Mehmet Akif Demircioglu

Mehmet Akif Demircioglu, Assistant Professor, SPPA

The School welcomes Mehmet Akif Demircioglu as assistant professor, starting October 22, 2022.

Professor Demircioglu is also an Executive Education Fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore (NUS), an adjunct senior research fellow at the Asia Competitiveness Institute at NUS, a joint researcher at The Institute for Future Government at Yonsei University, a research fellow at the Institute for Development Strategies at Indiana University, and a fellow at the Center for Organization Research and Design (CORD) at Arizona State University.

He holds MPA and PhD degrees from Indiana University’s O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University-Bloomington. Before joining the SPPA, he was an assistant professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, for five years. His expertise is in public sector innovation, entrepreneurship and social media from an international and comparative perspective. His work has been published in Research Policy, Journal of Technology Transfer, Governance, Small Business Economics, Public Administration, Public Administration Review, The American Review of Public Administration, Public Management Review, Government Information Quarterly, Public Performance & Management Review, International Review of Administrative Sciences, Policy & Society, and Industrial and Corporate Change, among others.

He is an associate editor for the Australian Journal of Public Administration and the International Journal of Public Administration. He received three research excellence awards (2018, 2019, 2020) from LKY School and the best teaching award (2015) from the O’Neill School of Public Affairs (2015). Previously, he was a visiting scholar at the University of Canberra (2015), Yonsei University (2016), Sciences Po (2018), Leiden University (2018), and German University of Administrative Sciences (2019) and visiting professor at Nazarbayev University’s the Graduate School of Public Policy (2018, 2022).

He was also trained at the International Winter School on Public Policy in France, the Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research (IQMR) at Syracuse University, CIDE in Mexico, the University of Bologna in Italy, the Hertie School of Governance in Germany, and the École Nationale d’Administration in France. During his graduate studies at Indiana University, he worked at the Indiana Business Research Center, the Urban Institute, the Wilson Center, the Seoul Metropolitan Government and Turkey’s Office of Personnel Management.