Doctor of Philosophy, Linguistics, May 2009

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Dissertation: "Spatial Language: Insights from Sign and Spoken Languages" [abstract here]

Dissertation Committee: Ronnie B. Wilbur (chair), Diane Brentari, Elaine Francis,

Myrdene Anderson, Dan I. Slobin


Doctoral coursework in Cognitive Science, Spring 2005

Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey


Master of Arts, General Linguistics, June 2003

University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Thesis: "Spatial representations in Turkish and Sign Language of Turkey (TID)"

Thesis Committee: Anne Baker, Roland Pfau


Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, June 2001

Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey


Undergraduate coursework in Electronics Engineering, 1993-1996

Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey