Tunay Oguz

  • Ph.D., Economics, University of New Mexico
  • MBA, Finance, University of New Mexico
  • B.A., Textile Engineering, Cukurova University

Tunay Oguz joined the Charles M. Snipes School of Business and Economics at Lenoir-Rhyne University in 2015. Her main areas of expertise are health economics, public finance and development economics. She teaches undergraduate courses in economics and public finance as well as introductory courses in microeconomics and macroeconomics. She also teaches graduate courses in managerial economics, financial management and budgeting and health care finance.

Oguz has worked with diverse student populations throughout her career, including non-traditional and first-generation students, multiethnic communities, and online learners. Being actively involved with students’ academic and professional development and supporting them in achieving their full potential is her life-long passion.

Oguz is constantly exploring new pedagogical approaches and delivery methods. She uses digital technology to enhance student learning, and her courses include real-world, hands-on projects and case studies that engage students in the practical application of economic and finance principles. These opportunities help students develop problem-solving skills for business scenarios and become better decision-makers in their personal and professional lives.    

Oguz’s scholarship is focused on improving the lives of vulnerable populations, including minority groups in the United States and women and children in developing countries. Her research has received national and international recognition and has been published in several peer-reviewed journals. She uses a rich variety of data sources and econometric methods to explore causal and correlational relationships between an individual’s economic and social environments and their health, access to health care and nutrition.