Associate Professor & Deputy Director, International Institute for Higher Education Research & Capacity Building (IIHEd)
B.A. (Hons.). MA. MPhil English (Calcutta U, India); M.A. Cultural and Educational Policy Studies (Loyola U Chicago, USA); EdM Global Studies in Education (U Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA); PhD Education Policy & Leadership (U Melbourne, Australia)
Dr. Mousumi Mukherjee is Associate Professor & Deputy Director of the International Institute for Higher Education Research and Capacity Building (IIHEd). She is Member Secretary of the Research Ethics and Review Board (RERB) and founding Executive Director of the Centre for Comparative and Global Education (CCGE) at O.P. Jindal Global University.
She has been appointed as a Research Standing Committee Member by the World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES) in February 2020. Prior to this honorary appointment, she has served as a Congress Standing Committee Member of the WCCES, Founding Secretary of South Asia (SIG) and, Co-Chair of the Environmental and Sustainability Education (SIG) of the Comparative and International Education Society. She also serves as Executive Committee Member of the Indian Ocean Comparative Education Society and a life member of the Comparative Education Society of India.
In 2018, she was appointed as a Fellow & India Country Director of the STAR Scholars Network. She was also selected as a 2016 Emerging Scholar fellow by the Oceania Comparative and International Education Society (Australasia & the Pacific). Her doctoral thesis received honourable mention as a runner-up for the 2016 Gail P. Kelly award for outstanding doctoral dissertation by the Comparative and International Education Society (USA).
She has nearly 20 years’ comparative experience in the higher education sector in India, United States and Australia. She received her PhD degree in Education Policy and Leadership from the University of Melbourne, specializing in comparative and cross-cultural education. She also received the Melbourne Teaching Certification from the University of Melbourne Centre for Studies of Higher Education. She received an EdM in Global Studies in Education from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and an MA in Cultural and Educational Policy Studies specializing in Comparative and International Education from Loyola University Chicago. Prior to that, she received MPhil, MA & BA (Hons.) degrees in English from Calcutta University and worked at an affiliated college under Calcutta University as Lecturer for 5 years.
She has received several awards for her exemplary teaching, research and community engagement. She was a Fulbright teaching fellow in the United States in 2005. She received Phi Beta Delta Honor Society Medallion for her contribution in International Education, the Washington Centre Civic Engagement award and Graduate Women Victoria International Doctoral Scholarship. She has published many research articles in internationally peer-reviewed journals and edited books published by reputed academic publishers. She has also worked as an expert consultant with international organizations, such as UNESCO-IIEP, Toronto-based Higher Education Strategy Associates and Australia-India Institute.
2018: JGU Research Grant for project title: “Bridging Internationalisation and Social Responsibility in Higher Education”
Education Policy and Leadership (school and higher education), Inclusive Education, Environmental & Sustainability Education, Comparative and International Education, Case Studies, Institutional Ethnography, Global Ethnography, Southern Theory & Global Dynamics of Knowledge
Global Citizenship Education”- Training of KRPs on Global Citizenship Education for 21st Century Skills for Maharashtra and Gujarat, March 14-18, 2020
Raj Kumar, C., Murthy, Y.S.R., Bharadwaj, A., Sreejith, S.G., Majumdar, A.B., Unkule, K., Mukherjee, M., Srivastava, A., George, P.M., Wade, J., Koshal, N. (April 2019). Report of the JGU Taskforce on Education Quality Upgradation and Inclusion Programme (EQUIP) submitted to The Secretary Department of Higher Education, MHRD, Government of India.
January 2017: India Country Liaison for The City University of New York India Immersion Study Abroad program led by Dr. Amita Gupta, a Fulbright scholar and chair of the CCNY School of Education’s Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture
August 2016: Facilitator of Fulbright-Hays Study Abroad Seminar on “Sustainable Development and Social Change in India”, US-India Education Foundation, Kolkata
May-July 2016: Specialist Consultant- Australia India Education Council (AIEC) Schools Research Working Group and Australia India Institute
August 2015: Specialist Consultant, Plan4Learning web portal, UNESCO-IIEP
Learning Structures” http://learningportal.iiep.unesco.org/
July 2011- Dec 2011: India Country Consultant, Higher Education Strategy Associates, Toronto, Canada
Master’s and Doctoral Thesis Supervision
“Indian Students’ Motivation for Short-term Study Abroad Programmes” – Bhuvaneshawari, M. (Ongoing)
August 2009- July 2011, Researcher and Teaching Assistant, College of Education, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
August 2006-December 2009, Adjunct Faculty, College of Arts and Sciences, Loyola University Chicago, USA
August 2005- May 2006, Fulbright Language Teaching Assistantship, Loyola University Chicago, USA
August 2001- July 2006, Lecturer in English, Department of Commerce, Sri Shikshayatan College, University of Calcutta, India
Research Standing Committee Member, World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES), February 2020-ongoing