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Miguel Angel Escotet, Ph.D.

Miguel Angel Escotet, Ph.D. 

Miguel Angel Escotet, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
and Former Dean of the College of Education
and Houston Endowed Chair in Education

Department of Language,
Literacy, and Intercultural Studies
and Center for Educational Development & Innovation



Formal Higher Education Degrees:
Ph.D., The University of Nebraska at Lincoln
M.A., The University of Texas at Austin
Licenciado in Clinical Psychology, Javeriana University, Bogot√°
Mining and Petroleum Engineering, Polytechnic University of Madrid and Zulia University, Maracaibo.

Non-Formal Higher Education Studies:
Computer Assisted Instruction (The University of Illinois-Control Data Corporation)
Computer Applications to Research (The University of Nebraska)
Human Resources Administration and Organizational Behavior (IESA/Harvard)
Computer Management (IBM of Venezuela)
Planning and Development of Higher Education Open Systems (The Open University, U.K.)
Educational Planning for Developing Countries (I.I.E.P.-UNESCO, France)
Economical and Social Planning (CORDIPLAN-FUDECO, Venezuela)
Authoring and Development on WebCT, Blackboard, Virtual Educational Platforms and Open Sources Platforms (FIU)

Academic and professional experiences:
See them on his Professional e-Portfolio


Miguel Angel Escotet, Ph.D.

Teaching Interest:

Multivariate Analysis in Social and Behavioral Sciences
Comparative Education and Intercultural Studies
Cross-Cultural Research Methodology
Macro and Micro Planning in Education and Social Systems
Program Development Evaluation
Interdisciplinary Human Sciences as Sources of Education




Area of Specialty and Responsibility:

Comparative and international higher education policies and accountability.
Innovation measurement in university development.
History, philosophy and perspective of the university.
Higher education distance learning.
Cross-cultural research methodology and cultural learning.

In addition he is directing a major research project under UNESCO Chair relating public and private research demands in regard to the Latin American university research capabilities. It compares US, Europe and Latin America sponsored research university policies.

Dr. Escotet holds, since 1996, the UNESCO and United Nations University Chair on History and Future of the University.

Professional e-Portfolio

Miguel Angel Escotet, Ph.D.
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