Prof. Louis Volante

Professorial fellow

Research group(s):
2. Social Protection, Inclusive Innovation and Development
6. Migration and Development
7. ICT-enabled Innovation and Societal Transformations

Louis Volante (PhD) is a Professor of Education at Brock University, Professorial Fellow at UNU-MERIT, and President of the Canadian Educational Researchers’ Association (CERA). His research is focused on education and public policy analysis; international assessments and the politics of education reform; metrics, performance monitoring, and education governance; migrant integration policies and education outcomes; and social inequality in education. Professor Volante has been featured as an educational change expert by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) (see http://www.aera.net/SIG155/Lead-the-Change-Series - Issue 72).

Dr. Volante’s various studies have been supported by Canadian and international research agencies, professional associations, and universities. He has secured Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) funding as a Principal Investigator for multiple mixed-methods longitudinal studies. His current five-year SSHRC project examines the relationship between migrant integration policies and student achievement outcomes across Canada.

Professor Volante serves on various advisory boards for academic journals and scholarly associations. He is a frequent invited speaker around the world and has worked as an advisor and evaluator for various Canadian, American, British, and European government departments on issues related to large-scale reform. With over 100 journal articles, technical reports, books, and book chapters that examine diverse cultural contexts, Professor Volante is an internationally recognized scholar in educational policy analysis. He received his PhD from the University of Toronto with a focus on Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. 

Note: Starting July 1, 2019 Dr. Volante will be a Visiting Professor at the University College London’s (UCL) Department of Social Science.




Selected publications by Louis Volante


UNU-MERIT