Ismail Baris was born in 1956, in Golcuk. He gratuated from Uludag University, Faculty of Teology. He earned both his masters’ degree and doctorate from Istanbul University, in the fields of social construction and sociology. He was elected as mayor of Golcuk for two times. Then he served as the general manager of SHCEK. (Turkish Social Services and Children Protection Institution) He has lectured in Uskudar University Social Work Department since 2014.