Faruk Taban, President
Dr. Faruk Taban is the President of the Turkic American Alliance (TAA), a broader umbrella organization covering Turkic-American institutions nationwide, with its head office in Washington, D.C. Prior to his appointment at TAA, Dr. Taban held leadership positions in the community and actively engaged in various volunteering projects. Besides serving as a Member of the White House Ethnic Committee, Dr. Taban continuously participates in a variety of Washington DC events in an effort to promote dialogue and an understanding of the Turkic community and its culture.
He received his M.Sc. in Materials Engineering from University of Southern California in 1994, Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nevada in 2002 and taught at Western Nevada College. He became a faculty member at the University of Denver in 2008 and later worked as an Adjunct Professor at the Catholic University of America until 2012.
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