Honorable Professors

Michael A. Peters

Michael A. Peters is currently Distinguished Professor of Faculty of Education at Beijing Normal University, Emeritus Professor at the University of Illinois and Senior Research Fellow at Auckland University. He is editor-in-chief of Educational Philosophy and Theory and Beijing International Review of Education, and founding editor of six international journals. Professor Peterss main research interests are the intersections of philosophy, education and political economy and he has written over 100 books, including works on Wittgenstein, Foucault, Derrida, Lyotard.

Tina Besley

Tina Besley is a Distinguished Professor of Faculty of Education at Beijing Normal University. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, UK; of the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia, and the Association for Visual Pedagogies. Professor Tina is deputy editor for Educational Philosophy and Theory, associate editor for the Beijing International Review of Education and is Project Manager for PESA Agora. Her research interests are philosophy of education; education policy & politics; globalization; and interculturalism.

David Andrew Turner

Professor David Andrew Turner is Professor Emeritus of Education at the University of South Wales, and Professor at the Institute for International and Comparative Education (IICE), Beijing Normal University. He is a Fellow of the Academy for Social Science and Honorary Member of the British Association for International and Comparative Education. He is the author of several books, including Quality in Higher Education (Sense Publishing, 2012) and Theory and Practice of Education (Continuum Books, 2007), as well as numerous scholarly articles in peer reviewed journals. His research interests range across Comparative Education, Higher Education, Education Policy and Leadership and Management in Education.

Gregery Misiaszek  

Dr. Greg Misiaszek is a Freirean and a critical comparative educator. Dr. Misiaszek’s most current research is on the intersections between Global Citizenship Education (GCE) and environmental pedagogies, including Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), as they coincide and conflict with various spheres of citizenship (from local to planetary) and citizenship education models. His comparative ecopedagogical research has focused on how socio-environmental connections are taught, not taught, or mis-taught, and the local/global political reasons why. Before working at BNU, he worked for nearly 20 years at the University of Southern California’s (USC) Davis School of Gerontology helping to develop educational programs and managing transformative programs which focused on ending various types of social injustices including ageism, elder abuse, and disabilities discrimination (including fall prevention).

Lauren Misiaszek

Lauren joined the Beijing Normal University faculty in 2013. Before that, her two most recent full-time positions were as a United Kingdom Fulbright Scholar at Roehampton University in London and immediately before that for three years as a national program manager for the US Veterans Administration in Los Angeles. She has been involved with the leadership of the Paulo Freire Institute, UCLA since 2007. Her research and publications (in English, Spanish, and Portuguese) have focused on a wide range of issues broadly related to social justice and education. Lauren is a member of the Teaching in Higher Education Editorial Board.