BS: Anadolu University, 2006;
MA: State University of New York at Buffalo, 2008
PhD: State University of New York at Buffalo, 2013.
Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Erdemir graduated from Education Faculty at Anadolu University. He pursued his Master’s and Ph.D. in the Department of Learning and Instruction at the State University of New York at Buffalo with a specialization in (1) bilingual/biliteracy development in early childhood education, and (2) refugee, immigrant and minority children.
During his research-intensive interdisciplinary training, Dr. Erdemir worked as a research assistant in various grant-funded intervention and exploratory projects with scholars of expertise in early childhood education, bilingual/second language development, emergent literacy, and refugee, immigrant and minority children. He worked as a project director in Early Childhood Research Laboratory for a large-scale intervention project funded by the National Science Foundation. In addition, he taught undergraduate and graduate courses in programs of Early Childhood Education and Foreign/Second Language Education. He also worked as the director of the Educational Software Evaluation Lab for young children. Through these experiences, Dr. Erdemir has developed research and teaching expertise in early childhood education that focuses on early bilingualism/biliteracy and refugee, immigrant and minority children.
Dr. Erdemir has been working as an Assistant Professor in Early Childhood Education Program at Boğaziçi University since 2013. He is currently engaged in research projects focusing on (1) Syrian refugee children in early childhood education services in Turkey, and (2) mother-tongue based early education for language minority children.
Bilingual/biliteracy development in early childhood; development and education of refugee, immigrant and minority children; Syrian refugee children; mother-tongue based multilingual education; second language integration in early childhood education; emergent literacy; technology-enhanced early education; culturally and linguistically diverse children; research methods in child and family studies; teacher training for early childhood classrooms.