Advisor to the Prime Minister of Turkey
: (2002) PhD, George Washington University, The Human Science Program Dissertation, Knowledge as Appropriation, Sadr al-Din al-Shirazi (Mulla Sadra) on the Unification of the Intellect and the Intelligible. Advised by Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Peter Caws, Alf Hiltebeitel, Oliver Leaman, Mahdi Aminrazavi, (1995)M.A, International Islamic University of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (1992) B.A, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey, Faculty of letters, History.
: Wabash Centre Summer Fellowship Program for Pre-tenured Faculity,2005. NEH Summer Stipend for the summer of 2004 for the project entitled “ A Dictionary of Islamic Philosophical Terms” The Templeton Award, Religion and Science Contest, February 1999. Article awarded “ From the Reign of Quantity to the Rediscovery of Reality. The Changing Concepts of Matter and the Religion-Science Controversy”. Centre for Theology and Natural Sciences (CTNS) Science and Religion Course Program Award, May 2002, for the seminar course “Religion and Science, Traditional and Modern Encounters”.
: Centre for Islamic Studies (ISAM),(Turkey),Centre for Middle East Studies, Harvard University (USA), Alpha Theta Kappa Honors Society, Chapter Moderator, College of the Holy Cross (2004), American Academy of Religion (USA) Centre for Islam and Science (Canada), Iranian Academy of Philosophy (Iran), Editorial Board, The Usual Journal (Turkey), Editorial Board, Journal of Hadith Studies (Turkey), Editorial Board, Journal of Islamic Philosophy (muslimphilosophy.com) (USA).