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Poole College’s Umut Dur Receives University Faculty Scholar Award

Umut Dur, associate professor of economics at Poole College of Management, has been selected as a class of 2019-20 University Faculty Scholar.

NC State University Chancellor Randy Woodson announced the 2019-20 class of University Faculty Scholars on Thursday. Umut Dur, associate professor of economics at Poole College of Management, was one of the 24 faculty members selected.

Dur, Ph.D., joined Poole College in 2013 and has received the Poole College Faculty Research Award and Summer Research Award. As an economic theorist, his primary research focuses are matching theory and market design, which he has applied to education and policymaking. Dur earned his doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin and Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey. 

“Professor Umut Dur’s Faculty Scholar Award is well-deserved,” wrote Lee Craig, department head and alumni distinguished professor of economics. “He is a leading international scholar in the areas of matching theory and market design, his work has been published in the top journals in the profession and he is an outstanding classroom teacher.”

The University Faculty Scholar designation is given to faculty members who have made significant contributions to NC State through teaching, research and community engagement. Faculty carry the title for the duration of their appointments at NC State and receive permanent base salary increases. 

“We could not be more thrilled to have Professor Umut Dur represent the Poole College of Management as one of the next members of the University Faculty Scholars,” said Frank Buckless, Stephen P. Zelnak Jr. Dean of Poole College. “Professor Dur was recognized as one of our original summer scholars in 2017 and continues to be impactful in his field of research for both academia and industry.”

For a full list of this year’s recipients, see the university’s announcement.