Dr. Izmirli has been teaching in the Statistics Department at George Mason University for the past twelve years. Before then, he taught mathematics and statistics courses at The American University, Washington D.C.
His major research interests are mathematics education; statistics education; history of statistics; history of mathematics; relations between mathematics and other disciplines, such as physics, philosophy, and music; and chaos theory. Dr. Izmirli has presented numerous papers on these and related topics at international conferences throughout the world.
When not teaching classes or conducting research, Dr. Izmirli can be found taking long walks with his dogs or playing an instrument called the alto balalaika with The Washington Balalaika Society Orchestra and the folk music ensemble, Samovar. He also composes music and does some orchestral arrangements.