Sevda Yerdelen Damar
PhD: Middle East Technical University, 2013
Integrated BS & MS: Gazi University, 2004
Sevda Yerdelen-Damar earned her integrated BS and MS in Physics Education from Gazi University, and her PhD in Secondary Science and Mathematics Education from Middle East Technical University. She began her career as a research assistant at Middle East Technical University in the Department of Secondary Science and Mathematics Education where she worked for nearly nine years. During her doctoral education, she went to the US as a visiting scholar. She spent one and half year at the University of Maryland as a member of the Physics Education of Research Group. After she received her PhD degree, she was assigned to Yuzuncu Yil University. She served as a research assistant for one year and then, as an assistant professor from 2014 to 2017. In 2015, she was assigned to Middle East Technical University as an assistant professor for one-year postdoctoral research project. She joined the Department of Mathematics and Science Education at Bogazici University in May 2017.
Her research interests include personal epistemology, metacognition, conceptual learning, inquiry-based teaching, and structural equation modeling.