Veysel Gokbel
Graduate Student Assistant

Veysel Gokbel is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Administrative and Policy Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. He has diverse experiences in teaching, research, and leadership in various settings. His professional interests include entrepreneurship and innovation, edtech, mentoring, learning outcomes, productivity, internationalization, higher education management, and comparative and international education.

Veysel has worked as a market researcher, marketing coordinator, and program coordinator at higher education settings and consultant and managing director at startup and entrepreneurship ecosystem. Veysel is an alumnus of Innovation Institute’s Blast Furnace Startup Accelerator Program at the University of Pittsburgh and currently working on university-based entrepreneurship ecosystem building across the nation.

He is skilled in leadership, strategic planning, product management, program coordination, team management, market research, university-based entrepreneurship ecosystem building, report and article writing, digital marketing, marketing analytics, social media management, edtech, startup consulting and mentoring, and management consultation.

Veysel is proficient in major statistical analysis tools (SPSS, Stata, Nvivo, Qualtrics), major marketing automation and CRM tools (Mailchimp, Hootsuite, etc.), team and task management tools (Trello, Zoom, Slack), website management tools (Wordpress, Drupal), and able to learn other software and programming languages.

School Affiliations

Recent Publications

Jacob, W. J., & Gokbel, V. (2018). Global higher education learning outcomes and financial trends: Comparative and innovative approaches. International Journal of Educational Development, 58, 5-17.
Gokbel, V., & Seggie, F. N., Green, M. (accepted). Global Entrepreneurship Trends and a Comparative Review of Three University-based Entrepreneurship Ecosystems. Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Emerging Economies
Jacob, W. James; Sutin, E. Stewart; & Gokbel, Veysel. (proposal submitted). Reconceptualizing Higher Education's Leadership Development, Delivery and Finance Models: Challenges and Opportunities for the 21st Century. Harvard Education Press
Veysel Gokbel


University of Pittsburgh
5902 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
230 South Bouquet Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260