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This website is designed to share information on the activites and publications associated with Professor Glen Jones and his research teams.  On this site you will find information on current research projects, publications on higher education policy, governance and other topics, as well as upcoming events and presentations. 

Glen A. Jones is  Professor of Higher Education  and Dean at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto.  Read more...

What's New

New book on doctoral education

d"Doctoral Education for the Knowledge Society: Convergence or Divergence in National Approaches" is edited by J.C. Shin, Barbara Kehm and Glen A. Jones. The book was released by Springer in September, 2018. It can be ordered here.


Honorary Degree

Glen Jones was awarded a Doctor of Letters from the University of Manitoba at their June, 2018 convocation.


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Free Speech on Campus: Challenge for Democratic Values

2018 Worldviews Lecture with Dr. Sigal Ben-Porath (University of Pennsylvania) took place on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at OISE.


Recent Publications:


Higher Education Leadership Forum

Glen's keynote presentation at the April 7th, 2017 Higher Education Leadership Forum can now be downloaded from here.


Governance of Higher Education Cover

Governance of Higher Education: Global Perspectives, Theories and Practices by Ian Austin and Glen A. Jones has been released by Routledge. The book is designed to provide an overview of key theories and concepts related to the governance of higher education from an international perspective. The book can be ordered from Amazon.ca or other book stores. 




Coming Up

Glen will be at:

  • Meeting of the Academic Profession in the Knowledge Society research team at the University of Hiroshima, Japan, March 2-4, 2019.
  • American Education Research Association, Toronto, April 5-9.
  • "Scholarship in the Future University" symposium at Green College, University of British Columbia, April 11-12, 2019
  • Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education, University of British Columbia, June 2-4, 2019.

New Book on Professorial Pathways

Professorial Pathways

Glen Jones and Martin Finkelstein have completed a new book focusing on the structure of academic careers in ten countries. The book makes an important contribution to the comparative study of academic work. Information on the book can be found here.

High Participation Systems of Higher Education

Brendan Cantwell, Simon Marginson and Anna Smolentsena have edited a new book based on an international study on high participation systems of higher education. Glen participated in the project and worked on two chapters. The book was published by Oxford University Press in the fall of 2018. Information on the volume can be found here.


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Academic Profession Survey

Glen and his reseach team are currently administrating the Canadian Chapter of the of Academic Profession in the Knowledge Society survey.  Read more...


Download Literature Review
This review details the findings of research on Canadian professors from 1950-2017.




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