Argun Saatcioglu

Argun Saatcioglu
  • Courtesy Professor of Sociology
  • Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • KU School of Education
  • Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Contact Info

Joseph R. Pearson Hall, RM 407
1122 West Campus Rd
Lawrence, KS 66045


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.


Sociology of education and organizations, quantitative methods.


Sociology of organizations and education
Policy evaluation
Quantitative methods

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

Selected Publications

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

Atalmis, E. Yilmaz, M. & Saatcioglu, A. (n.d.). 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.

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.

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 PsychologyDOI:10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01447

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

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

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.

Darby, D. & Saatcioglu, A. (2014). Race, Justice, and Desegregation. DuBois Review: Social Science Research on Race11, 1-22.

Saatcioglu, A. & Sargut, G. (2013). Sociology of School Boards: A Social Capital Perspective. Sociological Inquiry84, 42-74.

Saatcioglu, A. (2012). [Review of the book Kids Don't Want to Fail, Angel L. Harris]. Contemporary Sociology41, 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 Aid42, 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 Methods45(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 Policy10, 428-451.

Rury, J. L., & Saatcioglu, A. (2011). Suburban Advantage: Opportunity Hoarding and Secondary Attainment in the Postwar Metropolitan North. American Journal of Education117, 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 History35, 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 Schools10, 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 Record112, 1391-1442.

Rury, J. L., Saatcioglu, A. & Skorupski, W. P. (2010). Expanding Secondary Attainment in the United States, 1940-80. Historical Methods43, 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 Development27, 92-108.

Vandenbosch, B. Saatcioglu, A. & Fay, S. (2006). Idea Management: A Systemic View. Journal of Management Studies43, 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 Education29, 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.