is a Professor of Architectural Engineering in the Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction at the University of Nebraska. Her main research interest is assessment and rehabilitation of historic masonry including use of fiber reinforced polymers and mortars for rehabilitation, assessment of historical masonry construction using non-destructive testing techniques, and analysis of historic masonry structures using experimentally validated finite element modeling.

She received her Ph.D. in Architectural Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. She received her M.S. degree from the same institution and has a bachelor's degree from the Department of Architecture at the Middle East Technical University in Turkey.