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Stephen P Heyneman

Professor (Emeritus) International Education Policy, Vanderbilt University

Stephen Heyneman was appointed professor of international education policy at Vanderbilt University in July, 2000. In the last 14 years he as worked in four new areas: (i) the international trade in education services; (ii) education misconduct and corruption; (iii) the contribution of schools and universities to social cohesion; and (iv) the variation across countries in the influence of socio-economic status on student performance. This latter area is known as the 'Heyneman/Loxley Effect'. His 200 articles have been cited over 6000 times. He has on the education problems in 65 countries; has lectured at universities in Japan, Kenya, Korea, Belgium, Finland, The Netherlands, Portugal, England, France, Denmark, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Georgia and Latvia. He is a regular reviewer of articles in a dozen academic journals and serves currently as the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Educational Development.


  • –present
    Professor (Emeritus) International Education Policy, Vanderbilt University