Kulturel-Konak, Sadan

Professor of Management Information Systems
Director, Flemming Creativity, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (CEED) Center
Program Chair, Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ENTI) Minor
Courtesy Appointment and Graduate Faculty, Harold & Inge Marcus Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering, College of Engineering, Penn State University Park
Gaige, 329

Dr. Sadan Kulturel is a Professor of Management Information Systems at Penn State Berks. Dr. Kulturel's primary research focus is modeling, analysis and optimization of complex systems using metaheuristic approaches, such as Tabu Search and Genetic Algorithms, combined with techniques from Probability and Operations Research. Primary application areas of her research include facility layout/relayout, redundancy allocation, and scheduling. In addition, Dr. Kulturel has research on the participation of women in engineering & information technology programs and internationalizing the curriculum - building intercultural and interdisciplinary teams. Dr. Kulturel teaches courses in Project Management, Business Statistics, Management Information Systems, and New Venture Creation.

Ph.D., Industrial and Systems Engineering, Auburn University

M.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh

M.S., Industrial Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

B.S., Industrial Engineering, Gazi University, Turkey