Dr. Timur is Assistant Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Strategy and Program Innovation at Florida Gulf Coast University. She received her doctoral degree in Business Administration, majoring in Economics, from the University of South Florida, and both her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration from the University of Istanbul. Her areas of specialization include business policy and organizational development, quality control, statistics for strategic planning, health (especially pharmaceutical pricing), and international economics. She is a go-to expert for workforce development and was recently honored by the Florida College Access Network as one of its first Workforce Education Innovators.
Before joining the FGCU team, she was the Dean of the Johnson School of Business and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs at Hodges University. Her career at Hodges included serving in a variety of positions, including full professor of economics.
She holds board of director position in the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida, Seaside Bank Advisory Board, Leadership Collier Foundation, Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, the Partnership for Collier’s Future Economy– Opportunity Naples, Uncommon Friends Foundation, and the South Lee Economic Development Council. In addition, she is a member of the Southwest Florida FutureMakers Coalition, WorkforceNow Research, Southern Economic Association, International Health Economics Association, PEAK Group, American Society of Health Economists, The Journal of American Academy of Business Editorial Advisory Board, and Naples Council on World Affairs.
She is also a graduate of Leadership Collier Class of 2012.
In her spare time, she enjoys contributing to the community by volunteering with Junior Achievement of SW Florida, Leadership Collier Alumni Association, Southwest Florida Council Boy Scouts of America Alligator District and Collier County Public Schools, and participating in chamber of commerce and other community organizations.