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Ezgi Akar, Ph.D.

Ezgi Akar
  • Assistant Professor
  • Information Systems

Teaching Interests

Database management systems, database applications, computer programming languages

  • Ph.D., MIS, Bogazici University
  • M.A., MIS, Bogazici University
  • B.S., MIS, Bogazici University
  • Improving Teaching Practices and Enhancing Student Learning by Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, retrieved on May 2021.
  • Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Power BI by DavidsonX (on edX), an online learning initiative of Davidson College, retrieved on May 2021. (see credential:
  • Data science and big data analytics: making data-driven decisions by Massachusetts Institute of Technology xPRO, retrieved on November 2019. (see credential:
Published Research
  • Akar, E., Bozanta, A., Hakyemez, T., & Akar, S. (2022). What Sells on Fake News Market?: Examining The Impact of Contextualized Rhetorical Features on Popularity of Fake Tweets, Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, 12(1), e202201.
  • Akar, E (2021). Customers' Online Purchase Intentions and Customer Segmentation During the Period of COVID-19 Pandemic, Journal of Internet Commerce, 20(3), 371-401.
  • Akar, S., & Akar, E. (2019) Is it a New Tulip Mania Age? A Comprehensive Literature Review Beyond Cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin, and Blockchain Technology, Journal of Information Technology Research, 13(1), 44-67.
  • Akar, E., Mardikyan, S. & Dalgic, T. (2019). User Roles in Online Communities and Their Moderating Effect on Online Community Usage Intention: An Integrated Approach, International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 35(6), 495-509.  
  • Akar, E., & Mardikyan, S. (2018). User Roles and Contribution Patterns in Online Communities: A Managerial Perspective. SAGE Open, July-September 2018, 1-19. 
  • Akar, E., & Dalgic, T. (2018). Understanding Online Consumers’ Purchase Intentions: A Contribution from Social Network Theory. Behaviour & Information Technology, 37(5), 473-487. 
  • Unal, S., Dalgic, T., & Akar, E. (2018). How Avatars Help Enhancing Self-Image Congruence. International Journal of Internet Marketing and Advertising, 12(4), 374-395. 
  • Akar, E., & Akar, S. (2017). Data Never Sleep: A Marketing Perspective. Journal of Marketing and Strategic Management, 11, 31-43. 
  • Akar, E., & Mardikyan, S. (2016). Factors Affecting the Adoption of Cloud Computing: A Case of Turkey. KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, 10(1), 18-37.  
  • Ozturan, M., Basarir-Ozel, B., & Akar, E. (2015). A Review on Methods for the Assessment of Information System Projects. Journal of Information Technology and Applications, 5(2), 117-128. 
  • Akar, E., & Nasir, V.A. (2015). A Review of Literature on Consumers' Online Purchase Intentions. Journal of Customer Behaviour, 14(3), 215-233. 
  • Özturan, M., Bozanta, A., Basarir-Ozel, B., Akar, E., & Çoşkun, M. (2015). A roadmap for an integrated university information system based on connectivity issues: Case of Turkey. The International Journal of Management Science and Information Technology, Jul-Sep 2015(17), 1-22. 
  • Akar, E., & Mardikyan S. (2014). Factors Affecting Users’ Behavior Intention to Use Social Media: Twitter Case. International Journal of Business and Social Science, 5 (11-1), 85-95. 
Professional Memberships

Association for Information Systems (AIS)

Previous Professional Experience
  • University of Texas at Arlington, Visiting Assistant Professor, Information Systems & Operations Management, 2018-2020
  • University of Texas at Dallas, Adjunct Lecturer, Information Systems, Summer 2018