Joseph Zajda is a Professor at the Faculty of Education and Arts, Australian Catholic University (Melbourne Campus). He specialises in globalisation and education policy reforms, social justice, history education and values education. He has written and edited 45 books and over 150 book chapters and articles on globalisation and education policy, higher education and curriculum reforms. He is also the editor of the 24-volume book series Globalisation, Comparative Education and Policy Research (Springer, 2009 & 2021). Recent publications include: Zajda, J (Ed). (2020a). Globalisation, ideology and neo-liberal higher education reform. Dordrecht: Springer. Zajda, J. (Ed). (2020b). Human rights education globally. Dordrecht: Springer. Zajda, J. (Ed). (2020c). Globalisation, Ideology and Education Reforms: Emerging paradigms. Dordrecht: Springer; Zajda, J. (2018). He is an elected fellow of the Australian College of Educators (FACE).
Dr. W. James Jacob served for 10 years at the University of Pittsburgh as the Director of the Institute for International Studies in Education (from 2007-2017). His research interests include higher education management; indigenous education issues of culture, language, and identity as they relate to postsecondary education; HIV/AIDS multisectoral prevention, capacity building, and principles of good governance; quality assurance; organizational development; higher education strategic planning; and organizational effectiveness. His teaching interests and experience are in the areas of higher education management, strategic planning, human resource management, financial management, policy analysis, program evaluation, international development, research ethics, and organizational leadership and strategy. He is currently a Fulbright Senior Specialist (2015-2020), where he offers capacity building expertise to governments on higher education leadership. He is the co-editor of two book series related to the development of comparative, international, and development education scholarship: International and Development Education (Palgrave Macmillan) and Pittsburgh Studies in Comparative and International Education (Sense Publishers).