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Louis Volante, PhD


Louis Volante (PhD) is a professor in Education Governance at Brock University and a professorial fellow at UNU-MERIT / Maastricht Graduate School of Governance. He has also held visiting professor appointments in England (University College London), the Netherlands (UNU-MERIT), and Canada (University of Toronto). Professor Volante provides consultancy to various international organizations such as the OECD, UNESCO, and the European Commission. He has served as the President of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) and the Canadian Educational Researchers' Association (CERA). 


Professor Volante’s interdisciplinary scholarship focuses on the global governance of education; international organizations, achievement testing, and policy diffusion; politics and education reform; impact evaluation of policies and programmes; AI, academic integrity, and assessment policies. His research has received continuous funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. His current SSHRC funded research examines the impact of the pandemic on student outcomes. He is fortunate to have a publication record that has included collaborations with over 150 scholars to examine 30 different national education education systems. 


Among his various distinctions, Professor Volante is a two-time recipient of the R.W.B. Jackson Publication Award, which is awarded annually by CSSE to recognize the most outstanding English language journal article. He has been featured as an educational change expert by research societies such as the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Professor Volante teaches graduate courses that focus on politics and policy in education; educational change; educational leadership; comparative education; and innovative assessment. 

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