Prof. Wing-Mui So
The Education University of Hong Kong, HK

  • Executive Committee/Director of the HKIEd Schools Limited
  • Executive member of the World Education Research Association (WERA)




Distinguished Prof. Eva Baker, USA
University of California, Los Angeles, USA

  • Former president of the Educational Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association.
  • 2006-2007 President of the American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • Former President of the Educational Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Former Editor of Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis (SSCI Journal)
  • Dr. Baker is a member of the National Academy of Education and a recipient of the 2007 ETS Henry Chauncey Award for Distinguished Service to Assessment and Educational Science. She was a congressionally appointed member of the National Council on Education Standards and Testing and chair of the Board on Testing and Assessment, National Research Council, The National Academies (2000-2004).
  • Division of the American Psychological Association, and a former editor of Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. She was co-chair of the committee to revise the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing (1999).

Prof. David Walker
Northern Illinois University,USA

  • Professor of Educational Technology, Research, and Assessment (ETRA) Senior Graduate Faculty status in the departments: ETRA, CAHE, & LEPF
  • President: Midwest Educational Research Association, 2013.
  • Board Member: Illinois Education Research Council, 2013 – Present.
  • Board Member: RateCreative, 2013 – Present.


Prof. Ingrid Gogolin(jointly sponsored with WERA)
Hamburg University, Germany

  • 2004~ 2009   President of the European Educational Research Association (EERA)
  • 2009~ 2010   President of the World Education Research Association (WERA)
  • 1993~ 1998   First a member, then spokeswoman for the priority programme "FABER - Folgen der Arbeitsmigration für Bildung und Erziehung" (Consequences of Labor Migration for Education) of the Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation)
  • 1994~1998   Member of the executive board of the Deutschen Gesellschaft für Erziehungswissenschaft (German Society of Educational Science), from1998 to 2002: President of the Deutschen Gesellschaft für Erziehungswissenschaft
Harry O’Neil

Prof. Harry O’Neil
University of Southern California, USA

  • Fellow of the American Psychological Association, a Certified Performance Technologist, and a former member of the Army Science Board and various Defense Science Board task forces. He is editor of the book What Works in Distance Learning: Guidelines, published in 2005 by Information Age Publishing.



Prof. Hannele Niemi
University of Helsinki, Finland

  • Chair of Finnish Education Evaluation Council, 2011–2013
  • University of Helsinki, Vice-rector, Full time post (2003–2008, 2008–2009)
  • Member of Editorial Board, a journal of Eci (Education, communication and information), Routledge, 1997–
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Lapland, June 1, 2012, Finland
  • Professor Honoris Causa, University of Bucharest, Romania, Inaugural Speech 13.12.2010, Romania
  • C.J. Koh Distinguished Professorship. Inaugural Speeches 25.–29.10.2010, National Institute of Educations, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore




Prof. Manabu Sato
Gakushuin University, Japan

  • Inaugural Fellow: American Educational Research Association, 2010
  • Membership   National Council of Sciences in Japan  2004
  • Membership   National Academy of Education (USA)  2001


Prof. Karin Berglund
Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship at Stockholm University, Sweden

  • Karin Berglund is Associate Professor and Centre Director for Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship at Stockholm University. She has focused how entrepreneurship has been manifested in different forms in contemporary society. In this work she has highlighted individuals other than the western male hero stereotype, and has drawn attention to processes other than those resulting in the establishment of new enterprises. She uses her (mainly) ethnographic studies to contribute to critical management, organisation and entrepreneurship studies. Recently she is engaged a discussion on how a more critically informed entrepreneurship knowledge could be introduced in education, both to enhance students reflexive abilities and their relational skills and understandings.

Prof. Laurie Elish-Piper
Dean, The Institute of Education at the Northern Illinois University, USA

  • Laurie Elish-Piper, Ph.D., is dean of the College of Education at Northern Illinois University. She is also a Presidential Engagement Professor and a Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Literacy and Elementary Education (LEED), and she has recently completed a term as NIU's Presidential Advisor on College and Career Readiness. She also served as the director of the Jerry L. Johns Literacy Clinic for 15 years and as and co-director of the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy for seven years. Elish-Piper has also provided leadership to professional organizations, including her service as the president of the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers and as a member of the International Literacy Association Board of Directors.