Andrew Saultz, PhD

Interim Dean
Berglund Hall 108

Dr. Saultz’s research and teaching focus on building more equitable systems for historically marginalized students. He has seventeen years teaching experience including at the high school, undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. As a professor, Dr. Saultz teaches quantitative methods, educational policy, and leadership theory. He also has extensive international teaching experience having taught English in southern Poland, spent a summer in Ecuador studying the history, culture and educational system on a Fulbright Group Program Abroad, visited schools throughout China on a fellowship to enhance global understanding and led an undergraduate trip abroad to the Dominican Republic to learn about community-based leadership. Dr. Saultz has published research on educational leadership, educational equity, and the intersection between health and education policy. He has been awarded more than $5 million in external grant support and his scholarship has been featured in various peer-reviewed publications as well as in The Oregonian, The New York Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education and on National Public Radio.

Dr. Saultz is an antiracist who is committed to shaping a more inclusive and just world. He has built more equitable hiring practices, instructor evaluation, and scholarships. Dr. Saultz has extensive academic leadership experience including serving for five years as the Director of the PhD Program in Education and Leadership, the Chair of the Graduate Council, the Chair of the Faculty Appeals Committee and on the University Accreditation Committee. He is also active in the community having served on various boards including the Blanchet House, Washington County Kids, the Okemos Public School Board and the Cedar Mill Historical Society. Dr. Saultz earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science from Oregon State University, a Master’s of Arts in Teaching from Lewis and Clark College, and a Ph.D. in Educational Policy from Michigan State University. He lives in Portland with his partner and his two sons.


BA Political Science, Oregon State University
MAT Social Studies, Lewis and Clark
PhD Educational Policy, Michigan State University




Andy Saultz

The interim dean of Pacific's College of Education is the co-author of a report advocating for changes to the Education & Secondary Education Act and will be part of a joint briefing on the report on Capitol Hill on September 27.

Andy Saultz, PhD, interim dean of the College of Education, has received a $50,000 research grant award from the Spencer Foundation for the project “Innovations in Measuring, Analyzing, and Discussing Race and Racial Inequality in Education Research and Journalism.” Pacific will collaborate with the Northwest Evaluation Association on the project.

Dr. Andy Saultz has been appointed interim dean of the Pacific University College of Education starting July 1, 2023.