Biography of James Conroy
Professor James Conroy is Vice-Principal (Internationalisation) at the University of Glasgow where he has held the position of Professor of Religious and Philosophical Education since 2005. He joined the University in 1999. Prior to his appointment as Vice Principal, Professor Conroy was Dean of the School of Education (from 2006 to 2010), Head of the Graduate School, Head of the Department of Religious Education, College International Lead and International Dean for Europe (from 2012 to 2013).
He holds his teaching certificate from St. Mary's College, Strawberry Hill and degrees from the University of London (IoE), Lancaster University and VU, Amsterdam. He was Director of Religious Education and Pastoral Care at St Andrew's College and Senior Lecturer in Theology and Religious Education at St Mary's College, Strawberry Hill before joining the University of Glasgow.
Professor Conroy has held visiting professorial positions in Australia, Brazil, North America, and Europe (most recently as EU Visiting Professor at the University of Warsaw), and has published extensively in the areas of philosophy of education, religion, education and liberal democracy.
He has served on a number of government committees and has been a Director of a number of national and international bodies including Learning and Teaching Scotland, and is a past-President of the Association for Moral Education. Currently he is Chair of the Journal of Moral education Trust and Chair-elect of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain. In 2012 he was elected to the Academy of Social Sciences and has held research grants from a range of charities, government bodies and Research Councils.