Ali Ozel

Dr. Ali Ozel

Part-time Faculty, Human Geography

School of Liberal Arts
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Dr. Ali Ozel has been teaching geography, environmental sciences and pedagogy for over twenty years. He is active in research, publishing professional articles, presenting research papers in professional conferences, participating workshops and giving seminars.

Ozel also worked as a visiting professor at the University of Utah during 2005 and 2011.

He played soccer professionally during his high school and college years and is still in love with soccer. He also likes to be a coach and conductor in his class.


  • Doctorate – geography education – Marmara University
  • Master's – climatology and meteorology – Istanbul University
  • Bachelor's – geography education – Istanbul University

Academic Interests

  • Geography education
  • Environmental sciences
  • Human geography
  • Pedagogy


  • Ministry of Human Resources Development Government of India-National Institute of Technical Teachers' Training and Research-Material Development Course with a Scholarship from Government of India, 2009-2010
  • European Journal of Educational Studies, managing editor, 2008-2016
  • Ozean Journal of Social Sciences, managing editor, 2008-2016
  • Ozean Journal of Applied Sciences, managing editor, 2008-2016

Professional Affiliations

  • Association of American Geographers (AAG)
  • International Geography Union (IGU)
  • European University Continuing Education Network (EUCEN)
  • Turkish Geography Foundation (TGF)