Dr. Tufan Tiglioglu

Associate Professor of Business

 

Education Background

Dr. Tufan Tiglioglu received his M.A. and Ph.D. 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.  In addition, he was a research assistant at the nationally known Wind Science and Engineering Research Center. His research on catastrophic wind events was funded by the Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He is the Sam Walton Fellow (Faculty Advisor) for Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE).

 

Courses Taught

Graduate:

  • Ph.D. 821 Organizational Policy & Finance
  • MBA 630 Management Finance
  • MBA 620 Managerial Economics
  • MBA 600 Quantitative Methods
  • MBA 530 Corporate Finance
  • MBA 635 Public Relations
  • MBA 631 Health Care Mgmt. Fin. (Online)
  • MBA 620 Health Care Managerial Economics                            

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

Research Interests

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

 

Publications

  • Co-authored paper "The Economic Impact of the Reading Downtown Streetcar Project" accepted for the Pennsylvania Economics Association annual conference at Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA June 2-4, 2011.
  • Contributed on the article "Profs: Prices, wages fall, but not 'accross the board' in Eastern Pennsylvania Business Journal, April 12, 2010 Vol. 21, No. 15
  • “Exploring the Effectiveness of a Destination’s Tourism-marketing Expenditures. Conversion Rate and Return on Investment Analysis.” 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

  • “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.

 

Presentation and Professional Activities

  • Attended the 12th Annual International Leadership Association (ILA) Global Conference in Boston, October 27-30 and participated in Peer Mentorshp Program.
  • Invited participant in thne Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Policy Forum, "Policy Lessons from the Economic and Financial Crisis," June 4-6, 2009
  • Session Chair and Discussant, Topics in Business Economics, Eastern Economic 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 23 - 26, 2007.
  • Session Chair, The Global Management & Information Technology Research Conference, New York, May 23 - 26, 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.
  • Interview to the WFMZ-TV on “Pennsylvania's Minimum Wage Getting a Boost,” that was aired on July 10, 2006.
  • Invited participant in the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Policy Forum, "Fiscal Imbalance: Problems, Solutions, and Implications," December, 2005.
  • 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.
  • “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.
  • Member, Editorial Board of The Journal of American Academy of Business, Cambridge and The Business Review, Cambridge, 2005 - Present.
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board of The Annual Economics & International Business Research Conference in Miami, 2005 - Present.
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board of The Annual Global Business & Finance Research Conference in London, 2005 - Present.
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board of The Annual Global Management & Information Technology Research Conference in New York, 2005 - Present.
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board of The Annual International Business & Management Research Conference in Hawaii, 2005 - Present.
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board of The Annual Global Business & Economics Research Conference in Istanbul, 2005 - Present.
  • 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.

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