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Argun Saatcioglu, PhD

School of Education - Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
Associate Professor
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Ph.D., Specializing in Sociology of Organizations and Education, Case Western Reserve University
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.

Related information:

http://elps.ku.edu/academics/courses

Program Affiliations:

http://elps.ku.edu/degrees

http://sociology.ku.edu

Education

Ph.D., Specializing in Sociology of Organizations and Education, Case Western Reserve University

M.S., Specializing in Sociology of Organizations and Education, Case Western Reserve University

B.S., Management, Bilkent University

Teaching

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

Courses:

ELPS 757:Education in American Society (sociological approach education and education policy)

ELPS 948:Introduction to Research in Educational Policy (overview of methods in educational scholarship)

ELPS 954:Sociology of Educational Organizations (application of organizational sociology to schools)

ELPS 998:Applied Data Analysis in Policy Studies (advanced regression methods for analysis of large datasets)

ELPS 998:Seminar on Proposal Writing (structured proposal development in doctoral research)

Courses:

ELPS 757: Education in American Society (sociological approach education and education policy)

ELPS 948: Introduction to Research in Educational Policy (overview of methods in educational scholarship)

ELPS 954: Sociology of Educational Organizations (application of organizational sociology to schools)

ELPS 998: Applied Data Analysis in Policy Studies (advanced regression methods for analysis of large datasets)

ELPS 998: Seminar on Proposal Writing (structured proposal development in doctoral research)

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.

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Selected Presentations

Abraham, M. & Saatcioglu, A. (01/01/2016 - 12/31/2016). Emergence and Diffusion of For-Profit Colleges and Universities, 1975-2012: A Population Ecology Approach. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Poster Sessions, Postsecondary Education Division. Washington, DC

Saatcioglu, A., Ozkan, T. & Christensen, C. (01/01/2016 - 12/31/2016). Social Capital of Professional Learning Communities and Its Implications for Student Achievement. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Roundtable Discussions, Administration Division. Washington, DC

Saatcioglu, A. (01/01/2015 - 12/31/2015). Legitimacy at the Expense of Academic Skills? State-Level Factors Affecting the Students’ Skill Range in the NCLB Era. Paper presented at KU School of Public Affairs and Administration Brownbag Seminar Series. Lawrence, KS

Saatcioglu, A. (12/31/2014). Are State Assessments Comparable to the NAEP? An Exploration of Sociological and Political Factors Related to State/NAEP Comparability, 2003-2009. American Sociological Association, Roundtable Discussions, Sociology of Education Section. San Francisco, CA

Saatcioglu, A., Marten, S. & Skrtic, T. (12/31/2014). Comparability of State Assessments to the NAEP: An Exploration of Patterns and Predictors between 2003 and 2009. American Educational Research Association, Educational Policy and Politics Division. Philadelphia, PA

Saatcioglu, A. (12/31/2014). Desegregation, Equality and Choice. Inequality in the Post-Civil Rights Era: A KU Symposium Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education. Lawrence, KS

Selected Grants

Saatcioglu, Argun, Innovative Approaches to Research in Measurement and Statistics, $12,000, . University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded.

Saatcioglu, Argun, (Principal), Who Gets the Job? Who Keeps the Job? And Why?, $2,500, . University (KU or KUMC). Status: Proposal Submitted.

Saatcioglu, Argun, AIR Summer Data Policy Institute on NCES and NSF Data Sets, $5,000, (01/01/2010 .

Saatcioglu, Argun, Data Policy Institute on NCES and NSF Data Sets, $5,000, (01/01/2010 .

Kozleski, Elizabeth, (Principal), Saatcioglu, Argun, (Co-Author), University of Kansas Leadership Program in School-Wide Equity and Access for Students with Disabilities from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds., Office of Special Education, U.S. Dept. of Education, $1,250,000, Submitted 01/01/2015 (01/01/2016 - 12/31/2021) . Federal. Status: Funded.

Mickelson, Roslyn A, (Principal), Saatcioglu, Argun, (Co-Principal), Race and Oppositional Attitudes: A Comprehensive Test of Ogbu's Cultural Ecological Model, Univ of North Carolina Charlotte and William T Grant Foundation, $327, Submitted 08/21/2015 (06/01/2016 - 05/31/2019) . Foundation. Status: Not Funded.

Mickelson, Roslyn A., (Principal), Saatcioglu, Argun, (Co-Principal), Does Oppositional Culture Influence Educational Achievement and Attainment Among Urban Adolescents? Implications for Policy and Practice from a New Comprehensive Study, Spencer Foundation, $144,550, Submitted 01/01/2015 (01/01/2016 - 12/31/2018) . Foundation. Status: Not Funded.

Skrtic, Thomas M, (Principal), Saatcioglu, Argun, (Co-Principal), Race/Ethnicity and Mild Disability: Resolving the Problem of Question-Method Misalignment in Examining Bias, US Dept of Education, $325,000, Submitted 08/06/2015 (07/01/2016 - 06/30/2018) . Federal. Status: Not Funded.

Skrtic, Thomas M., (Principal), Saatcioglu, Argun, (Co-Principal), Exploring Data Sources for the Study of ADA Effects on Employment Patterns of Individuals with Disabilities., University of Kansas, $5,000, Submitted 01/01/2015 (01/01/2015 - 12/31/2016) . University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded.

Saatcioglu, Argun, (Principal), Legitimacy at the Expense of Academic Skills, University of Kansas, $1,326, (08/01/2015 - 05/31/2016) . University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded.

Saatcioglu, Argun, (Co-Principal), Staples, William, (Principal), Student Information Systems: Fostering Trust or Enabling Surveillance?, 201500120, Spencer Foundation, $43,417, Submitted 01/01/2014 (01/01/2015 - 12/31/2015) . Foundation. Status: Funded.

Saatcioglu, Argun, (Principal), Categorical Inequality in Organizations: The Case of High-Incidence Disability Categorization in Public Schools, National Science Foundation, Division of Social and Economic Sciences (SES Division), Sociology Program, $194,177, Submitted 01/01/2011 (01/01/2012 - 12/31/2015) . Federal. Status: Funded.

Saatcioglu, Argun, (Co-Principal), Identifying Factors Contributing to School and College Success in Metro Kansas City, KS, KSDE and KBOR, $10,500, Submitted 01/01/2012 (01/01/2013 - 12/31/2014) . State of Kansas. Status: Funded.

Saatcioglu, Argun, (Co-Principal), Urban/Suburban Differences in Transition Services and Outcomes among Students with Low-Incidence Disabilities, American Educational Research Association, $19,800, - 12/31/2013) . Not-for-Profit (not Foundation). Status: Not Funded.

Saatcioglu, Argun, (Principal), Examining Racial Bias in High-Incidence Disability Categorization, Spencer Foundation, Education and Social Opportunity Program, $39,978, - 12/31/2012) . Foundation. Status: Not Funded.

Saatcioglu, Argun, Improving Academic Outcomes for Students with Disabilities in Multi-Cultural, Urban-Core Schools, U.S. Dept. of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), $1,250,000, - 12/31/2012) . Federal. Status: Not Funded.

Saatcioglu, Argun, Integrated Schooling and Social Cohesion in Multiethnic Democratic Societies: A Comparative Study of Ten Countries, Spencer Foundation, Education and Social Opportunity Program, $492,190, - 12/31/2012) . Foundation. Status: Proposal Submitted.

Nkomo, Mokubung, (Co-Principal), Mickelson, Roslyn A., (Co-Principal), Integrated Schooling and Social Cohesion in Multiethnic Democratic Societies: A Comparative Study of Ten Countries, $492,190, - 12/31/2012) . Foundation. Status: Not Funded.

Saatcioglu, Argun, National Center for Education Statistics Fellowship, - 12/31/2011) . Federal. Status: Funded.

Saatcioglu, Argun, (Principal), School Composition, Disciplinary Offenses and Disciplinary Responses, University of Kansas, $7,500, - 12/31/2011) . University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded.

Saatcioglu, Argun, (Principal), Sensitivity of School Valued-Added Estimates to Non-Random Assignment of Students to Schools, University of Kansas, $12,000, - 12/31/2010) . University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded.

Saatcioglu, Argun, Summer Data Policy Institute Fellowship, Association for Institutional Research, - 12/31/2010) . Not-for-Profit (not Foundation). Status: Funded.

Saatcioglu, Argun, (Principal), Family Structure and School Effects for the Truly Disadvantaged, University of Kansas, $8,000, - 12/31/2009) . University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded.

Saatcioglu, Argun, (Principal), Proposal Development Seed Grant, University of Kansas, $2,000, - 12/31/2009) . University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded.


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