Oya Tukel has achieved a great deal. After spending nearly three decades at Cleveland State University researching supply chain issues and other management subjects, Tukel was appointed dean of the Martin Tuchman School of Management at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in 2019. The story of how she got there is instructive.
“I wanted to try the dean position before I retired,” she said. “I had 10 years of being a department head, and then I became an associate dean and I wanted to see what opportunities were out there for me to actually have a say in how the school will move forward.”
So, she moved to Newark and took up the post at NJIT. Now, she runs a school training a new generation of business leaders, including young women seeking the same opportunities Tukel had.
For this edition of NJBIZ Conversations, Tukel discusses her academic interests and how NJIT approaches the task of preparing young people – especially young women – to succeed in their chosen fields.
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