J. Douglas Willms is a Professor and Director of the Canadian Research Institute for Social Policy at the University of New Brunswick (UNB). He holds the Canada Research Chair in Human Development at UNB and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and Research Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research Dr. Willms is the editor of Vulnerable Children: Findings from Canada's National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth, (University of Alberta Press, 2002) which received the Canadian Policy Research Award in 2002, the author of Monitoring School Performance: A Guide for Educators (Falmer Press, 1992), and the co-editor of Schools, Classrooms, and Pupils: International Studies of Schooling from a Multilevel Perspective (Academic Press, 1991). He has also published nearly two hundred research articles and monographs pertaining to youth literacy, children's health, the accountability of schooling systems, and the assessment of national reforms. He has served on the technical advisory boards for Canada's National Longitudinal Study of Children and Youth and the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), and is known for the training of new scholars in the analysis of large and complex data sets. Current interests include the examination of family, school and community factors that contribute to the health and well-being of Canadian children and adolescents, and the use of continuous monitoring in the assessment of school reforms.

Dr. J. Douglas Willms