MEHMET E. YAYA – EMU-AAUP Executive Committee Member-at-Large



MEHMET E. YAYA – Candidate for EMU-AAUP Executive Committee Member-at-Large


Associate Professor, Department of Economics




I am seeking my second term as Executive Committee Member-at-Large. During my first term, I have provided service to our members by responding to their questions on our role or was involved with research activities within our chapter. I have represented the AAUP-EMU at the Board of Regents meetings, grievance hearings, Faculty Senate, and Michigan-AAUP State Conference meetings locally, also at the AAUP National Meetings as a council member of the Michigan District. In December 2013, I have worked on a research on the factors influencing the student retention and tied the issue to strong faculty base at my presentation at the Faculty Affairs meeting. I have also worked on Right-To-Work legislations in which I compare and contrast the state variations in the implementation of these legislations. Furthermore, I had the opportunity to attend AAUP Summer workshop in which I concentrate on the contract negotiations. In 2012, I was appointed to be the member of the Michigan District of the AAUP National Council and in 2013 I was elected to this position for two years. At the national level, I was involved with issues related to faculty co-governance and membership drives. Finally, I was part of the ad-hoc committee on hiring a Senior Higher Education Researcher position of the AAUP national office. If elected, I will keep serving our members at the local and national level by reminding our members the importance of our union and uniting them with one purpose: protecting rights of labor.






  • AAUP National Council Member, Michigan District III, 2013-Present
  • AAUP Michigan Member 2013-Present
  • Bargaining Council Member, Workload Subcommittee, 2012.
  • Graduate Council (2011-2012);
  • Served as ad-hoc reviewer for Graduate Fair 2010, 2011.
  • Undergraduate Instruction Committee Member 2009-2012;
  • Personnel Committee Member 2012-Present;
  • Ad-hoc Committee on Hiring 2011, 2012, 2014;
  • Academic Review Coordinator 2010-2011.
  • Current adviser for Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE) and Economics Club since 2009.


    • Ad Hoc Committee on hiring and Senior Higher Education Researcher 


College and University


  • College Advisory Council (CAC) 2009-2011, had served in the ad-hoc subcommittee for BA/BS and Dual Degree proposal;




Professional Service within and beyond the University


  • Referee for Defence & Peace Economics (3), Eastern Economic Journal (2), Economic Systems, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade (2), European Journal of Political Economy, International Trade Journal, Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis, Journal of Peace Research, Social Science Journal, Social Science Quarterly, Southern Business and Economic Journal; book reviewer for Taylor & Francis Books: Routledge, Wiley Publishing;
  • Actively involved with Turkish American Cultural Association of Michigan (TACAM), served as executive officer in 2010-2011 and 2013-Present;


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Howard Bunsis Healthcare Information Session Powerpoint

Below is a link to the Powerpoint Presentation given by Howard Bunsis at the Healthcare Information Session on October 24th. http://emuaaup.michcde.org/attachments/Bunsis_Presentation_1024.pdf