As a quantitative sociologist, Dr. Savaş has been conducting educational research pertaining to gender stratification, inequality, immigration, and race/ethnicity and social class. His current research interests include differences between males and females in their precollege academic achievement, college enrollment, college success and degree attainment, and labor market outcomes.
His dissertation entitled “An Intersectional Analysis of the Female Postsecondary Advantage: Gender, Race and College Selectivity” was awarded a $20,000 dissertation grant from the Association for Institutional Research, through the National Science Foundation grant program. His works have been published in several journals including Review of Higher Education, British Journal of Sociology of Education; European Journal of Social Sciences; and Race, Gender & Class.
Prior to joining the faculty at Luther College, Professor Savaş was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology at the State University of New York – Cortland. He has previously taught several courses including Introduction to Sociology, Research Methods for Social Sciences, and Sociology of Family. He also received an Outstanding Teaching Award from Syracuse University.