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Higher Education expert Glen Jones appointed Interim Dean of OISE

March 12, 2015


Higher education expert Glen Jones, Ontario Research Chair in Post-Secondary Education Policy and Measurement and Professor of Higher Education has been appointed Interim Dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) of the University of Toronto, beginning July 1, 2015, announced yesterday by the University’s Vice-President and Provost Cheryl Regehr. His appointment continues until June 30, 2016, or until a new Dean is appointed.

“I am grateful that Professor Jones has agreed to serve in this important role. Please join me in welcoming him,” said Professor Regehr.

Jones is a distinguished and respected academic administrator who has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to service to OISE, the University, and the wider community, nationally and internationally.

Among his many roles, Jones served OISE’s Department of Theory and Policy Studies in Education as Chair from 1998 to 2000 and OISE as Associate Dean, Academic from 2003-2011, as well as Acting Dean in 2009. He has been a member of the Governing Council of the University of Toronto, the Board of Governors of the University of Manitoba and he is a past president of the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education and former editor of the Canadian Journal of Higher Education.

Jones has an outstanding reputation as an esteemed international scholar whose research focuses on higher education policy, governance, academic work, and administration. His current research concentrates on university governance in Canadian universities and on international perspectives on the changing nature of the academic profession.

An OISE alum, (M.Ed. 1988; Ph.D. 1991), Jones also holds degrees from the University of Manitoba (B.A., 1983; B.Ed., 1985).