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Jules, Tavis D.

Title/s: Assistant Professor

Specialty Area: Cultural and Educational Policy Studies, International Higher Education

Office #: Lewis Towers 1151, WTC

Phone: 312.915.6616

E-mail: tjules@luc.edu

CV Link: Jules-CV


Ed.D., Columbia University, New York, NY

Program Areas

  • Cultural and Educational Policy Studies
  • Comparative/International Education
  • International Higher Education

Research Interests

  • Regionalism and Governance
  • International Cooperation and Education
  • Leadership, Ethics, and Sustainability
  • Gender Education and Development
  • Comparative and International Education Policy Studies
  • Economic Integration and Education in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Policy Challenges in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)
  • International Political Economy of Education in Emerging and Frontier Markets

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Comparative and International Education Society (CIES)
  • Caribbean Studies Association
  • Mid-West Political Studies Association
  • Comparative and International Education Society, Special Interest Group on the Comparative Study of Globalization and Education, Co-Chair (2013-present)
  • The Educational Research and Reviews, Associate Editor (2009-present)
  • The Caribbean Journal for International Relations and Diplomacy, The University of the West Indies, Book Review Editor 

Courses Taught

  • ELPS 405 Foundations of Educational Policy and Practice 
  • ELPS 455 Comparative Education
  • ELPS 555 Seminar in Comparative Education: Governance International Organizations
  • ELPS 555 Seminar in Comparative Education: Human Rights and Education
  • ELPS 555 Seminar in Comparative Education: Sustainability, Ethics and Development


  • Summer Research Stipend, Loyola University Chicago (Summer 2013)
  • Fellowship, to conduct research in Tunisia, Loyola University Chicago, under Peter J. Schraeder, Primary Investigator, for U.S. State Department Grant (2012)
  • Dean of the School of Education Summer Research Grant, Loyola University Chicago (Summer 2012)
  • Research Support Grant, Loyola University Chicago, Office of Research Services (2011-2013)
  • Book Subvention, Loyola University Chicago, Office of Research Services (2011-2012)