Dr. Celik is an assistant professor of economics in the Department of Economics, Accounting and Business. He is an applied microeconomist with an active research agenda focused on public economics, political economy, and economics of natural disasters. His research interests include the economic impact of natural disasters, effects of time zone boundaries in students’ success. He teaches a variety of economics courses at Converse University.

After finishing his BA degree, Dr. Celik was awarded for the study abroad scholarship by the Turkish Ministry of Education to study master and PhD in Economics. His U.S. journey started in August 2008 with a language course at Penn State University, State College, PA.

Dr. Celik received his PhD in economics from University of Tennessee in 2017, his MS in economics from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2012, and his BA in international relations from Ege University at Izmir, Turkey in 2007.

Dr. Celik loves watching College Football. He considers himself a University of Tennessee Fan (GO VOLS). He also enjoys biking and doing DIY stuff around the house.