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Halil Atabay, PhD

Halil Atabay, PhD

Full Professor, General Education Program Chair

 Fairfax University of America 

Dr. Halil Atabay received his Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Bristol (UK) in 1998 and his DVM degree from Istanbul University in Turkey in 1992. After completion of his Ph.D., he has worked as professor at several universities, including departments related to the field of microbiology. Dr. Atabay’s responsibilities included teaching, research, and administrative activities, as well as curriculum development for undergraduate and graduate programs and oversight of academic policies and procedures. He is a dedicated academician who is committed to student success, institutional effectiveness, and academic excellence. He has extensive experience in grant writing and project management. He led and successfully completed many research projects either as PI or researcher and supervised and/or mentored many postgraduate and undergraduate students.

In addition to his work as a professor, Dr. Atabay held a Director position at a graduate school at a health sciences institution where he was actively involved in developing and opening numerous graduate-level programs and respective courses. He taught a wide variety of courses in the field of microbiology, including general microbiology, immunology, food microbiology, medical microbiology, and project techniques both at undergraduate and graduate levels. He has served as an expert evaluator for the European Union’s HORIZON 2020 Projects since 2009 and for several national-level project funding bodies. Throughout his career, he also worked in research and project coordination and international relations.

Dr. Atabay completed his postdoctoral studies in Denmark in 2001. He has over 34 research papers published in high-ranked journals, has written two book chapters, and has received over 1805 citations to his publications with an h-index of 22.

Areas of Expertise:

  • E-Learning
  • Scheduling

Program(s) Support:

  • BSC in AI and ML
  • BSC in Networking and cybersecurity
  • BSC in data science
  • MS in AI and ML
  • MS in Networking and cybersecurity
  • MS in data analytics