Born in Ankara, Turkey, Dr. Hatiboglu spent the early part of her life in Istanbul where she earned a law degree from the Faculty of Law at the Istanbul University and a Ph.D in Banking & Insurance from Marmara University in Istanbul. She started to teach Turkish at the University of Pennsylvania in 2005, and only in a few years, the Turkish Language Program became a successful multi-leveled language program with Elementary, Intermediate, Advanced, and Ottoman Turkish programs under the Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (NELC) and Turkish Cinema under Penn Language Center. Dr. Hatiboglu is dedicated to teaching a fast-paced language teaching program and has been instrumental in teaching online Turkish. She is an active member and the Treasurer of the American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages (AATT) and the American Research Institute in Turkey. She has full Oral Proficiency Interview and Writing Proficiency Test Certification for Turkish from American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages and an active consultant to American Councils in International Education in developing Turkish language testing programs.