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Prof. Dr. Sertif DEMİR
Head of the Department

Dr. Sertif Demir received B.A. in Economics and Management in Turkish Military Academy in Ankara, M.A. in Department of International Relations, Faculty of Economic, Istanbul University and Ph.D in Faculty of Economics, Istanbul University. He also graduated from the Military College in Istanbul and received the second M.A. on securıty  While worked as an active officer he was employed in various NATO Headquarters and participated in several piece support operations; SFOR in Bosnia-Herzegovina, KFOR in Kosovo, and ISAF in Afghanistan.  He also worked as logistics staff officer in national NATO HQs. He planned and implemented many logistics activities, arranged and conducted logistics seminars, logistics exercises and conferences. He has granted Associate Prof title in 2014. After teaching in several universities, he has joined THK University, Faculty of Business Administration, Logistics Management Department at the fall semester 2017-2018 as an Associate Prof. Dr.  He has written book, book chapters, and numerous articles concerning his expertise fields.

Phone: 444 84 58 – 6166

Doç. Dr. Göknur Arzu AKYÜZ

Assistant Professor

Assistant Prof. Dr. Göknur Arzu Akyüz has received her Bs Degree from METU Industrial Eng. Department in 1992. For 12 years, she has taken on various roles related with Production Planning and Control, Enterprise Resources Planning and Quality Management at different companies operating in different sectors (ASELSAN, TEPE Grup, EMEK Elektrik, Interfarma, MITAŞ); and she has actively participated in various system-level implementation projects (Material Management System, Quality Management System and Enteprise Resources Management Systems). In 2004, she has started working in Atılım University Industrial Engineering as a full-time instructor. During 2004-2015, she has taught various courses (Production Planning and Control, Quality Management, Simulation, System Design, Engineering Cost Analysis) in this department. She holds a Ms Degree in Computer Engineering  (Atılım University, 2004) and a PhD degree in MODES (Modeling and Design of Engineering Systems, Atılım University, 2012)

She has joined THK University, Faculty of Business Administration, Logistics Management Department at the beginning of fall semester 2015-2016 as an Assistant Prof. Dr. Her academic research interests include Production Planning, Supply Chain Management, Quality Management and e-collaboration.

Phone: 444 84 58 – 6169


Valeria Giannotta is an Italian academic specializing in International Relations and Turkish Politics. She currently works at the University of Turkish Aeronautical Association in Ankara. She completed her doctoral studies at the Catholic University of Milan. Since 2009, she has continued her academic studies in Istanbul, Gaziantep and Ankara. She has presented various articles at national and international conferences, contributed to think tanks and participated in high-level strategic meetings. She was awarded by the Italian Presidency in 2017 for her efforts in supporting Italian diplomacy in Turkey and for her analytical neutrality. Her latest book is ‘ Erdogan e il suo partito. AKP tra conservatorismo e riformismo’ (Castelvecchi, 2018) was one of the most recent political works of 2018 and was awarded the Italian national prize Premio Cerruglio special prize in 2019.

Phone: 444 84 58 – 6354

Dr. Haydar ATEŞ

Assistant Professor

Dr. Haydar ATEŞ, PhD completed his licence (B.A.) education in 1980, 1. Master Degree in 1991, 2. Master Degree 2000 and PhD in 2013.

He has worked on implementation of logistics area for more than 30 years. He is Founder and Project Manager of national level logistics systems. In this context, he founded 3 higher education institutions (Logistics Management, Maintenance, and Supply Schools) and wrote down logistics books, handbooks, articles, and directives to teach and to provide sustainibility of the systems. Besides, he founded and managed the logistics information system of new logistics system’s project.

He served as high level manager in international organizations on behalf of Turkey. Besides his management duty, he founded or innovated logistics systems of these organizations.

He initiated the logistics’ academic studies in Turkey at the beginning of 2000. In this context, he prepared B.A., M.A., and PhD logistics programs and performed studies for higher education institutions.

He gave logistics training in organized industrial zones and companies, and founded or improved logistics systems of these organizations.

He has published books, book chapters, and articles in Turkey and international area, USA and Switzeland.

He has begun to work in THK University faculty member of Logistics Management department since 2016.

Phone: 444 84 58 – 6165



Dr. Ceyda AKTAN

Assistant Professor

Dr. Ceyda Aktan has started her career in the University of Turkish Aeronautical Association in March 2015 as a reseach assistant from where she was appointed as a lecturer in April 2016. Soon after completing her PhD degree in the beginning of 2018, she was promoted to an Assistant Professor position in the Faculty of Business Administration,  Department of Logistics Management. Dr. Aktan has completed her primary school education in London,UK, middle school in Ankara, Turkey, and high school education in Sydney, Australia. She has continued her undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Sydney, Australia and  received her undergraduate degree from the University of New South Wales, majoring in Finance and Business Law, and MBA degree from the University of Technology, Sydney, majoring in Marketing. Besides her academic career Dr. Aktan also has over 9 years managerial experience from various different private sectors in Australia. Her major areas of study are; market efficiency, company valuation, and supply chain finance. She also conducts research, gives classes and has particular interest in various other subjects such as warehouse management, operations management, retail logistics and food logistics.

Phone: 444 84 58 – 6179






Esra Hasdemir working in the field of air transportation has a good command of English, German and Spanish at intermediate level. She completed her undergraduate study at Gazi University Department of Econometrics as an honor student in 2007. During her undergraduate study, she studied at FH-Kufstein Tirol University in Austria for one academic year as part of her undergraduate study.

She began her graduate study at Gazi University, Institute of Social Sciences Department of Economic Growth and Development in 2012 and completed her graduate study with her thesis on air cargo transportation in 2012. She is still a PhD student at Gazi University Department of Econometrics.

Her academic interests are transportation economics (air transportation), growth and development economics and econometrics. Hasdemir is also a member of UTAA Air Logistics Application and Research Center, Logistics Documentation Center, UTAA Bologna Commission, and she is the co-advisor of Logistics and Foreign Trade Student Club.

Phone: 444 84 58- 6174
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Simay Göksu KORKMAZ
Research Assistant

Simay Göksu Korkmaz has completed her undergraduate at University of Turkish Aeronautical Association Department of Logistics Management and Department of Aviation Management. She has been working in Logistics Management Department as a research assistant since January 2020. Currently, she is a master degree student at Atılım University Department of International Logistics and Trade.

Phone: 444 84 58- 6168