Assoc. Prof. Zongyi Deng, Ph.D.
Curriculum, Teaching and Learning (CTL)
National Institute of Education, Singapore

Zongyi Deng (Ph.D., Michigan State University) is an associate professor at National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is also an executive editor of Journal of Curriculum Studies (JCS)—the premier international journal in the curriculum field. His interest areas include curriculum content or subject matter, curriculum theory, didactics (Didaktik), comparative and international education, and Chinese education. His publications appear in JCSCurriculum InquiryComparative Education, Cambridge Journal of Education, and other international journals. Recent edited books are Re-envisioning Chinese Education: The Meaning of Person-Making in a New Age (with Guoping Zhao; Routledge, 2015) and Globalization and the Singapore Curriculum: From Policy to Classroom (with S. Gopinathan and Christine Lee; Springer, 2013).




Prof. Vicente C. Reyes, Ph.D.
Lecturer, School of Education
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Queensland, Australia

Dr. Vicente Chua Reyes, Jr. is with the School of Education, University of Queensland, Australia. He is co-editor of the Policy and Leadership Studies Working Papers Series of the National Institute of Education (Singapore). He is a Fellow of the Centre for Chinese Studies of the Republic of China (Taiwan), the National Taiwan Normal University and the University of Macau (China). He is also a Visiting Academic at the Institute of Education, University of London. Vicente has experience in educational settings spanning Australia, Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia, Spain, Italy, the UK and the US. Vicente used to be a Teaching/School Principal for an elementary and high school in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines. Vicente taught humanities in high school (Philippines and Singapore) and in elementary school levels (Philippines and Spain). Trained as a political scientist, his current research interests are in comparative education. Vicente also pursues inquiries into the application of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in education, educational leadership, research methodologies as well as investigating the phenomenon of corruption alongside governance in educational reform.


Prof. Jennifer Chung, Ph.D.
St. Mary’s University, London

Jennifer Chung received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Amherst College, in Amherst, Massachusetts, in both sociology and fine arts. She then undertook the Teacher Training Course at the Shady Hill School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, earning her teaching qualification in Grades 1-6. She taught for four years in New York City, while simultaneously undertaking a Master of Arts degree in Curriculum and Teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prof. Chung studied at Stockholm University’s Institute for International Education for one year, before commencing a Master of Science degree in Comparative and International Education at Oxford University. She continued at Oxford and completed a Doctor of Philosophy degree, focusing on the education system of Finland and Finland’s success in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). Prof. Chung taught at Liverpool Hope University for two years, as a Lecturer in Education Studies. She taught on a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.  During this time, she also obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice. Jennifer joined the School of Management and Social Sciences in 2011, as a Lecturer in Education and Social Sciences.


Prof. Hairon Salleh, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean, Policy and Leadership Studies
National Institute of Education, Singapore

Assistant Professor Hairon Salleh received his Doctor of Philosophy in Education from the University of Bath, and Masters of Arts in School Effectiveness and School Improvement from the University of London, Institute of Education. He teaches in undergraduate, postgraduate and in-service courses relating to teacher and leadership education and preparation. Prior to his academic career, he has taught in both primary and secondary schools in Singapore. His research interests and publications center on school leadership and collective teacher learning comprising areas such as distributed leadership, teacher leadership, professional learning communities, teacher professional development and action research. He was the principal investigator for a funded research study investigating the impact of community-based teacher learning on student learning outcomes in Singapore. He was a co-principal investigator in a baseline research study on leadership and organisational change in Singapore schools, and is co-investigator in a funded research study investigating on school-based curriculum innovation in Singapore schools. He is currently the principal investigator of a study investigating the impact of distributed leadership and teacher leadership on collective teacher learning and teacher competencies. He specialises in both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. In terms of partnership with industry, he has provided consultancy locally and abroad. He actively works with school practitioners on leadership and teacher learning matters.


Prof. Jae Hyung Park, Ph.D.
Department of International Education and Lifelong Learning
University of Hong Kong

Dr. Jae Park joined EdUHK in July 2012. He holds degrees of Master of Education (Distinction) and Doctorate in Education (Outstanding) from the University of Hong Kong. He is a Visiting Lecturer and Research Associate of the University of Hong Kong. He is a  member of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain since  2003. He is a  member of the Oxford Education Society since 2012. He serves as the Head of International Education Research Unit, Centre for Lifelong Learning Research and Development of EdUHK (since July 2014). He serves as the Past-President and Executive Committee member of the Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong  (May 2016 – April 2018) (http://ceshk.edu.hku.hk/).He serves as the Deputy Chairperson of the Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) of the EdUHK. He serves as a Board Member (representative of the Faculty of Education and Human Development) on the Academic Board of the EdUHK (since January 2015 by election). He is a founder and the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Comparative Education Development (Emerald UK).


Dr. LI, Jun
Deputy Director, Education Policy Unit
Chairman, the Hong Kong Education Research Association (HKERA)
Past President, the Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong (CESHK)
Associate Professor, Division of Policy, Administration and Social Sciences Education


Prof. Jun Li is Deputy Director of Education Policy Unit at the University of Hong Kong. He serves as Chairman of the Hong Kong Educational Research Association (HKERA), a Past President of the Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong (CESHK), and also on the CIES Publications Committee and the WCCES Research Standing Committee. His recent publications include single-authored Quest for World-Class Teacher Education? A Multiperspectival Study on the Chinese Model of Policy Implementation (Springer, 2016) and “Ideologies, Strategies and Higher Education Development: A Comparison of China’s University Partnerships with the Soviet Union and Africa over Space and Time” (Comparative Education, 2017).


Mr. Waqas A. Khan
Chief Executive Officer
Hazara Public Schools and College
Changa Manga, Punjab, Pakistan

Mr. Waqas Khan is the Chief Executive Officer of Hazara Public School and College, Changa Manga, Punjab, Pakistan. His school, established in 1985, was built by his mother for the poor people of the village. Because of exceptional educational results and meritorious scholarships won by the school students, the government of Pakistan and Federal Ministry of Education honored the school by giving the institution an “Award for Performance” (a national recognition) and the Best Primary School Lahore Division award. Mr. Khan is a doctoral student in educational assessment at the University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan, a columnist at Pakistan Today, a fellow of the International Centre for Journalists and ICT consultant at the Asian Development Bank. He is also a practicing lawyer and actively represents Pakistan’s civil society at the higher courts in the law suits against the objectionable educational legislation and to safeguard the rights of minorities in the country.


Manabu Sumida, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Science Education
Faculty of Education, Ehime University

Dr. Manabu Sumida is Department Chair of Science Education, Faculty of Education of Ehime University, Japan. He completed his Master’s Course in Science Education in Fukuoka University of Education and Doctor’s Course in Education in Hiroshima University. He has been visiting scholar of the Faculty of Education of Homerton College, University of Cambridge (UK) and visiting associate professor of Tokyo University of Science. Among his publications published in 2017 are STEAM (science, technology, engineering, agriculture, and mathematics) education for gifted young children: a glocal approach to science education for gifted young children (Routledge); and Gifted science education in the context of Japanese standardization (Routledge).