Sedef Doganer, Ph.D.
Architecture - Historic Preservation
Assistant Department Chair - Architecture Program
Dr. Sedef Doganer holds B.Arch, MS and PhD degrees in Architecture from Istanbul Technical University at Istanbul, Turkey. She completed her PhD studies on “Time Dependent Transformation and Consumption of Resort Hotels – Case Study: Antalya” in 2005. Her research works focus on hotel design, consumer behavior, globalization and multi-cultural related design practices, tourism alternatives in rural areas, tourism destination planning, and touristic places.
After receiving her PhD degree, she worked in the University of Maryland as a research scholar, and she taught at Virginia Tech as a visiting professor. She was awarded the “Excellence in Teaching Award” while she was teaching at Virginia Tech in 2008. Before coming back to the US, she continued teaching in the Akdeniz University in Turkey as she did between 2001 and 2007. In the meantime, she also served as a Director of College of Fine Arts for 3 years.
Dr. Doganer has also gained considerable experience in practice in Turkey. While running her own business, she served as project manager and designer for numerous building projects throughout Antalya and Istanbul. She also served in architectural juries, and received a few design awards with her own works.
She is currently employed as an Associate Professor in the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning at UTSA.