Mathies Charles, visiting researcher

Mathies Charles, visiting researcher

Converis: https://converis.jyu.fi/converis/portal/Person/4406370

Educational systems and society research area
Higher education studies team (HIEST)
Migration, mobilities and internationalization (miNET)
 
Charles Mathies is currently a visiting researcher (2022-2025) at the Finnish Institute for Educational Research (KTL) and an assistant professor (tenure track) in the department of Educational Foundations and Leadership at Old Dominion university (USA). He is also a docent with the Higher Education Group (HEG) at Tampere University (Finland).
Dr. Mathies' research focuses on the role of global markets, politics, and infrastructures in the movement of knowledge, data, and people. He recently completed an Academy of Finland Research Fellowship (based at KTL, 2017-2022) focused on international student migration and mobility in Finland and Europe. Dr. Mathies is an Associate Editor for the Journal of International Students (JIS) and sits on the editorial board for Tertiary Education and Management journal (TEAM). For 2021-2025 he represents (1 of 2) Finland on the Management Committee for the EU COST ACTION "European Network on International Student Mobility: Connecting Research and Practice". For 2020-2021 he was Finland's representative in the Expert Group of OECD's  project "Reducing the precarity of researchers' careers".  He previously has held multiple university management positions in Europe and the United States primarily focused on strategic planning, data analytics, and institutional research. Dr. Mathies has published, taught, consulted and facilitated workshops globally on topics ranging from international student migration and mobility to higher education finance and policy, strategic and institutional planning and data analytics.
 
Research Interests:
International student migration and mobility
Educational policy
Academic Science Enterprise (publishing, knowledge production, etc.)
Higher education data usage and analytics
Evaluation and data - quantitative modeling (applied)
Political economy and higher education

 

Selected recent publications:
Kivistö, J. & Mathies, C. (in press). Impacts of performance-based research funding to internal incentivization of universities. In Benedetto Lepori, Ben Jongbloed, & Diana Hicks (Eds.) The handbook of public research funding. Edward Elgar.
 
Mathies, C. & Ferland, C. (in press). Institutional strategic planning: Aligning strategy, mission, and goals. In Kristina Powers & Patrick Schloss (Eds.) Organization and administration in higher education. (3rd edition). Routledge Press.
 
Mathies, C. & Koo, K. (Eds.) (2022). International students' lives in challenging times: Lived experiences and changing identities. Special issue of Journal of international students. V12, S2. https://ojed.org/index.php/jis/issue/view/179
 
Koo, K., & Mathies, C. (2022). New voices from intersecting identities among international students around the world: Transcending single stories of coming and leaving. Journal of international students. V12, S2. 1-13. https://ojed.org/index.php/jis/article/view/4776
 
Mathies, C. & Cantwell, B. (2022). Intra-regional mobility of PhD students in the European Union: The outcomes of region-making policy? Policy reviews in higher education. 6:2, 230-251.  DOI: 10.1080/23322969.2022.2105256
 
Weimer, L. & Mathies, C. (2022). Internationalisation at home: Critical analysis of challenges, tensions, and obstacles in Finnish higher education. In Leon Cremonini, John Taylor, & K.M. Joshi (Eds.)  Converging internationalization: Reconfiguring global higher education in the 21st century.  Springer. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-031-05106-7_3
 
Mathies, C. & Karhuhen , H. (2021). International student migration in Finland: The role of graduation on staying. Journal of international students. 11(4), 874–894. https://www.ojed.org/index.php/jis/article/view/2427
 
Mathies, C. (2021). Being an academic and engaging in social change. Liikkeessä yli rajojen (in motion across borders) https://liikkeessaylirajojen.fi/being-an-academic-and-engaging-in-social-change/
 
Mathies, C., & Karhuhen, H. (2021). Do they stay or go? Analysis of international students in Finland. Globalisation, societies, and education. 19 (3), 298-310.   https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14767724.2020.1816926
 
Mathies, C., Kivistö, J., & Birnbaum, M. (2020). Following the money? Performance-based funding and the changing publication patterns of Finnish academics. Higher Education. 79, 21-37. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10734-019-00394-4
 
Mathies, C. & Karhunen, H. (2019). Suomeen valmistumisen jälkeen jääneet tutkinto-opiskelijat tilastojen valossa. Kotoutumisen kokonaiskatsaus 2019. Työ-ja elinkeinoministeriö: Helsinki. 73-82.  https://julkaisut.valtioneuvosto.fi/bitstream/handle/10024/162005/TEM_oppaat_10_2019_Tutkimusartikkeleita_kotoutumisesta_20012020.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
 
Ballo, A., Mathies, C., & Weimer, L. (2019). Applying student development theories: Enhancing international student academic success and integration. Journal of comparative and international higher education. 11, Winter, 18-24. https://www.ojed.org/index.php/jcihe/article/view/1092/867