Business and Economics Faculty
Department of Business and Economics

Department of Business and Economics

Faculty


Utica College's business and economics faculty are nationally and internationally recognized for their scholarly accomplishments as well as for their real-world business experience. Collectively they represent a wide range of expertise and research interests, including health care financing, public school aid formulas, banking, and managing change.

At the same time, at Utica College, teaching is the faculty's first priority. Small classes provide opportunities for close interaction between and among faculty and students, and the relationships students form with their professors often last a lifetime.

The overwhelming majority of faculty are doctorally trained; several additionally hold an M.B.A. Faculty regularly share their expertise by serving as members of professional organizations, presenting at scholarly conferences, and consulting with local businesses and government agencies. These connections help faculty develop internship opportunities for students, and also serve as networking resources for UC graduates seeking employment.

The faculty's scholarly accomplishments, professional experiences, and academic credentials combine to provide students majoring in business and economics programs with a dynamic and fulfilling learning experience both inside and outside the classroom.

Dr. Mehmet Sencicek , Ph.D.


Associate Professor of Economics



Professor Mehmet Sencicek
Phone: (315) 223-2541
Office: 181 Genesee Street, Suite 526


Biography


Dr. Sencicek earned his international baccalaureate degree from United World College of the Atlantic in S. Glamorgan, U.K., his bachelor’s degree from the University of Nevada-Reno and his doctorate from City University of New York. His research interests include the effects of devaluation on trade balance, the relationship between “inverting the classroom” and learning outcomes and financial economics. He is currently a member of the Academic Assessment Coordinating Committee (AACC).

His recent publications include:


Sencicek, M. (2017). Does institutional outperform retail? Performance comparisons of mutual funds using traditional measures. Proceedings of the 2017 Conference of the Business Research Consortium (BRC) of Western New York. New York: Cambria Press (forthcoming).

Sencicek, Mehmet and Upadhyaya, Kamal P. (2010) Are devaluations contractionary? The case of Turkey, Applied Economics, 42 (9), 1077-1083.

Sencicek, Mehmet (2006) Performance Evaluation of Institutional Mutual Funds Using Kernel DensityEstimation, in Proceeding of the Conference on Trends in Global Business, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT, pp 190-96.

Sencicek, M. (2017). Does institutional outperform retail? Performance comparisons of mutual funds using traditional measures. Submitted to BRC Academy Journal of Business.

His current research projects include:

Sencicek, M. (2017). Does institutional outperform retail? Performance comparisons of mutual funds using traditional measures. Submitted to BRC Academy Journal of Business.

Devaluation and the trade balance in Turkey: Estimating the long run effect.

A comparison of three approaches to analyzing trade balance using data from Turkey”



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