Fernando Reimers
Ford Foundation Professor of Practice in International Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Fernando M. Reimers is the Ford Foundation Professor of International Education and Director of Global Education and of International Education Policy at Harvard University. He teaches courses on the relationship between education policy, democratic citizenship, and instructional improvement. His current research focuses on the impact of education policy and teacher professional development on literacy competencies, citizenship, and advanced cognitive skills. He is also a technical advisor to a cross-national study of democratic citizenship skills and civic education in Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Paraguay, part of the Third Civic Education Study of the Hamburg-based International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement.

Prior to joining the faculty of the Graduate School of Education in 1997 he was senior education specialist at the World Bank. He also worked as research associate, institute associate, and fellow at the Harvard Institute for International Development and on the faculty at Universidad Central de Venezuela. He has extensive experience in the area of international development assistance with the United States Agency for International Development, the World Bank, the InterAmerican Development Bank, and other Development Organizations. He has worked in Egypt, Jordan, Pakistan, and most countries in Latin America.


  • EdD, Harvard University

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