Board

 

Chair

Jean-Claude RUANO-BORBALAN

 

Co-Vice Chairs

Françoise CROS

Jerzy WISNIEWSKI

 

Treasurer

Daniel KROPF

Other Board Members

Jaana PUUKKA

Staff

 

Janet LOONEY

Director, European Institute of Education and Social Policy

Joint Editor, European Journal of Education

 

Gloria ARJOMAND 

Project Coordinator, EIESP

 

Susan WIKSTEN

Assistant Editor, European Journal of Education

 

Laëtitia MOREL

Administrative and Financial Assistant

Biographies

Jean-Claude RUANO-BORBALAN

Chair

Jean-Claude Ruano-Borbalan is the director of the Laboratory of History of Techno-Sciences in Society. He is a member of the Doctoral School management team and Director of the Cnam's innovation Department/ EPN. He is a member of the Innovation Research Network, as well as of the 'Institut Francilien d'innovation en société'. He directs the Cnam's Master's degree programs in Science and Technology in Society on Mediation of Science and Technology and Higher Education, Research and Innovation. 

His current research work focuses on several aspects:  

1. The reality and nature of "intermediate knowledge" in engineering or the mediation/transfer of knowledge, which has developed since the Renaissance and has been particularly reinforced in the contemporary period. 

2. The processes and techniques of legitimization of knowledge in the long-run (epistemology and construction of scientific knowledge) 

3. The analysis of public research and innovation policies, particularly around the missions of higher education and the development (framing and standardization) of the construction of legitimate knowledge, in the major national research and innovation strategies and systems. 

 

Françoise CROS

Vice Chair 

Francoise CROS is an honorary professor in the sciences of education at the National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts (Paris, France). Her research and study in schools, curricular and school reforms, assessment of school systems and vocational training for teachers and trainers. She has already studied Latin America, the Maghreb and Sub-Saharan Africa.

 

Jerzy WISNIEWSKI

Vice Chair

Jerzy began his career as a mathematics teacher, subsequently joining the Ministry of National Education. He was instrumental in initiating Poland’s participation in the OECD’s INES, PISA, TALIS and PIAAC programmes as well as the International Education Association’s PIRLS and TIMSS. Jerzy served as Director General of the Polish Ministry in 1998 when an overall system reform of Polish education was launched. He has also led international research projects, including cross-curricular key competences and teacher education. Jerzy was a member of the European Commission High Level Group of Experts on Literacy. He is also a member of the Board of Education for Democracy Foundation.

 

Daniel KROPF

Treasurer

Daniel is the Founding Chair and Executive Vice Chair of the Learning for Well-being Foundation, formerly the Education Foundation. As a healthcare entrepreneur, Daniel has always pursued a deeper understanding of human functioning. He has established, chaired or directed several healthcare businesses. He is also a Board member of the Evens Foundation, of EPTO (European Peer Trainers Organization).

Jaana PUUKKA

Board Member 

Jaana Puukka is an international higher education expert with 20 years of experience in international, national and institutional level planning and evaluation. Before launching INNOVATION ENGAGE in France in 2013 she worked in the OECD Education Directorate for eight years, leading large-scale surveys and higher education reviews. In her new position, she advises the EC, OECD, World Bank as well as governments, universities and science park organizations.  

Janet LOONEY

Director European Institute of Education and Social Policy

Joint Editor European Journal of Education

Janet Looney is the director of the Institute of Education and Social Policy and the joint editor of the European Journal of Education. Ms. Looney has worked internationally as a consultant with several public and private sector organizations. Between 2002 and 2008, she worked at the OECD, leading two major international studies on assessment and evaluation. She was Associate Director of the Institute for Public Policy and Management at the University of Washington (1996 – 2002), focusing on community development and urban education reforms. At the Institute, she also led the Progress Project to consider how we define, measure and promote progress. She began her career as a programme examiner in the Education Branch of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President (1994-1996).

looney@eiesp.org

 

Gloria ARJOMAND 

Project Coordinator EIESP

Gloria Arjomand is Project Coordinator at the EIESP which she joined in 2009. She has worked in the non-profit sector in the domains of public information and education. She has been involved for several years in Canada and France in a neighbourhood-based educational program aimed at strengthening literacy, decision-making and community-service skills among young people. Gloria has a Masters degree in Social Policy and Planning from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and her dissertation focused on researching the effects of participatory projects in the school environment. She completed her Bachelor's degree at York University, Toronto in Political Science and International Studies. Gloria is fluent in both English and French.

arjomand@eiesp.org

 

Susan WIKSTEN

Assistant Editor European Journal of Education

Susan Wiksten joined the Institute in 2019 as Assistant Editor to the European Journal of Education. She worked for many years with comparative and international education in both governmental and non-governmental organisations in France, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Canada and the United States. She has conducted research, edited, and instructed methods for comparative education research for a number of organisations including: the UCLA International Institute; the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning; the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development; the UNESCO Chair in Global Learning and Global Citizenship Education; the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES); the World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES) and the Ministère de l'Éducation nationale in France. Key themes in her research are comparative and international education, teacher education, participation and Global Citizenship Education.

Susan Wiksten obtained a PhD in Education at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), a Master’s degree in Coopération international en éducation et formation at the University Paris V, as well as a Master’s degree in the humanities at Åbo Akademi University in Finland. She is fluent in English, Swedish, Finnish, Danish and French.
eje@eiesp.org

EIESP  European Institute of Education and Social Policy

IEEPS Institut Européen d’Éducation et de Politique Sociale