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Oklahoma State University


School of Entrepreneurship
Graduate Teaching Associate

Phone: 405-338-5375


  • Other, Oklahoma State University, Entrepreneurship,
  • Other, Oklahoma State University, Marketing Analytics and Entrepreneurship,
  • MS, University of Birmingham; Birmingham, England, Marketing, 2004
  • BA, Galatasaray University; Istanbul, Turkey, Public Relations and Advertising, 2003


  • Duygu Phillips, Matthew W. Rutherford, and Curt Moore. (2019). "New Venture Legitimacy Diffusion: The Role of Storytelling and Social Networks". Academy of Management Proceedings.


  • Fake it until you make it: Why can some entrepreneurs fake it successfully while others can't?
    Annual Meeting
    United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship
    Tampa, FL - 2019
  • New venture legitimacy diffusion: The role of storytelling and social networks
    Annual Meeting
    Academy of Management
    Boston, MA - 2019
  • Bitcoin or 2000 others? Who will succeed? An institutional approach to cryptocurrency with a focus on Austrian Economics
    Research Conference
    Austrian Economics
    Auburn, AL - 2019
  • Academy of Management Annual Conference
    Boston, MA - August 2019
  • CEO Personality and Corporate Social Responsibility: An Upper Echelon Perspective.
    June 2019

Academic, Military, and Professional Positions

  • Oklahoma State University, Graduate Teaching Associate, August 2019
  • Naming House Brand Naming Office, Istanbul, Turkey, Owner, April 2012
  • Oklahoma State University, Graduate Research Assitant, August 2017 - July 2019
  • Oklahoma State University, Graduate Teaching Assistant, August 2016 - July 2017
  • BigWing Interactive – The Oklahoman’s Digital Marketing Services Company, Project Manager, August 2014 - July 2015
  • Markam Branding and Marketing Consultancy, Istanbul, Turkey , Marketing Strategist and Naming Director, July 2008 - April 2012
  • Brandassist Branding Consultancy, Istanbul, Turkey, Brand consultant – Brand Manager, June 2006 - June 2007
  • Volkswagen Language Schools, Puebla, Mexico , English Teacher, June 2005 - June 2006

Courses Taught

  • EEE 2023 (2 Semesters)