Executive Council
President: William F. Pinar (Canada)




William F. Pinar taught at the University of Rochester from 1972 until 1985, when he moved to Louisiana State University, where served as the St. Bernard Parish Alumni Endowed Professor until 2005, when he accepted a Canada Research Chair (CRC) at the University of British Columbia. After two terms as CRC, in 2019 Pinar was named the Tetsuo Aoki Professor in Curriculum Studies. Fall term 1995 Pinar taught at the University of Virginia where he served as the Frank Talbott Professor; fall term 1982 he taught at Colgate University he served as the A. Lindsay O’Connor Professor of American Institutions. Pinar has lectured widely, including at Harvard University, McGill University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as at the Universities of Chicago, Helsinki, Oslo, Tokyo, and Vienna. He is author, most recently, of A Praxis of Presence in Curriculum Theory (Routledge, 2023). E-mail: william.pinar@ubc.ca

Vice-President: Sümer Aktan (Turkey)

Sümer Aktan is a Full Professor of Curriculum & Instruction at Balıkesir University, Department of Educational Studies, Türkiye. His research interests include curriculum theory, history of pedagogy, and teacher education. His book “Curriculum Studies in Turkey: A Historical Perspective”, in which he examines the intellectual foundations of curriculum thought in Turkey, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2018. E-mail: sumeraktan@balikesir.edu.tr



Treasurer: Ünal Deniz (Turkey)

Ünal Deniz is an Associate Professor at The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK). In the past, he worked as a teacher, administrator, and inspector in public and private schools. He received a Ph.D. degree in Educational Administration from Hacettepe University in 2021. His research interests include educational administration and comparative and international education. His recent research topic is on school leadership and management in different cultures. E-mail: unal.deniz@tubitak.gov.tr

Secretary: Naoki Takemura (Canada)

Naoki Takemura is a doctoral candidate in Curriculum and Pedagogy at the University of British Columbia. He hold an MA degree from Tokyo Gakugei University, Japan. His mainly study curriculum theory, early childhood education and teacher education. E-mail: naokita@student.ubc.ca

General Assembly *

Silvia Morelli (Argentina)

Daniel Tröhler (Austria)

Stephanie Fox (Austria)

Lisa J. Cary (Australia)

Noel Gough (Australia)

Alice Casemiro Lopes (Brazil)

Ashwani Kumar (Canada)

Claudia Eppert (Canada)

Clermont Gauthier (Canada)

David Geoffrey Smith (Canada)

Ehaab Abdou (Canada)

Jillianne Code (Canada)

Kyle Hamilton (Canada)

Lucinda McKnight (Canada)

Margaret Macintyre Latta (Canada)

Nicholas Ng-A-Fook (Canada)

Claudia Matus Canovas (Chile)

Huaiwei Gao (China)

Dongyun Cao (China)

Yuzhen Xu (China)

Alex Moore (England)

Woube Kassaye (Ethiopia)

Peter Roberts (New Zealand)

Filipa Seabra (Portugal)

José Augusto Pacheco (Portugal)

Labby Ramrathan (South Africa)

Ursula Hoadley (South Africa)

Crain Soudien (South Africa)

Thabo Msibi (South Africa)

Jung Hoon Jung (South Korea)

Mehmet Akif Erdener (Turkey)

Mark Priestley (United Kingdom)

Brian Casemore (United States)

Denise T. Bazile (United States)

James Burns (United States)

Leslie Palmer (United States)

Molly Quinn (United States)

Russ Marion (United States)

Teresa Strong-Wilson (United States)

Thomas Poetter (United States)

Wanying Wang (United States)

Mercedes Collazo (Uruguay)

Honary Positions

Founding President: William F. Pinar (Canada)

* The list is organized alphabetically based on the countries where the researchers are situated.