Curriculum Vitae – 2014


Tomas Butvilas

D.O.B.: 12/05/1976

Educational status: Doctor of Social Sciences (minor in Educational Psychology S-283)

E-mail address:

Positions held:

  • Assoc. professor, Institute of Education Sciences and Social Work at Mykolas Romeris University.
  • A member of CREAN network (FUB, Berlin).
  • A member of ENMCR network (FUB, Berlin).
  • A member of ICYRnet network (Cyprus).
  • An academic committee/board member of scientific peer-reviewed journal “Studies in Contemporary Society”, Šiaurės Lietuvos kolegija, Šiauliai (since 2008)
  • A member of editorial board for the blinded peer-reviewed international journal “US-China Education Review” (David Publishing Company, USA, ISSN 2161-623X, since 2014)

  • A board member of National Childhood Researchers Association (Lithuania).
  • A former member of the American Psychological Association (APA), Washington, DC.
  • A former member of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Washington, DC.
  • An expert of the “Lituanistika” Database of The Humanities and Social Sciences in Lithuania.
  • Lithuanian Science Board expert (LMT) (since 2010).
  • An expert at the Studies Quolity Assessment Center (SKVC) (since 2011).

Work experience (duration): 5 yrs. as a teacher; 12 yrs. as a scientist and lecturer; 8 yrs. as the projects’ consultant/expert.

Scientific activities, participation in an exchange programs/internships:


Years, Institution, Duties:

Omaha, Nebraska USA

Jan. Thru April 2002 – an internship at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). URL:

Omaha, Nebraska USA

May thru Oct. 2003 – educational practice at Mount Michael Benedictine Abbey and High School (Elkhorn).



2002 – 2003 – the advisor of an international project “Zippy’s Friend” that is dedicated to pre-school children and their social skills’ development.


2002 – 2003 – participation in the scientific project “Lithuania’s Future in the World Context 2010-2020” (Scenario Planning).

Fribourg, Switzerland

July 2005 – scientific internship of Gebert Ruef Fund at Fribourg University.URL:

Norway, Oslo

July 2006 – scientific internship of NordForsk Fund at Oslo University, The Oslo Summer School 2006. Course on Poverty, Social Exclusion and Modernity (Prof. S. Schwartzman).URL:

Romania, Iasi

Germany, Berlin

July 2007 – meeting and conference at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University under the project of European Network of Masters in Children’s Rights (ENMCR).URL: www.enmcr.netNovember 2007 – meeting at Freie Universität Berlin; November 2009 – meeting at Freie Universitat Berlin; December 2012 – meeting at Freie Universitat Berlin.

Germany, Bremen

April 2009 – Bremen Workshop on “Qualitative Longitudinal Research and Qualitative Resources in Europe: Mapping the Field and Exploring Strategies for Development”, University of Bremen, Germany. URL: