Born in Turhal (Tokat) in 1967, Zeybek completed his primary and secondary education in the same town. He started his university education in 1984 in the Department of Geography Teaching, Faculty of Education, Ondokuz Mayıs University and received his bachelor’s degree in 1988. From 1988 to 1994 he taught geography at various high schools for the Ministry of National Education. Between 1992-1994 he did his master’s degree in the Institute of Social Sciences, Ondokuz Mayıs University. In the same year, he was appointed as a research assistant to the department where he had graduated. He started his doctorate study in 1994 and received a PhD from the same institute in 1998. Having been appointed to the Department of Geography Teaching, Faculty of Education, Ondokuz Mayıs University as an assistant professor in 1998, Zeybek became an associate professor in the field of “Physical Geography” in 2005. He was appointed as a professor in 2010 to the Department of Geography, Faculty of Science and Letters, Ondokuz Mayıs University. His main area of specialization is Geomorphology and his chief research subjects consist of Karst Geomorphology, Coastal Geomorphology, Structural Geomorphology, Caves, Lakes, Natural Disasters and Natural Touristic Potentials, among others. He has had 74 scientific publications, including 18 international and 43 national papers, 4 books and 9 book chapters.

After serving as the head of department, co-head of department, member of Faculty Administrative Board and Faculty Board at the school he worked, in 2016 Zeybek became the Dean of Tourism Faculty, Ondokuz Mayıs University. Zeybek was appointed as the Rector of Gümüşhane University on 21 January 2017 by our President and he still continues his position.

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