Dreeben School of Education

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Dr. Ozturgut

Dr. Osman Özturgut

Biography:

Dr. Osman Özturgut is currently an Assistant Professor of Education in the PhD program at UIW. Dr. Özturgut has worked in the field of international and comparative education for over a decade. He has been an administrator and faculty member in various higher education institutions in Turkey, China, and the United States. He has conducted research in China, South Korea, Japan, Norway, Singapore, Turkey, South Africa, and the US. He is an expert in international and comparative higher education and leadership studies and has numerous publications and presentations in these areas.

Areas of Research:

  • International students in the U.S.
  • Internationalization of higher education
  • Multicultural education
  • Sino-U.S. Joint-Venture Campuses
  • Private higher education in China
  • International Development
  • Cross-cultural communication
  • Program Evaluation
  • Cultural Competency

Areas of Teaching:

  • Systems of Belief
  • Cultural Aspects of Research
  • Research in Comparative Education Systems
  • Entrepreneurship
  • International Organizations
  • Research Methods and Tools

Committee/University Service:

  • UIW Earth Month Committee Chair
  • UIW Grievance Committee
  • DSE Curriculum Committee

Degrees:

  • Ph.D.  Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • M.B.A. General Business, University of the Incarnate Word
  • M.Ed. Adult and Higher Education, University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • M.A. Teaching in Multidisciplinary Studies, Webster University
  • BA – American Studies – Hacettepe University

Most Recent Publications

  • Kuan, C.T. & Özturgut, O. (Forthcoming, 2013). PISA and Beyond: What Can We Learn from Asian Education. Pacific-Asian Education Journal, 25(2), 2013.
  • Stiles, D.A., Özturgut, O. (Book Chapter, forthcoming, 2013). The Personal aspirations and cherished ideals of Muslim adolescents living in Norway and Singapore. In Salili and Hoosain, Growing up between two cultures: Issues and problems of Muslim children. University of Hong Kong.
  • Özturgut, O. (Edited Collection, 2013). Chinese-Foreign Joint Ventures in Education. In Zha, Q.(Ed.). Education in China: An Encyclopedic Handbook of Educational History, Models, and Initiatives. Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing Group, p. 414
  • Murphy, C., Özturgut, O., & French, J. (2013). Brain-Wise Leadership. Journal of International Education and Leadership, 3(2).
  • Özturgut, O. (2013). Best practices in recruiting and retaining international students on U.S. college campuses. Current Issues in Education, 16(2).
  • Özturgut, O. (2013). Achievement Gap and Developing Cultural Competency Skills for Post-Secondary Teacher Education Program Faculty. Excellence in Education Journal, 2(1).
  • Özturgut, O. (2012). Chinese students’ perceptions of the life in the U.S. Journal of College Teaching and Learning, 9(1), 1-12.
  • Özturgut, O. (2012). China’s Socio-economic Transformation and Sino-U.S. Joint Venture Companies in China. Journal of Organizational Psychology, 12(2).
  • Özturgut, O. (2011). Learning by example: Standardized testing in the cases of China, Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. Academic Leadership Journal, 9(3).
  • Özturgut, O. (2011). Standardized testing in the case of China and the lessons to be learned for the U.S. Journal of International Education Research, 7(2), 1-6.
  • Özturgut, O. (2011). Quality assurance in private higher education in China. Current Issues in Education, 14(3).
  • Özturgut, O. (2011). Understanding multicultural education. Current Issues in Education, 14(2).
  • Özturgut, O. & Murphy, C. (2011). Literature vs. practice: Challenges for international students in the U.S. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 22(3).
  • Özturgut, O. (2011). Shortcomings of multicultural education. Proceedings of the 9thAnnual Hawaii International Conference on Education. Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Özturgut, O. (2011).  Promoting cultural competence through study abroad programs for higher education faculty. Proceedings of the 9th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education.  Honolulu. Hawaii.
  • Özturgut, O. (2011). Standardized testing in the case of China and the lessons to be learned for the U.S. Proceedings of the 2011 New Orleans International Education Conference, March 14-16.
  • Özturgut, O. (2010). Challenges of private higher education in China.  Proceedings of The Second Asian Conference on Education. Osaka, Japan. December 2-5.

Recent Conference Presentations:

  • Özturgut, O., Crusto, C., Jones, T.B., & McBride, D. (2013). Cultural Competence in Evaluation DisseminationWorking Group: Teaching in the 21st Century. American Evaluation Association Annual Conference, Washington D.C., October 16-19.
  • Özturgut, O., Crusto, C., & Meek, C. (2013). What Does Cultural Competency Look Like in Practice? American Evaluation Association Annual Conference, Washington D.C., October 16-19.
  • Özturgut, O. (2013). Culture and Leadership. 7th Annual International Conference-Organizational Leadership, August 23-24, San Antonio, Texas
  • Alahmad, A. & Özturgut, O. (2013). Developing Cultural Competency for International Education Professionals. NAFSA 65th Annual Conference, May 26-31, 2013, St. Louis
  • Özturgut, O. (2013). Best Practices in Recruiting and Retaining International Students on U.S. Campuses. 57th Annual Conference of Comparative and International Education Society. New Orleans, March 10-15.
  • Özturgut, O., Cantu, M. P., Pereira, L.J., & Ramon, D.K. (2013). Best Practices in Internationalization of Higher Education Institutions in the U.S. 57th Annual Conference of Comparative and International Education Society. New Orleans, March 10-15.
  • Özturgut, O. & Kuan, C.T. (2013). PISA and Beyond: What Can we Learn from Asian Education. 57th Annual Conference of Comparative and International Education Society. New Orleans, March 10-15.
  • Özturgut, O. (2012). Building Competency for Cross-Cultural Research. 6th Annual International Conference-Organizational Leadership (Fostering Humanistic Management and Stakeholders’ Dialogue), December 6-8, San Antonio, Texas
  • Martinez, E. & Özturgut, O. (2012). Defining Culture and Cultural Competency: Teachers’ Perceptions. 38th Annual Meeting of the Association for Moral Education, San Antonio, TX, November 8-10.
  • Özturgut, O. (2012). Why Can’t We All Get Along? Understanding the “Self” in Cross-cultural Communication. 38th Annual Meeting of the Association for Moral Education, San Antonio, TX, November 8-10.
  • Martinez, E. & Özturgut, O. (2012). Teachers’ Perceptions of Cultural Competency: Implications for the Classroom. Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education Board Annual Conference, Austin, October, 21-23.
  • Chelimsky, E., Crusto, C., Wright, C., Jones, T.B., Hall, J., Hwalek, M., Jones, J., Neubauer, L., Özturgut, O. (2012). Adoption of the AEA Public Statement on Cultural Competency in Evaluation: Moving from Policy to Practice and Practice to Policy. American Evaluation Association Annual Conference, October 22-28.
  • Crusto, C., Greene, K., Hernandez, A., Symonette, H., Mertens, D., Wright, C., Jones, T.B., Hall, J., Hwalek, M., Jones, J., McBride, D., Neubauer, L., Özturgut, O., Tibbetts, K. (2012). Hindsight is 20/20: Reflecting on Missed Opportunities, Missteps, and Successes in Attending to Culture and Context in Evaluation Practice. American Evaluation Association Annual Conference, October 22-28.
  • Neubauer, L., McBride, D., Hall, J., Symonette, H., Wright, C., Jones, T.B., Hall, J., Hwalek, M., Jones, J., Özturgut, O., Tibbetts, K. (2012).  Critically Reflecting and Thinking about Cultural Competence in Your Evaluation Practice. American Evaluation Association Annual Conference, October 22-28.
  • Ettling, D., Sanchez, R., Sserugawi, G., Özturgut, O. (2012). Addressing the Complexity of Evaluating Community Development. American Evaluation Association Annual Conference, October 22-28.
  • Henrich, T., Özturgut, O., and Soukup, G. (2012). International Student Athlete Satisfaction: A Proposal and Discussion. International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sports, and Dance Forum. Boston, MA, March 13.
  • Özturgut, O. (2012). Cultural Pedagogies and Research. 5th Annual Organizational Leadership Conference. San Antonio, Texas. March 2-4, 2012.
  • Özturgut, O. (2012). Best Practices in Teaching Students from Mexico: Cultural Relativity Approach.  AHSIE Title V/HIS Best Practices Conference, San Antonio, Texas, March 12-14, 2012
  • Özturgut, O. (2012). Political, economic, socio-cultural, and educational challenges of administering a Sino-U.S. joint venture campus in China. 56th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society. San Juan, Puerto Rico, April 22-27.
  • Korousova, T.  and Özturgut, O.  (2012). Best Practices in Recruiting and Retaining International Students on U.S. Campuses. International Conference of Social and Cultural Aspects of Research, March 22-24, San Antonio, Texas
  • Özturgut, O. and Korousova, T. (2012). Best Practices in Recruiting and Retaining International Students on U.S. Campuses. Poster Presentation, Fifth Annual Research Week, UIW, February 27-March 2.
  • Hernandez, A, Johnson-Diaz, J., Luykx, A., Özturgut, O., Sargeant, M., Smith, J., Upreti, G., Weber, C., Zeng, G. (2011). An Assessment Tool to Evaluate Evaluator Cultural Competence: A Report of Progress. Evaluation 2011: Values and Valuing in Evaluation, American Evaluation Association Annual Conference, November 1-5. California.
  • Özturgut, O. (2011). Standardized Testing In The Case Of China And The Lessons To Be Learned For The U.S. 2011 New Orleans International Education Conference, March 14-16, 2011.
  • Özturgut, O.  (2011). Quality in Sino-Foreign Joint Venture Campuses. Going Global 2011. British Council, Hong Kong, March 2011 (Poster presentation)
  • Özturgut, O. (2011). Shortcomings of multicultural education. 9th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education. Honolulu, Hawaii, January 4-7, 2011.
  • Özturgut, O. (2011).  Promoting cultural competence through study abroad programs for higher education faculty. 9th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education.  Honolulu. Hawaii, January 4-7, 2011.
  • Özturgut, O. (2010). Challenges of Private Higher Education in China.  The Second Asian Conference on Education. Osaka, Japan. December 2-5, 2010.
  • Özturgut, O. (2010). Cultural Aspects of Research. 4th Annual Organizational Leadership Conference. San Antonio, Texas. September, 24, 2010.

Most Recent Professional Development Workshops Conducted:

  • Acknowledging the "Self" in Developing Cultural Competency. American Evaluation Association Annual Conference. Evaluation 2013: Evaluation Practice in the Early 21st Century, October 16, 2013, Washington, D.C.
  • Developing Cultural Competency for Evaluation Practitioners: AEA Coffee Break Webinars – June 20, 2013
  • Action Research in Action: Introduction, Implementation, and Implications, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, July 13, Chicago.
  • Acknowledging the “Self” in Developing Cultural Competency, American Evaluation Association, Summer Training Institute, June 3, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Acknowledging the “Self” in Developing Cultural Competency, TexTesol II Spring Workshop, April 20.
  • Acknowledging the “Self” in Developing Cultural Competency, American Evaluation Association Annual Conference, Minneapolis, October 24.
  • Living and Teaching in Korea. Korea Student Teaching Workshops – UIW – May 14-25.
  • Living and Teaching in China. Professional Development Workshops for CIW Instructors – UIW- May, 2012
  • Developing Cultural Competence, International Conference of Social and Cultural Aspects of Research, San Antonio, Texas, March 22-24

Professional Experience:

  • Assistant Professor of Doctoral Studies, Dreeben School of Education, UIW 2010—current
  • Coordinator of International Student & Visitor Activities/ Director of English Language Institute, UIW, 2008-2010
  • ESL Program Coordinator & Faculty member, UIW-China Campus, 2005-2008
  • Doctoral Research Assistant, University of Missouri-St. Louis 2004-2005
  • Faculty member, UIW-China Campus, 2001-2003
  • Freshman Unit Coordinator, Atilim University, Turkey, 1996-2001

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