Dr. Timur is Vice President and Vice Provost of Strategy and Program Innovation and a member of the Regional Economic Research Institute 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 and continuous improvement, 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 held variety of faculty and executive leadership positions in higher education, including full professor of economics.
She holds many board of directors positions to serve the non-profit community in Southwest Florida including but not limited to the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida, Leadership Collier Foundation, Greater Naples Chamber, 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 Advisory Board of Seaside Bank, Southwest Florida FutureMakers Coalition, and WorkforceNow Research. 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 Scouts of America Alligator District, Collier County Public Schools, and other non-profit organizations.