Esra Tanyildiz is Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Management and Policy in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. She holds an undergraduate degree in City and Regional Planning, and a master’s degree in Urban Policy Planning from Middle East Technical University in Turkey. She obtained her joint doctoral Public Policy degree from Georgia State University and Georgia Institute of Technology.
Over the last eleven years, Dr. Tanyildiz held research and teaching positions in Atlanta, Brussels and Istanbul. She taught graduate and undergraduate courses in research methodology, policy and program evaluation, and urban policy. She also developed a teaching methodology course for graduating doctoral students.
Dr. Tanyildiz’s earlier research focuses on international mobility of foreign scientists, and women’s participation into academic labor force. She published articles in journals such as International Migration and Journal of Education Planning and Administration; and co-authored chapters in books such as ‘Women in Science and Technology’. She also worked as a contracting consultant for the European Commission on mobility of researchers. Her current focus is on immigrant entrepreneurship and its implications for public policy.