Gerard A Postiglione is Associate Dean/Research, Chair Professor, Sociology and Educational Policy, Humanities and Social Science Prestigious Fellow at the Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong. He is also Director, Wah Ching Centre of Research on Education in China.
His scholarship focuses on reform and development in China and East Asia. His research and policy expertise includes, access to higher education, the changing academic profession, cross-border university partnerships, establishing world class research universities, multiethnic and multicultural higher education, the transition from university to the workplace, knowledge networks and academic productivity.
He has published over 120 journal articles and book chapters, and 14 books. His books include: Education and Social Change in China, China’s National Minority Education, Asian Higher Education, East Asia at School, 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 and four book series about China for Routledge Press, Rowman and Littlefield, M.E. Sharpe, and Hong Kong University Press. He has received a Best Book Award from the Comparative and International Education Society and Outstanding Supervisor Award from the University of Hong Kong.
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.