Doctor of Education, University Jyvaskyla, Finland, 2008.
Teacher, philosophy, religious education Upper Secondary School Palokka, 1998. Lecturer University Jyvaskylsa, Finland, since 1999. Coordinator, program civic education Finnish Government, 2004—2007.
Science expert EUBIS. Team leader DOLCETA, Finland, 2009—2010. Lieutenant Finish Army.
Member of Finish Educational Research Association.
Married Susanna Niiranen, July 21, 2001. Children: Leena, Leo, Elli, Kaarle.