Gaye Gungor earned her Ph.D. degree in Political Science from Florida International University in Miami, FL. Her dissertation, entitled the European Parliament, Membership Expansions, and Organizational Change, examined the structural and procedural effects of the successive European Union enlargements on the European Parliament. Her research interests include organization theory, legislative reform and policymaking, formal institutions and institutional change, political parties, public opinion and elections.

Gaye Gungor has been a visiting lecturer at University of Miami (Spring 2007), University of Florida (Fall 2004), and Vesalius College in Brussels (Summer 2003). Also, she was a visiting scholar at the Center for European Studies, University of Florida, in Fall of 2004. She has taught courses on International Relations, Comparative Politics, and EU politics and institutions.

Gaye Gungor, a native of Turkey, is fluent in English, French, and Spanish.