Professor (William) John Morgan
UNESCO Professor of the Political Economy of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences
Professor Morgan has been the holder of the UNESCO Chair of Political Economy and Education, the University of Nottingham, since July 2005. A long-standing professor of education and social policy, he was Director of the Centre for Comparative Education Research and Commonwealth Education Documentation Centre at the same university until 2009. In 2002, he was appointed to the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom and served for the maximum period of six years, chairing the Academic Staff Fellowships and the Professional Fellowships Committees. He has been a visiting professorial fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London and is a Senior Professorial Fellow of the China Policy Institute; in 2008 he was elected Distinguished Professor of the International Institute of Adult and Lifelong Education; and in 2009 was awarded the honorary degree of D. Sc by the Institute of Sociology, Russian Academy of Sciences. He was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of the United Kingdom National Commission for UNESCO in January 2010 and convened the Director General's Regional Consultation of the National Commissions of Europe and North America in the same year.
Professor Morgan is an editorial board or corresponding member of several academic journals including the Journal of Education (South Africa), the International Journal of Adult and Lifelong Education (India), Weiterbildung (Germany), the International Journal of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning (Hong Kong), and the European Journal of Education. He has also been an academic consultant to the Commonwealth Secretariat, the World Bank and the International Labour Organization, an executive committee member of the British Association for International and Comparative Education and Hon. Treasurer of the United Kingdom Forum for International Education and Training (UKFIET). In the United Kingdom he has conducted research and evaluation studies for, amongst others, the Department for Employment, the Employment Service, the Department for Education and Employment, the Further Education Unit, the Higher Education Funding Council for England, the British Council, and for the Department for International Development. A regular key-note speaker: In 2011 he was a key-note speaker to the Hong Kong Teachers' Association; and led a seminar on 'The Idea of the University as a Public Good' at the UK's Quality Assurance Association's annual conference. He has published numerous books, reports, articles and reviews and has supervised successfully many doctoral students, especially from developing countries.
Please go to http://nottingham.ac.uk/education/people/unesco-chair for more details and a list of Open Access publications.
His current research interests are in anthropological theory and educational practice and in comparative education and public policy, especially in states and societies in transition and in the… read more
His current research interests are in anthropological theory and educational practice and in comparative education and public policy, especially in states and societies in transition and in the context of globalisation.
Please go to http://nottingham.ac.uk/education/people/unesco-chair for more details and links to John's open access publications.