Faculty Member, PhD Gökçe Dervişoğlu

Gökçe Dervişoğlu was born in Istanbul and attended Saint George Commercial School and graduated from Istanbul University School of Economics.

She started her academic career right after the graduation at Istanbul University. Her master research and thesis was awarded by Austrian government scholarship and later published as a book on Knowledge Management. She has continued her studies for 7 years and assisted several courses related with basic management education. After resigning from the university she worked as management consultant, especially on participatory methods with several major clients in Turkish industry and third sector. Dervisoglu has than become coordinator of Design Culture and Management Program at Istanbul Bilgi University in 2006. With her PhD Thesis ‘Corporate Support on Art’ (in collaboration with Art & Leadership Centre- Copenhagen Business School) she became Assistant Professor in the same university. 

Her research interest continues in creativity related issues such as art, design, especially in terms of innovation and sustainability.  In 2010 she acted as the pioneer academic actor in the foundation of YEKON- Turkey’s Creative Industries Association and has been working especially on creative entrepreneurship within the GEW Executive Committee and Istanbul Chamber of Industry Quality Board. She has recently completed her post doctoral research at Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School Center for Arts Policy and Research.