Dr Jack Lee

  • Senior Lecturer in Higher Education (School of Education)

Biography

I joined Glasgow in September 2023 as Senior Lecturer in Higher Education. My career in education started at the University of British Columbia, Canada, where I designed and delivered international programs and intercultural communication training for students, academics, foreign affairs personnel, corporations and community organisations (2001-09). My doctoral work investigated the development of education hubs in East and Southeast Asia on issues of talent development, geopolitics, and soft power. I have since worked for Nazarbayev University (Kazakhstan), University of Bath (directing a large doctoral program with 178 students from 46 countries), and University of Edinburgh. In a different lifetime, I also worked for the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Germany and the British Columbia Cancer Research Centre in Canada. Scotland is my 8th country of residence.

PhD (Higher Education; Comparative, International, and Development Education), University of Toronto

M.Ed. (Adult Education), University of British Columbia

B.Sc. (Microbiology & Immunology), University of British Columbia

Research interests

My research focuses on higher education from a comparative and international perspective. My latest publication "Romanticising Decolonisation" takes a critical view of decolonisation discourse and practices in education by drawing on 5 societies I have lived in.

  • Higher education
  • Comparative & international education
  • Politics of education (policies, geopolitics, regionalisation)
  • Cultural diplomacy / soft power
  • Global South
  • Decolonisation
  • Social justice

Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018
Number of items: 11.

2023

Lee, J. T. (2023) Romanticizing decolonization and Asian epistemology: Reflections on identity and space. Asia Pacific Education Review, 24(2), pp. 187-197. (doi: 10.1007/s12564-023-09835-3)

Lee, J. T. (2023) Asian higher education as soft power? In: Kapur, D., Kong, L., Lo, F. and Malone, D. M. (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific Region. Series: Oxford handbooks. Oxford University Press: Oxford, 500-C23.P86. ISBN 9780191964619 (doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780192845986.013.23)

Knight, J. and Lee, J. (2023) International joint, double and consecutive degree programs: new developments, issues and challenges. In: Deardorff, D.K., de Wit, H., Leask, B. and Charles, H. (eds.) The Handbook of International Higher Education [2nd ed.]. Routledge (Taylor & Francis), pp. 415-428. ISBN 9781003447863

2022

Shields, R. and Lee, J.T. (2022) Academic mobility: Global trends and future prospects. In: Tierney, R., Rizvi, F. and Ercikan, K. (eds.) International Encyclopaedia of Education [4 ed.]. Elsevier. ISBN 9780128186299

Lo, W. Y. W., Lee, J. T. and Abdrasheva, D. (2022) Global pedigree and national imperative: Hong Kong universities’ response to China’s grand strategies. Higher Education, 84(1), pp. 141-157. (doi: 10.1007/s10734-021-00758-9)

2021

Lee, J. T. , Lo, W. Y. W. and Abdrasheva, D. (2021) Institutional logic meets global imagining: Kazakhstan’s engagement with China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Higher Education, 82(2), pp. 237-253. (doi: 10.1007/s10734-020-00634-y)

Oleksiyenko, A., Blanco, G., Hayhoe, R., Jackson, L., Lee, J. , Metcalfe, A., Sivasubramaniam, M. and Zha, Q. (2021) Comparative and international higher education in a new key? Thoughts on the post-pandemic prospects of scholarship. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 51(4), pp. 612-628. (doi: 10.1080/03057925.2020.1838121)

2020

Kuzhabekova, A. and Lee, J. T. (2020) Internationalization and local research capacity strengthening: factors affecting knowledge sharing between international and local faculty in Kazakhstan. European Educational Research Journal, 52(4), pp. 297-311. (doi: 10.1080/10564934.2020.1723422)

2019

Lee, J. T. and Kuzhabekova, A. (2019) Building local research capacity in higher education: a conceptual model. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 41(3), pp. 342-357. (doi: 10.1080/1360080X.2019.1596867)

2018

Kuzhabekova, A. and Lee, J. (2018) Relocation decision of International Faculty in Kazakhstan. Journal of Studies in International Education, 22(5), pp. 414-433. (doi: 10.1177/1028315318773147)

Lee, J. T. and Kuzhabekova, A. (2018) Reverse flow in academic mobility from core to periphery: motivations of international faculty working in Kazakhstan. Higher Education, 76(2), pp. 369-386. (doi: 10.1007/s10734-017-0213-2)

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Number of items: 11.

Articles

Lee, J. T. (2023) Romanticizing decolonization and Asian epistemology: Reflections on identity and space. Asia Pacific Education Review, 24(2), pp. 187-197. (doi: 10.1007/s12564-023-09835-3)

Lo, W. Y. W., Lee, J. T. and Abdrasheva, D. (2022) Global pedigree and national imperative: Hong Kong universities’ response to China’s grand strategies. Higher Education, 84(1), pp. 141-157. (doi: 10.1007/s10734-021-00758-9)

Lee, J. T. , Lo, W. Y. W. and Abdrasheva, D. (2021) Institutional logic meets global imagining: Kazakhstan’s engagement with China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Higher Education, 82(2), pp. 237-253. (doi: 10.1007/s10734-020-00634-y)

Oleksiyenko, A., Blanco, G., Hayhoe, R., Jackson, L., Lee, J. , Metcalfe, A., Sivasubramaniam, M. and Zha, Q. (2021) Comparative and international higher education in a new key? Thoughts on the post-pandemic prospects of scholarship. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 51(4), pp. 612-628. (doi: 10.1080/03057925.2020.1838121)

Kuzhabekova, A. and Lee, J. T. (2020) Internationalization and local research capacity strengthening: factors affecting knowledge sharing between international and local faculty in Kazakhstan. European Educational Research Journal, 52(4), pp. 297-311. (doi: 10.1080/10564934.2020.1723422)

Lee, J. T. and Kuzhabekova, A. (2019) Building local research capacity in higher education: a conceptual model. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 41(3), pp. 342-357. (doi: 10.1080/1360080X.2019.1596867)

Kuzhabekova, A. and Lee, J. (2018) Relocation decision of International Faculty in Kazakhstan. Journal of Studies in International Education, 22(5), pp. 414-433. (doi: 10.1177/1028315318773147)

Lee, J. T. and Kuzhabekova, A. (2018) Reverse flow in academic mobility from core to periphery: motivations of international faculty working in Kazakhstan. Higher Education, 76(2), pp. 369-386. (doi: 10.1007/s10734-017-0213-2)

Book Sections

Lee, J. T. (2023) Asian higher education as soft power? In: Kapur, D., Kong, L., Lo, F. and Malone, D. M. (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific Region. Series: Oxford handbooks. Oxford University Press: Oxford, 500-C23.P86. ISBN 9780191964619 (doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780192845986.013.23)

Knight, J. and Lee, J. (2023) International joint, double and consecutive degree programs: new developments, issues and challenges. In: Deardorff, D.K., de Wit, H., Leask, B. and Charles, H. (eds.) The Handbook of International Higher Education [2nd ed.]. Routledge (Taylor & Francis), pp. 415-428. ISBN 9781003447863

Shields, R. and Lee, J.T. (2022) Academic mobility: Global trends and future prospects. In: Tierney, R., Rizvi, F. and Ercikan, K. (eds.) International Encyclopaedia of Education [4 ed.]. Elsevier. ISBN 9780128186299

This list was generated on Mon May 20 05:38:44 2024 BST.

Grants

Hong Kong Research Grants Council’s General Research Fund – “From Excellence to Impact: A Comparative Study of Research Assessment in Hong Kong and the United Kingdom” Co-I with William Lo. (2023)

Education University of Hong Kong Internal Research Grant – investigated China’s “One Belt, One Road” regionalisation initiative and higher education cooperation between China and Kazakhstan. Co-PI with William Lo. (2017)

Kazakhstan Ministry of Education and Science Competitive Grant – “Faculty Mobility and Research Capacity Building” Co-PI with Aliya Kuzhabekova. (2014-16)

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Canada) – doctoral fellowship (2012)

Supervision

I welcome students to contact me about shared research interests and doctoral supervision.

  • Izham, Nur Afzan Binti
    KNOWLEDGE SHARING PRACTICES & INTERACTION PATTERNS AMONG ACADEMICIANS IN MALAYSIAN HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS

I have successfully supervised these doctoral students to completion:

Paula Sanderson (2023), Transnational Education: Inclusive Development or Recolonisation? (with Dan Davies, University of Bath)

Dana Abdrasheva (2023), National Aspirations in Higher Education Institutional Partnership: The Case of Kazakhstan and China; Education University of Hong Kong (with Pan Suyan, EdUHK)

Katalin Kovacs (2021), A case study based in Mongolia: Does the accreditation process improve student learning performances? (with Ian Jamieson, University of Bath)

Fahdia Khalid (2021), University Industry Knowledge Exchange for Academic’s Professional Development (with John Brennan, University of Bath)

Wael Mekdach (2020), The Role of Organizational Culture in Shaping the Academic and Societal Roles of Lebanese Private Higher  (with John Davies, University of Bath) -- awarded the Richard and Shirley Mawditt Prize for the Best DBA dissertation 2020

Togzhan Jumagulova (2018), Student Financial Aid Policies in Comparative Perspective: Equity and Efficiency Issues in Kazakhstan and Ontario, Canada (with Ali Ait Si Mhamed, Nazarbayev University)

Teaching

I'm currently teaching Introduction to Educational and Social Research (EDUC5410) in the autumn of 2023. Future plans to teach comparative & international education and higher education are under way...

Professional activities & recognition

Prizes, awards & distinctions

  • 2015: Best Dissertation (Higher Education Special Interest Group, Comparative and International Education Society)
  • 2021: Teacher of the Year (runner-up) (Edinburgh University Student Association)

Editorial boards

  • 2023 - 2026: Compare

Additional information

I am affiliated with the International Centre for Higher Education Management at the University of Bath as a visiting professor (guest lectures for its doctoral program).

I am a member of the executive committee of the British Association for International and Comparative Education (BAICE).

I am on the editorial board of Compare