International Conference On Research And Practices In Education (February 24-25, 2017)


Glen A. Jones is the Ontario Research Chair in Postsecondary Education Policy and Measurement, Professor of Higher Education, and Dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. He is the author of more than one hundred papers on higher education. His research and teaching focuses on higher education systems, governance, politics, and academic work. His recent books include Governance of Higher Education: Global Perspectives, Theories and Practices (with Ian Austin, Routledge, 2015), Universities and Regional Development: A Critical Assessment of Tensions and Contradictions (with Romulo Pinheiro and Paul Benneworth, Routledge, 2012), Canada’s Universities Go Global (with Roopa Desai Trilokekar and Adrian Shubert, Lorimer, 2009), Creating Knowledge, Strengthening Nations: The Changing Role of Higher Education (with Patricia McCarney and Michael Skolnik, University of Toronto Press, 2005) and Governing Higher Education: National Perspectives on Institutional Governance (with Alberto Amaral and Berit Karseth, Kluwer Publishing, 2002). Glen is a past president of the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education and a former editor of the Canadian Journal of Higher Education. He received the Distinguished Research Award from the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education in 2001. He holds a Distinguished Visiting Professor appointment at Beijing Normal University. He held a Senior Scholar visiting professorship at Fudan University (Shanghai) in 2007-2008, was an Erasmus Mundus Visiting Scholar at the University of Oslo in 2008, and was a Visiting Professor at the University of the West Indies (Open Campus Barbados)in 2015.