Donald Lee Dungan Jr. graduated from US NCO Academy in 1995 and throughout his 23-year military career, he obtained credits towards a BA in Computer Science from Troy State University, University of Maryland, Arkansas State University, and Community Colleges of the Air Force. He completed his British Council Teacher Development Course Part I in June 2003, Part II in March 2004, and received his CELTA qualification in July 2004. He directed the Conversation Club at Turkish-American Association between 1989 and 1994 and volunteered as a language instructor at Izmir Air Language School in 2003. He worked at IUE and Address English as a part-time instructor before becoming a full-time staff member at Izmir University of Economics in the 2004-2005 Academic Year.