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The purpose of this website is to share with you some information about the scholarship, teaching, and service of Dr. Emmanuel Jean-Francois not only as a faculty at Ohio University, but also and especially as a scholar and practitioner in Transnational, Global, International, and Comparative Education (TGICE), which he referred as the TGICE family.


Dr. Emmanuel Jean-Francois is an Associate Professor of Comparative and International Educational Leadership at Ohio University. He is the Coordinator of the Doctoral program in Educational Administration/Leadership, as well as the doctoral specialization in Comparative and International Educational Leadership. He previously served as Assistant Professor of Human Services Leadership and Director of the Master’s program in Transnational Human Services at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. He earned a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction (Adult, Higher Education, and Human Resources Development) from the University of South Florida (USF), a Master’s degree in Human Services (Organization Management and Leadership) from Springfield College, a joint Postgraduate Diploma in Population and Development from the State University of Haiti and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and a joint postgraduate certificate in Psycho-education and social health, from the Schools of Cadres in Special Education of Port-au- Prince and Versailles. He studied Anthropology and Sociology at the State University of Haiti, and Pedagogy of Secondary Education at the University Institute of Educational Sciences. 


Dr. Jean-Francois taught for three years at Springfield College, served as Campus Coordinator for an international program in Youth Leadership at the University of South Florida (in collaboration with Georgetown University), and Research Coordinator at the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute. 


His most recent books include: "Transnational perspectives on innovation in teaching and learning technologies (2018)", Perspectives in Transnational Higher Education (2016), “Building global education with a local perspective: An introduction to global higher education (2015)”, “Financial sustainability for nonprofit organizations (2014)”, “Trans-cultural blended learning and teaching in post-secondary education (2012)”, “DREAM model to start a small business (2011)”, and “Global education on trial by U.S. college professors (2010)”. 


Dr. Jean-Francois’ research findings have been published in several peer review journals. Dr. Jean Francois is the Chair of the African Educational Research Network (AERN), a past president of the Transnational Education and Learning Society (TELS), and a former Editor of the peer review journal Human Services Today.  He has served as reviewer for Global Education Review, Journal of International Students, Human Services Today, American Educational Research Journal, and International Journal of Multicultural Education


He is the Editor of the on-line peer review journal The African Symposium. He has served as guest speakers in several conferences and presented at various regional, national, and international conferences about his research on adult and continuing education, non- traditional college students, global education, transnational education, transcultural issues, globalization, international development, study abroad, transformative learning, scholarship of teaching and learning, and community based participatory research.  


Please, seize that opportunity to engage with Dr. Jean-Francois in any capacity possible!




Dr. Emmanuel Jean-Francois
Associate Professor
Coordinator- Comparative and International Educational Leadership (CIEL)

Educational Studies Department
The Gladys W. and David Patton College of Education
Affiliated Faculty, Center for International Studies
Ohio University
302T McCracken Hall, Athens OH 45701
Email: jeanfran@ohio.edu
Tel. (740) 593-4731
Fax. (740) 593-0477

302T McCracken Hall
Ohio University, College of Education
Athens, Ohio 45701

Phone: +1 740 8181274+1 740 8181274

E-mail: jeanfran@ohio.edu

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