* attached to more than one section
** journal editor
The role of the International Academic Advisory Board is to provide advice and expertise in support of IAFOR’s mission and activities. Members are appointed by the President of IAFOR to one or more academic sections, depending on their individual area(s) of expertise.
Membership of the IAAB is for three years, renewable once, and is by invitation only. Journal Editors are ex-officio members of the Board for the length in which they serve.
The IAAB is organised into three academic divisions, and then further into sections, each of which has a Chair responsible for academic programmes and publications, and who serves as a representative on the Academic Governing Board.
Shingo Ashizawa is a professor at Toyo University in Tokyo. His research involves the comparative study of higher education management and quality analysis of the internationalisation review process. Currently, he is leading a joint-research project supported by the Japanese government agency, JSPS (Japan Society for Promotion of Science). The project is focusing on foreign credential evaluation and the comparative study of the National Qualification Framework.
His publications include The impact of Tokyo Recognition Convention and Digital Student Portability (2019), and Student Mobility Trends and the Role of University Networks in the Asia Pacific Region – UMAP and Its New Initiatives– (2019). He serves as an advisor for MEXT on the UNESCO’s Tokyo Recognition Convention Committee as well as a referee for a number of JSPS funding bodies related to internationalisation of Japanese universities. Shingo Ashizawa is also serving as Deputy Secretary General for UMAP (University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific) as of 2016. He teaches a number of courses including “Immigration and Cross-cultural issues” and “International Student Mobility”. As an outgrowth of these activities, he has organised several online communities for global education, including “RYUGAKU NO SUSUME Dot JP (Invitation to Study Abroad)”.
As a Fulbright scholarship grantee, Shingo Ashizawa studied at Harvard Graduate School of Education. His past professional experience includes positions at the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), Keio University, Osaka University, and Meiji University.
Dr Tzu-Bin Lin
National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
Dr Tzu-Bin Lin (林子斌) is an associate professor at the Department of Education and Graduate Institute of Education Policy and Administration, National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU). Prior to this position, he was the full-time learning researcher at Bournemouth University (BU) in the UK and assistant professor in the Policy and Leadership Academic Group in the National Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore. While working at NIE, He was the Coordinator for Management and Leadership in Schools (MLS) program for two years. Currently, Dr. Lin is the Head of Intern Program and Supervision Division at the Office of Teacher Education and Career Service at NTNU. He is also in charge of the nation-wide leadership empowerment program for potential curriculum leaders in junior high schools funded by the Ministry of Education, Taiwan. Dr. Lin’s research interests are in education policy and leadership, media literacy and TESOL. He was the executive editor and editorial board member of the Bulletin of Educational Research. Currently, he is an assistant editor of Cogent Education and editorial board member in several international journals such as Asia TEFL, NAMLE journal of Media Literacy Education, Secondary Education Quarterly (Chinese) and Journal of Educational Research and Development (Chinese).
Professor David McLoughlin*
Meiji University, Japan
David McLoughlin is an Associate Professor at Meiji University in Tokyo, Japan. His areas of professional interest are learner development, motivation and attribution theory as applied to language learning. He has an MPhil in applied linguistics from Trinity College, Dublin and EdD in TEFL from the University of Exeter in the UK.
*Professor David McLoughlin is attached to more than one section of the International Academic Advisory Board.
Dr Keiichi Ogawa*
Kobe University, Japan
Dr Keiichi Ogawa is a Professor/Department Chair in the Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies at Kobe University in Japan, where he teaches the human capital development, education finance/administration, and development management. His research interest lies in economics of education, education finance, and comparative international education.
His professional experiences include serving as Education Economist at the World Bank, Senior Advisor at the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), Advisor at the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Consultant at the Asia Development Bank (ADB), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), UNICEF and UNESCO, and Advisory Committee Member at the Japanese Ministry of Education (MEXT). He has also served in various graduate schools, including Honorary Professor at Kyrgyz National University, Visiting Professor at Columbia University, and Adjunct Professor at George Washington University.
He has served as a Governing Board Member of the UNESCO IIEP, Secretary General/Board Member of the Japan Society for International Development (JASID), and Board Member of the Japan Comparative Education Society (JCES). He has also served on the Advisory Editorial Board for BAICE (British Association for International & Comparative Education), Lao Journal of Economics and Management, and Souphanouvong Academic Journal, as well as Editorial Board Member for Comparative Education (Japan Comparative Education Society), Journal of Economics and Business Administration, Journal of International Cooperation Studies, Africa Education Research Journal, and Journal of International Educational Cooperation.
Professor Ogawa received Distinguished Services Awards from the Yemeni Ministry of Education, in 2005 and 2009 and from the Lao Ministry of Education and Sports, in 2011 and 2018, for his contributions to the development of education. He also received the Early Career Award from Teachers College, Columbia University, in 2009; the President's Award from Kobe University, in 2010; the Professional Achievement Award from Hawaii Pacific University, in 2011; and the Evaluation Award from the Prime Minister of Uganda, in 2014.
He has worked on development assistance activities in over 30 countries and has co-authored or co-edited six books and over 70 journal articles/book chapters. Many of these works are related to educational development and cooperation in international settings. He holds his PhD in Comparative International Education and Economics of Education from Columbia University.
*Dr Keiichi Ogawa is attached to more than one section of the International Academic Advisory Board.
Professor Mark Pegrum
The University of Western Australia, Australia
Mark Pegrum is an associate professor in the Graduate School of Education at The University of Western Australia in Perth, where he is the Deputy Head of School (International), with responsibility for overseeing offshore programmes and international connections. In his courses, he specialises in digital technologies in education, with a particular focus on mobile learning. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and his teaching has been recognised through Faculty and University Excellence in Teaching Awards, as well as a 2010 national Australian Learning & Teaching Council (ALTC) Excellence in Teaching Award.
His current research focuses on mobile technologies, digital literacies, augmented reality, and mobile learning trails and games. His books include: Brave New Classrooms: Democratic Education and the Internet, co-edited with Joe Lockard, and published by Peter Lang in 2007; From Blogs to Bombs: The Future of Digital Technologies in Education, published by UWA Publishing in 2009; Digital Literacies, co-authored with Gavin Dudeney and Nicky Hockly, and published by Pearson in 2013; and Mobile Learning: Languages, Literacies and Cultures, published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2014.
Mark Pegrum is currently working on a new book entitled Mobile Lenses on Learning: Languages and Literacies on the Move, due for publication by Springer in 2019. To date, some of his work has been translated into Chinese and Portuguese. Mark Pegrum is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, a member of the Editorial Boards of Interactive Technology and Smart Education, Language Learning & Technology and Technology in Language Teaching & Learning, and until recently he was a member of the Editorial Board of System. He is a member of the Advisory Council for the Laureate-Cambridge Online Language Learning Research Network (OLLReN); a member of the Advisory Panels for the Digital Education Show Asia and EduTECH Asia; a member of the Programme Committee for the International Mobile Learning Festival; a member of the International Review Panel for mLearn; the Co-Convenor, with Hayo Reinders, of the AILA research network Mobile Gaming in Language Learning & Teaching; and an external reviewer for the 2018-2019 UNICEF Digital Literacy & Skills scoping project.
Mark Pegrum currently teaches in Perth and Singapore and has given presentations and run seminars on e-learning and m-learning in Australia and New Zealand, Asia and the Middle East, the UK and Europe, and North and South America.
Dr Cynthia Northington Purdie*
William Patterson University, USA
Cynthia Northington Purdie is a psychologist and professor at William Paterson University of New Jersey, USA. Her research interests are reflected in her publications as they surround current issues in educational psychology with an emphasis on classroom management and online learning. She is the author of How to Quiet the Class Quickly! Quick Tips for Teachers (2016), Starting the School Year! Quick Bullet Points for Teachers (2016) and Behavior Management! Quick Tips for Bus Drivers, Paraprofessionals and Other People on the Bus (2017) (Lulu Publishing). She regularly presents her research internationally and serves as the International Chair of the Ireland International Conference on Education (IICE) and the London International Conference on Education (LICE). She also serves on the Scientific Committee of the International Conference on Education and New Developments (END). Before joining the university faculty, she enjoyed a career as a teacher of both regular and special education in the New Jersey public, secondary schools.
*Dr Cynthia Northington Purdie is attached to more than one section of the International Academic Advisory Board.
Dr Thanassis Rikakis
University of Southern California, USA
Dr Thanassis Rikakis is the dean of the USC Iovine and Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation.
Dr Rikakis joined the Academy from Virginia Tech, where he was professor of Bioengineering, professor of Performing Arts, and co-led the Virginia Tech Carilion Smart Rehabilitation Lab and the Interactive Neurorehabilitation Lab. He was the founding director of the Calhoun Discovery Program (CDP) and director of the Calhoun Center for Higher Education Innovation – both of which exemplify his visionary leadership and dedication to developing new education paradigms to prepare students to be creators and leaders in the ever-shifting world of the 21st century.
Prior to establishing the CDP, Dr Rikakis served as Virginia Tech’s executive vice president and provost and has held leadership positions at Carnegie Mellon University, where he founded the Integrative Design, Arts and Technology (IDeATe) network; Columbia University where he served as associate director for research and development of the Computer Music Center; Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece); and Arizona State University where he was the founding director of the School of Arts, Media and Engineering. His leadership in establishing new educational programs builds upon his research interests which include systems design, engineering, and the arts with a special focus on interactive neurorehabilitation, adaptive learning, experiential media, and cyber-human intelligence.
His groundbreaking work has received grants from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and National Endowment for the Arts, and a range of industry partners. He has led gift efforts from philanthropy and industry totaling more than $75MM.
Dr Rikakis has authored 45 publications spanning the fields of computing, engineering, health, education, design, and the arts. Additionally, Dr Rikakis has composed 30 original music compositions that have been performed internationally.
Dr Rachel Lam
Independent consultant, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Dr Rachel Lam is currently a professional writer, editor, and consultant for educational programs. Prior to freelancing, she was a Senior Scientist in the Department of Learning Sciences and Higher Education at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, and a Research Scientist in the Learning Sciences Lab at the National Institute of Education, Singapore. She earned a PhD in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Learning and Cognition at Arizona State University in the United States. Dr Lam has conducted research in educational settings in a variety of subject areas (psychology, environmental education, physical sciences) that has focused on designing peer collaboration activities to support conceptual understanding and deep learning. Dr Lam has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses on a variety of topics in educational psychology, learning theories and child development. She previously worked in community and educational settings including libraries, preschools and parent support organisations.
Distinguished Professor Tien-Hui Chiang
Zhengzhou University, China
Dr Tien-Hui Chiang was a Fulbright Senior Scholar, visiting UW-Madison, Wisconsin, USA, a guest professor at Beijing Normal University and the ex-president of the Taiwan Association for Sociology of Education. He has been the senior executive committeeman for many prestigious academic societies, such as the Taiwan Association for Sociology of Education and the Chinese Comparative Education - Taipei. His specialties cover sociology of education, globalization and education policy, sociology of curriculum, teaching profession and comparative education. He has produced over 100 essays. He was the co-editor of Crisis in Education and a contributor to Elite, Privileges and Excellence. His outstanding achievement has made him an internationally well-known scholar, as evident from overseas keynote speeches given in China, Japan, Singapore, India, America, Slovenia, Greece and South Africa. He has also been the recipient of the Distinguished Scholar of the Ministry of Education, Taiwan, in 2011 and 2015. Currently, Professor Chiang is developing the theory of the flow of contextualized/non-contracted social selection embedded within the institutionalized reward system.
Dr Linda Schwartz
Ambrose University, Canada
Dr Linda Schwartz is Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Science and Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Ambrose University (Calgary, Alberta), Canada. Dr Schwartz earned a Bachelor of Music (Composition) from the University of Manitoba, a Master of Music (Composition) from Western University, and a PhD (Interdisciplinary) from the University of Manitoba, specialising in critical theory and music theory pedagogy. Formerly Dean of Humanities at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (British Columbia) and Dean of Professional Studies/Performing Arts at Trinity Western University (British Columbia), Schwartz continues to research and teach in areas of music theory, critical pedagogy, aesthetic philosophy and interdisciplinary hermeneutics. Dr Schwartz is actively engaged in new faculty development, academic planning and programme quality assurance processes, and consults as a specialist in quality assurance and programme design. She publishes on academic leadership and administration in postsecondary education, and is active as a music theory scholar and analyst.
Temple University, Japan Campus
Justin Sanders is the Director of Temple University Japan's Continuing Education Program, one of Japan's oldest and largest providers of personal and professional development courses. With over 14 years in the international and higher education sectors, before coming to Japan, he served as a Research Specialist and Global Recognition Manager for the International Baccalaureate, a leading global provider of international education programs and assessments. Prior, he spent several years supporting good governance in community colleges around the United States with the Association of Community College Trustees, and served a two year tour as a US Peace Corps Education Volunteer working at a rural primary and secondary school in Azerbaijan. Justin received his undergraduate degree in Communications from the University of Arizona and his MA in International Education from the George Washington University. He completed his doctoral studies and earned his PhD in Education from the Graduate School of Human Sciences at Osaka University, Japan, where his research focused on international strategy development at comprehensive research universities in East Asia.
Professor Svetlana Ter-Minasova*
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
Professor Svetlana Ter-Minasova is President of the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Area Studies at Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia, and Professor Emeritus in the University. She holds a Doctorate of Philology from the University, and has published more than 200 books and papers on Foreign Language Teaching, Linguistics and Cultural Studies, and has lectured widely throughout the world.
She is Chair of the Russian Ministry of Education’s Foreign Language Research and Methodology Council, President and founder of both the National Association of Teachers of English in Russia, and the National Association of Applied Linguistics. She holds the Lomonosov Award, Fulbright’s 50th Anniversary Award, and was named Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Birmingham in the UK, the State University of New York in the USA, and the Russian-Armenian University in Armenia.
*Professor Svetlana Ter-Minasova is attached to more than one section of the International Academic Advisory Board.
Professor Joshua Mok
Lingnan University, Hong Kong
Professor Joshua Mok Ka-ho is the Vice-President and concurrently Lam Man Tsan Chair Professor of Comparative Policy of Lingnan University. Before joining Lingnan, he was the Vice President (Research and Development) and Chair Professor of Comparative Policy of The Hong Kong Institute of Education, and the Associate Dean and Professor of Social Policy, Faculty of Social Sciences of The University of Hong Kong. Prior to this, Professor Mok was appointed as the Founding Chair Professor in East Asian Studies and established the Centre for East Asian Studies at the University of Bristol, United Kingdom.
Professor Mok is no narrow disciplinary specialist but has worked creatively across the academic worlds of sociology, political science, and public and social policy while building up his wide knowledge of China and the region. Professor Mok completed his undergraduate studies in Public and Social Administration at the City University of Hong Kong in 1989, and received an MPhil and PhD in Sociology from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1991 and The London School of Economics and Political Science in 1994 respectively.
In addition, Professor Mok has published extensively in the fields of comparative education policy, comparative development and policy studies, and social development in contemporary China and East Asia. In particular, he has contributed to the field of social change and education policy in a variety of ways, not the least of which has been his leadership and entrepreneurial approach to the organisation of the field. His recent published works have focused on comparative social development and social policy responses in the Greater China region and East Asia. He is also the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Asian Public Policy (London: Routledge) and Asian Education and Development Studies (Emerald) as well as a Book Series Editor for Routledge and Springer.
Yvonne was a teacher and teacher educator for over 40 years and is still passionate about education. She was a senior lecturer in Professional Classroom Practice in the School of Education, University of New England, Australia, a position that she accepted after five years as Director of Professional Experience in the same School. Prior to taking up her position at UNE, she had 30 years’ experience in secondary schools including in the roles of Curriculum Coordinator, Deputy Principal and Principal. Her teaching experience spans three Australian states. Her research interests centre on undergraduate research, academic publication, teacher education and policy, professional experience, teacher identity, online learning and virtual worlds. Yvonne was awarded her PhD, focused on school principalship, from Deakin University.
She is an active researcher and gained, in collaboration with other researchers, 4 Internal UNE School of Education Research grants; was a partner in a $200,000 ALTC (OLT) grant, VirtualPREX: Innovative assessment using a 3D virtual world with pre-service teachers; in 2014 achieved a UNE Seed Grant for a one year project to explore teacher quality; and in 2015 gained a $50,000 OLT seed grant to develop resources to assist pre-service teachers to gain online teaching skills to assist them in teaching wholly online into virtual schools.
Yvonne serves as a reviewer for several education journals and is a senior reviewer for IAFOR conferences. She presents on a variety of education topics including publishing as an academic, teacher education policy, undergraduate research, and online teaching at a range of conferences, both Australian and international.
Dr Bernard Montoneri**
Independent Researcher, Taiwan
Bernard Montoneri earned his PhD (African, Arab, and Asian Words; History, Languages, Literature) and his BA in Chinese from the University of Provence, Aix-Marseille I, France. He was an Associate Professor in the Department of European Languages and Cultures at the National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan until January 2020. He is now an independent researcher. He has around 60 publications and was the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the IAFOR Journal of Education until 2017. Dr Montoneri wrote a chapter titled “Plagiarism and Ethical Issues: A Literature Review on Academic Misconduct”, in Ethics, Entrepreneurship, and Governance in Higher Education, IGI Global, USA (2018) and edited a book titled Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism: Case Studies from Universities around the World with Lexington Books (2020).
Haruko Satoh is Specially Appointed Professor at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP), where she teaches Japan’s relations with Asia and identity in international relations. She is also co-director of the OSIPP-IAFOR Research Centre and she was previously part of the MEXT Reinventing Japan project on “Peace and Human Security in Asia (PAHSA)” with six Southeast Asian and four Japanese universities.
In the past she has worked at the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA), Chatham House, and Gaiko Forum. Her interests are primarily in state theory, Japanese nationalism and identity politics. Recent publications include: “China in Japan’s Nation-state Identity” in James DJ Brown & Jeff Kingston (eds) Japan’s Foreign Relations in Asia (Routledge, 2018); “Japan’s ‘Postmodern’ Possibility with China: A View from Kansai” in Lam Peng Er (ed), China-Japan Relations in the 21st Century (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017); “Rethinking Security in Japan: In Search of a Post-‘Postwar’ Narrative” in Jain & Lam (Eds.), Japan’s Strategic Challenges in a Changing Regional Environment (World Scientific, 2012); “Through the Looking-glass: China’s Rise as Seen from Japan”, (co-authored with Toshiya Hoshino), Journal of Asian Public Policy, 5(2), 181–198, (July 2012); “Post- 3.11 Japan: A Matter of Restoring Trust?”, ISPI Analysis No. 83 (December 2011); “Legitimacy Deficit in Japan: The Road to True Popular Sovereignty” in Kane, Loy & Patapan (Eds.), Political Legitimacy in Asia: New Leadership Challenges (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), “Japan: Re-engaging with China Meaningfully” in Tang, Li & Acharya (eds), Living with China: Regional States and China through Crises and Turning Points, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).
Professor Satoh is a member of IAFOR’s Academic Governing Board. She is Chair of the Politics, Law & International Relations section of the International Academic Advisory Board.
*Professor Haruko Satoh is attached to more than one section of the International Academic Advisory Board.