Business Faculty

Dr. Tufan Tiglioglu

Associate Professor of Business

 

Education Background

Dr. Tufan Tiglioglu received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from Texas Tech University in 1998 and 2001.  He received a B.S. in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Istanbul Technical University in Turkey in 1986.


Biography

Prior to teaching at Alvernia, Dr. Tiglioglu was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Texas Tech University where he taught various courses in Economics and received the Outstanding Graduate Part-Time Instructor Award in 2000-2001 academic year.  In addition, he was a research assistant at the nationally known Wind Science and Engineering Research Center.  His research on catastrophic wind events and dissertation entitled “Modeling Hurricane Evacuation Using Transportation Models, Fuzzy Set and Possibility Theory” were funded by the Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

During his tenure at Alvernia, Dr. Tiglioglu has served as Assistant Professor of Economics and Associate Professor of Finance and International Business.  He was the Sam Walton Fellow (Faculty Advisor) for Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE).  He also served as the Coordinator of the MBA Program.  He is currently the Director of the Ph.D. Program in Leadership and Associate Director of the O’Pake Institute for Ethics, Leadership, and Public Service.

In addition, Dr. Tiglioglu chaired the 2017 Pennsylvania Economic Association (PEA) Annual Conference at Alvernia University where the conference keynote speaker was Dr. Patrick T. Harker, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.  He is currently serving as Vice President, Pennsylvania Economic Association (PEA).


Areas of Interest

Economics, Finance and International Business

Courses Taught

Graduate:

  • PHD 890 Dissertation Proposal Seminar
  • PHD 815 Economic Development of Organizations
  • PHD 821 Organizational Policy & Finance
  • PHD 704 Quantitative Research: Design & Analysis
  • PHD 701 Advance Research Colloquium
  • MBA 630 Health Care Management Finance
  • MBA 630 Management Finance
  • MBA 620 Health Care Managerial Economics
  • MBA 620 Managerial Economics
  • MBA 600 Quantitative Methods
  • MBA 635 Public Relations
  • MBA 530 Corporate Finance
  • MBA 506 Economics & Finance

Graduate Online:

  • MBA 631 Health Care Management Finance
  • MBA 630 Management Finance
  • MBA 620 Managerial Economics
  • MBA 600 Quantitative Methods

Undergraduate:

  • BUS 411 Corporate Finance with Excel
  • BUS 410 Financial Analysis
  • BUS 332 Operations Management
  • BUS 312 International Business
  • BUS 249 Microeconomics 
  • BUS 248 Macroeconomics
  • BUS 290 Ethical Decision Making in Business
  • SSC 290 Economic Geography
  • COL 160 Economic Issues and Terrorism


Fields

Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty; International, Monetary, Financial, and Environmental Economics; Economic Development; Leadership.


Research Interests

Applied Microeconomics, Time Series Econometrics, Financial Economics, and Finance.
Fuzzy Set and Qualitative Possibility Decision Theory.
Risk and Mitigation, Wind Hazard Economics, and GIS in Evacuation Decision Analysis.
Economic Development.
Leadership.

Publications

  • “Volatility of volatility in emerging markets” with Alper Gormus. Journal of Money, Investment, and Banking, Issue 30, pages 68-76, 2015.
  • “Service-Learning Pedagogy for Business Students: A Pilot Study” with Orhan Karaand Sean J. Cullen. Proceedings: Pennsylvania Economic Association Conference, 3 pages, Edinboro, Pennsylvania, 2014.
  • “Estimation Window and the Power of Event Study” with Liang Ding. Pennsylvania Economic Review, Vol. 20, num. 2, Pages 15-28, 2013.
  • “The Economic Impact of Alvernia University,” with Lisa Cooper, Bari Dzomba, Rachel Gifford, and Joseph Hess. Pennsylvania Economic Review, Vol. 19, num. 2, Pages 45-59, 2012.
  • “The Economic Impact of Alvernia University,” with Lisa Cooper, Bari Dzomba, Rachel Gifford, and Joseph Hess. Proceedings: Pennsylvania Economic Association Conference, 11 pages, Clarion, PA, 2012.
  • “Exploring the Effectiveness of a Destination’s Tourism-marketing Expenditures. Conversion Rate and Return on Investment Analysis,” with Mark H. M. Gultek. The Business Review, Vol. 7, Iss. 1; p. 176 (5 pages), Cambridge, 2007.
  • “An Application of Fuzzy Logic to Explain Hurricane Evacuation Behavior.” The Business Review, Vol. 5, Iss. 2; p. 290 (7 pages), Cambridge, 2006.
  • “A Fuzzy Logic Approach to Explaining U.S. Investment Behavior.”  The Journal of American Academy of Business, vol. 10, num. 1, pages 59-64, Cambridge, 2006.
  • “The Possibilistic-Based Evacuation Decision Model Under Fuzzy Durations,” with Emre Kaymaz. The Business Review, vol. 4, num. 1, pages 191-196, Cambridge, 2005.
  • “Decision Making Under Uncertainty: Probabilistic or Possibilistic?,” with Emre Kaymaz.  The Business Review, vol. 2, num. 1, pages 370-376, Cambridge, 2004.
  • “A Qualitative Possibility Theory Approach on an Illustrative Example: The Hurricane Evacuation Decision,” with Xiaoning Gilliam and Jamie Kruse, Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Wind Engineering, Lubbock, Texas, 2003.
  • “An Application of Fuzzy Logic to Explain Hurricane Evacuation Behavior,” with R. P. McComb and J. B. Kruse, Proceedings: Americas Conference on Wind Engineering, 10 pages, Clemson, SC, 2001.
  • “Nashville Tornado-Economic Damage Estimation Using Tax Assessor and Insurance Data,” with J. B. Kruse and K. Simmons, Wind Engineering into the 21st Century, pages 1431-6, A. Larsen, ed. A. A. Balkema, Rotterdam/Brookfield, 1999.

 

Consulting Reports

  • “Community  Indicators Report” with David Myers, the Director of O’Pake Institute for Ethics, Leadership, and Public Service, and Ph.D. students, Sean J. Cullen and Tracey L. Brown, and Berks County Community Foundation (BCCF), 2014
  • “Socioeconomic Impact and Conditions of the Temple LNG Expansion” with Scott Ballantyne.  Prepared for UGI Utilities for submission to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). August, 2007.

 

Media Reports and Interviews

  • Contributed on the article Profs: Prices, wages fall, but not ‘across the board’ in Eastern Pennsylvania Business Journal, April 12, 2010, Vol.21 No.15.
  • Interview to the WFMZ-TV on “Pennsylvania's Minimum Wage Getting a Boost,” that was aired on July 10, 2006.
  • Interview to the WFMZ-TV on the impact of Hurricane Katrina, “Economists Say Natural Disasters May Fuel Economy,” that was aired on September 8, 2005.


Presentation and Professional Activities

  • Invited participant in the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Policy Forum, “People, Place, Prosperity: Revitalizing Our Cities,” December 1, 2017.
  • “Volatility of Volatility in Emerging Markets.” Presented at the Beifang University of Nationalities (recently changed its name to North Minzu University) on May, 2017 in Yinchuan, China.
  • “The Time Value of Money” Presented at the Beifang University of Nationalities (recently changed its name to North Minzu University) on May, 2017 in Yinchuan, China.
  • “Developing Global Leaders: A Content Analysis of Program Outcomes for Doctoral Leadership Studies.” Co-presented at the International Leadership Association's 18th Annual Global Conference, “The Dynamics of Inclusive Leadership” on November 2-5, 2016 in Atlanta Georgia.
  • “Trade Flows in Developing Countries and Exchange Rate Volatility.” Co-presented at the Pennsylvania Economic Association Annual Conference at Slippery Rock University on June 2-4, 2016 Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania.
  • Session Chair, Pennsylvania Economic Association Annual Conference at Slippery Rock University on June 2-4, 2016 Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania.
  • “A Community Engagement Model for Thoughtful Leadership Education.” Co-presented at the International Leadership Association's 17th Annual Global Conference, “Leading Across Borders and Generations” on October 14 - 17, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain.
  • “Community Residents’ Psychological Benefits from Hosting Drag Racing Events: The Initial Stage of Scale Development.” Co-presented at the Pennsylvania Economic Association Conference at Penn State University at Berks on May 28-30, 2015 in Reading, PA.
  • “Economy’s Impact on Your Business – Where Does Your Business “Grow” From Here?” Presented at the 5th Annual Seminar Series by Herbein + Company, Inc. on February 26, 2015, Reading, PA.
  • “How we are different as a result of doctoral education.” Co-presented to the President’s Advisory Council (PAC) on April 24, 2015 at Alvernia University, Reading, PA.
  • “Who Community Leaders Admire (And Why It Matters).” Co-presented at the International Leadership Association's 16th annual global conference, “Conscious Leading for Global Change: Emergence of our Collective Realities,” on October 30– November 2, 2014 in San Diego, California.
  • “The New Trolley Dilemma: Can Creating a Light Rail Pave the Way for Sustainable Economic Development of Small Cities in Pennsylvania?” Presented at the Pennsylvania Economic Association Conference at Edinboro University on May 29-31, 2014 in Edinboro, PA.
  • “Service-Learning Pedagogy for Business Students: A Pilot Study.” Co-presented at the Pennsylvania Economic Association Conference at Edinboro University on May 29-31, 2014 in Edinboro, PA.
  • Attended “Reinventing Older Communities: Bridging Growth & Opportunity” conference which was sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia on May 12-14, 2014.
  • “Best Practices for Emergency Preparedness in Higher Education: A Pilot Study.” Co-presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting in February 2014 at Philadelphia, PA.
  • Invited participant in the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Policy Forum, “The History of Central Banking in the United States,” December 6, 2013.
  • “Service Learning for Doctoral Programs in Leadership.” Co-presented at International Leadership Association’s 15th Annual Global Conference at Montréal, Québec, Canada, October, 2013.
  • “Digital Leadership for Local Resilience During Disasters.” Co-presented at International Leadership Association’s 15th Annual Global Conference at Montréal, Québec, Canada, October, 2013.
  • Discussant, Economics of Education and International Economics sessions at the Pennsylvania Economic Association Annual Conference at Scranton, Pennsylvania, May 30-June 1, 2013.
  • “Institutional Review Boards in Doctoral Level Programs with a Focus on Leadership Programs.” Co-presented at International Leadership Association’s 14th Annual Global Conference at Denver, CO, October, 2012.
  • “Estimation Window and the Power of Event Study.” Co-presented at the Academy of Business Research Conference at Atlantic City, NJ, September, 2012.
  • “The Economic Impact of Alvernia University.” Presented at the Pennsylvania Economics Association annual conference at Clarion University, Clarion, Pennsylvania, May 31-June 2, 2012.
  • “Estimation Window and the Power of Event Study.” Co-presented at the Pennsylvania Economics Association annual conference at Clarion University, Clarion, Pennsylvania, May 31-June 2, 2012.
  • Invited participant in the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Policy Forum, “Budgets on the Brink Perspectives on Debt and Monetary Policy,” December 2, 2011.
  • Attended Pennsylvania Economic Association Annual Conference at Dickinson College Carlisle, Pennsylvania, June 2-4, 2011.
  • Attended Pennsylvania Economic Association Annual Conference at Grove City College Grove City, Pennsylvania, June 3-5, 2010.
  • Invited participant in the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Policy Forum, “Policy Lessons from the Economic and Financial Crisis,” December 4, 2009.
  • Attended Pennsylvania Economic Association Annual Conference at West Chester University, West Chester, Pennsylvania, June 4-6, 2009.
  • Session Chair and Discussant, Topics in Business Economics, Eastern Economic Association Annual Conference 2009, New York City, February, 2009.
  • Invited participant in the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Policy Forum, "Innovation and Regulation in Financial Markets," November 30, 2007.
  • “Exploring the Effectiveness of a Destination’s Tourism-marketing Expenditures. Conversion Rate and Return on Investment Analysis.” Presented at The Global Management & Information Technology Research Conference, New York, May, 2007.
  • Session Chair, The Global Management & Information Technology Research Conference, New York, May, 2007.
  • Session Chair and Discussant, Fuzzy Information: Applications and Analyses, Eastern Economic Association Annual Conference 2007, New York City, February 25, 2007.
  • “Hurricane Evacuation Decision Making Under Uncertainty.” Presented at Eastern Economic Association Annual Conference 2007, New York City, February 23, 2007.
  • Invited participant in the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Policy Forum, “Economic Growth and Development: Perspectives for Policy makers,” December, 2006.
  • Invited participant in the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Policy Forum, “Fiscal Imbalance: Problems, Solutions, and Implications,” December, 2005.
  • “The Possibilistic-Based Evacuation Decision Model Under Fuzzy Durations.” Presented at The Global Business and Economics Research Conference at Istanbul, Turkey in August 10 - 13, 2005.
  • Session Chair, The Global Business and Economics Research Conference, Turkey, August, 2005.
  • Facilitator, Piece & Justice Conference, Alvernia College, April, 2005.
  • Invited participant in the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Policy Forum, “Challenges and Opportunities in the Global Economy: Perspectives on Outsourcing, Exchange Rates, and Free Trade,” December, 2004.
  • Interview to the Reading Eagle newspaper on the impact of Hurricane Ivan on the economy entitled “Hurricane may help economy” that was printed on September 17, 2004.
  • “Decision Making Under Uncertainty: Probabilistic or Possibilistic?”  Presented at The Global Business and Economics Research Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, August, 2004.
  • Session Chair, The Global Business and Economics Research Conference, Turkey, August, 2004.
  • Invited Participant in the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Spring Seminar, “The Roaring Nineties,” May, 2004.
  • “Misguided Cures for Corporate Scandals.”  Presented at Alvernia College, Reading, Pennsylvania (invited), April 2003.
  • “Modeling Hurricane Evacuation Using Transportation Models, Fuzzy Set and Possibility Theory.” Presented at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, Indiana (invited), February 2003.
  • Invited contributor, Addison-Wesley Principles of Economics Summit, 2003.
  • “An Application of Fuzzy Logic to Explain Hurricane Evacuation Behavior.”  Presented at Americas Conference on Wind Engineering, Clemson, South Carolina, June, 2001.
  • “A Fuzzy Logic Approach to Explaining U.S. Investment Behavior.”  Presented at 36th Annual Meeting of Missouri Valley Economic Association in St. Louis, Missouri, February, 2001
  • “Assessing the Value of Shelters in an Evacuation Transportation Model.”  Presented at the Southern Economic Association meeting in Washington, DC, November, 2000.


Reviews

  • Energy Economics
  • Economic Analysis and Policy

Contact Information

 
Tufan Tiglioglu

Tufan Tiglioglu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Business

     Upland Center
     Room 219
     Phone: 610.796.8278
     Fax: 610.796.8292
     tufan.tiglioglu@alvernia.edu




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