Argun Saatcioglu, PhD

Associate Professor
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Primary office:
785-864-1826
Joseph R. Pearson Hall
Room 407
University of Kansas
1122 West Campus Rd
Lawrence, KS 66045-3101


I received my Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, specializing in sociology of organizations and education. I teach and conduct research on educational and organizational stratification, educational policy and governance, and quantitative methods.

Teaching

I teach graduate courses on sociology of education and organizations, and on advanced regression methods.

Teaching Interests

  • Sociology of education and organizations, quantitative methods and policy evaluation.

Research

My research focuses on social class and racial/ethnic inequality in K-12 education and on policy and governance initiatives to counteract such inequities. I also study ways to improve educational leadership performance.

Research Interests

  • Sociology of education and organizations, quantitative methods.

Service

I currently serve in department, school, and universities committees, and actively participate in various functions in academic associations that I am a member of: American Educational Research Association, American Sociological Association, and Sociology of Education Association.

Selected Publications

Atalmis, E., Yilmaz, M., & Saatcioglu, A. (in press). How Does Private Tutoring Mediate the Effects of Socio-Economic Status on Mathematics Performance? Evidence from Turkey. Policy Futures in Education.

Shannon, E. W., & Saatcioglu, A. (in press). School Characteristics and Teacher Policy Influence: Evidence from New York City. Educational Policy.

Rury, J. L., & Saatcioglu, A. (in press). Did the Coleman Report Underestimate Poverty and Economic Status? Teachers College Record.

Saatcioglu, A., & Skrtic, T. M. (2016). The Use of Test Accommodations as a Gaming Strategy: A State-Level Exploration of Potential Gaming Tendencies in the 2007-2009 Period and Implications for Re-directing Research on Gaming through Test Accommodations. Teachers College Press.

Saatcioglu, A. (2015). School Boards in Their Environment: Balancing Brokerage and Closure. In T. Alsbury & P. Gore (Eds.), Improving School Board Effectiveness: A Balanced Governance Approach. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.

Rury, J. L., & Saatcioglu, A. (2015). Opportunity Hoarding.

Rury, J. L., & Saatcioglu, A. (2015). Did the Coleman Report Underestimate the Effect of Economic Status on Educational Outcomes? Teachers College Record.

Amdurer, E., Boyatzis, R. E., Saatcioglu, A., Smith, M., & Taylor, S. (2015). Long Term Impact of Emotional, Social and Cognitive Intelligence Competencies on Career and Life Satisfaction and Career Success. Frontiers in Psychology. DOI:10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01447

Darby, D., & Saatcioglu, A. (2015). Race, Inequality of Opportunity, and School Choice. Theory and Research in Education.

Darby, D., & Saatcioglu, A. (2014). Race, Justice, and Desegregation. DuBois Review: Social Science Research on Race, 11, 1-22.

Saatcioglu, A., & Sargut, G. (2013). Sociology of School Boards: A Social Capital Perspective. Sociological Inquiry, 84, 42-74.

Saatcioglu, A. (2012). [Review of the book Kids Don't Want to Fail, Angel L. Harris]. Contemporary Sociology, 41, 492-494.

Kim, D., Saatcioglu, A., & Neufeld, A. (2012). College Departure: Exploring Multiple Mobility Patterns and the Implications of Financial Assistance. Journal of Student Financial Aid, 42, 3-24.

Saatcioglu, A., & Rury, J. (2012). Education and the Changing Metropolitan Organization of Inequality: A Multilevel Analysis of Secondary Attainment in the United States, 1940-1980. Historical Methods, 45(1), 21-40.

Saatcioglu, A., Bajaj, A., & Schumacher, M. (2011). Parental Expectations and Satisfaction with Charter Schools—Evidence from a Midwestern School District. Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy, 10, 428-451.

Rury, J. L., & Saatcioglu, A. (2011). Suburban Advantage: Opportunity Hoarding and Secondary Attainment in the Postwar Metropolitan North. American Journal of Education, 117, 307-342.

Saatcioglu, A., & Carl, J. C. (2011). The Discursive Turn in School Desegregation: National Patterns and a Case Analysis of Cleveland, 1973-1998. Social Science History, 35, 59-108.

Saatcioglu, A., Moore, S., Sargut, G., & Bajaj, A. (2011). The Role of School Board Social Capital in District Governance: Examining Effects on Financial and Academic Outcomes in the NCLB Era. Leadership and Policy in Schools, 10, 1-42.

Saatcioglu, A. (2010). Disentangling School- and Student-Level Effects of Desegregation and Resegregation on the Dropout Problem in Urban High Schools. Teachers College Record, 112, 1391-1442.

Rury, J. L., Saatcioglu, A., & Skorupski, W. P (2010). Expanding Secondary Attainment in the United States, 1940-80. Historical Methods, 43, 1-14.

Boyatzis, R. E., & Saatcioglu, A. (2008). A 20-Year View of Trying to Develop Emotional, Social and Cognitive Intelligence Competencies in Graduate Education. Journal of Management Development, 27, 92-108.

Vandenbosch, B., Saatcioglu, A., & Fay, S. (2006). Idea Management: A Systemic View. Journal of Management Studies, 43, 259-288.

Nielsen, E. H., Winter, M., & Saatcioglu, A. (2005). Building a Learning Community by Aligning Cognition and Affect within and across Members. Journal of Management Education, 29, 301-18.

Srivastva, S., & Saatcioglu, A. (1998). An Epilogue: An Invitation to Future Dialogue. In S. Srivastva & D. L. Cooperrider (Eds.), Organizational Wisdom and Courage (pp. 254-283). San Francisco, CA: The New Lexington Press.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., Organizational Behavior. Specializing in Sociology of Organizations and Education, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 2007
  • M.S., Organizational Behavior, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 1997
  • B.S., Management. Concentration in Industrial and Political Economy, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, 1992

Courses

Dept Number Course Name Syllabus
ELPS 757 Education in American Society (sociological approach education and education policy) syllabus
ELPS 948 Introduction to Research in Educational Policy (overview of methods in educational scholarship) syllabus
ELPS 954 Sociology of Educational Organizations (application of organizational sociology to schools) syllabus
ELPS 998 Applied Data Analysis in Policy Studies (advanced regression methods for analysis of large datasets) syllabus
ELPS 998 Seminar on Proposal Writing (structured proposal development in doctoral research) syllabus

Related Information

Awards/Honors/Major Service

  • General Research Fund Program Grant, University of Kansas ($7,500), 2011
  • IES Fellowship, Seminar on NAEP Databases ($5,000), 2011
  • AIR Summer Data Policy Institute on NCES and NSF Data Sets ($5,000), 2010
  • Innovative Approaches to Research in Measurement and Statistics Grant, University of Kansas ($12,000), 2009
  • New Faculty General Research Fund Program Grant, University of Kansas ($8,000), 2008

Recent Publications

  • Rury, John, and Argun Saatcioglu. 2011. "Suburban Advantage: Opportunity Hoarding and Secondary Attainment in the Postwar Metropolitan North" American Journal of Education 117:307-42.
  • Saatcioglu, Argun, Aarti Bjaj, and Michael Schumacher. 2011. "Parental Expectations and Satisfaction with Charter Schools—Evidence from a Midwestern School District" Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy 20:428-51.
  • Saatcioglu, Argun and Jim C. Carl. 2011. "The Discursive Turn in School Desegregation: National Patterns and a Case Analysis of Cleveland, 1973-1998." Social Science History 35:59-108.
  • Saatcioglu, Argun. 2010. "Disentangling School- and Student-Level Effects of Desegregation and Resegregation on the Dropout Problem in Urban High Schools." Teachers College Record 112:1391-442.
  • Rury, John, Argun Saatcioglu, and William P. Skorupski. 2010. "Expanding Secondary Attainment in the United States, 1940-80." Historical Methods 43:1-14.

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