Board

 

Chair

Jean-Claude RUANO-BORBALAN

 

Co-Vice Chairs

Françoise CROS

Jerzy WISNIEWSKI

 

Treasurer

Jacques BESSIERES

Board Members

Daniel KROPF

Jaana PUUKKA

Jean-Michel SAUSSOIS

Staff

 

Janet LOONEY

Director European Institute of Education and Social Policy

Joint Editor European Journal of Education

 

Gloria ARJOMAND 

Project Coordinator EIESP

 

Christina KEYES

Assistant Editor European Journal of Education

 

Laëtitia MOREL

Administrative and Financial Assistant EIESP

Biographies

Jean-Claude RUANO-BORBALAN

Chair

Jean-Claude Ruano-Borbalan received his PhD in Social History from the University of Paris I Sorbonne. He is an academic and researcher with over 20 years experience and also has extensive experience as an editor and teacher / trainer. He is currently a researcher and honorary professor at the National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts - CNAM (Paris). His research experience covers the fields of anthropology, sociology and the theory of organisations; philosophy and political sociology; as well as the knowledge economy.  

 

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.

 

Jacques BESSIERES

Treasurer

For nearly 25 years, Jacques Bessières taught at Cornell University (USA), the University of Paris X Nanterre and ESSEC Business School in Paris. He is the founding partner of Connectica, a consultancy firm specialised in Education for Study Abroad Programmes. He is also an expert in the management of Information Technology. Jacques Bessières graduated from the ESSEC Business School and has a PhD in Economics (DESS) from the Sorbonne University of Paris II.

 

Daniel KROPF

Board Member 

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.  


Jean-Michel SAUSSOIS

Board Member 

Jean-Michel Saussois is an Emeritus Professor at ESCP Europe Paris campus. He is a graduate of HEC and holds a Doctorate in Sociology. His field of expertise is the evaluation and management of public policies and change management within public administrations and organizations. He is head of the national agency ANVIE which produces and disseminates social science research studies for industry. For many years Professor Saussois has worked as a consultant with OECD through the Center for Educational Research and Innovation and Government, Public Management Division. Professor Saussois is a member of several editorial boards: Sociology of Work, Management and Public Policy, The Public Management Letter.

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

 

Christina KEYES

Assistant Editor European Journal of Education

Christina Keyes joined the Institute in 1996 as Assistant Editor to the European Journal of Education. She worked for many years at the International Association of Universities where she collaborated on the Bulletin of the Association. Moreover, she prepared chapters for UNESCO's World Guide to Higher Education, wrote several chapters for the Encyclopaedia of Higher Education, edited by Burton Clark and Guy Neave and published by Pergamon Press in the United Kingdom, and collaborated on the World Academic Database, published by Macmillan.

Christina KEYES obtained a Maîtrise d'Anglais at the University Paris VII and a Licence d'Histoire de l'Art at the University Paris I, as well as an admissibilité to the CAPES. She is fluent in French, English with working knowledge of Spanish.

eje@eiesp.org

 

Laëtitia MOREL

Administrative and Financial Assistant EIESP

Laëtitia Morel is the Administrative and Financial Assistant at the EIESP which she joined in September 2012. She worked for over 10 years in the field of maritime transportation as shipping assistant. She then underook studies in accounting. Laetitia has a Brevet de Technicien Supérieur (BTS) in transportation with the CCI of the Havre. She is registered ih the RNCP (Répertoire national des certifications professionnelles) as an assistant in accounting and administration with the CNED.

ieeps@eiesp.org

EIESP  European Institute of Education and Social Policy

IEEPS Institut Européen d’Éducation et de Politique Sociale

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