Dreeben School of Education

Dr. Osman Ozturgut

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Dr. Ozturgut

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
Mark Twain

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, Turkey, South Africa, and the US. He is an expert in international and comparative higher education, cultural competency, program evaluation, and leadership studies with numerous publications and presentations in these areas and has conducted many workshops nationally and internationally.

Awards and Accomplishments:          

Presidential Teaching Award Nominee (twice)

Mission Continues Faculty Award in Education (Sr. Margaret Rose Palmer Award for Education)

Provost’s Legacy Teaching Award

Presidential Teaching Award Nominee

American Evaluation Association Minority Serving Institution Faculty Fellow

Research Areas

Program Evaluation, Cultural Aspects of Research, Cultural Competency, International and Comparative Education


Spending time with family and traveling

Courses Taught

Program Evaluation

Cultural Aspects of Research

Systems of Belief

Research Methods and Tools

Triple Helix Executive Leadership for Global Competitiveness


PhD, MBA, M.Ed., M.A.T.