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 (Term Ending  World Assembly 2022)
Professor, Dean, Texas A&M International 
USA

Board Chairperson (2-Year Term)
Carol Hordatt Gentles (Term ending World Assembly 2021)
University of the West Indies
Jamaica

Chairperson-Elect of the Board

Linda La Velle ( Term ending World Assembly 2022)
Bath Spa University
England

Immediate Past-Board Chairperson   (2-Year Term)       
Reyes Quezada (Term ending World Assembly 2021)
Professor, University of San Diego
USA

Regional Vice President Africa  (2-Year Term)

 Joseph Divala  (First Term- through to World Assembly 2022)
University of Johannesburg
South Africa

Regional Vice President Arab States  (2-Year Term)

Vacant

Regional Vice President-Australia / Asia / Pacific  (2-Year Term)
Dianne Cullen (Second Term- through to World Assembly 2021)
Australian Catholic University
Australia

Regional Vice President Latin America and the Caribbean  (2-Year Term)
Mariana Coolican (First Term ending World Assembly 2022)
Social Protection Policy Specialist at UNICEF
Equatorial Guinea 

Regional Vice President-North America

Deb Eldridge (First Term ending World Assembly 2022)
Academic Vice President of Teachers College  Western Governors University
USA

Regional Vice President-Europe          
Roman Svaricek (Second Term ending  World Assembly 2021)
Masaryk University
Czech Republic



Board of Directors (3-Year Term)

Africa

Dr. Tola Olujuwon ( First term ending World Assembly 2022)
University of Johannesburg
South Africa

Australia / Asia / Pacific

Jo Smith (First Term ending World Assembly 2023)
The University of Auckland,
New Zealand

Europe

Professor Laila Niklasson (Second Term ending World Assembly 2021)
Mlardalen University
Sweden

Smadar Donitsa-Schmidt ( First term ending World Assembly 2022)
Kibbutzim College of Education
Israel

Joanna Madalinska-Michalak (Second Term ending World Assembly 2023)
University of Warsaw
Poland

Sarah Younie (First Term ending World Assembly 2023)
De Montfort University
England

Tanya Ovenden-Hope (First Term ending World Assembly 2023)
Plymouth Marjon University, England
Marjon University, Cornwall

Arab States

Otherine Johnson Neisler (Second Term ending  World Assembly 2021)
Senior Research Consultant, Sultan Qaboos University
Oman

North America

Christy Tirrell-Corbin (First Term ending World Assembly 2021)
University of Maryland 
USA

Latin America  and the Caribbean

Sandra Robinson (First Term ending World Assembly 2023)
The University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston
Jamaica


Ex Officio (Limit of 5)

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education 
(Term ending World Assembly 2021) 

Mapping Educational Specialist Know How (MESH)
UK (Term ending  World Assembly 2025)

Universities Council for the Education of Teachers (UCET) 
 UK (Term ending  World Assembly 2025)