Postiglione, GA


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Professor Postiglione, Gerard A 白傑瑞

Honorary Professor

Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
1972The State University of New YorkB.S.
1980The State University of New YorkPh.D.

Gerard A. Postiglione is Professor and Head, Division of Policy, Administration and Social Sciences at the Faculty of Education, and Director of the Wah Ching Center of Research on Education in China of the University of Hong Kong.

His scholarship focuses on reform and development in China and East Asia. His research and policy expertise includes:

   •	Access to higher education for low-income and minority students
   •	The transition from university to the workplace
   •	Community college models
   •	The changing academic profession
   •	Establishing new research universities
   •	Cross-border university partnerships
   •	Knowledge networks and academic productivity

He has published over 100 journal articles and book chapters, and 12 books. His books include: Asian Higher Education, East Asia at School, Education and Social Change in China, China’s National Minority Education, and Crossing Borders in East Asian Higher Education. He is also editor of the journal, Chinese Education and Society, and three book series about China.

He was a researcher/consultant for projects of the Asian Development Bank, Department for International Development, Institute of International Education, Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development, United Nations Development Programme, World Bank, and other international development agencies.

He has advised international foundations, including the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching on the academic profession, and as senior consultant at the Ford Foundation/Beijing for one year to establish a grants framework for educational reform and cultural vitality. He has done work for NGOs including Save the Children and the Clinton Global Initiative.

He has been brought to 20 countries to speak on educational reform topics. He appears on CNN, and is quoted in publications such as New York Times, International Herald Tribune, BusinessWeek and Newsweek, and writes for Hong Kong’s English and Chinese language press.

He held sabbatical appointments at the Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Columbia University Institute for East Asian Studies, Stanford University School of Education, George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development, and Boston College Center for International Higher Education.

Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2006-12-01Outstanding Student Research Supervisor Award: University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
Research Achievement
2015-03-11Lifetime Contribution Award for Studies in Higher Education: The Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), March 11, 2015
Research Achievement
2015-06-29Humanities and Social Science Prestigious Fellow (2015-2016): Universities Grants Committee
Research Achievement
2016-04-01AERA Fellow for Excellence in Research: American Educational Research Association, April 9, 2016
Research Achievement
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
1985 to presentMemberHong Kong Anthropological Society
1995 to present/approxMemberAsia Society - Hong Kong
1981 to presentMemberAmerican Educational Research Association
1997 to presentMemberHong Kong Sociological Association
1985 to presentMemberAssociation of Asian Studies
Founding member to presentMemberHong Kong Comparative Education Society
1980 to presentMemberAmerican Sociological Association
1983 to presentMemberInternational and Comparative Education Research Association
Media Contact Directory
Area of Expertise:
Area of Expertise (EN)Area of Expertise (ZH)
Community college models社區書院模式
Diversity and multicultural education多元化文化教育
Equity and social justice in higher education高等教育的公平與公正
China’s world class research universities中國世界一流大學
Mass higher education in Asia東亞高教大眾化
Sino-foreign cooperation in higher education中外合作辦學
University graduate employment大學生就業問題
Spoken Languages:
Spoken Language(s) (EN)Spoken Language(s) (ZH)
English, Putonghua英語、普通話
Written Languages:
Written Language(s) (EN)Written Language(s) (ZH)
English, Chinese英文、中文
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