Georgia State University.

At GSU, she won the College of Education Dean’s Award, the Doctoral Dissertation Award, and the Outstanding Ph.D. Student Award. She also received a Post-Master’s Certificate in Qualitative Research in Education at GSU.

Her line of inquiry focuses on teacher professional development pertaining to evolution of teacher leadership, professional identity, and professional vision.

She has three publications (on influence of globalization on elementary teachers’ professional development activities), two book chapters in press (on modeling and argument-driven inquiry in science), and two journal manuscripts in review (on support of the development of science teacher leaders and effects of K-16 professional learning communities in science and math) to date. 

Gul has made presentations at national and international conferences and professional meetings on such topics as personality, mentoring and teacher leadership, professional development for teachers, parental involvement, inquiry based activities for STEM interns, teaching pedagogies, and recruitment challenges in STEM.  

She obtained a B.S.Ed. and a M.Ed. in Elementary Education from Ege University in her hometown of Izmir, Turkey. She has taught at a private elementary school in Turkey. 

At GSU, she taught elementary and middle school level science methods courses. During her doctoral study, she was involved in a series of NSF funded STEM projects, as a program director, researcher and program evaluation assistant.

In addition, she took several volunteer roles to serve professional organizations, including but not limited to being a member of NARST conference and MSP grant review board; an education and outreach program director at ATFC.

In Turkey, she was a professional dancer and dance instructor; she won gold medals in regional, national and international contests.

Degrees & Institutions:

Gul obtained a B.S.Ed. and a M.Ed. in Elementary Education from Ege University in her hometown of Izmir, Turkey. She earned a Ph.D. in Science Education at Georgia State University.

Current Courses:

  • Educational Foundations: A Philosophical and Multicultural Analysis

Keywords: teacher professional development, teacher leadership, professional identity, professional vision, mentoring, personality, parental involvement, K-16 professional learning communities, STEM education, inquiry-based teaching, love and logic as pedagogy, argument driven inquiry, modeling, globalization in teacher training

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