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Argun Saatcioglu, PhD

School of Education and Human Sciences - 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, 407
University of Kansas
1122 West Campus Rd
Lawrence, KS 66045-3101


Summary

I received my Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University, specializing in sociology of organizations and education. My scholarship and teaching focus on educational and organizational inequality, educational policy, 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

Teaching

I teach graduate courses on sociology of organizations and education, educational policy, and quantitative methods.

Teaching Interests

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

Research

My scholarship and teaching focus on educational and organizational inequality, educational policy, governance, and quantitative methods.

Research Interests

  • Sociology of organizations and education, educational policy and politics, 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. (2020). How Does Private Tutoring Mediate the Effects of Socio-Economic Status on Mathematics Performance? Evidence from Turkey [Journal Articles]. Policy Futures in Education. Published.
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 [Book Chapters]. In Teachers College Record. Teachers College Press.
Rury, J. L., & Saatcioglu, A. (2015). Did the Coleman Report Underestimate the Effect of Economic Status on Educational Outcomes? [Journal Articles]. Teachers College Record. Published.
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 [Journal Articles]. Frontiers in Psychology. Published. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01447
Rury, J. L., & Saatcioglu, A. (2015). Opportunity Hoarding [Encyclopedia/Dictionary Entries]. In Blackwell Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity and Nationalism.
Darby, D., & Saatcioglu, A. (2015). Race, Inequality of Opportunity, and School Choice [Journal Articles]. Theory and Research in Education. Published.
Saatcioglu, A. (2015). School Boards in Their Environment: Balancing Brokerage and Closure [Book Chapters]. In T. Alsbury & P. Gore (Eds.), Improving School Board Effectiveness: A Balanced Governance Approach. Harvard Education Press.
Darby, D., & Saatcioglu, A. (2014). Race, Justice, and Desegregation [Journal Articles]. DuBois Review: Social Science Research on Race, 11, 1–22.
Saatcioglu, A., & Sargut, G. (2013). Sociology of School Boards: A Social Capital Perspective [Journal Articles]. Sociological Inquiry, 84, 42–74.
Saatcioglu, A. (2012). [Book Reviews]. 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 Articles]. 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 [Journal Articles]. 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 [Journal Articles]. 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 [Journal Articles]. 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 [Journal Articles]. 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 [Journal Articles]. 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 [Journal Articles]. Teachers College Record, 112, 1391–1442.
Rury , J. L., Saatcioglu, A., & Skorupski, W. P. (2010). Expanding Secondary Attainment in the United States, 1940-80 [Journal Articles]. 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 Articles]. Journal of Management Development, 27, 92–108.
Vandenbosch, B., Saatcioglu, A., & Fay, S. (2006). Idea Management: A Systemic View [Journal Articles]. 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 Articles]. Journal of Management Education, 29, 301–318.
Srivastva, S., & Saatcioglu, A. (1998). An Epilogue: An Invitation to Future Dialogue [Book Chapters]. In S. Srivastva & D. L. Cooperrider (Eds.), Organizational Wisdom and Courage (pp. 254–283). The New Lexington Press.
Rury, J. L., & Saatcioglu, A. (accepted/in press). Did the Coleman Report Underestimate Poverty and Economic Status? [Journal Articles]. Teachers College Record.
Saatcioglu, A. (in preparation/progress; not yet submitted). Family Structure and Student Achievement for the Truly Disadvantaged [Journal Articles]. Social Forces.
Saatcioglu, A., Skrtic, T. M., & Kingston, N. M. (revising to resubmit/in review). Learning Losses in the Proficiency-Based Accountability Era: A State-Level Analysis of Skill Range Restriction in NCLB’s Peak Years [Journal Articles]. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis.
Saatcioglu, A., & Christensen, C. (in preparation/progress; not yet submitted). PLC Effects on Achievement [Journal Articles]. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis.
Saatcioglu, A., & Skrtic, T. M. (revising to resubmit/in review). Race, Power, and the Reproduction of Inequality in Formal Organizations: The Case of Mild Disability Categorization in Schools [Journal Articles]. American Journal of Sociology.
Shannon, E. W., & Saatcioglu, A. (accepted/in press). School Characteristics and Teacher Policy Influence: Evidence from New York City. [Journal Articles]. Educational Policy.
Skrtic, T. M., & Saatcioglu, A. (in preparation/progress; not yet submitted). The Roles of Race/Ethnicity and Social Class in Special Education Identification [Journal Articles]. Social Problems.

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Selected Presentations

Mickelson, R. A., & Saatcioglu, A. (12/31/2017). Can John Ogbu's Cultural Ecological Model Illuminate the Risks of Dropping Out of High School?. AERA. San Antonio, TX
Skrtic, T. M., & Saatcioglu, A. (12/31/2017). Correcting Misconceptions of Racial/Ethnic Bias in Mild Disability Identification and Labeling Research. AERA. San Anonio, TX
Saatcioglu, A., & Shannon, E. (12/31/2017). Distributed Leadership Outcomes: Climate, Empowerment, and Transformation. AERA. San Antonio, TX
Abraham, M., & Saatcioglu, A. (1/1/2016 - 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. (1/1/2016 - 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. (1/1/2015 - 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. L., & Skrtic, T. M. (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

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. $1250000.00. Submitted 1/1/2015 (1/1/2016 - 12/31/2021). Federal. Status: Funded
Race and Oppositional Attitudes: A Comprehensive Test of Ogbu's Cultural Ecological Model
. Univ of North Carolina Charlotte and William T Grant Foundation. $327.00. Submitted 8/21/2015 (6/1/2016 - 5/31/2019). Foundation. Status: Not Funded
Race/Ethnicity and Mild Disability: Resolving the Problem of Question-Method Misalignment in Examining Bias. US Dept of Education. $325000.00. Submitted 8/6/2015 (7/1/2016 - 6/30/2018). Federal. Status: Not Funded
Does Oppositional Culture Influence Educational Achievement and Attainment Among Urban Adolescents? Implications for Policy and Practice from a New Comprehensive Study. Spencer Foundation. $144550.00. Submitted 1/1/2015 (1/1/2016 - 12/31/2018). Foundation. Status: Not Funded
Legitimacy at the Expense of Academic Skills. University of Kansas. $1326.24. (8/1/2015 - 5/31/2016). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Exploring Data Sources for the Study of ADA Effects on Employment Patterns of Individuals with Disabilities.
. University of Kansas. $5000.00. Submitted 1/1/2015 (1/1/2015 - 12/31/2016). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Student Information Systems: Fostering Trust or Enabling Surveillance?. 201500120. Spencer Foundation. $43417.00. Submitted 1/1/2014 (1/1/2015 - 12/31/2015). Foundation. Status: Funded
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. $194177.00. Submitted 1/1/2011 (1/1/2012 - 12/31/2015). Federal. Status: Funded
Identifying Factors Contributing to School and College Success in Metro Kansas City, KS. KSDE and KBOR. $10500.00. Submitted 1/1/2012 (1/1/2013 - 12/31/2014). State of Kansas. Status: Funded
Urban/Suburban Differences in Transition Services and Outcomes among Students with Low-Incidence Disabilities. American Educational Research Association. $19800.00. (12/31/2013). Not-for-Profit (not Foundation). Status: Not Funded
Examining Racial Bias in High-Incidence Disability Categorization. Spencer Foundation, Education and Social Opportunity Program. $39978.00. (12/31/2012). Foundation. Status: Not Funded
Improving Academic Outcomes for Students with Disabilities in Multi-Cultural, Urban-Core Schools. U.S. Dept. of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). $1250000.00. (12/31/2012). Federal. Status: Not Funded. Leadership Personnel Competition - Partner.
Integrated Schooling and Social Cohesion in Multiethnic Democratic Societies: A Comparative Study of Ten Countries. Spencer Foundation, Education and Social Opportunity Program. $492190.00. (12/31/2012). Foundation. Status: Proposal Submitted. Area coordinator for Turkey
Integrated Schooling and Social Cohesion in Multiethnic Democratic Societies: A Comparative Study of Ten Countries. $492190.00. (12/31/2012). Foundation. Status: Not Funded. Area Specialist
National Center for Education Statistics Fellowship. (12/31/2011). Federal. Status: Funded. NAEP Database Training Seminar
School Composition, Disciplinary Offenses and Disciplinary Responses. University of Kansas. $7500.00. (12/31/2011). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Sensitivity of School Valued-Added Estimates to Non-Random Assignment of Students to Schools. University of Kansas. $12000.00. (12/31/2010). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded. Research in Measurement and Statistics Grant.
Summer Data Policy Institute Fellowship. Association for Institutional Research. (12/31/2010). Not-for-Profit (not Foundation). Status: Funded. Using NCES and NSF Data Sets
Family Structure and School Effects for the Truly Disadvantaged. University of Kansas. $8000.00. (12/31/2009). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Proposal Development Seed Grant. University of Kansas. $2000.00. (12/31/2009). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
AIR Summer Data Policy Institute on NCES and NSF Data Sets. $5000.00. (1/1/2010). Other. Status: Not Funded
Data Policy Institute on NCES and NSF Data Sets. $5000.00. (1/1/2010). Other. Status: Not Funded
Innovative Approaches to Research in Measurement and Statistics. $12000.00. Submitted 1/1/2017. University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Who Gets the Job? Who Keeps the Job? And Why?. $2500.00. Submitted 1/1/2017. University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded

Selected Awards & Honors


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Professor Lisa Wolf-Wendel is president-elect of the Association for the Study of Higher Education
Alumni of the department head higher education institutions, school districts, and schools across the nation
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