Prof Dr W.H. Gijselaers
Wim Gijselaers is full professor in educational research, in the School of Business and Economics at Maastricht University, the Netherlands. His research focuses on educational innovation in higher education, social determinants of team cognition and team performance, and judgment and decision making in management and accounting. His educational development work focused on the further development of Problem-Based Learning within Business Education. Next to teaching in the award-winning Master program Management of Learning, he teaches as visiting professor at the University of Bern (Switzerland) in a post-graduate program for Health Care Professionals. Wim is member of advisory boards at universities in Germany and Switzerland, and serves as chief-editor of the Springer Book Series Innovation and Change in Professional Education. Next, he is affiliated with the consulting firm Learning 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 Associated 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 PhD’s received awards for their PhD 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”. Together with Professor Ann Vanstraelen he coordinates the GSBE research project "Culture, Ethics, and Leadership": https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/research/institutes/gsbe/gsbe-research
He is also member of the GSBE research theme Data-Driven Decision-Making”; https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/research/data-driven-decision-making
- 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).