Team

Jeroen Huisman

Jeroen Huisman is professor of Higher Education at CHEGG. He holds a Master's degree Educational Studies, University of Groningen, the Netherlands (1991) and a PhD in Public Administration of the University of Twente, the Netherlands (1995). In 2005, he was appointed professor of Higher Education Management at the University of Bath. in 2013, he was granted an FWO Odysseus project at Ghent University.

He is editor of Higher Education Policy, co-editor of the SRHE/Routledge book series and co-editor of the Emerald series Theory and Method in Higher Education Research. He is furthermore member of the editorial board of Journal of Studies of International Education, Studies in Higher Education, European Journal of Higher Education and Tertiary Education and Management. He is also member of the Executive Committee of EAIR (and past chair, 2011-2016), a European society for linking policy, research and practice in higher education.

Research interests

Organisational change

Organisational diversity, higher education landscapes

Institutional strategy, identity and image

National and supra-national higher education policies and their impact

Theory and methods in higher education

Contact

jeroen.huisman@ugent.be

+32 9 264 69 78

+32 9 264 69 75

Korte Meer 5, 9000 Gent, Belgium

Academic Bibliography

https://biblio.ugent.be/person/802001399765

Jelle Mampaey

Jelle Mampaey is assistant professor at the Open University in the Netherlands, Faculty of Management, Science and Technology and a visiting researcher at CHEGG. He is also a member of EqualDiv@Work, an international network of researchers with an interest in socio-demographic diversity management in organizations. He holds a Master in Psychology and a doctoral degree in Business Administration. He has published in journals such as Studies in Higher Education, Higher Education Research and Development, British Educational Research Journal and British Journal of Sociology of Education.

Research interests

Governance and management

Sociology of organisations

Sociology of education

Organizational institutionalism

Critical discourse analysis

Contact

jelle.mampaey@ugent.be

+32 9 264 6975

Korte Meer 5, 9000 Gent, Belgium

Academic Bibliography

https://biblio.ugent.be/person/802001642467

Jef Vlegels

Jef Vlegels joined the CHEGG team in April 2018 as a postdoctoral researcher. He holds a master in Sociology (UGent), a master in Quantitative Analysis for the Social Sciences (VUB-KULeuven), and has a doctoral degree in Sociology (UGent). From 2015 until March 2018 he was working as a policy advisor and post-doc researcher at the research unit data and policy of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and as a guest professor at Antwerp University.  

His research focuses on the concept of the networked university, studying the composition, structure and evolution of higher education networks both internally as in relationship with external actors. In addition, he studies the relationship between education and employability in cultural and creative industries.

Research interests

Higher education networks

Social network analysis

University-business relations

Organizational sociology

Sociology of culture and education

Contact

jef.vlegels@ugent.be

092648343

Korte Meer 3, 9000 Gent, Belgium

Academic Bibliography

https://biblio.ugent.be/person/802000405012

Lisa Brockerhoff

Lisa Brockerhoff joined the CHEGG team in October 2013 as a PhD Student. She holds a MPhil degree in higher education (2013) by the University of Oslo, Norway. During her bachelor studies at Bielefeld University, Germany, she was working in the student union and as a student representative in several boards at the institutional level. Her main research interest are governance processes of teaching and learning and strategy development in higher education. Furthermore, she is interested in teaching excellence and how this concept is understood in practice and by policy makers.

Contact

lisa.brockerhoff@ugent.be

+32 9 264 91 68

+32 9 264 69 75

Korte Meer 5, 9000 Gent, Belgium

Academic Bibliography

https://biblio.ugent.be/person/000131134296

Meta Gorup

Meta Gorup joined CHEGG as a PhD candidate in October 2013. She holds a Master’s degree in Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia (2012) and an MSc degree Culture, Organization and Management, VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2013). Her research at CHEGG is informed by her background in qualitative organisation studies. She is the co-convenor of Applied Anthropology Network of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA AAN).

Research interests

University middle managers

Leadership and management

Research management

Identities and identity work

Discourse analysis

Ethnography

Shadowing

Contact

meta.gorup@ugent.be

+32 9 264 91 68

+32 9 264 69 75

Korte Meer 5, 9000 Gent, Belgium

Academic Bibliography

https://biblio.ugent.be/person/000130320207

Queenie Lam

Queenie (Kwan Heung) Lam joined CHEGG as a PhD candidate in October 2014. She is project manager of the Brussels-based Academic Cooperation Association (ACA) (currently on sabbatical leave). At ACA, she is responsible for a mixed portfolio of project development, policy research and membership services. Queenie holds a BA degree in Translation and an MPhil degree in Communication from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) (2002) (with an exchange year at Georgetown University in Washington DC). She started her career as an Executive Officer in the personnel and international offices of the same university for four years (2004-2008) before moving on to study in Germany at the International Centre for Higher Education Research Kassel (INCHER-Kassel) where she obtained a Master's degree in International Higher Education and Research (2012).

Research interests

Global rankings 

Impact of global rankings on university management and governance 

Internationalisation policies and strategies 

Branding and image-building

Research methods for studying the online presence of higher education institutions

Contact

kwan.lam@ugent.be

+32 9 264 69 75

Academic Bibliography

https://biblio.ugent.be/person/000141106102

Melissa Laufer

Melissa Laufer is a PhD candidate at CHEGG. Melissa graduated with her Master of Arts in Intercultural Communication and European Studies from the Fulda University of Applied Sciences, Germany. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Oregon (United States), where she received a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, German and Anthropology. Melissa is a member of the network of Early Career Higher Education Researchers (ECHER) and the Gesellschaft für Hochschulforschung. Her doctoral research focuses on the strategic and cultural aspects of the internationalization of higher education, in particular she is interested in the interplay between the internationalization process and university cultures.

Research interests

Internationalisation

International student and staff experience

Intercultural learning

Internationalisation of the curriculum

Organisational culture

Legitimacy strategies 

Storytelling and narrative analysis

Contact

Melissa.Laufer@UGent.be

+32 9 264 91 74

+32 9 264 69 75

Korte Meer 5

Academic Bibliography

https://biblio.ugent.be/person/000141093368

Lina Zenkiene

Lina Zenkiene is a PhD candidate at CHEGG. She holds a Master’s of Education degree from Rutgers University (United States) and a Master’s of Research in Management from the University of Bath, United Kingdom. Lina has a number of years of experience in higher education. She was engaged in various international and local training and research activities, e.g. at the Stockholm School of Economics, the University of Twente and the Central European University. She visited a number of academic institutions and policy agencies throughout Europe and North and Central America; and participated and presented at higher education researchers’ and stakeholders’ venues. She currently serves in the role of Associate Dean for programme development at LCC International University, Klaipėda, Lithuania. In her PhD project, Lina focuses on the institutional work of quality in the context of cross-border collaborative engagements.

Research interests

Interaction of policy and practice

Organisational learning, reflexivity and change

Knowledge transfer 

Internationalisation

Quality in higher education

Contact

lina.zenkiene@ugent.be

+37 0 686 57056

Adinda van Gaalen

Adinda van Gaalen joined CHEGG as a PhD candidate in October 2016. In her PhD project, she focuses on ethics as an element of internationalisation strategies and discourse in higher education. Her research at CHEGG is informed by her background in organisational studies and internationalisation of higher education.

Adinda holds an MSc degree Culture, Organization and Management, VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2000). She is Policy Officer and Researcher at Nuffic, the organisation for internationalisation of education in the Netherlands. Adinda has been involved in the development of quality assurance tools for internationalisation. She has (co)authored several publications and works as an advisor and trainer. Her main focus is on higher education in addition she is involved in internationalisation of secondary education.

Previously Adinda worked at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences as head of the international office, policy advisor and lecturer. Adinda is a member of the European Association of International Education (EAIE) and served as an elected member on the EAIE General council from 2014-2016. She is also a member of Early Career Higher Education Researchers (ECHER) network and is co-initiator of a network of PhD students in internationalisation of higher education.

Research interests

Internationalisation

Sustainable development goals

Ethics

National higher education policy

Institutional governance

Strategy and policy

Contact

adinda.vangaalen@ugent.be

+31 6 46628577

Irina Ferencz

Irina Ferencz joined the CHEGG team as PhD candidate in February 2017. In her doctoral research, she explores how organisational identity and internationalisation activities shape the ways in which universities – of applied sciences (UAS), in particular – try to reposition themselves in the national and international higher education systems.

Irina holds an MSc degree in European Politics and Policies (KU Leuven, 2008, Magna cum laude) and a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and European Studies (Babeş-Bolyai University, 2007).

In parallel to pursuing her doctoral studies, Irina works for the Brussels-based Academic Cooperation Association (ACA) since 2008, most recently as Deputy Director. Through her research work and project management at ACA, Irina has developed a specific interest and expertise in the area of student and staff mobility in the European context (data collections, trends, and policies). She has equally focused on internationalisation policies at university and national level, the development of internationalisation indicators, and the multi-level assessment of internationality. All in all, she is interested in comparative analysis across various aspects of international higher education.

Over the years Irina has authored, co-authored and co-edited multiple publications. She currently also serves as a member of the Publications Committee of the European Association for International Education (EAIE).

Research interests

• Organisational identity and image
• Internationalisation of higher education
• Qualitative research methods
• Universities of applied sciences (UAS)
• Legitimacy strategies

Contact

Irina.Ferencz@UGent.be

+ 09 264 69 75

Stijn Daenekindt

Stijn Daenekindt joined CHEGG as a postdoctoral researcher in November 2018. He holds a Master’s degree in Sociology (Ghent University, 2009), a Master’s degree in Statistics (KU Leuven, 2012), and a PhD in Sociology (Ghent University, 2015).

After his PhD, he has been affiliated with both Ghent University and Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He is interested in various aspects of social inequality and has mainly published in the fields of cultural sociology and in political sociology. As a CHEGG-member, he intends to introduce insights from cultural sociology and political sociology to the field of higher education (and vice versa).

An overview of his published work can be found on his Google Scholar page.

Research interests:

• Cultural sociology & sociology of culture
• Political sociology
• Institutional logics & cognitive sociology
• Social inequality & social mobility 
• Diagonal reference models
• Topic modelling
• Correlational class analysis & relational class analysis

Contact

stijn.daenekindt@ugent.be

09 264 91 86

Korte Meer 3, 9000 Gent, Belgium

Academic Bibliography

https://biblio.ugent.be/person/802000342162

Maria Manatos

Maria J. Manatos holds a doctoral degree in Management from the ISEG Lisbon School of Economics and Management, University of Lisbon. Her doctoral research discussed the integration of quality management policies and practices in higher education institutions. She is also a researcher at the​ Centre for Research in Higher Education Policies (CIPES), in Portugal. She has published her work in higher education and quality management journals.

Maria is part-time researcher at CHEGG. She started working in June 2018 on the Database of External Quality Assurance Reports (DEQAR) project. This project is funded under the Erasmus+ programme: key Action 3 – European Forward-Looking Cooperation Projects. The main aim of the DEQAR project is the development of a database that will enhance access to reports and decisions on higher education institutions and/or programmes externally reviewed against the European Standards and Guidelens (ESG). CHEGG is responsible for piloting studies on the use of the database.

Research interests:

Quality management in higher education

National and supra-national policies in higher education

Governance and management

Contact

maria.paivamanatos@ugent.be

Davide Dusi

Davide Dusi is a researcher at the Centre for Higher Education Governance Ghent (CHEGG). He received his PhD degree at the department of Sociology, Ghent Universit, in December 2018. He obtained his BA in Education Sciences at University of Verona, Italy, in 2008, and his MA in Sociology at University of Trento, Italy, in 2012. His curriculum encompasses Labor, Organization, and Information Systems. In recent years, he has been involved in diverse projects on community engagement supported by both national and international funding bodies.

Research interests

University-community engagement

The consumerist turn in higher education

Entrepreneurial universities

Contact

davide.dusi@ugent.be

+32 9 264 84 37

Korte Meer 3, 9000 Gent, Belgium

Academic Bibliography

http://biblio.ugent.be/person/802001684297

Bijana Kuzmanovska Tasetovikj

Biljana is a PhD candidate at Ghent University. Her research focuses on the internationalisation of higher education in small countries. She holds a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Management. Biljana has worked for American Corners and EducationUSA Macedonia for almost 12 years, both as a trained EducationUSA Adviser and Corner coordinator. From October 2018 on, she is the full-time country coordinator developing and coordinating EducationUSA activities in Macedonia to increase numbers of students applying to undergraduate and graduate studies in the U.S. As one of the 50 senior advisers within the global EducationUSA network of 400 advising centres, Biljana assists Macedonian students to find the right academic partner and resources. Biljana was awarded Certificates of Recognition by two U.S. Ambassadors in Macedonia in 2014 and 2017. ​

Research interests:

• Internationalisation
• Policy, governance and management
• Sustainable development goals
• Higher education networks and intermediaries

Contact

Biljana.KuzmanovskaTasetovikj@UGent.be