Gerard A. Postiglione is Professor and Head, Division of Policy, Administration and Social Sciences at the Faculty of Education, and Director of the Wah Ching Center of Research on Education in China of the University of Hong Kong.
His scholarship focuses on reform and development in China and East Asia. His research and policy expertise includes:
• Access to higher education for low-income and minority students
• The transition from university to the workplace
• Community college models
• The changing academic profession
• Establishing new research universities
• Cross-border university partnerships
• Knowledge networks and academic productivity
He has published over 100 journal articles and book chapters, and 12 books. His books include: Asian Higher Education, East Asia at School, Education and Social Change in China, China’s National Minority Education, and Crossing Borders in East Asian Higher Education. He is also editor of the journal, Chinese Education and Society, and three book series about China.
He was a researcher/consultant for projects of the Asian Development Bank, Department for International Development, Institute of International Education, Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development, United Nations Development Programme, World Bank, and other international development agencies.
He has advised international foundations, including the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching on the academic profession, and as senior consultant at the Ford Foundation/Beijing for one year to establish a grants framework for educational reform and cultural vitality. He has done work for NGOs including Save the Children and the Clinton Global Initiative.
He has been brought to 20 countries to speak on educational reform topics. He appears on CNN, and is quoted in publications such as New York Times, International Herald Tribune, BusinessWeek and Newsweek, and writes for Hong Kong’s English and Chinese language press.
He held sabbatical appointments at the Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Columbia University Institute for East Asian Studies, Stanford University School of Education, George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development, and Boston College Center for International Higher Education.