Andrew Saultz

Andrew Saultz, PhD

Director, PhD in Education and Leadership

Dr. Andrew Saultz is an associate professor of educational policy and the director of the PhD Program in Education and Leadership. He researches the politics of education, how school choice impacts racial and socio-economic segregation, and the intersections between educational, health, and economic policy. Andy is also passionate about international education. As a doctoral student, he earned a Fulbright Group Program Abroad award to study educational inequities in Ecuador and a fellowship to Enhance Global Understanding to analyze Chinese schools in Chongqing, Beijing, and Shanghai. As a faculty member, Andy led a study abroad for undergraduate students to study community based leadership in the Dominican Republic. His research has been published in Educational ResearcherPhi Delta Kappan, Educational Policy, the American Journal of Education, Public Opinion Quarterly, and the Peabody Journal of Education, among others. Andy serves on the editorial board of the Journal of School Choice, and has served as a guest editor of AERA Open. His work has also been featured in Education Week, on National Public Radio, and in The New York Times.

Andy earned a BA in Political Science from Oregon State University, a MAT in Social Studies from Lewis and Clark, and a PhD in Educational Policy from Michigan State University. He began his high school social studies teacher, was elected to his local school board in Okemos, Michigan, and served on the Ingham County School District Board. Prior to his work at Pacific, he worked as an Assistant Professor at Miami University. He currently lives in NW Portland with his partner and two boys (3 and 1).