Prof. Dr. Ozden Ekmekci, a graduate of Uskudar American College, earned her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. She taught Linguistics and English Language Teaching at METU and Cukurova University at the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. level for over four decades. Dr. Ekmekci currently lives in Istanbul. where she is involved in consulting.