Herbert J. Walberg

Herbert J. Walberg
Herbert ("Herb") J. Walberg
(retired) Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Stanford University Hoover Institution
Formerly professor Harvard University and University of Illinois at Chicago

Bio and Research Interest

Herb served as a founding member of the National Assessment Governing Board, referred to as "the national school board," given its mission to set education standards for U.S. students and measure progress in achieving them. He was also appointed by the President and approved by the Senate as a founding member of the National Board for Education Sciences, which provides policy guidance and oversight for education research.

Herb has given invited lectures in Australia, Belgium, China, England, France, Germany, Italy, Israel, Japan, the Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Taiwan, Venezuela, and the U .S to educators and policy makers. He has frequently testified before U.S. Congressional committees, state legislators, and federal courts.  

Herb chaired the Scientific Advisory Group for the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development project on international educational indicators. He has advised the government officials in Israel, Japan, Portugal, Singapore, Sweden, and the U.K. on education research and policy.

Herb has written or edited more than 70 books and written about 300 articles on such topics as educational effectiveness and exceptional human accomplishments. In his career he specialized in the measurement and analysis of conditions that make for outstanding accomplishments.

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Inés Dussel


Inés Dussel
Researcher and Professor at the Department of Educational Research, CINVESTAV

Bio and Research Interest

Born in the US but raised in Argentina, Inés Dussel became a researcher in education early on her career, doing studies in the history and sociology of education. She directed the Education Area of the Latin American School for Social Sciences in Argentina from 2001 to 2008. At this institution she ran projects on media literacy, citizenship education, and curriculum reform, which included research, teacher education, and media production. She created the network “Tramas” for audiovisual literacy and citizenship education with colleagues from Argentina, Chile, and Perú. She was an advisor to the Program Conectar Igualdad, which distributed laptops to 5 million secondary school students in Argentina. She moved to Mexico City in 2011, where she became Researcher and Professor at the Department of Educational Research, CINVESTAV.

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Isak Froumin

Head of the Institute of Education at the National Research University “Higher School of Economics” in Moscow (Russia).

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J. Douglas Willms


J. Douglas Willms
President, The Learning Bar

Research Interest

Dr. J. Douglas Willms is a member of the US National Academy of Education, Past-President of the International Academy of Education Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. From 1995 to 2018, Dr. Willms was Professor of Education at the University of New Brunswick, where for eight years he held the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research Chair in Human Development and for fourteen years held the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Literacy and Human Development. He is the President of The Learning Bar, an international company that provides research-based tools and training for enhancing the life chances of children and youth.

Dr. Willms has published over two hundred research articles and monographs pertaining to youth literacy, children’s health, the accountability of schooling systems, and the assessment of national reforms. He played lead roles in developing Canada’s National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth (NLSCY) and the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). He and his colleagues designed the Early Years Evaluation (EYE), an instrument for the direct assessment of children’s developmental skills at ages 3 to 6, and OurSchool, an evaluation system for the continuous monitoring of student engagement and well-being. Dr. Willms is the lead researcher in designing the contextual questionnaires for PISA for Development, an initiative for low- and middle-income countries aimed at tracking international educational targets in the post-2015 UN framework. His research team is also working with school leaders in 30 First Nations schools in the design and implementation of Confident Learners, a whole-school and whole-community literacy program based on the science of literacy and instructional practice.

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Jonathan D. Jansen


Jonathan D. Jansen

Bio and Research Interest

Jonathan D. Jansen is a distinguished professor of education at Stellenbosch University and president of the Academy of Science of South Africa. He was born in Montagu and grew up in Steenberg and Retreat. He completed his BSc at the University of the Western Cape and his teaching credentials at Unisa before doing an MS at Cornell University and a PhD at Stanford University. He was a high school biology teacher in Vredenburg and District Six and spent the rest of his career in university teaching and leadership around South Africa. In addition to his work in changing schools, he leads a major project on behalf of the Minister of Higher Education that prepares promising young academics from the 26 public universities for the professoriate. His research is broadly concerned with the politics of knowledge, as laid out in his award-winning book, Knowledge in the blood.

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Jürgen Baumert

Prof. Dr. Drs. Jürgen Baumert, Director and Professor for Education
Prof. Dr. Drs. Jürgen Baumert
Director and Professor for Education

Research Interest

Large-scale assessment (TIMSS and PISA), learning and instruction in mathematics, teacher expertise, longitudinal studies on development in childhood and adolescence, and institutions as differential learning environments.

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Kadriye Ercikan


Professor and Director of Cross-cultural Assessment and Research Methods in Education (CARME)

AREAS OF RESEARCH INTEREST
Educational measurement and research methods in education
Cross-cultural and language issues in measurement
Validity of assessment and research generalizations

SELECTED POSITIONS
Member, International Test Commission Council (2012 - )
Member, Board of Directors of the National Council on Measurement in Education (2008-2011)
Member of the US National Academy of Sciences Committee on Foundations of Assessment (1998-2001)
Associate of the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (2000 – present)

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Lauren Resnick


Lauren Resnick
Distinguished University Professor and Co-Director, Institute for Learning,
University of Pittsburgh

Bio and Research Interest

Professor Lauren Resnick has served on the faculty of the University of Pittsburg since 1966, rising through the ranks from Assistant Professor to Distinguished University Professor. Along the way she has published extensively and garnered an impressive set of awards and honors. She served as President of the American Educational Research Association in 1986-87. The received the E. L. Thorndike Award from the American Psychological Association in 1998 and the Walker Foundation Distinguished Lecture Award in 2009. In 2013 she was elected to membership in the National Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her research interests include learning and development, scientific understanding in children, and socially shared cognition.

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Leticia J. Marteleto


Leticia J. Marteleto

Bio and Research Interest

Leticia J. Marteleto is an associate professor of sociology and faculty research associate at the University of Texas at Austin Population Research Center. She is also a research affiliate at UT Austin’s Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies and is currently serving as associate chair of the Department of Sociology. She serves as the principal investigator of Decode Zika (https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/zika/people/the-team.php). 

 

Her primary areas of work include social demography, education and health inequality, race stratification, international comparative, Africa and Latin America. Her recent research has appeared in Demography, Demographic Research, Population and Development Review, Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, Social Forces and Studies in Family Planning. 

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Lorin W. Anderson


Lorin W. Anderson
Carolina Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of South Carolina (USA)

Bio and Research Interest

Professor Anderson spent his entire academic career at the University of South Carolina, arriving in August, 1973, and retiring in August, 2006.  During his career at the University he taught graduate courses in research design, curriculum development, assessment, and evaluation.  Since his retirement, he has spent his time consulting with educators and policy makers on the revised Bloom’s Taxonomy, curriculum development, and effective teaching strategies for children of poverty in the United States, Eastern Europe, and South America.   His primary research interests are the nurturing of young educational researchers, the allocation and productive use of school time, and improving the quality of education for economically-disadvantaged children and youth.  In 2003, he co-founded the Center of Excellence to Prepare Teachers of Children of Poverty, which is located at Francis Marion University.  He has established an endowed fund at the University of South Carolina to support first-generation college students who aspire to become educators.

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