Dr. Keiichi Ogawa is a Professor/Department Chair in the Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies at Kobe University in Japan, where he teaches the human capital development, education finance/administration, and development management. His research interest lies in economics of education, education finance, and education policy/planning.

His professional experiences include serving as Education Economist at the World Bank, Senior Advisor at the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), Advisor at the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Consultant at the Asia Development Bank (ADB), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), UNICEF and UNESCO, and Advisory Committee Member at the Japanese Ministry of Education (MEXT). He has also served in various graduate schools including Visiting Professor at Columbia University and Adjunct Professor at George Washington University.

He has served as a Governing Board Member of the UNESCO IIEP, Secretary General/ Board Member of the Japan Society for International Development (JASID), and Board Member of the Japan Comparative Education Society (JCES). He has also served as Advisory Editorial Board for Lao Journal of Economics and Management and Souphanouvong Academic Journal, as well as Editorial Board Member for Comparative Education (Japan Comparative Education Society), Journal of Economics and Business Administration, Journal of International Cooperation Studies, Africa Education Research Journal, and Journal of International Educational Cooperation.

He received a Distinguished Services Awards from the Yemeni Ministry of Education in 2005 and 2009 and from the Lao Ministry of Education and Sports in 2011 for his contribution to the development of education. He also received the Early Career Award from Teachers College, Columbia University in 2009; the President Award from Kobe University in 2010; the Professional Achievement Award from Hawaii Pacific University in 2011; and the Evaluation Award from the Prime Minister of Uganda in 2014.

He has worked on development assistance activities in over 30 countries and has co-authored or co-edited six books and over 70 journal articles/book chapters. Many of them are issues related to educational development and cooperation in international settings. He holds his Ph.D. in Comparative International Education and Economics of Education from Columbia University.

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
Economics of Education, Education Finance, Education Policy Analysis, Comparative International Education
EDUCATION
Columbia University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences/Teachers College, NY, USA
Ph.D. Comparative International Education/Economics of Education, May 1999
– M.Phil. Comparative International Education/Economics of Education, May 1997
– M.A. Economics of Education, May 1997
– Ed.M. Comparative International Education/Economics of Education, May 1995
University of San Francisco, School of Education, CA, USA
– M.A.International Multicultural Education, August 1993
Hawaii Pacific University, HI, USA
– B.A.Teaching English as a Second Language, December 1991
EXPERIENCE
– 12/2016 – Pres. UNESCO IIEP Governing Board Member
– 04/2011 Department Chair, Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies, Kobe University, Japan
– 07/2009 Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Education and Human Development, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA
– 10/2007 Professor, Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies, Kobe University, Japan
(7/2013 Professor, Centre for Asian Studies; Professor, Office of the Americas, Kobe University)
– 10/2007 Visiting Professor (Adjunct Associate Professor), Teachers College, Columbia University, NY, USA
– 10/2006 Adviser, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, National University of Laos, Lao, PDR
– 01/2004 Associate Professor, Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies, Kobe University, Japan
– 02/1999 Education Economist, The World Bank Headquarters, Washington, DC, USA
– 08/1998 Consultant, The World Bank Headquarters, Washington, DC, USA
– 05/1996 Summer Intern, The World Bank Headquarters, Washington, DC, USA
AWARDS/HONORS/APPRECIATOINS
– 11/2017 Shield of Apprecitation, Ministry of Education, Saudi Arabia
– 03/2017 Academic Title of Honorary Professor, Kyrgyz National University
– 07/2016 Shield of Appreciation, Ministry of Education, Malaysia
– 05/2014 Evaluation Award, Office of Prime Minister, Uganda
– 11/2011 Letter of Appreciation, Ministry of Education and Sports, Lao PDR
– 04/2011 Professional Achievement Award, Hawaii Pacific University
– 10/2010 President Award, Kobe University
– 04/2009 Early Career Award, Teachers College Columbia University
– 03/2009 Shield of Appreciation, Ministry of Education, Yemen
– 05/2006 Shield of Appreciation, Ministry of Education, Yemen
– 05/2006 Shield of Appreciation, Taiz Provincial Ministry of Education, Yemen
– 02/2003 Spot Award (recognition of outstanding performance), World Bank
– 09/1997-05/1998 The Dissertation Grant, Teachers College, Columbia University
– 09/1996-05/1998 The Donald G. Tewksburg Memorial Fund Scholarship, Teachers College, Columbia University
– 03/1997 Pre-Conference Doctoral Workshop Stipend and Travel Grant, Comparative International Education Society
– 11/1994 Kappa Delta Pi, Teachers College, Columbia University
– 08/1993 Phi Delta Kappa, School of Education, University of San Francisco
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
– 12/2017-Pres Compare (International Advisory Board)
– 11/2013-10/2015 Journal of Economic and Business Administration (Editorial Committee)
– 01/2011-Pres. Lao Journal of Economic and Management (Advisory Editorial Committee)
– 03/2011-Pres. Journal of International Cooperation Studies (Editorial Committee)
– 04/2010-Pres. Africa Education Research Forum Board Member (4/2010-Pres.)
– 06/2006-Pres. Japan Comparative Education Society (JCES) Board Member (6/2008-6/2017), Secretary General (The 46th Annual Meeting), Editorial Committee (6/2014-6/2017)
– 03/2005-Pres. Japan Society for International Development (JASID) (Secretary General of the Society, 11/2014-Present; Board Member, 11/2014-Present; Chair of Kansai Research Branch (11/2006-11/2014); Secretary General of the 20th & 24th Annual Meetings (Conference)
– 06/1995-Pres. American Educational Research Association (AERA)
– 02/1995-Pres. Kappa Delta Pi (International Honor Society in Education)
– 03/1994-Pres. Comparative International Education Society (CIES)
– 08/1993-Pres. Phi Delta Kappa (International Professional Education Fraternity)