Dr. Ozcan has been involved in educational research over 20 years including program evaluation and assessment studies with K-12 schools and colleges. She has been conducting research in online education for last 7 years and involved in projects focused on teaching and learning in online education. She has also performed student learning assessments as well as programmatic assessment in online education institutions. She received a Ph.D degree from The University of Texas at Austin in the field of Educational Leadership and Policy. Currently, she teaches qualitative and quantitative research methods and pursues a research agenda on student persistence in online higher education and parents-school interaction in K-12 education.