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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 U.S. 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.


Presidential Teaching Award Nominee (twice)

 Sr. Margaret Rose Palmer Award for Education, Mission Continues Faculty Award

Provost’s Legacy Teaching Award

American Evaluation Association Minority Serving Institution Faculty Fellow

Teacher Consultant, National Writing Project


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


Systems of Belief

Research Methods & Tools

Triple Helix Executive

   Leadership for Global



Ph.D., Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Specialization: International and Comparative Higher Education

University of Missouri- St. Louis

St. Louis, Missouri


M.Ed., Adult and Higher Education

Specialization: Higher Education

University of Missouri-St. Louis

St. Louis, Missouri


M.A.T., Multidisciplinary Studies

Specialization: Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Webster University

St. Louis, Missouri


M.B.A., General Business

University of the Incarnate Word

San Antonio, Texas


BA, American Studies

Hacettepe University

Ankara, Turkiye


IELTS Examiner Certificate

Texas Teacher Certification:

   English Language Arts /

   Reading (8-12)

Teaching Certificate (Turkiye)

Contact Information

Dr. Osman Ozturgut

Assistant Professor