Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership, Georgia State University (2019)
Master of Arts in German Literature, University of Wyoming (1998)
Bachelor of Arts in English and Geography, Friedrich-Alexander University, Germany (1996)
International higher education and postsecondary internationalization theory; Organizational leadership and effectiveness; World language education and pedagogy
Before rejoining Georgia State University in 2015, Dr. Jansa enjoyed a long career in the field of language education, training, and administration spanning nearly 20 years. A native of Germany, he served on the GSU faculty and later as a staff member from 2006 until 2012. Until recently, he held the position of Business Manager in the Department of World Languages and Cultures at GSU after serving as Language Program Director at the Goethe-Zentrum, German Cultural Center Atlanta from 2012-2015, where he managed all on and offsite training initiatives, language curricula, teacher training, as well as internationally recognized language proficiency examinations administered at the center.
Since July 2021, Dr. Jansa serves as Assistant Finance Officer in the College of Arts and Sciences, where he oversees the multi-million-dollar budgets for the Departments of Applied Linguistics/IEP, English, Neuroscience, and World Languages and Cultures, as well as the Center or Urban Language Teaching and Research (CULTR), GSU’s Title VI National Foreign Language Resource Center.
Jansa currently serves as a Georgia State University Staff Senator, Vice-Chair of the Communication Committee on the GSU Staff Council, as well as Vice-Chair of the College of Arts and Sciences Staff Executive Committee. In 2019, he traveled to Beijing and Shanghai, China, as a member of a Delegation from Georgia State University’s Confucius Institute.
Dr. Jansa holds an earned doctorate in Educational Leadership with a focus on higher education from Georgia State University. His research centers on three areas: postsecondary international higher education leadership and internationalization theory; leadership of and by non-academic staff leadership and its impact on organizational effectiveness; and leadership at the intersection of college and university internationalization with postsecondary world language education. His studies have granted him profound insights into the financial and organizational workings of institutions of higher education and greatly informs his management of budgets in keeping with institutional policies, procedures, and regulations.
Dr. Jansa is the recipient of the 2018 College of Arts and Sciences Senior Staff Leadership Award, as well as the 2017 Outstanding Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership Student Award in the College of Education and Human Development.
He is the principal author of several peer-reviewed publications, including an acclaimed white paper on leadership for socially responsive internationalization in the post COVID-19 era.
He is currently a member of the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA), the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), the Modern Language Association (MLA) and NAFSA: Association of International Educators; past memberships include the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), the American Educational Research Association (AERA), and the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U).
To view all my publications, please visit my Google Scholars page.
Reports and White Papers
Jansa, T., & Anderson, D. L. (2021). Socially responsive leadership for post-pandemic international higher education: Theoretical considerations and practical implications. Institute for International Education. https://tinyurl.com/4s4onpbd
Jansa, T. (2020). It is time for “new” leadership in international offices of the (post-)COVID era. IIENetworker, 2020(Fall), 18,26.
Jansa, T. (2020). Postsecondary world language department chairs as instructional leaders. ADFL Bulletin, 46(1), 26-39.
Garrett-Rucks, P., & Jansa, T. (2020). For whom are we internationalizing? A call to prioritize second language learning in internationalization efforts. Research in Comparative and International Education, 15(1), 7-19.
Jansa, T., & Nichols, W. J. (2019). At the crossroads: Learning to speak the (foreign) language of higher education leadership. ADFL Bulletin, 45(2), 14-23.
Jansa, T., & Brezicha, K. (2017). The Georgia Seal of Biliteracy: Exploring the nexus of politics and language education. Dimension, 2017, 32-48.
Jansa, T., & Anderson, D. L. (2021, under review). Leadership for socially responsive internationalization revisited: Further theoretical considerations for scholars & practitioners. Journal of Studies in International Education.