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Owen faculty member to lead Moore College

by May. 29, 2019, 8:56 AM

Mumin Kurtulus, new faculty head of Moore College (Vanderbilt University)

Mumin Kurtulus will play an important role in expanding the undergraduate learning experience beyond the classroom as the new faculty head of Moore College. Associate Provost and Dean of Residential Faculty Vanessa Beasley announced Kurtulus’ appointment to Moore College—which houses sophomores, juniors and seniors—starting fall 2019.

“The teaching and research strengths of Vanderbilt faculty are key to building dynamic living-learning communities that foster learning beyond the classroom for our diverse student population,” said Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost Susan R. Wente. “Professor Kurtulus has demonstrated excellent teaching and mentoring skills that will be beneficial in his new leadership position within our residential colleges.”

Kurtulus, associate professor of operations management at the Owen Graduate School of Management, joined the university in 2005. He is an award-winning teacher who teaches in Owen’s MBA and Executive MBA programs. Kurtulus’ research focuses on retail supply chains and explores the effectiveness of various manufacturer-retailer collaboration practices in the consumer goods industry. He was born in Bulgaria, and lived in Turkey and France before moving to Nashville in 2005.

“As a faculty VUceptor, Professor Kurtulus has been a valued mentor for first-year students, and he is a great resource for our international students in particular,” Beasley said. “His perspective as a faculty member who is interested in business is also of significant interest to many Vanderbilt undergraduates. He has already made wonderful plans for the residents of Moore College, and I am delighted he and his family will join our growing community of residential faculty at Vanderbilt.”

“Professor Kurtulus has demonstrated excellent teaching and mentoring skills that will be beneficial in his new leadership position within our residential colleges.”
–Susan R. Wente

“I am honored and excited to be selected as the next faculty head of Moore College,” Kurtulus said. “I look forward to making a meaningful contribution to the residents’ Vanderbilt experience through innovative programs that reflect the university’s commitment to excellence and inclusiveness.”

Faculty interested in faculty head positions are encouraged to contact Beasley (vanessa.b.beasley@vanderbilt.edu) for more information about these roles as well as the application process. For residential faculty positions, a list of interested faculty is maintained on an ongoing basis. These faculty members are contacted as new opportunities emerge, and thus there is no set deadline for applications. Letters of interest remain active and on file for five years.

For consideration, faculty should submit the following to Associate Provost Vanessa Beasley at residentialcolleges@vanderbilt.edu:

  1. A letter of interest, including any relevant qualifications, experience or expertise;
  2. A current CV;
  3. An indication of your academic dean’s approval of your application for this role (e.g., an attached letter or email).

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