Our Board


ICET Board Members subscribe to the purposes of ICET and make contributions to the improvement of the education of professional educators through research, teaching, and leadership in their country or region. They hold positions in schools, higher education, government or the private sector.


Board of Directors Executive Committee

President (5-Year Term)
James O'Meara (through World Assembly 2022)
Professor, Dean, Texas A&M International 
USA

Board Chairperson (2-Year Term)
Reyes Quezada (through to World Assembly 2019)
Professor, University of San Diego
USA

Chairperson-Elect of the Board
Vacant

Immediate Past-Board Chairperson         
David Mandzuk (through World Assembly 2019)
Dean, University of Manitoba
Canada

Regional Vice President Africa 

Maropeng Modiba (First Term- through to World Assembly 2018)
University of Johannesburg
South Africa

Regional Vice President Arab States

Mohammed Eltahir Osman
Sultan Qaboos University
Oman (Second Term-through to World Assembly 2018)

Regional Vice President-Australia / Asia / Pacific
Dianne Cullen (through 2019 WA)
Australian Catholic University
Australia

Regional Vice President Latin America and the Caribbean
Dr Martha Prata-Linhares (Second Term-through 2020 WA)
Universidade Federal Do Triângulo Mineiro
Brazil

Regional Vice President-North America

Vacant

Regional Vice President-Europe          
Roman Švaricek (First Term-through to World Assembly 2018)
Masaryk University
Czech Republic



Board of Directors (3-Year Term)

Africa

Dr. Joseph Divala (First Term - through to World Assembly 2019)
University of Johannesburg
South Africa

Mariana Coolican (First Term - through to World Assembly 2020)
Social Protection Policy Specialist at UNICEF
Equatorial Guinea

Australia / Asia / Pacific

Dr. Sumalee Sungsri (First Term through to World Assembly 2020)
Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University
Thailand 

Europe

Dr. Laila Niklasson (First Term - through to World Assembly 2018)
Mälardalen University
Sweden

Dr.Sc. Joanna Madalinska-Michalak (First Term - through to World Assembly 2020)
University of Warsaw
Poland

Dr. Linda La Velle ( First term through to World Assembly 2020)
Plymouth University
United Kingdom

Arab States

Dr Otherine Johnson Neisler (First Term - through to World Assembly 2018)
Senior Research Consultant, Sultan Qaboos University
Oman

North America

Vacant

Latin America  and the Caribbean

Dr. Maria da Graça Mizukami (First Term-through to World Assembly 2018)
Presbyterian University Mackenzie & Federal University of São Carlos
Brazil

Dr. Carol Hordatt Gentles (First Term-through to World Assembly 2018)
University of the West Indies
Jamaica

Ex Officio (Limit of 5)

Mapping Educational Specialist Know How (MESH)
UK (through to World Assembly 2019)

Universities Council for the Education of Teachers (UCET) 
 UK (through to World Assembly 2019)

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education 
(through to World Assembly 2021)