Prof. Dr. Ozan Bahar (born in 1971, in Mersin-Silifke) is a Faculty Member at Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University, FEAS Department of Economics. He has been graduated from the Turkish Military Academy in 1992 as a Gendarmerie Lieutenant. After his education at Istanbul Tuzla Infantry School between 1992-1993, he completed his commando training at Foça Gendarmerie Commando School in 1993. He completed the Gendarmerie Officers School Basic Course in 1993-1994 as the first in the term, and started to work in Silvan, Diyarbakir the same year. After serving as Ergani Gendarmerie Commando Company Command in 1995-1996, he was appointed to Muğla Provincial Gendarmerie Command.
Ozan Bahar, who started his life in a wheelchair as a result of a traffic accident on October 2, 1996, successfully completed his master’s education between 1998-2000 and her doctorate between 2000-2005 in the Department of Economics of Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University Social Sciences Institute.
He has been retired from the Turkish Armed Forces in May 2002 due to his disability. He then started to work as a Research Assistant in the Department of Economics at the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, after passing the exams held by the university.
He became Assistant Professor in 2006, Associate Professor in 2007 and Professor in 2013. Having served as the vice-chairman of the department and a member of the faculty board of directors for one term, Prof. Dr. Ozan Bahar, was the member of Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University Scientific Research Projects (BAP) Commission. He was also a Social Sciences Institute Board Member, University Disabled Student Unit Commission Member, Scientific Research Projects Coordination (BAP) and Academic Regulation, Supervision and Objection Committee member.
He served as a Senator in the University Senate and has also served as the Director of the Tourism Management Research and Application Center at Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University and the Dean of the Faculty of Tourism between 2014-2018.
Prof. Dr. Ozan Bahar is a TEDx speaker. His main field of study is Macroeconomics and sub-disciplines are Tourism Economics, Competition, Economic Growth and Development. Prof. Bahar has many articles, books, papers and other scientific publications published in international and national journals, especially in SSCI indexed journals. He has master’s and doctorate consultancy studies.
He has worked as an executive and researcher in various projects, and serves as a referee in some important journals within the scope of the SSCI index in Turkey and abroad. Dr. Bahar continues his duties as an advisory board member and referee in various national and international journals. In addition to these studies, he gives seminars on Motivation, Teamwork and Leadership according to the public and private sectors’ demands.