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NJIT announces the appointment of Oya Tukel to dean of Martin Tuchman School of Management, effective July 1, 2019. Tukel received her Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the Middle East Technical University and her doctorate in decision and information sciences from the University of Florida.  

Tukel is an effective administrator, researcher and educator with over 27 years experience at Cleveland State University. A professor of operations and supply chain management, her administrative experience spans the last 10 years as associate dean overseeing nine majors and over 2,100 students, department chair for supply chain management and finance, and director of graduate programs. Also, as director of student engagement and success for the last four years, Tukel has served as an industry liaison, creating over 300 corporate partnerships with businesses, leading to job placements and internships for students, and financial support of the business college.

Tukel is active in research with interests in project scheduling, innovation and supply chain management. She has published manuscripts, book chapters and open educational resources in highly ranked international academic and practitioner journals, and in Ohiolink Library System with over 4,000 citations. Tukel has held associate editor and editorial board member positions for academic journals, chaired five doctoral committees, co-chaired the Global Entrepreneurship Symposium and made numerous presentations at conferences. She has been involved in training programs and consulting in project management, innovation management and supply chain management in the United States, Europe and Asia.  

In Ohio, Tukel has been active at the state level, working on initiatives with the Department of Higher Education. She served as a subject matter expert for the Board of Regents to develop both the Career Technical Assurance Guide and Guaranteed Transfer Pathways that allow students to graduate with a bachelor’s degree by fully transferring credits from associate of science or applied associate of science degree programs. Tukel was recently recognized by Case Western Reserve University as a change leader for the IDEAL-N (Institutions Developing Excellence in Academic Leadership-National) Consortium to create knowledge, practice and policies to promote gender equality in STEM disciplines.  

As an educator, Tukel has a strong interest in program development and student success. She has been an advocate for cultivating study abroad programs, integrating experiential learning and improving student mentoring. She has received numerous teaching, service and research awards, including the Nance Applied Business Scholar in 2005, and two Fulbright Specialist awards in 2016 and 2019.  


One of only 32 polytechnic universities in the United States, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT’s multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. NJIT is rated an "R1" research university by the Carnegie Classification®, which indicates the highest level of research activity. NJIT conducts approximately $162 million in research activity each year and has a $2.8 billion annual economic impact on the State of New Jersey. NJIT is ranked #1 nationally by Forbes for the upward economic mobility of its lowest-income students and is among the top 2 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com. NJIT also is ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top 50 public national universities.