Alexander W. Wiseman, Ph.D.
Office: Education 305
Dr. Alexander W. Wiseman has more than 20 years of professional experience working with government education departments, university-based teacher education programs, community-based professional development for teachers, and as a classroom teacher in both the U.S. and East Asia. Dr. Wiseman examines and informs educational policy development, leads strategic planning workshops, provides evidence-based training programs, speaks internationally and presents extensively in the areas of evidence-based decision-making, teacher preparation and professional development, strategic planning, system assessment and reform, education policy, change management, equitable educational access for girls and boys, institutional capacity building, school-to-work transition, and civic education. Dr. Wiseman's research uses large-scale education datasets on math and science education, information and communication technology (ICT), teacher preparation, professional development and curriculum as well as school principal's instructional leadership activity, and is the author of many research-to-practice articles and books. He is the series editor of the volume series, International Perspectives on Education and Society, and the senior editor of the journal, FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education.
- PhD (2001), Educational Theory and Policy/Comparative and International Education (dual degree), Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
- MA (1998), International Comparative Education, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
- MA (1993), Education, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK
- BA (1991), Letters, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Areas of Expertise
- Educational policy & policymaking
- Large-scale assessment
- Strategic planning & systemic reform
- Comparative education
Wiseman, A. W., & Davidson, P. (Eds.). (2018). Cross-nationally Comparative, Evidence-based Educational Policymaking and Reform. International Perspectives on Education and Society Series. Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing Limited.
Wiseman, A.W., Davidson, P., & Brereton, J. (2018). Teacher Certification Reforms in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries (page numbers forthcoming), in M. Akiba & G. K. LeTendre (Eds.), International Handbook on Teacher Quality and Policy. New York: Routledge.
Wiseman, A. W. (2013). Policy Responses to PISA in Comparative Perspective (pp. 303-322), in H.-D. Meyer & A. Benavot (Eds.), PISA, Power, and Policy. Oxford: Symposium Books.
Wiseman, A. W., & Al-bakr, F. (2013). The Elusiveness of Teacher Quality: A Comparative Analysis of Teacher Certification and Student Achievement in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries. Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 43(3), 289-309.
Wiseman, A. W. (2010). The Uses of Evidence for Educational Policymaking: Global Contexts and International Trends (pp.1-24), in A. Luke, G. J. Kelly, & J. Green (Eds.). Review of Research in Education, Volume 34. Washington, DC: American Educational Research Association.
Wiseman, A. W., Astiz, M. F., Fabrega, R., & Baker, D. P. (2010). Making Citizens of the World: The Political Socialization of Youth in Formal Mass Education Systems. Compare, (November), pp.1-17.