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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Michael W. Kirst


Dr. Michael W. Kirst
President, California State Board of Education and Stanford Emeritus Professor of Education

Bio and Research Interest

Michael Kirst Ph.D., is a Professor Emeritus of Education at Stanford University. He has been on the Stanford faculty since 1969. Kirst received his Ph.D. in political economy and government from Harvard. Before joining the Stanford University faculty, Kirst held several positions with the federal government, including Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Manpower, Employment and Poverty, and Director of Program Planning for Elementary and Secondary Education at the U.S. Office of Education. He was a former president of the California State Board of Education. His latest books are, From High School to College with Andrea Venezia (2004) and Political Dynamics of American Education (2009). Professor Kirst is a member of both the National Academy of Education and the International Academy of Education.

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Erno Lehtinen


Erno Lehtinen

Bio and Research Interest

Professor Erno Lehtinen received his M. A. and Ph. D. degrees from the University of Turku and has been on the faculty of education at the University since 1995, receiving a promotion to the rank of professor in 1999.  From 1998 through 2000, he served as the Dean of the Faculty of Education. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Regensburg (Germany), the University of Gothenburg (Sweden) Simon Fraser University (Canada), the University of Pittsburg (USA), and the University of Edinburgh (Scotland).  

He has published more than 300 scientific articles, made more than 250 presentations at scientific conferences, and given more than 100 invited addresses.  His research interests include computer supported collaboration in the development of powerful learning environments, problem and case based learning in technology-assisted environments, conceptual change in mathematics, early development of number concept and mathematical thinking, and motivation and metacognition in different learning environments.

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Bridget Long


Bridget Long

Bio and Research Interest

Bridget Terry Long is Dean and Saris Professor of Education and Economics at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.  She is an economist whose research focuses on the impact of affordability, academic preparation, and information on postsecondary access and success. As part of this work, she and co-authors have developed and tested a series of interventions designed to support families and students as they save for college, complete financial aid forms, and persist in higher education. Dr. Long is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a member of the National Academy of Education, and a Fellow of the International Academy of Education.  She is also a member of the Board of Directors for MDRC, a nonprofit social policy research organization, and the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE).  She has testified multiple times before Congressional Committees and served as Chair of the National Board for Education Sciences (NBES), the advisory panel of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) at the U.S. Department of Education.  Long earned her Ph.D. and M.A. from the Harvard University Department of Economics and her A.B. from Princeton University. 

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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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Alejandra Mizala

Alejandra Mizala
Alejandra Mizala
Professor Center of Applied Economics, Department of Industrial Engineering
Academic Director Center for Advanced Research in Education
University of Chile

Bio and Research Interest

Alejandra Mizala holds an economics degree from the University of Chile and a PhD in economics from the University of California, Berkeley. She is Director of the Institute of Education and Professor at the University of Chile with the Center of Applied Economics, Department of Industrial Engineering. She is also Director of the Center for Advanced Research in Education at the University of Chile.

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Yuko Nonoyama-Tarumi

Yuko Nonoyama-Tarumi

Bio and Research Interest

Yuko Nonoyama-Tarumi is a Professor in the Sociology Department at Musashi University.  She also is the Director of the Global Data Science Course. She is a sociologist whose research interest is inequality in student achievement, with primary focus on family background, family structure, and parenting. She uses quantitative methods, mostly large-scale cross-national data as well as national data.  Dr. Nonoyama-Tarumi is interested in policy-relevant questions and is currently a member of Expert Committee of National Achievement Study. She has worked as a staff at JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) and UNICEF, and as a consultant to OECD and UNESCO Global Monitoring Report. Her interest has always been in inequality among countries and within countries, and how to improve the educational situation of economically-disadvantaged students.

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Reinhard Pekrun


Reinhard Pekrun
University Professor and LMU Research Chair
Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich (LMU)

Bio and Research Interest

Reinhard Pekrun holds the Chair for Personality and Educational Psychology at the University of Munich. His research areas include achievement emotion and motivation, personality development, and educational assessment. He pioneered research on emotions in education and originated the Control-Value Theory of Achievement Emotions. Pekrun is a highly cited researcher (see most cited authors, Web of Science, Essential Science Indicators) who has authored 21 books and more than 200 articles and chapters, including numerous publications in top journals such as Psychological Science, Journal of Experimental Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Educational Psychology, Child Development, and Emotion. Pekrun is a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association, of the International Academy of Education, and of the Association for Psychological Science. He is a member of the editorial boards of leading journals such as Journal of Educational Psychology and Contemporary Educational Psychology. He also served as President of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society, Dean of the Faculty for Psychology and Education at the University of Regensburg, and Vice-President for Research at the University of Munich. In an advisory capacity, Pekrun is active in policy development and implementation in education. 

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Anne-Nelly Perret-Clermont


Anne-Nelly Perret-Clermont

Professor Emerita
Institute of Psychology and Education,
University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Bio and Research Interest

Anne-Nelly Perret-Clermont studied psychology with Jean Piaget in the University of Geneva, vocational guidance in the University of Lausanne, and child development in the Institute of Education, University of London.

She conducts research in social and cultural psychology with a special interest for the study of thinking as a contextualized and developmental activity. She has been interested in the transition from youth to adulthood with special attention to vocational training. She is presently coordinating an interdisciplinary project on knowledge-oriented argumentation.

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Denis C. Phillips


Denis C. Phillips
Professor Emeritus of Education and, by courtesy, of Philosophy, Stanford University

Bio and Research Interest

D.C. Phillips moved from Australia to Stanford University in 1974, where he is now Professor Emeritus of Education and, by courtesy, of Philosophy; he also served as Associate Dean and Interim Dean of the Graduate School of Education, and during the 1980s he succeeded Lee Cronbach as director of the Stanford Evaluation Training Program. Denis is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Education, a fellow of the International Academy of Education, a past-president of the Philosophy of Education Society, and in 2001-2 he was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. He served three terms as president of the Stanford chapter of the American Association of University Professors.

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