Appointment of Professor Glen Jones as Interim Dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)

PDAD&C #70, 2014-15

To: Faculty, Staff and Students, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)
Principals, Deans, Academic Directors, and Chairs
From:    Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President and Provost
Date: March 11, 2015
cc: President Meric Gertler
The Bulletin
Re: Appointment of Professor Glen Jones as Interim Dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)

I am pleased to announce that the Agenda Committee of Academic Board has approved the appointment of Professor Glen Jones as Interim Dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016 or until a new Dean is appointed.

Professor Jones is a distinguished and respected academic administrator.  He has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to service to his Faculty, the University, and the wider community, nationally and internationally.  

Professor Jones is a former Chair of the Department of Theory and Policy Studies in Education (1998-2000) and has served as Associate Dean (2003-2011) and Acting Dean (2009) of OISE; and has been a member of the Board of Governors of the University of Manitoba and the Governing Council of the University of Toronto. He 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.

Professor Jones is the Ontario Research Chair in Post-Secondary Education Policy and Measurement and Professor of Higher Education. He has an outstanding reputation as an esteemed international scholar. His academic research focuses on higher education policy, governance, academic work, and administration.  His current research focuses on university governance in Canadian universities and on international perspectives on the changing nature of the academic profession.  Professor Jones holds degrees from the University of Manitoba (B.A., 1983; B.Ed., 1985) and the University of Toronto (M.Ed., 1988; Ph.D., 1991).

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