Prof. Dr. Burcu Toker, holds a BSc and MSc in Industrial Engineering and a PhD in Business Management, specialized in Systems Analysis and Design, Ergonomics and Strategic Management. She is the author of numerous research articles indexed in international and national journals, book chapters titled “Old Roots to New Trees” and “Educational Tourism and the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Host Communities: An Experiential Learning Approach” and a book titled “Systems Analysis and Design: A Case Study of Hospital Workflow Management in North Cyprus”, all published by international book publishers. Her main research interests include: ergonomics, systems analysis and design, systems improvement, quality improvement, management and strategy, statistical analysis, qualitative and quantitative research methods. Prof.Dr. Toker has attended several international conferences as Session Chair, invited speaker and presenter. She was invited as a member of numerous scientific committees of prestigious international conferences and is involved in international and national projects regarding systems design and evaluation, as a team member. She has supervised several graduation projects and master thesis.
During the last 20 years, she has worked as Department Head, Dean and Vice Rector at different universities. Currently, Prof.Dr. Toker is the Dean of Faculty of Design.
She believes that universities have a fundamental impact on the society by not only spreading knowledge but also as a forum where people gather, exchange ideas and debate. For that reason, she gives great importance on voluntary involvement of academics in civil society. For more than 25 years, she has been working as a volunteer and as an executive board member for international and national NGOs. Due to her experience and involvement, especially in NGOs for differently-abled members of the society, Prof. Dr. Toker believes in the virtue of being a responsible citizen in society; emphasizing that important skills for future generations will not only be developing technical skills, but also being creative and a team player will be essential for the future societies.