Dr. Pakdil joined Baskent University, School of Engineering in September 2003 and earned a full professorship in management in June 2013. Before joining Baskent University, Dr. Pakdil was employed by the Uludag University Department of Industrial Engineering as a lecturer for 4 years. Dr. Pakdil earned her MBA in 1996 and Ph.D. in Business Administration in 2002 from Uludag University. Dr. Pakdil researched corporate performance management systems in healthcare organizations at Wake Forest University, Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina for Ph.D. studies in 2001. Dr. Pakdil was also employed for 6 years as the Quality Director at Konur Hospital in Turkey. On a year long sabbatical awarded by the Turkish National Scientific and Technological Council, Dr. Pakdil collaborated with Dr. Karen Leonard on the cultural aspects of lean management at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne in 2012.
Dr. Pakdil earned Associate Professorship of Management in 2008 from Higher Education Council in Turkey. Dr. Pakdil specializes in Organization Theory, Healthcare Organizations, Total Quality Management, Service Quality, and Quality Control. Dr. Pakdil has published articles in journals such as Administration & Society, International Journal of Intercultural Relations, International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management, Transportation Research Part C and presented in numerous national and international conferences including the Academy of Management and INFORMS. Dr. Pakdil worked as a Visiting Professor at Auburn University for Academy of Aerospace Quality (AAQ) Project between August 2014 and August 2015. Dr. Pakdil joined Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU) Dept. of Business Administration in August 2015. Dr. Pakdil wrote a book titled Performance Leadership with Dr. Leonard and the book was published by Business Expert Press in May 2016. Dr. Pakdil was awarded 2018 CSU-AAUP Research Award at ECSU. Dr. Pakdil wrote a textbook on Six Sigma in 2020. The textbook titled Six Sigma for Students: A Problem Solving Methodology has been published by Palgrave-Macmillan and Springer in December 2020. Lastly, Dr. Pakdil was awarded the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Mentor Award in 2021 at ECSU.