Nov 1 2013

Globalization and Its Impacts on the Quality of PhD Education, the second in the projected three-volume FORCES AND FORMS IN DOCTORAL EDUCATION worldwide series sponsored by the Center for Innovation in Graduate Education (CIRGE) at the University of Washington, will be published in 2014 by Sense Publishers. Edited by Maresi Nerad and Barbara Evans, the book invites readers to listen in as nearly thirty distinguished scholars and thought leaders confront urgent questions about doctoral education in a globalizing world:

• How are research doctoral education and the research PhD degree evolving in different national contexts?
• How do researchers in the early stage of their careers assess the value of doctoral education?
• Can international demographic data from existing PhD programs help us analyze trends in doctoral education?
• What can happen when regional issues intersect with the need to evaluate doctoral education and ensure its quality?
• Which quality-assurance model has been gaining favor in PhD education, and what challenges does it pose?
• What accounts for conflict between national interests and international collaboration in doctoral education?
• Is there empirical evidence of globalization’s impact on doctoral education, and on the labor market for PhD graduates?

Globalization and Its Impacts on the Quality of PhD Education, like the first volume in the series, Toward a Global PhD? Forces and Forms in Doctoral Education Worldwide (University of Washington Press, 2008), originated in a workshop convened for internationally and academically diverse researchers to engage in vigorous dialogue with each other, and with the possible futures of doctoral education around the globe.

Contributors include: 

Jorge Balán  (Argentina)
Ahmed Bawa  (South Africa)
Bianca L. Bernstein  (U.S.)
Barbara Evans (Australia)
Terry Evans (Australia)
Emma Flores-Scott (US)
Mauricio Fortes (Mexico)
Jeanette Fyffe (Australia)
Dean Gerdeman (US)
Jessica Graybill (US)
Hans Kristján Guđmundsson (Iceland)
Ian Haines (UK)
Nelofer Halai ( Pakistan)
Fred L. Hall (Canada)
Narayana Jayaram (India)
Hans Siggard Jensen (Denmark)
Barbara M. Kehm (Germany)
Margaret Kiley (Australia)
Louis Maheu (Canada)
Helene Marsh (Australia)
Tokozile Mayekiso (South Africa)
Maresi Nerad  (US)
Suzanne Ortega (US)
Kevin Ryland (Australia)
Beate Scholz (Germany)
Helena Sebkova (Czech Republic)
Vivek Shandas (US)
Richard Strugnell (Australia)