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Research Professor in Education, Boston College

Andy Hargreaves is Visiting Professor at the University of Ottawa, Research Professor at Boston College, Distinguished Visiting Professor at Hong Kong University and Professor II at the University of Stavanger in Norway.

He is President and Director of the ARC Education Project which advances an equitable, inclusive and humantiarian approach to educational change. His book, Moving: A Memoir of Education and Social Mobility, will be published in June.

He is President of the International Congress of School Effectiveness and Improvement, Adviser in Education to the First Minister of Scotland and from 2015-2018 to the Premier of Ontario.

Andy has consulted with the OECD, the World Bank, governments, universities and professional associations worldwide. He has given keynote addresses in 50 countries, 47 US states and all Australian states and Canadian provinces. Andy’s more than 30 books have attracted multiple Outstanding Writing Awards, including the highest value book award in education, The Grawemeyer, in 2015. Andy is ranked in the top 20 scholars with most influence on US education policy debate. He has a Google Scholar citation score of over 60,000 citations and his book Changing Teachers, Changing Times is one of the top three most cited books ever about the work of teaching, from any author. In 2015, Boston College gave him its Excellence in Teaching with Technology Award. He is holder of the Whitworth Award for contributions to educational research in Canada, and the Horace Mann and Robert Owen awards for services to public education in the US and Scotland, respectively. Andy holds Honorary Doctorates from the Education University of Hong Kong and the University of Uppsala in Sweden.

Andy has two children and four grandchildren, including identical twins. He is an avid long-distance hiker, and always up for a game of pool.

Andy’s most recent book (with Michael O’Connor) is Collaborative Professionalism: when teaching together means learning for all (Corwin, 2018).


  • –present
    Research Professor in Education, Boston College


  • 1985 
    University of Leeds, UK, PhD Sociology


Honorary Doctorate, University of Uppsala; Honorary Doctorate, Education University of Hong Kong; 2015 Grawemeyer Award in Education; Whitworth Award for contributions to educational research in Canada;