Post-Doctoral Studies,Mathematics Education, The Pennsylvania State University, 2007
Ph.D., Mathematics Education, The Pennsylvania State University, 2007
M.Ed., Mathematics Education,The Pennsylvania State University, 2001
B.S.,Program in Teaching Science (Mathematics Program), Middle East Technical University,1996
Gülseren Karagöz Akar works as an Associate Professor at the Department of Mathematics and Science Education of Boğaziçi University, Turkey. Graduating (1993-1996) from the Department of Mathematics Education in Middle East Technical University, Turkey, Gülseren Karagöz Akar earned her master’s degree in 2001 and PhD in December 2007 in Mathematics Education at the Pennsylvania State University where she continued her post-doctoral studies and worked as a full-time instructor between January 2007 and July 2008. In 2010, she started working at Boğaziçi University, Turkey, as a full time professor where she worked as the head of the Department of Mathematics and Science Education from 2018 to 2021. She was involved in the development of Turkish National Mathematics Program for Gifted (K-12) in 2018 and served as an International Advisory Board member for Journal for Research in Mathematics Education (JRME) between July 2018 and July 2021. She was a co-leader for TWG-18 (Mathematics Teacher Education and Professional Development) in 2017. Since 2018, she is a team-member of the ICME-14, TSG-40 (Research and Development on Mathematics Curriculum). She is the lead editor of the book “ Quantitative Reasoning in Mathematics and Science Education” published by Springer. (https://link.springer.com/book/9783031145520)
Her research interests focus on the learning of mathematical concepts through quantitative reasoning, the development and nature of mathematics teacher knowledge mostly at the secondary level.