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

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

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.

Dr. Andrew Gibbons

Dr Andrew Gibbons is an early childhood teacher educator and associate professor at the School of Education, Auckland University of Technology. His research focuses on the construction and experience of the early childhood teaching profession drawing upon the philosophy of early childhood education and the philosophy of technology.

His book The Matrix Ate My Baby (Sense Publishers) critiques the role of new media in early childhood education. In Education, Ethics and Existence: Camus and the Human Condition (Routledge, co-authored with Peter Roberts and Richard Heraud), he explores the contribution of Albert Camus for the critique of schooling. Andrew is Executive-Editor of ELearning and Digital Media and Associate Editor of the Encyclopaedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory and of Educational Philosophy and Theory.

Dr Rachel Buchanan

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.

Petar Jandrić

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:

Liz Jackson

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

Professor E. Jayne White has a long-standing interest in education, with particular emphasis on early years pedagogy, now spanning over thirty years – most of which she spent in Aotearoa New Zealand. As Associate Dean ECE, Director of RMIT PoPLab at RMIT and Editor-in-Chief of Video Journal of Education and Pedagogy Jayne’s work focuses on the complex processes and practices of meaning making in contemporary ‘open’ societies that are focussed on pedagogical possibilities for proto learners. She critically engages with a variety of methods to support her work, including the extensive and original use of ‘polyphonic video’ – and other means of visual ethnography and digital tools for pedagogical practice. At the heart of her practice lies a strong emphasis on dialogic pedagogy, and the ways in which teachers can best engage within complex learning relationships – regardless of the age of the learner. To this end, Jayne explores philosophical ideas and their potential contribution to pedagogy. She also engages in empirical projects that bring these ideas to life, in partnership with young learners, industry partners and other disciplines who orient her inspiration. As a PESA Fellow she has an ongoing commitment to educational scholarship in general, and as a member of the Editors Collective contributes to a number of journals, book series and books as reviewer, editor, writer and advocate across these spaces.

Leon Benade is the Director of Research in the School of Education of Auckland University of Technology (AUT), and his main research interests are teachers’ work, school policy, ethics, philosophy in schools, critical pedagogy, and the New Zealand Curriculum. Leon’s current research work focuses on how ’21st century learning’ impacts the work of teachers and school leaders, particularly in relation to the establishment of Flexible Learning Environments (FLE) and digital pedagogies.

Related areas of interest include the question of teachers’ critical reflective practice and the evolving role and nature of the concept of ‘knowledge’ in the 21st century curriculum. Leon is currently the co-editor (with Georgina Stewart) of the New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies. He is co-editor (with Nesta Devine) of the New Zealand Journal of Teachers’ Work and an associate editor of Open Review of Educational Research.

He contributes further to the research environment by his work as a consulting reviewer for Educational Philosophy and Theory, Australian Journal of Teacher Education, Policy Futures in Education, New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies and Curriculum Matters.

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 managing editor for the Journal of Educational Philosophy and Theory for the last 13 years and is also now managing editor for the Open Review of Educational Research.

Associate Professor Georgina 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) is an Associate Professor in Te Kura Mātauranga School of Education, at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand. Georgina’s research focuses on the intersections between knowledge, culture and education, including Māori science education, biculturalism, bilingualism and indigenous philosophies.

Currently she is completing a Marsden research project to investigate the use of te reo Māori in the academy. Georgina is the co-editor (with Leon Benade) of the New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies and co-editor (with Carl Mika) of Knowledge Cultures journal. She is on the editorial board of Curriculum Matters, and an associate editor of Educational Philosophy and Theory.


Tina Besley

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).

Ramona Mihaila is full professor at Dimitrie Cantemir Christian University, Bucharest and the dean of the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures.
She is the author of books concerning women’s writing and co-editor for many volumes focusing on gender studies: Representations of Women’s Roles in Romanian Women’s Writing (2013), Identity Construction of Female Characters in 19th Century Prose (2008), editor of Divisions of Gendered Spaces (2016), Transnational Identities of Women Writers in the Austro-Hungarian Empire (2013), co-editor for Gender Studies in the Age of Globalization, volumes 1-10 (2013), Gender Studies: Woman Inside and Outside the Box (2012).

She has been visiting professor at Arizona State University (2010), research fellow for international institutions and universities: Library of Congress, Washington DC (2015), University of Southampton (2012), Huygens Royal Institute, The Hague (2011), grants recipient for conference participation: Hogeschool University, Brussels (2011), Université Paris-Est Créteil, Paris (2013) etc.

She has been coordinator of the European project “Gender Studies and Gender Roles in Romania and Austria: A Contrastive Research of the Literary-Media Sources (2008–2011) and co-leader of Working group 4 within the European project “Women Writers in History” (2009–2013) while now she is a member of the Management Committee for the European project “Gender, Science, Technology and Environment” (2012-2016). She serves as the editor in chief of Journal of Research in Gender Studies, Addleton Academic Publishers, New York.

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.

Jānis (John) Tālivaldis Ozoliņš FHERDSA, FPESA, FACE, Foreign Member of the Latvian Academy of Sciences, is Professor of Philosophy in the School of Philosophy (National) at Australian Catholic University, Honorary Fellow, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, University of Latvia, and was Inaugural Crawford Miller Visiting Research Fellow at St. Cross College, Oxford.

He has been a Visiting Professor at Wuhan University, Wuhan China and University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas. He is Reviews Editor of Educational Philosophy and Theory, Editor of Res Disputandae, formerly Ethics Education, and an editorial consultant on a number of international refereed journals.

He has interests in the metaphysics of Aquinas, Eastern philosophy, philosophy of education and applied ethics and has numerous publications in these areas. His work has been translated into French, Spanish, Turkish, Polish and Chinese. He has also published in Latvian.

His recent publications include Foundations of Health Care Ethics (CUP, 2015), Religion and Culture in Dialogue (Springer, 2016) and Civil Society, Education and Human Formation (Routledge, forthcoming).

Dr Carl Mika is a senior lecturer in Te Whiringa School of Educational Leadership and Policy in the Faculty of Education, University of Waikato, New Zealand. He is of the Tuhourangi and Ngati Whanaunga iwi.

He has a background in law practice, indigenous and Maori studies, and aspects of Western philosophy including Heidegger’s work and German Romanticism.
His current areas of research focus on indigenous colonial and counter-colonial, as well as philosophical research methods.

Nesta Devine immigrated to New Zealand as a toddler, grew up in New Zealand and has been educated in the New Zealand public education system, culminating with a Phd at the University of Auckland with Professors James D. Marshall and Michael A. Peters .

Her research interests centre on educational philosophy and policy. She has published on neo-liberalism in education, pedagogy, prison education. As well as an abiding interest in Maori and Pacific philosophies she is particularly interested in the works of Foucault, Derrida, and, currently, Catherine Malabou. Much of her work involves supervising her wonderful Phd students and post-docs, who take her into diverse worlds. She leads the Doctor of Education program at Auckland University of Technology.

Nesta is an Associate Editor of Educational Philosophy and Theory, and co-editor (with Dr Leon Benade) of New Zealand Journal of Teachers’ Work.

Dr Kirsten Locke is Senior Lecturer in the School of Critical Studies of Education, Faculty of Education and Social Work. Her research explores educational issues through philosophical lenses.

Kirsten was a 2016 recipient of the Early Career Research Excellence Awards at the University of Auckland. She is currently leading a comparative research project that explores gendered career trajectories in Danish and New Zealand universities.

Elvira Nica is Professor at the Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Dean of the Faculty of Administration and Public Management, Director, Center for Human Resources and Labor Studies, American Association for Economic Research (New York), Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences (New York), and Publisher Content Management Specialist, Contemporary Science Association (New York).

She is Editor-in-Chief, Psychosociological Issues in Human Resource Management (EBSCO & ERIH PLUS), Associate Editor, International Journal of Sustainable Economies Management (Cabell’s and RePec), Board Member, EEPAT (Springer), member of the European Economic Association, member of the American Economic Association, and member of the World Economics Association.

She has published more than 40 papers in peer reviewed journals indexed in ISI/Web of Science, Scopus, EconLit, ProQuest, etc. She has presented more than 35 papers at national and international conferences, most of them included in their proceedings. H-index: 15.

Gheorghe H. Popescu is Professor at Dimitrie Cantemir Christian University, Bucharest, and at the Doctoral School of Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Director, Center for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, American Association for Economic Research (New York), Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences (New York), Publisher Content Management Specialist, Contemporary Science Association (New York).

He is Co-editor, Economics, Management, and Financial Markets (EBSCO & EconLit), Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Self-Governance and Management Economics (EBSCO & EconLit), Editor, American Journal of Medical Research (EBSCO & ProQuest), Co-Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Sustainable Economies Management (Cabell’s and RePec). He is Board Member, EEPAT (Springer), member of the European Economic Association, member of the American Economic Association, and member of the World Economics Association.

He has published more than 50 papers in peer reviewed journals indexed in ISI/Web of Science, Scopus, EconLit, ProQuest, etc. He has presented more than 40 papers at national and international conferences, most of them included in their proceedings. H-index: 15.

Dr. Laura D’Olimpio is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at The University of Notre Dame Australia and an affiliate of the Institute for Ethics and Society. She completed her PhD The Moral Possibilities of Mass Art at The University of Western Australia. Laura is Chairperson of the Federation of Australasian Philosophy in Schools Associations (FAPSA) and co-editor of the Journal of Philosophy in Schools.

Laura is a regular contributor to The Conversation and Radio National’s Philosopher’s Zone and The Minefield. Laura has published in the areas of philosophical pedagogy, aesthetics and ethics and her first book, Media and Moral Education: a philosophy of critical engagement has just been published with Routledge.