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Nimet Alpay, Ph.D.

Program Chair, MS Data Analytics Program

nimet.alpay@franklin.edu

Profile

Dr. Alpay, Lead Faculty of Statistics and Mathematics, holds a PhD degree in Mathematics from Michigan State University and two BSc degrees from Middle East Technical University, one in Mathematics and one in Mathematics Education. She has a long experience of working with adult students prior to coming to Franklin University, both at University of Detroit Mercy and at Columbus State Community College. She appreciates and admires the amount of work and dedication the adult students have to present to walk through their years in college education. She has been a faculty member at Franklin University since July 2013. Dr. Alpay is also the founding chair of the Data Analytics and Business Analytics master's programs at Franklin. Besides working with her students and colleagues here at Franklin, Dr. Alpay also has been involved in the community as well. She has been active in the interfaith work in Columbus. She also serves as a faculty ambassador for the Women In Analytics Conference, a rapidly growing group both nationally and internationally.

Education

2004
Michigan State University (East Lansing, Michigan)
Doctor of Philosophy, Mathematics
2001
Michigan State University (East Lansing, Michigan)
Master of Science, Mathematics
1995
Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey)
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Mathematics

Work Experience

2020 - Present
Franklin University, Program Chair, MS Data Analytics Program
2019 - 2019
Franklin University, Program Chair, MS Data Analytics Program
2013 - 2019
Franklin University, Lead Faculty, Mathematics and Statistics
2011 - 2013
Columbus State Community Colllege, Instructor, Columbus, Ohio
2008 - 2010
Lansing Community College, Instructor, Lansing, Michigan
2006 - 2008
University of Detroit Mercy, Visiting Assistant Professor, Detroit, Michigan
2004 - 2005
Michigan State University, Lecturer of Mathematics
1999 - 2004
Michigan State University, Graduate Teaching Assistant

Publications & Presentations

Alpay, N., Correia, A., Koehler, N., & Levally, C. (2017, Apr. 21). Formative evaluation of a web-based multimedia intervention to support learning of statistics. 9th International Conference of Computer Supported Education, Porto, Portugal.
Alpay, N., & Koehler, N. (2016, Oct. 07). Design implications of changing student demographics. 2016 Franklin University Learning Showcase: A Day of Discovery, Columbus, Ohio.
Alpay, N., & Koehler, N. (2016, Oct. 07). Designing online software for teaching the concept of variable that facilitates mental interaction with the material. 2016 Franklin University Learning Showcase: A Day of Discovery, Columbus, Ohio.
Alpay, N., Koehler, N., Levally, C., & Washington, T. (2016, May. 21). Redesigning statistics lessons for student success: a case study. 2016 Ohio-PKAL Annual Conference, Columbus, Ohio.
Alpay, N., & Koehler, N. (2016, Feb. 09). Improved student retention and success in Math 215 - statistical concepts: reporting the results of recent course redesign. Ohio Educational Technology Conference, Columbus, Ohio.
Alpay, N., Koehler, N., & Levally , C. (2015, Dec. 31). Course redesign for improved student retention & success: reporting results from Math 215. Teaching and Learning Conference, Columbus, Ohio.
Alpay, N., Koehler, N., Prendergast, M., Reid, A., & Thomas, S. (2014, Dec. 31). Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 2015. Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 2015.

Professional Service

2021
Officer, President/Elect/Past
Faculty Senate
(Columbus, 157)
2020
Member
Mathematics Association of America-Ohio
2014
Committee Member
Academic Standards Committee
2022
Committee Member
Academic Excellence
(Columbus, 157)
2022
Committee Member
Curriculum Review Committee
(Columbus, 157)
2022
Committee Member
Scholarship Forum Planning committee
(Columbus, 157)
2022
Committee Member
General Education Committee
(Columbus, 157)
2022
Member
American Mathematical Society
2022
Member
American Statistics Society

Memberships

2020
American Mathematical Society
The AMS, founded in 1888 to further the interests of mathematical research and scholarship, serves the national and international community through its publications, meetings, advocacy and other programs, which promote mathematical research, its communication and uses, encourage and promote the transmission of mathematical understanding and skills, support mathematical education at all levels, advance the status of the profession of mathematics, encouraging and facilitating full participation of all individuals, foster an awareness and appreciation of mathematics and its connections to other disciplines and everyday life.
2020
American Statistical Society
The American Statistical Association is the world&acirc;&euro;&trade;s largest community of statisticians, the ""Big Tent for Statistics."" The ASA supports excellence in the development, application, and dissemination of statistical science through meetings, publications, membership services, education, accreditation, and advocacy. Our members serve in industry, government, and academia in more than 90 countries, advancing research and promoting sound statistical practice to inform public policy and improve human welfare.
2020
Mathematics Association of America-Ohio
The Mathematical Association of America is the largest professional society that focuses on mathematics accessible at the undergraduate level.
2018
Ohio Association of Development Education
2018
Women in Analytics