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Professor Glen A. Jones appointed new OISE dean

May 19, 2016

Toron­to, ON – Pro­fes­sor Glen Jones, inter­im dean of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s Ontario Insti­tute for Stud­ies in Edu­ca­tion, has been appoint­ed dean of OISE for a five-year term effec­tive July 1, 2016.

Pro­fes­sor Cheryl Regehr, vice-pres­i­dent and provost of U of T, announced the appoint­ment on May 19, fol­low­ing an exten­sive inter­na­tion­al search for a new dean.

“Pro­fes­sor Jones has a stel­lar schol­ar­ly rep­u­ta­tion nation­al­ly and inter­na­tion­al­ly and is regard­ed as a leader in his field,” Regehr said. “He is well acquaint­ed with OISE’s pro­grams and cur­ricu­lum, fac­ul­ty, stu­dents, staff and alum­ni.

“He is admired by the OISE com­mu­ni­ty for his high­ly col­lab­o­ra­tive and thought­ful lead­er­ship style.”

Jones, who has been inter­im dean for the past 10 months, has been part of the OISE com­mu­ni­ty for almost 30 years – first as a master’s and PhD stu­dent. He was then hired at Brock Uni­ver­si­ty as an assis­tant pro­fes­sor in 1992 and returned to OISE as an asso­ciate pro­fes­sor in 1995.

Jones cur­rent­ly holds the Ontario Research Chair on Post-Sec­ondary Pol­i­cy and Mea­sure­ment. 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. Jones has received the Dis­tin­guished Research Award from the Cana­di­an Soci­ety for the Study of High­er Edu­ca­tion and has held numer­ous vis­it­ing pro­fes­sor­ships around the globe.

“I am hum­bled, hon­oured and excit­ed to be entrust­ed to lead OISE over the next five years,” Jones said. “Giv­en our out­stand­ing lega­cy, more than ever, we need to work togeth­er to cre­ate an aca­d­e­m­ic vision and strate­gic plans that help shape the future of edu­ca­tion in Ontario and well beyond.”

Among the many pri­or­i­ties for OISE, Jones empha­sized the impor­tance of respond­ing to the rec­om­men­da­tions of the Truth and Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion Com­mis­sion that deal specif­i­cal­ly with edu­ca­tion and the review of its mas­ter of teach­ing pro­gram, its flag­ship teacher edu­ca­tion offer­ing.

OISE is Canada’s only all-grad­u­ate insti­tute of teach­ing, learn­ing and research.  For more than a cen­tu­ry that includes pre-cur­sor teacher edu­ca­tion at the uni­ver­si­ty, OISE has helped trans­form edu­ca­tion in Ontario, through­out Cana­da and around the world. OISE became a unique enti­ty in the 1965/66 year and is cur­rent­ly cel­e­brat­ing its 50th anniver­sary.


For more infor­ma­tion:

Inter­views with Pro­fes­sor Jones will be avail­able the week of May 25, 2016.

Charles Pas­cal, Spe­cial Advi­sor to the Dean on Exter­nal Rela­tions
Phone: 416–716-7245

Lind­sey Craig, Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Media Rela­tions Coor­di­na­tor
Phone: 416–978-1127