Cem Gençoğlu was born in Korgan in 1977. He graduated from the department of Psychological Counselling and Guidance at Samsun Ondokuz Mayıs University and completed his graduate education at the same field. He worked as a psychological counselor and manager in schools affiliated to the ministry of national education. In 2012, he was appointed as faculty member of Samsun Ondokuz Mayıs University Faculty of Education. He has been in England University of Sussex for language education.

He served as a member of faculty board and assistant to rector. He participated in several commissions of Higher Education Council, SSPC and TUBITAK. In 2014, he worked as a member of Turkish Education Board of Ministry of National Education. Besides academic affairs, he has several writings about art, aesthetics, culture, cinema and education. He has been founding president of the Association of Turkish Psychological Counselling and Guidance and DOST Strategical Thinking and Research Center in Samsun. Currently, he is working as the director of the head office of basic education at Ministry of National Education.