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Etka Topaloglu, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor


Management and Entrepreneurship


H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business & Entrepreneurship

Dr. Etka Topaloglu is an Assistant Professor of Management at the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University. He has a Ph.D. in Management from Binghamton University, specializing in Leadership and Organizational Science. He also holds an MSc in Sustainability Science from Montclair State University and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Istanbul Technical University.

Etka's research interests are primarily centered on nontraditional staffing approaches, human capital, sustainability, and virtual team dynamics. Over the past three years, he has taught approximately ten sections of organizational behavior, strategic management, and leadership courses.

Before entering academia, Etka gained experience in various fields, including retail, online sales, project management, design engineering, and business development. In his leisure time, he enjoys playing soccer and chess, as well as traveling.

  • Ph.D. - Binghamton University - Management
  • M.Sc. - Montclair State University - Sustainability Science 
  • B.Sc. - Istanbul Technical University - Electrical Engineering

MGT 4170 Organizational Behavior

MGT 5105 Managing Organizational Behavior in a Dynamic and Complex World

MGT 2050 Principles of Management

LED 3000 Introduction to Leadership

Topaloglu E., Jin, F., Tsai, C. Y., Liu, Y. Taras, V. “Change in Team Efficacy Perceptions Over Time in Virtual Teams: The Cross-level Moderating Role of Emotion Regulation” at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Management Association (SMA 2022), in Little Rock, Arkansas, 2022.

Topaloglu, E., & Eckardt, R. “Human Capital Hired through Traditional and Nontraditional Labor Markets: Individual-Level Differences” in 2020, Academy of Management Conference, 80.

Jaussi, K.S.; Topaloglu, E. Intentionality (chapter), in the Encyclopedia of Creativity; Runco, M.A., Pritzker, S., Eds.; Elsevier: Oxford, UK, 2020; pp. 672–677.