The Program for Research on Private Higher Education
Dedicated to Building Knowledge about Private Higher Education around the World


PROPHE depends heavily on the development of its international network of members. An aspiration is that members operate increasingly as a Group, with overlapping yet autonomous agendas, frameworks, and methods. PROPHE also has a mission in building a global base of young scholars.
See below for list of all members or see each of the five sections on the left for more details.



Daniel Levy

Distinguished Professor, SUNY, with main appointment at SUNY-Albany in Educational Policy and Leadership



Andrés Bernasconi

Professor, School of Education, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

Elizabeth Buckner

Assistant Professor of Higher Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University in Toronto (Canada)

Quang Chau

Department of Educational Policy & Leadership, State University of New York at Albany

Kevin Kinser

Department Head, Education Policy Studies, Professor of Education, Department of Education Policy Studies, Penn State College of Education

Dante Salto

Assistant Professor of Higher Education, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Wondwosen Tamrat

Associate Professor, School of Graduate Studies, St. Mary’s University (Ethiopia) /

Pedro Teixeira

Director, Centro de Investigação de Políticas do Ensino Superior (CIPES), University of Porto (Portugal)

Professor Fengqiao Yan

Graduate School of Education, Peking University (China)



Seerat Kaur Gill

Doctoral assistant, L.M. Thapar School of Management, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (India)

Prachayani Praphamontripong Kanwar

CEO, Gold Info System Co., Ltd, Bangkok (Thailand)

Juan Carlos Silas Casillas

Professor at ITESO, Jesuit University of Guadalajara (Mexico)

Yitao Wang

Professor, School of Education, Soochow University (China)

Karol Mark Yee

Doctoral Student, University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education (Philippines)

Akiyoshi Yonezawa

Director and Professor, Office of Institutional Research, Tohoku University (Japan)



Malcolm Abbott

Associate Professor, Swinburne University (Australia)

Aurélien Casta

Assistant Professor, Université de Lille (France)

Asha Gupta

University of Delhi (India)

Marek Kwiek

Professor, Center for Public Policy, Faculty of Social Sciences, Poznan University (Poland)

Pablo Landoni

Professor, Catholic University of Uruguay Director General – Ministry of Education and Culture (Uruguay)

Norman LaRocque

Senior Development Consultant/ Director, Dasmarinas Eurasia Limited (New Zealand)

Qian Li

Higher Education Institute, Faculty of Education, Beijing Normal University (China)

Xu Liu

Assistant Professor, The Center for Higher Education Research, Southern University of Science and Technology (China)

Fatma Mizikaci

Lecturer, Ankara University Faculty of Educational Sciences (Turkey)

Marie Pachuashvili

Higher Education Support Program, Open Society Institute (Hungary)

Snejana Slantcheva

Professor of Higher Education, University of Toledo, Ohio

Gury Zilkha

Economic, Financial & Management Consultant (Israel)

William Zumeta

Professor of Public Affairs & Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, University of Washington

Doctoral Research Assistants


Cassidy Gong

Doctoral Candidate and Research Fellow, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University in Toronto (Canada)

Lan Hoang

Department of Educational Policy and Leadership, State University of New York at Albany

Navarro Meza Edson Eduardo

Department of Educational Policy & Leadership, State University of New York at Albany