Membership


Michael A. Peters

Michael A. PetersDistinguished Professor of Education, Beijing Normal University, P.R. China is Emeritus Professor in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (USA). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand and was awarded honorary doctorates by State University of New York (SUNY) in 2012 and Aalborg University, Denmark in 2015. He held a personal chair at University of Auckland and professorships at Universities of Glasgow and Waikato. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Educational Philosophy and Theory and founding editor of several other journals. He is the author of 120 books in education and philosophy.

Dr. Sonja Arndt is a lecturer in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne. Her teaching, research and scholarship focus on philosophies of the subject and cultural Otherness in the early years and higher education, and on promoting the use and importance of philosophy in/of education in educational settings and research. She is the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Policy Futures in Education and the Vice President of the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia (PESA).

Marek Tesar

Dr Marek Tesar is an Associate Professor and Associate Dean International at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He is Editor-in-Chief of Policy Futures in Education (SAGE), Deputy Editor of Educational Philosophy and Theory, and is engaged in editorial capacities with a number of international and New Zealand journals. He is co-editor of 3 book series. His research is focused on philosophical methods, childhood studies and early childhood education. His latest research focuses on the construction of childhoods, and methodological and philosophical thinking around ontologies and the ethics of researching these notions. He has published extensively in these areas.

Tina Besley is a Distinguished Professor, Faculty of Education at Beijing Normal University, P.R. China. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, fellow of the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia, and The Association for Visual Pedagogies; deputy editor of  Educational Philosophy and Theory, and the Video Journal of Education and Pedagogy. She is PESA Past President and Founding President of the Association for Visual Pedagogies. A recent book is  Post-Truth, Fake News: Viral Modernity in Higher Education (2019).

Liz Jackson is Professor of International Education at the Education University of Hong Kong. She is also the President of the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia, and former Director of the Comparative Education Research Centre at the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Education. Her research interests are in philosophy of education and global studies of education with a focus on cross-cultural, multicultural, and moral and civic education. She is author of the books Muslims and Islam in U.S. Education: Reconsidering Multiculturalism (2014), Questioning Allegiance: Resituating Civic Education (2019), Beyond Virtue: The Politics of Educating Emotions (2020), and Contesting Education and Identity in Hong Kong (2020).

Professor E. Jayne White

Jayne White is a Professor Early Childhood Education, Associate Dean and Director of PoPLab at RMIT, Australia; and concurrently holds a Professor II position at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences in the Kindknow Knowledge Centre. She is President of Association for Visual Pedagogies, Editor-in-Chief of Video Journal of Education and Pedagogy and fellow of the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia. Jayne has published widely, edits two book series and serves on editorial boards across several journals.

Petar Jandrić (PhD) is Professor at the Zagreb University of Applied Sciences, Croatia, and Visiting Professor at the University of Wolverhampton, UK. His previous academic affiliations include Croatian Academic and Research Network, National e-Science Centre at the University of Edinburgh, Glasgow School of Art, and Cass School of Education at the University of East London. Petar’s research interests are situated at the post-disciplinary intersections between technologies, pedagogies and the society, and research methodologies of his choice are inter-, trans-, and anti-disciplinarity. He is Editor-in-Chief of Postdigital Science and Education journal and book series. Personal website: http://petarjandric.com/.

Dr Rachel Buchanan is a Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Newcastle, Australia. She teaches educational foundations, and has published in the areas of educational philosophy, pedagogy, technology, policy and politics. Her research area is equity in education with a focus on the use of educational technology and how this impacts the practice, education and identities of educators and students. She is Executive Editor of E- Learning and Digital Media and  is PESA Treasurer.

George Lazaroiu is a senior research fellow at the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, New York, and an associate professor in communication sciences at Spiru Haret University, Bucharest.

He is a publishing executive editor at Addleton Academic Publishers, New York. His books are indexed in EBSCO and in more than 2,000 library catalogs. His articles have been published in Educational Philosophy and Theory, Analysis and Metaphysics, Contemporary Readings in Law and Social Justice, etc.

He has published several review essays in the Sixteenth Century Journal and about 100 book reviews indexed in EBSCO and ProQuest. He has reviewed articles for the Journal of Philosophy of Education. He has presented papers at conferences organized by Harvard University, Western Michigan University, University of Glasgow, Paris-Sorbonne University, Philipp University of Marburg, Wuhan University, etc.

He has coordinated the translation of more than 3,000 pages authored by Richard Swinburne, Edward Zalta, Joseph Raz, Nicholas Rescher, Dale Jacquette, Hartley Slater, etc. H-index: 10.

Georgina Tuari Stewart Ko Whakarārā te maunga, ko Matauri te moana, ko Te Tāpui te marae, ko Ngāti Kura te hapū, ko Ngāpuhi-nui-tonu te iwi. Associate Professor, Te Kura Mātauranga School of Education, Auckland University of Technology. Associate Editor of JRSNZ – Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand and EPAT – Educational Philosophy and Theory. Co-Editor of NZJES New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies Te Hautaka Mātai Mātauranga o Aotearoa. Researches topics in Māori philosophies and Māori-Pākehā relations in education using Kaupapa Māori, feminist, and poststructuralist methodologies.

Leon Benade is an Associate Professor in the School of Education Te Kura Mātauranga, of Auckland University of Technology. Leon is author of From Technicians to Teachers: Ethical Teaching in the Context of Globalized Education Reform (Continuum) and Being a Teacher in the 21st Century: A Critical New Zealand Study (Springer). He has co-edited Transforming Education: Design & Governance in Global Contexts (Springer) and Design, Education and Pedagogy (Routledge). He is co-editor of the New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies and the New Zealand Journal of Teachers’ Work and a consulting reviewer for several international journals.The central focus of Leon’s research is currently on the discourse of ‘21st-century learning’, and the development of new pedagogical approaches, digital use, and flexible and innovative learning environments (‘ILE’). He applies a critical philosophical, theoretical and policy perspective to these issues. More widely, his interests include critiques of aspects of The New Zealand Curriculum, including Teaching as Inquiry, the status of knowledge and the influence of educational reform on the ethical context of teachers’ work.

Susanne Brighouse has a MA in Education from Auckland University, 1999. She has an interest in education having taught mathematics and science at secondary level for many years before taking up an interest in educational philosophy.

She has worked as the Managing Editor for Educational Philosophy and Theory since 2005.

Dr Laura D’Olimpio is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy of Education at the University of Birmingham, UK and co-founder and co-editor of the Journal of Philosophy in Schools. Her first book, Media and Moral Education: a philosophy of critical engagement (Routledge, 2018) won the 2018 Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia’s annual book prize. Her second book, The Necessity of Aesthetic Education is forthcoming with Bloomsbury and she regularly contributes to The Conversation, and Radio National’s Philosopher’s Zone and The Minefield. Follow her on Twitter @Lauradol4.