Prof Dr W.H. Gijselaers
Wim Gijselaers holds the chair of Educational Research at the Department for Educational Research and Development, School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University, the Netherlands. His research interests include Leadership development, Organizational Learning, Team Learning, and Expertise Development. Previous research projects include: understanding the impact of learning culture on professional performance and team decision making, leadership behavior and team learning, and cognitive approaches to leadership development. His educational development work focused on the further development of Problem-Based Learning in Business Education. Next to teaching in the award-winning Master program Learning and Development in Organizations, he teaches as a visiting professor at the University of Bern (Switzerland) in a post-graduate program for Health Care Professionals. Wim is a member of several international advisory boards of Institutes for Higher Education in Europe. He serves as associate editor of the Springer Book Series Innovation and Change in Professional Education. Next, he is affiliated with the consulting firm Talent Miles (based in Helsinki). In this role, he has presented workshops for Scandinavian-based companies on topics of Innovation and Change. He was co-founder and chair of the EDINEB network in the Nineties. Next, he was the founding editor of the Springer Book Series Educational Innovation in Economics and Business. He served positions as Program Director of International Business, and Associate Dean of Education. Currently, he is chair of the department of Educational Research and Development, at the School of Business and Economics (Maastricht University). Several of his Ph.D.’s received awards for their Ph.D. Thesis, or papers presented at meetings of the American Educational Research Association, the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, and the EARLI Special Interest Group 14 “Learning and Professional Development”. According to the journal PLoS Biol, 2020, 18(10): e3000918, Wim Gijselaers ranks in the top 2% of scientists of their main subfield discipline on the career-spanning list 2019.
- Problem-Based Learning
- Cognition and Learning
- Expertise Development
- Team Learning Behavior
- Culture, Ethics and Leadership
Professional career history
1999-present Full Professor in Education, Maastricht University, department of Educational Development & Educational Research
1992-1998 Associate Professor in Education, Maastricht University, department of Educational Development & Educational Research
1985-1992 Assistant Professor in Education, Maastricht University, department of Educational Development & Educational Research
1982-1985 Researcher, Research Project Instructional Evaluation, Maastricht University, department of Educational Development & Educational Research.
- Associate Dean (Dean of Education) Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Maastricht University. September 2004 – August 2007.
- Led 7 Program Directors which were in total responsible for about 3700 students, 7 programs and more than 200 courses.
- Led all (inter)national accreditation and review processes. In total 6 accreditations (new and renewal) took place during appointment as associate dean, including international EFMD / EQUIS accreditation
- Program Director at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Maastricht University. Four-Year Program: International Business Studies, December 2000 – August 2003.
- This program has an annual intake of about 450 students, and offers more than 100 courses. Led the Bologna conversion to Bachelor and Master programs.
- Program Director at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Maastricht University. One-Year Master Program: International Business, September 2003 – August 2004.
- Led the design of Master Programs in International Business.
- Chair Leading in Learning Program at Maastricht University. Annual budget about € 1.000.000. This program initiates new learning platforms for Maastricht University.
- Chair Department of Educational Development & Educational Research, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration (1998 - present)
- Annual budget increased from €120.000 (1998) to more than € 1.000.000 (2011).
- Chair “New Initiatives Profile”. Maastricht University (2001 – 2005)
- Led the university-wide instructional reform process (budget about € 1.5 Million).
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