Semih Bedir

Semih Bedir, Ph.D


Media Production


  • Ph.D. Ohio University
  • M.F.A. Ohio University
  • B.A. Bahceshir University


Semih Bedir, Ph.D., is a lecturer in the Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture. He is a filmmaker and global media researcher. He has written and directed several short films and a feature film. His feature film, Departure, is available on Amazon Prime. His short films and feature film screened globally in peer reviewed film festivals. His awards include best screenplay, best director, and special jury awards. He also received an award of excellence for his feature length film project at The Broadcast Education Association. Previously, he worked as a screenwriter in the Turkish television industry and as an editor in the Council of Europe's audiovisual department. His research focuses on global media flows, specifically looking at reasons behind the global popularity of Turkish television series, the role of Turkish culture and hybridmidentity in the global success of the series. He is a mixed method researcher, presents his research in conferences, and in 2020 he was invited to present his research at CARGC at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication. Semih Bedir is also an experienced instructional designer. He has developed and researched ways of enhancing student learning experiences and teaching quality in hybrid and online education. He worked as an instructional designer at Fordham University's Gabelli School of Business.