Dr. Son Turan received her BA degree from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, (1998). She completed her MBA at The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), The Smeal College of Business Administration, Pennsylvania, USA (2000) and holds a PhD degree from Yasar University, Izmir, Turkey (2014). After her graduate education she took various corporate and managerial positions at companies such as REHAU, Ford Otosan, İş Asset Management and Ashmore Asset Management until 2009, after which she established her own company. Throughout her professional career Dr. Son Turan has taught courses in finance and accounting at US and Turkish universities. She joined MEF University as a faculty member in 2014.
Her research interests include behavioral finance, capital markets, financial innovation and higher education finance. Dr Son Turan holds the Capital Market Activities Advanced Level License and is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditing, The Society for Experimental Finance and The Econometric Research Association.