Ilke Kardes is a a faculty member at the Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia and teaches classes in International Business at the Institute of International Business. Additionally, she serves as Research Director for CIBER (Center for International Business Education & Research), where she is responsible for driving research initiatives as well as managing CIBER’s IT needs including web publishing, database management, and other technology requirements. Her research interests focus on emerging markets, middle class, branding, and IB pedagogy.
Ilke’s academic career and experience have been shaped by different cultures over the years. Before joining GSU, Ilke was a faculty member at the University of Applied Sciences, Duesseldorf, Germany and at Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey, where she earned her Ph.D. degree in Marketing. She also served as a research associate at the Robinson College of Business in 2011. Ilke is fluent in English, German, and Turkish.