Prof.dr. Edith Hooge

Prof.dr. Edith Hooge

Full Professor
Expert areas: Family Business (Social Entrepreneurship), Health & Education (Education Management, Strategy), Management & Organisation (Leadership, Public Administration), Strategy & Innovation (Strategic Management, Strategy and Leadership)


Prof. dr. Edith Hooge works as full professor ‘Boards and Governance in Education’ at TIAS, Tilburg University since 2012. She is the President of the Education Council of the Netherlands, appointed by the Crown on January 1st 2019. The Education Council the independent governmental advisory body which advises Government and Parliament on education, policy and legislation ( She also is appointed by the Crown as the President of the Police Education Council, which advises the Ministers of Justice and Security on police training and education ( 

Professor Hooge has more than twenty-five years of experience with academic research and teaching, and publishes scientific and professional articles and papers. During her career she always has connected science, policy and practice. She participates as an expert in research and advisory processes on education at the OECD, guides board evaluations, advises boards, and regularly participates in monitoring or research committees in the area of good governance and governance codes. After a year of voluntary work in Paris, she studied educational science at the University of Amsterdam. During her study, she carried out research at Braga University, Portugal and at the University of Siena, Italy. After a postdoctoral program Public Administration, she received her PhD in 1998 at the University of Amsterdam.


  • Waslander, S., Hooge, E.H., & Theisens, H.C. (2022). Getting policy done in educational practice: What happens when multiple central government policies meet clusters of organization routines in schools. Journal of Educational Change, 24(3), 605-630.
  • Hooge, E.H. (2022). The promise of online academic teaching: A Sobering Perspective. In: A. van Lenning, & H. de Regt (Eds.), Online academic education: What to keep and what to drop? (pp. 23-29). Tilburg Series in Academic Education, Vol. 4, Tilburg University Press.
  • Hooge, E.H., Waslander, S., & Theisens, H.C. (2022). The many shapes and sizes of meta-governance. An empirical study of strategies applied by a well-advanced meta-governor: The case of Dutch central government in education. Public Management Review, 24(10), 1591-1609.
  • Hooge, E., & Pont, B. (2020). School leadership in unpredictable times. European Journal of Education55(2), 135.
  • Hooge, E.H. (2020). The school leader is a make‐or‐break factor of increased school autonomy. European Journal of Education55(2), 151-153.
  • Hooge, E.H., Moolenaar, N.M., van Look, C.J., Janssen, S.K., & Sleegers, P.J.C. (2019). The role of district leaders for organization social capital. Journal of Educational Administration, 57(3), 296-316.
  • Waslander, S., Hooge, E.H., & Theisens, H. (2018). Steering in complex education systems: Why similar aims can have dramatically different results. Journal of Education Policy. 35(2), 168-187.
  • Hooge, E.H. & Plasmans, N. (2017). Copingstrategieën bij onderwijsbestuur: over hoe onderwijsbestuurders complexe vraagstukken of dilemma’s waarderen en hanteren. Beleid & Maatschappij, 44(3), 179-204.
  • Waslander, S., Hooge, E., & Drewes, T. (2016). Steering dynamics in the Dutch education system. European Journal of Education51(4), 478-494.
  • Theisens, H., Hooge, E., & Waslander, S. (2016). Steering dynamics in complex education systems. An agenda for empirical research. European Journal of Education, 51(4), 463-477.