Editors & Reviewers

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Editor

Editor: Dr Melinda Cowart
Professor Emerita, Texas Woman’s University (TWU), USA

Dr Melinda Cowart is Professor Emerita and former Professor of Bilingual/ESL Teacher Education at the College of Professional Education, Texas Woman’s University (TWU).

Dr Cowart has considerable teaching, mentoring, and editorial experience, and her past professional career in education has been dedicated to exploring how to provide excellence and equity for all, including those who are linguistically, ethnically, or academically diverse. Prior to entering academia on a full-time basis, Dr Cowart taught in bilingual and ESL classrooms. She has far-reaching experience with university school partnerships, having coordinated the University of North Texas Professional Development Schools within the Dallas Independent School District for 13 years.

In her capacity as Professor of Bilingual/ESL Education at TWU, Dr Cowart worked with faculty and students from universities and schools around the world, and championed research and writing regarding the best approaches for educating and providing leadership when addressing the unique needs of second language learners.

Since 2005, Dr Cowart has served as Managing Editor and then Series Editor of the monographic series, Critical Issues in the Education of English Language Learners. In 12 years, while mentoring faculty and guiding international students, she has edited nine completed monographs with the tenth monograph being assembled at this time.

She and her husband, Mr Ron Cowart, have worked extensively with refugee youth and adults, having been recognised for their service by former Texas Governor George W. Bush, and Presidents George Herbert Walker Bush and Bill Clinton. In 2015, Dr Cowart was selected to participate in the nationally recognised OpEd Project as a Public Voices Fellow.

E-mail: editor.joll@iafor.org


Associate Editors

Dr Hasan Al-Wadi
University of Bahrain, Bahrain

Dr Hasan Al-Wadi is an associate professor of TESOL and language education in the Kingdom of Bahrain. He has been involved with IAFOR for several years as a member of The European Conference on Language Learning Review Committee and as a member of the Editorial Board of the IAFOR Journal on Language Learning. Hasan was also the founder and the managing editor of the International Journal of Bilingual and Monolingual Teachers of English.

Hasan enjoys a wide experience in the language teacher education field. He was a senior lecturer in the English department, College of Health Sciences in the Kingdom of Bahrain, then he moved to Bahrain Teachers College, University of Bahrain and joined the English Language Education department as an assistant Professor of TESOL and Language Education where he was appointed as the Head of the Pre-College Foundation Programme for 4 years. Recently, he has been promoted to be an associate professor in TESOL and English Language Education. Dr Al-Wadi is now a senior fellow to the Higher Education Academy in the UK and a lecturer in the Faculty Development Programmes in the Unit of Teaching Excellence and Leadership at the University of Bahrain. He was awarded his EdD in TESOL, focused on native and non-native English language teaching differences and preparations from the University of Exeter, UK.

Dr Al-Wadi is an active researcher and has gained 3 research grants from the Deanship of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research at the University of Bahrain, and published several papers in international journals. His research interests centre on teaching English as an EFL/ESL, English language teachers’ cognition and knowledge, teacher education programmes, curriculum development and critical pedagogy and critical applied linguistics in TESOL.

E-mail: hasan.alwadi@gmail.com

Dr Murielle El Hajj Nahas
Lusail University, Qatar

Dr Murielle El Hajj Nahas holds a PhD in French Language and Literature from the Lebanese University, Lebanon. She is currently Assistant Professor and Director of Lusail University Press (LU Press) at Lusail University, Qatar. She is also Associate Editor of the IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, (IAFOR), Japan, as well as Editorial Board Member of In Analysis, revue transdisciplinaire de psychanalyse et sciences, Elsevier Masson SAS, France. Her domain of research focuses on psychoanalysis of literature, the perspective on the unconscious in literary study, the roles of the instances involved in analytical/critical praxis, and the relation between literature and psychoanalysis. Her research interests include analysis of written narrative structure and focalization; comparative studies of literary genres; discourse analysis and semantics; French linguistics, literature, modernism, and postmodernism studies; gender studies; literary semiotics and semiology; psychoanalysis; psychoanalytic criticism and textoanalysis; rhetoric and stylistics; and schizoanalysis. She has published book chapters, original articles, academic interviews, translated articles, book reviews and analyses, as well as poems. She has also authored a contemporary theater book titled “Fragments chaotiques” and published by Les impliqués Éditeur, France. (ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9445-6281)

E-mail: murielle.elhajj@hotmail.com


Senior Reviewers

Dr Najwa Saba ’Ayon
Rafik Hariri University, Lebanon

Dr Najwa Saba ’Ayon is a full-time associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at Rafik Hariri University, Lebanon. She is the Chairperson of the Languages and Liberal Arts Department, the advisor of the English Language Program, and the coordinator of all academic English, communication, and Intensive English courses in the college.

Saba ’Ayon has a BA in English Language, a teaching diploma in TEFL, as well as an MA in TEFL from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, and a Doctorate of Education (EdD) from the University of Sussex, UK. She has great deal of experience teaching English as a foreign language (EFL). Besides teaching English courses, she has taught elective courses, namely Fundamentals of Education, Intercultural Communication, and Public Speaking. Moreover, she has published and presented in national and international conferences on academic integrity, flipped learning, intercultural communication, student motivation, collaborative learning in ESP courses, as well as EFL teachers’ conceptions of teaching and their practice. She is interested in teacher training and development, ESP, intercultural communication, and preparation of professional communicators.

Recently, Dr Saba ’Ayon served as an editor for Sage Open and a senior reviewer of abstracts in The IAFOR International Conference on Education – Dubai 2017 and 2018. She is a reviewer for Scientific Publishing Research.

Saba ‘Ayon was recognised for her teaching strategies and received her university’s Teaching Effectiveness Award in 2016.

E-mail: faresns@rhu.edu.lb

Dr Shiao-Wei Chu
National Pingtung University, Taiwan

Dr Shiao-Wei Chu is an assistant professor at the National Pingtung University in Pingtung, Taiwan. Shiao-Wei received her doctoral degree (PhD), with an emphasis in professional development for ESL and EFL instructors, from the College of Education at the University of Idaho in 2013. She holds a master’s degree in TESOL from Chaoyang University of Technology in Taichung, Taiwan. Her research focuses are curriculum and assessment design in the field of English as a Second/Foreign Language teaching and learning and professional development for English language teachers in both face-to-face and web-based environments. She worked as an ESL lecturer at the University of Idaho for three and half years, and as an EFL teacher in grades 3-11 for approximately 8 years in Taiwan.
E-mail: shiaowei0819@gmail.com

Dr Joanie Crandall
University of Northern British Columbia, Canada

Dr Joanie Crandall, PhD (University of Saskatchewan), MA (University of Toronto), BEd (Queen’s University), BA (University of Ottawa), is Assistant Professor of Indigenous Education at University of Northern British Columbia. She has been a teacher, principal, college director, instructional coach, multi-disciplinary research centre coordinator, university lecturer, consultant, and online graduate studies educator and supervisor, and has experience in educational media and instructional design. She is passionate about equity, diversity, inclusivity, and decolonizing education through context-responsive, culturally relevant, interdisciplinary, social justice approaches. In her travels, she has learned a little of many different Indigenous languages: Nêhiyawêwin, Inuktitut, Inuvialuktun, and Gwich’in in person; and Wolastoqey, Anishininiimowin, Dënesųłiné, Tłı̨chǫ, Mi’kmaq, Anishinaabemowin, Saulteaux, and Dakelh online. She has published on teacher agency, cultural books, decolonizing reading theory and dual language books, and Indigenous videographic and musical work. She has publications forthcoming on activist allyship, Tribal Critical Race Theory, outdoor education, Indigenous music as literature, and decolonizing developmentalist discourses.
E-mail: joanie.crandall@unbc.ca

Dr Saadia Elamin
University of Khartoum, Sudan

Dr Saadia Elamin, Associate Professor of Translation at the University of Khartoum, Sudan, holds a Doctorate of Science and Techniques of Translation (now Translation Studies) (Arabic–English–French) from the Higher School for Interpreters and Translators (ESIT) of the Sorbonne, 1984. Since then, she has been teaching translation and interpreting, at the graduate and undergraduate levels, in a number of universities in Sudan, Libya and Saudi Arabia.

Saadia Elamin has published papers in her three working languages in the main areas of her research interests, namely translation theories and approaches, teaching translation and interpreting, and translation university programmes. The papers are published in local journals (Journal of Khartoum University – Sudan, Journal of King Saud University – Saudi Arabia), regional (Jordan Journal of Modern Languages and Literature (JJMLL), and international journals (Forum of John Benjamins Publishing Company, and Turjuman of Tangier School of Translation). She has also participated in and attended conferences on translation, the most recent of which was the 13th International Post-graduate Conference in Translation and Interpreting (IPCITI), Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK in 2017. She is a reviewer for the Arab World English Journal for Translation and Literary Studies AWEJ, and King Saud University Journal – Arts.

E-mail: dr.saadiamin@gmail.com

Dr John Michael Villar Faller
FPT University - Hoa Lac Campus, Ha Noi, Viet Nam

Dr John Michael Villar Faller holds degrees in English and English Language Studies (Leyte Normal University and Lyceum of the Philippines University), and International Management (University of Liverpool). With 23 years of academic and administrative experience from various countries such as the Philippines, Sultanate of Oman, Kingdom of Bahrain, Mexico and Viet Nam, he is a research enthusiast, paper presenter, and language and literature education and IELTS trainer. He serves as Senior Paper Reviewer of various international conferences held in Asia and North America. Currently, he serves as Associate Editor of IJWLTT, IJCTE, and IJAITL. In addition, he works with the editorial review boards of IJKM, IJGBL, IJCALLT, IJHCITP, JCAD, IJDET, IJTEPD, IJTEE, IJSEUS, FET, IJTIAL, and IJCDLM. Moreover, he has been invited to sit as one of the Editorial Advisory Board Members of the upcoming book titled Exploring Technology-Infused Education in the Post-Pandemic Era. His research interests are in the fields of Languages and Literature Teaching, Technology in Language and Literature Teaching, 21st Century Teaching and Learning, Teaching Technologies, Web-based Learning, Online Learning, Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, and Project and Presentation, Assessment in Language and Literature Teaching, Smart Education and Urban Society, and International Management.

E-mail: johnmichael.faller@fe.edu.vn

Dr Mikel Garant
Beijing Institute of Technology, China

Dr Mikel Garant is Professor of Applied Linguistics at the College of Global Talent at Beijing Institute of Technology, Zhuhai. His academic interests include transnational video podcasting and online learning, translation and EFL education and cultural studies. He is the author or co-author of over 10 books and edited collections and published dozens of refereed articles. He is the Chief Editor of the Current Trends in Translation Teaching and Learning E journal and is on the editorial boards of several leading journals.

Mikel Garant earned his BA in Political Science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, his MSc in Teaching English for Specific Purposes at Aston University, Birmingham, UK, and his doctorate in Organizational Communication at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. He has also been a Japanese National Scholar at Nara University of Education and Osaka University.

He is a certified English Teacher for Finnish public schools and also been involved in projects funded by The Academy of Finland, The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and other sources. For over 20 years, he held various full-time tenured posts and is currently a docent at the University of Helsinki in Finland. He has been a visiting professor at leading institutions all over the world.

E-mail: publications@iafor.org

Dr Yuemin He
Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, Virginia, USA

Yuemin He holds a PhD in English language and literature from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and earned her BA and MA in English from Sichuan University. She has worked in higher education for more than three decades. Currently she is an English professor at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, Virginia. Yuemin was a recipient of many awards, including a National Endowment of Humanities Fellowship, a Japan Study Association Fellowship, a Loser-Savkar Fellowship, and multiple college awards. She has written on composition pedagogy, Asian American literature, Buddhist American literature, and East Asian literature and visual art. Her essays appear in The Emergence of Buddhist American Literature (SUNY), Religion and the Arts, Chinese Translators Journal, Inquiry, and Teaching Approaches to Asian American Literature (MLA). Her poetry translations have been anthologized in Oxford Anthology of Modern and Contemporary American Poetry (2nd ed.) and published in more than twenty literary magazines and journals, such as Metamorphoses, Ezra, The Cincinnati Review, Copper Nickel, Rattle Poetry, Chinese Literature Today, and Renditions. In her spare time, Dr He also writes short stories, which have been selected into The Northern Virginia Review, Cha, Yuan Yang… She is dedicated to advancing the values of inclusion, excellence, innovation, and collaboration.

Email: yhe@nvcc.edu

Dr Hjalmar Punla Hernandez
University of the Philippines Los Baños, Philippines

Dr Hjalmar Punla Hernandez obtained his PhD in Linguistics with Specialization in Applied Linguistics and an MA in Education with Specialization in English Language Teaching from the Philippine Normal University–Manila, the Philippines’ National Center for Teacher Education by virtue of Republic Act 9647. He holds a Bachelor of Secondary Education Major in English from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines–Santa Rosa Campus. His research areas and publications focus on academic research writing, discourse analysis, English language education, English syntax, and world Englishes. He has presented papers in international and national conferences. He has served as an editorial board member and a peer reviewer in academic research journals such as the REGISTER Journal, Journal of Languages for Specific Purposes, and Asia-Pacific Social Science Review, which publish studies on language education, language studies, linguistics, and related fields. In 2019, he bagged the Outstanding Paper Award for the study “Filipino Graduate Students’ Attitudes toward Teaching Educated Philippine English: A Sample from a Premier Teacher Education Institution” at the Education University of Hong Kong. He also earned the International Publication Award for the same study at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB). He is a permanent faculty member of UPLB, handling language-related courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Email: hphernandez1@up.edu.ph

Dr Habsah Hussin
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Dr Habsah Hussin obtained her doctorate (Applied Linguistics and ELT) from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom; Master by research (English Language Studies) from the National University, Malaysia (UKM); and Bachelor of Education (TESL) from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). She worked as a TESL teacher affiliated to the Ministry of Education, Malaysia and senior lecturer at Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) for many years before moving to Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) in 2011. Currently, she is a senior lecturer at the Department of Language Education and Humanities, Faculty of Educational Studies, UPM.

Habsah Hussin teaching, research interests, publications and presentations at conferences are in the areas of ESL Methodology, English Literature, Thinking Skills, Academic Writing, Learner Autonomy and policies related to English Language Teaching in Malaysia. Habsah’s current research project is on helping disadvantaged primary school learners aged 7 to 12 years old in three different contexts namely in remote areas, in the squatter or urban poor category and those living in orphanages, to have greater access to Bahasa Melayu (the national language), the English language and Science subjects via the Modules of Learning for the three subjects developed based on the findings of her research. She also has considerable experience in reviewing articles for various journals and examining doctoral theses.

E-mail: drhhesr@gmail.com

Dr Andrew Leichsenring
Tamagawa University, Japan

Dr Andrew Leichsenring is an associate professor at Tamagawa University, Japan. He has been an educator for twenty-four years, working in Australia, Japan, and South Korea during that time. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Teacher Education from Queensland University of Technology and an Australian primary school teaching licence. He also obtained a Master of Education from Queensland University of Technology, a Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning from Charles Darwin University, a Bachelor of International Business from Griffith University, and a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Queensland. In addition to his editorial work with several publishers, he has widely published his research on various aspects of teaching and learning. His research interests include: L2 English language education, learner identity development, professional teacher identity development, and speaking and listening assessment.

E-mail: andrew@lit.tamagawa.ac.jp

Dr Eleni Meletiadou
London Metropolitan University, London UK
Dr Eleni Meletiadou is a Course Leader/Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at London Metropolitan University, London, UK. She is an enthusiastic educational assessment, peer learning/mentoring, and writing scholar with a doctorate degree in Applied Linguistics (Language Assessment) from the University of Cyprus, an MA in Applied Linguistics (Education) from the University of Cyprus, an MSc in International Human Resource Management and Employment Relations (with CIPD Level 7 accreditation) from Queen Mary University, London, an MEd in TESOL from Hellenic Open University in Greece and a BA in English Language and Literature from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece.

Eleni Meletiadou’s global research experience extends to 35 countries including Cyprus, Greece, and the United Kingdom as she is the Dissemination Grant Coordinator of the EU-funded Eurofam Network. She is an established academic writer and international conference and workshop presenter. Her research concentrates on Education for Social Justice, peer learning/mentoring/coaching, inclusive assessment, writing, e-learning, multilingualism, intercultural communication, equality, diversity and inclusion, higher education, blended learning. Her handbook of research on Policies and Practices for Assessing Inclusive Teaching and Learning has just been published and her forthcoming handbook of research on Promising Practices for Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education is currently in press. She has also published her work in various peer-reviewed journals and written several chapters in books.

Email: e.meletiadou@londonmet.ac.uk

Dr Elena Mishieva
Independent Academic, Russia

Dr Elena Mishieva is a former Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Area Studies at Moscow State University, Russia, from which she has a PhD in linguistics. She has a number of publications on discourse analysis, online youth communication, and ELT, among which is a state approved EFL textbook for Russian schools. She is a member of the National Association of Applied Linguistics (Russia), and the National Association of Teachers of English (Russia).

Lena’s current academic research interests concentrate on cultural and national identity and related state educational policy, including ways of developing cultural identity by means of ELT.

E-mail: lenamurashkovskaya@gmail.com

Dr Leonardo Munalim
The Philippine Women's University-School of Arts & Sciences and School of Education, Philippines

Dr Leonardo O. Munalim holds a in PhD in Applied Linguistics, an MA in Teaching English Language Arts (both from Philippine Normal University-Manila, The National Center for Teacher Education), and a Bachelor of Secondary Education, major in English. He studied Spanish courses at Instituto Cervantes de Manila, and passed the Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera. He is currently finishing a Graduate Certificate in Distance Education at the University of the Philippines-Open University. Leonardo publishes regularly and widely in local and international journals. He is editor-in-chief of Asia-Pacific Research Digest of Eastern Samar State University, Philippines; editorial board member of Journal of English as an International Language, and a reviewer for three journals of Philippine Normal University. He teaches Spanish and English courses at The Philippine Women’s University-School of Arts & Sciences and School of Education. He was a recipient of PWU’s Meritorious Award for his innovative teaching. He also serves as a K-12 book reviewer and editor at the Department of Education, and gives write-shops with K-12 book authors all over the country.

E-mail: leonardo.munalim@gmail.com

Dr Akihiro Saito
Tokyo University of Science, Japan

Dr Akihiro Saito is an associate professor in the Institute of Arts and Sciences, Tokyo University of Science, Japan. His research focuses on using empirical and interpretive methods and discourse theory with diverse data types to gain an insight into the psychology and sociology of language learning, education policy, and intercultural communication. He is particularly interested in understanding how people’s behaviors are constrained through social structure and how they exercise agency against that structure. He has published in the International Journal of Applied Linguistics (Wiley-Blackwell), System (Elsevier), and other recognized journals.

E-mail: akihiro.saito@gmail.com

Dr Claudia Sánchez
Texas Woman's University, USA

Dr Claudia Sánchez holds a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction and a doctoral degree in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in English as a Second Language (ESL) and Bilingual education. She earned both degrees at Texas A&M University-College Station.

The focus of Claudia Sánchez’s scholarly work is best practices for second language teaching and learning, Spanish language literacy and development, and bilingual/ESL teacher preparation. From 2004 to 2009, Dr Sánchez pioneered the TWU bilingual program’s grant-writing efforts and secured over four million dollars in federal funds to prepare ESL and bilingual teachers for the two largest districts in the North Texas area – Dallas Independent School District and Fort Worth Independent School District.

E-mail: csanchez@twu.edu

Dr Bethe Schoenfeld
Western Galilee College, Israel

Dr Bethe Schoenfeld was born in Yokosuka, Japan, in 1958, but lived in the USA before moving to Israel in 1981. She has been teaching English in Israel at both the secondary and tertiary levels since 1985. She is former Head of English Studies at the Western Galilee College and the current Coordinator for Exam Writing.

She has published two books, Dysfunctional Families in the Wessex Novels of Thomas Hardy and The Routine of War: How One Northern Israeli Community Coped During the Second Lebanon War. She has collaborated on 3 EAP textbooks: A.C.E.S. 1– Advanced College English Skills, A.C.E.S. 2– Advanced College English Skills, The Big Picture – Strategies for College English at the Intermediate Level, and The Latest and the Greatest (edited texts and questions for reading comprehension at the Advanced Level).

E-mail: drbethe@gmail.com

Dr Meliha Simsek
University of Health Sciences, Istanbul, Turkey

Dr Meliha R. Simsek is currently an assistant professor of foreign languages at the University of Health Sciences (Istanbul, Turkey). She has been teaching English to a multinational group of medical students at the preparatory division, and giving ESP courses for the dental students since 2017. She got her BA (2004), MA (2006), and PhD (2009) in ELT from Dokuz Eylul University (Izmir).

Meliha R. Simsek has served as an English instructor at the School of Foreign Languages (Dokuz Eylul University), and as a teacher educator at the Faculty of Education in Middle East Technical University (Ankara), and therefore been working with both EFL learners and teacher candidates for the last fifteen years.

Her research interests include applied linguistics, ELT methodology, materials evaluation and development, and teacher education.

E-mail: malliday@gmail.com


Reviewers

Dr Nina Adriano
Bulacan State University-Bustos, the Philippines

Nina I. Adriano is a faculty member of the College of Education of the Bulacan State University-Bustos, the Philippines. Her belief in lifelong learning led her to pursue graduate studies in Language and Literacy Education from the University of the Philippines-Open University after completing her master’s degree in public administration. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Development Education at the Central Luzon State University, Philippines. She has presented papers in both national and international conferences and has published in international and SCOPUS-indexed journals. She is also a reviewer of selected international journals. Her research interests include language and literacy, second language learning, education research, and communication studies

E-mail: ninz.adriano@gmail.com

Dr Aliya Aimoldina
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Kazakhstan

Dr Aliya Aimoldina is a senior lecturer in Linguistics and Head of the Research & Innovation Department at Kazakhstan Branch of Lomonosov Moscow State University, Philology Department, in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. Her main research interests include the investigation of language proficiency and language education, bilingualism, multilingualism, cross-cultural communication, specifically, intercultural business communication and business discourse in the Kazakh, Russian and English languages in the context of multilingual and multicultural space of Kazakhstan.

She is a member of the International Association for World Englishes Inc. (IAWE), the Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS), and a participant of international research projects on the issues of ethnic and language identity, multilingual language policy, Kazakh-Russian bilingualism interactions.

E-mail: aimoldina_aa@mail.ru

Dr Rena Alasgarova
The Modern Educational Complex, Azerbaijan

Rena Alasgarova is an English and literature teacher, Head of Advanced Level Programme, Cambridge Exam Officer, and Professional Development Coordinator at the Modern Educational Complex named in honor of Heydar Aliyev, located in Baku, Azerbaijan. Dr Alasgarova graduated from the Azerbaijan University of Languages with a Bachelor Degree in English Language Philology and embarked on her teaching journey. After receiving several international teaching diplomas and certificates and attending and presenting at a number of local and overseas educational conferences, Dr Alasgarova gained her MA in TESOL and PHD in International Leadership at Horizons University, Paris, France. Being occupied both as a teacher and professional development coordinator allows Dr Alasgarova to have a deeper look into the issues teachers are facing today and to approach these issues in a holistic way while designing training courses and events. Highly involved in leading an educational process in international schools in Azerbaijan, she is currently investigating the phenomenon of first language attrition in academic settings, the integration of artificial intelligence into the educational process, and the promotion of Sustainable Development Goals in schools.

E-mail: rena.alasgarova@mtk.edu.az

Dr Hazim Al-Dilaimy
Al Maarif University College, Ramadi Iraq

Dr Hazim Al Dilaimy (Linguistics) has worked as a teacher of English Language and Linguistics for undergraduate and postgraduate students at different universities and colleges in Iraq, Jordan and Sultanate of Oman for over twenty years. Currently, he works as the Head of English Department at Al Maarif University College, Ramadi Iraq.

E-mail: hazimaldilaimy@hotmail.com

Dr Matea Butković
University of Rijeka, Faculty of Medicine, Croatia

Dr Matea Butković earned her MA degree in English language and literature and German language and literature (double major) from the University of Rijeka, Faculty of Humanities and Social Studies (Croatia) in 2010 and her doctorate degree in American literature from the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts (Slovenia) in 2017. She is an EFL instructor with experience in teaching in the public and private higher education institutions. In 2019, she received the Faculty Excellence Award from the American higher education institution Rochester Institute of Technology (Zagreb campus, Croatia). She has translated books and manuals related to teacher competencies and promoting children’s mental health. In her research, she focuses on inclusive and intercultural/multicultural education, teacher competencies, and the role of creative writing in promoting intercultural dialogue in multilingual and multicultural classrooms. She has participated in scientific-research projects related to teacher competencies and role of multicultural picture books in EFL teaching, and is currently a collaborator on the scientific research project “Diversity readiness: diversity competencies of health professions’ students at the University of Rijeka.”

E-mail: matea.butkovic@gmail.com

Dr Eugenia Charoni
Flagler College, Florida, USA

Eugenia Charoni is Assistant Professor of Romance Languages at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida, where she teaches courses in French and Spanish language, culture and literature. She holds a master in archaeology, a master in education with focus on foreign language teaching methodology, a master in French and a PhD on romance languages. She has presented papers in national and international conferences, published about pedagogical issues and contemporary French and Spanish literature, been a reviewer of organizational conference committees and academic journals, and led study abroad and study away programs. Her research interests are immigration, displacement, acculturation, political oppression, educational issues and Otherness in contemporary French and Spanish speaking theater and cinema, digital humanities and foreign language teaching methodology.

E-mail: ECharoni@flagler.edu

Dr D. Christina Sagaya Mary
Loyola College (Autonomous),Chennai, India

Dr D. Christina Sagaya Mary, is a senior Assistant Professor of English, Loyola College (Autonomous),Chennai, India. D. Christina has served as an ESL facilitator for about two decades and has experience in teaching marginalized learners, learners with special needs and at risk learners in a heterogeneous classroom. Her research specialization is on Innovative teaching, learning, and testing methods of the four major skills of English and its sub skills in a heterogeneous classroom at the tertiary level. Dr Christina had taught papers like History of English Literature, Literary Forms, Sociolinguistics, Discourse Analysis, Rhetorics and Stylistics, English Language Teaching, Biograpahy and Travelogue, Literature and Environment and Philosophy and Literature. D. Christina has presented and published papers at National and International conferences. Her research interests include: Culture, Society, and ESL, Environment and ESL, Sustainable Language Learning, History and Evolution of Languages, Endangered Languages, Tribal languages and Error Analysis. She is currently working on the use of English phonemes to render a written script to select Ethnic languages in India. D. Christina is a firm believer in Learner centricity and celebrates individual Learner differences.

E-mail: christinad@loyolacollege.edu

Dr Liping Gao
Leaping Education Ltd, UK

Dr Liping Gao is Executive Director of Leaping Education Ltd in the UK. She is also working with international journals such as TESOL Quarterly (USA) as reviewer and as an ELSEVIER Reviewer awarded by the International Journal System, which reviews all the aspects of second language learning and teaching. In 2017, she was awarded as Outstanding Reviewer by ELSEVIER.

Liping Gao has been involved in many international conferences in China, HK, Dubai and UK, and has published journal articles and several books in China. Liping was an associate professor at the English Language Centre of Shantou University in China where she had many years’ teaching and research experience of curriculum development before pursuing her MA in Educational Research Methods and PhD in English Education at the School of Education, University of Nottingham. Liping has strong interests in all the aspects of Second Language Acquisition and Language Pedagogy, especially in Classroom-Oriented Research.

E-mail: gaolp1105@gmail.com

Ms Yue Gao
University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Yue Gao received two master’s degrees in Foreign Language Education and Early Childhood Education from the University of Pittsburgh. Her research interests include: second and foreign language education (K-12 and college level), classroom discourse, teaching English language learners, and language and literacy in early childhood classrooms. She has presented and published works related to these areas, and her current project focuses on young children’s literacy development.

Email: yue.gao@pitt.edu

Dr Suhair Safwat Hashim
University of Sulaimani, Iraq

Dr Suhair Safwat Hashim is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English, College of Languages, University of Sulaimani. She has worked as an advisor in the Department of Certificate Evaluation at the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research for 7 years. Suhair holds an MA and a PhD in Linguistics / Pragmatics from the University of Baghdad. She has published many papers concerning Pragmatics. Suhair has been teaching Linguistics, Grammar, Phonetics and Phonology, and Semantics at the University of Baghdad, Almustansirya University, and Al- Maamoun College since 1999. She is teaching a new system at the university, the Bologna process, and University Work Environment.

E-mail: suhairsh2000@yahoo.com

Dr May Olaug Horverak
Birkenes Learning Centre, Norway

Dr May Olaug Horverak is currently a headmaster at Birkenes Learning Centre in Norway, a school for adult immigrants who need to learn Norwegian or to get an education, and for Norwegian adults who need special education. She has a PhD in English linguistics with a focus on writing instruction in upper secondary school from a genre-pedagogical perspective. She has also published articles comparing different language learning contexts and different attitudes to the use of L1 in L2 English teaching.

May has experience from teaching in lower secondary school, upper secondary school and from teacher training programmes at universities in Norway. In addition, she has a background as a child welfare worker, and she currently runs a project called «A systematic approach to mastering life – a fivestep motivation method» (SAMM) in the southern region of Norway. This project is run in all types of schools, from primary schools to secondary schools and adult learning centres. Her most recent publications are from this project.

E-mail:: May.Olaug.Horverak@birkenes.kommune.no

Dr Reza Kafipour
Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

Dr Reza Kafipour received his PhD in TESL from the University Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia, in 2010. Prior to that,in 2004, he earned an MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from Islamic Azad University, Shiraz, Iran, and a BA in English Translator Training (First Class Hons) from Islamic Azad University, Shiraz, Iran in 2001. In 2013, he also obtained a Statement of Accomplishment in Leading Strategic Innovation in Organizations from Vanderbilt University, USA. Dr Kafipour has conducted research and published in the fields of Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), E-learning, and language education. His publications cover various topics, including language learning strategies, translation studies, vocabulary learning, and educational technology. Currently he is involved in a research project titled “A cross-cultural study of differential item functioning analysis of beliefs about Language Learning Inventory (BALLI).” This project explores cross-cultural variations in beliefs about language learning. Dr Kafipour has received recognition for his contributions, including being named a Top Researcher at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences in 2013. He has also been a reviewer for various prestigious journals and a member of editorial boards.

E-mail: rezakafipour@gmail.com

Dr Koban Koç
İzmir Democracy University, Turkey

Dr Koban Koç is currently working as a faculty member in the Faculty of Education/Department of Foreign Languages Education at İzmir Democracy University, İzmir, Turkey. She received a PhD in Linguistics from the City University of New York, USA, an MA in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) from New York University, USA, and a BA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) from Middle East Technical University, Turkey. She taught in a variety of institutions such as the City University of New York, Pace University, the College of New Rochelle in the United States and Hacettepe University in Turkey. She has been teaching doctoral, master’s and undergraduate courses in applied linguistics and teacher education and conducting research in such areas. She has worked as the Acting Chair of the Foreign Languages Department and the School of Foreign Languages. Currently, she is the Vice Director of the Language Education Practice and Research Center at Izmir Democracy University. She has national and international publications and directed projects on bilingualism and teacher education.

E-mail: dkoban2@gmail.com

Dr Sally Kondos
American University in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates

Sally Kondos, EdD, is an accomplished scholar who earned her doctorate in English Language from the prestigious University of Exeter in the United Kingdom. Her research is centered around psycholinguistics, particularly emphasizing second language acquisition. Recently, Dr Kondos published an insightful study examining the effects of teaching collocations and lexical bundles on the writing abilities of first-year students enrolled in composition and rhetoric classes. Her work encompasses various educational research, including theory and practice, language instruction pedagogy, and critical language learning issues.

E-mail: sallykondos@gmail.com

Dr Lenida Lekli
University of Elbasan, Albania

Dr Lenida Lekli is a lecturer at the Department of Foreign Languages, University of Elbasan, Albania (2011- present). In 2017 she completed her PhD Studies at the University of Tirana, Albania. Dr Lekli’s research interests include Applied Linguistics, Phonetics and Phonology, Sociolinguistics, PR, and ESP. In 2022 she joined the Erasmus+ Programme through staff mobility at the University of Florence. She has participated and presented in different national and international conferences and has published articles in a number of journals. She has also attended online university courses in the UK and USA. During 2021-2023 she coordinated a two-year project granted by the National Agency of Scientific Research, Technology and Innovation in Albania titled Teaching during pandemic: Capacity building of the future teachers, master students, in a combined teaching process through in-class and distance learning. Dr Lekli is part of the scientific committee and editorial board of several conferences and journals.

E-mail: : lenida.lekli@uniel.edu.al

Dr Debbie Meharg
Edinburgh Napier University, UK

Debbie Meharg is a Lecturer and Senior Teaching Fellow in the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University. Meharg’s research interests sit within the Centre for Computing Educational Research (CCER) and focus on students transitioning from further education institutions into higher education. She has a long track record of working with students in both further education and higher education and her personal experience of working in both these environments shape her current research interests. More recently her research interests have expanded to include student transitions into Graduate Apprenticeship (GA) programmes.

Alongside her research activities Debbie is an active member of the teaching team within the School of Computing where she is Programme Leader for the BSc (Hons) Software Development (Graduate Apprenticeship) programme and module leader on Business Intelligence and Reporting modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Debbie implemented the new GA programmes and ensured quality approval was gained. She also designed, developed and leads the Professional Practice third year module on the GA programmes working with mentors in industry and the university to ensure a standard experience for apprentices.

E-mail: d.meharg@napier.ac.uk

Dr Nourreddine Menyani
Tofail University Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Kenitra, Morocco

Dr Nourreddine Menyani holds a PhD from Ibn Tofail Kenitra University – Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences – in the department of English. His research interests include Applied Linguistics, Intercultural Communication Competence (ICC), Information Communication Technology (ITCs), Pedagogy, and Foreign Language Teaching and Learning. Nourreddine’s research projects include ICTs (Moroccan EFL teachers use of ICTs in teaching), ICC (Intercultural communication competence teaching in higher education/ Researching Students’ ICC at the tertiary level), and other projects related to enhancing language use inside the EFL classroom. Research methodology and how to put theoretical models into practice is also one of his interests. Dr Menyani has also actively collaborated with other researchers and professors in several disciplines, particularly the ones related to applied linguistics and learning and teaching.

E-mail: n.menyani@gmail.com

Dr Serpil Meri-Yilan
Ibrahim Cecen University, Turkey

Serpil Meri-Yilan is currently an assistant professor at School of Foreign Languages, Department of Interpretation and Translation, Agri Ibrahim Cecen University, Turkey. She earned her MA in 2011 and PhD in 2017, in Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching from University of Southampton, specialising in computer-assisted language learning, scaffolding, learner autonomy and English for academic purposes (EAP). She has teaching experience in EAP in Turkey and the UK as well as linguistics courses in Turkey.

Dr Meri-Yilan is the research collaborator of ImmerseMe, a virtual reality tool to learn languages. She has also presented and published her work in numerous international organisations and platforms. Additionally, her research interests include e-learning, motivation, digital storytelling, humanization of ELT, and social inclusion and justice.

E-mail: serpilmeri@gmail.com

Dr Reena Mittal
D.A.K.P.G. College, Moradabad, India

Dr Reena Mittal, MA (Eng.), PhD, MBA, is presently working as Associate Professor and teaching English Literature and English Elective. She is currently advising five research students who are pursuing their PhDs. She is also actively involved in writing research papers, chapters and articles, and also completed a research project funded by UGC. Reena Mittal has edited 6 books, written 42 research papers, and 10 chapters for edited books. She has experience organizing seminars, conferences and many other academic programmes. She completed her Education from MJPRU and is now serving her alma mater with the main concern being to teach English to those students from semi-urban backgrounds not using English as their mother tongue.

Email: mittal.reena23@gmail.com

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Dr Hema Rosheny Mustafa
Universiti Teknologi, Malaysia

Dr Hema Rosheny Mustafa is a senior lecturer in the Language Academy at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. Currently, she is holding the post as Manager of MyLine, an online English learning resource. She has taught general English courses and the TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) program for more than 15 years. She completed her doctoral degree at the University of Tasmania, Australia in Education in 2017. Her experience as a journal article reviewer includes the IAFOR Journal of Education. She also became a reviewer for Sains Humanika Journal (2017). Her research interests include online communication, autism, teacher education, ESL teaching and learning and social support.

E-mail: hemarosheny@utm.my

Dr Maryam Niami
Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

Dr Maryam Niami is an assistant professor of applied linguistics at Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran and also holds an appointment as Dean of Faculty of Humanities there. She chaired the Department of English language, with 10 full-time faculty members, for about six years. Her teaching has included courses in both translation studies including translation theories and translation quality assessment and language teaching including language assessment, language teaching methodology, first and second language acquisition and applied linguistics. She publishes and presents at conferences regularly and provides support to journal offices as an editorial board member, consulting editor and reviewer (nationally and internationally). She is an alumnus of Islamic Azad University, Science and Research branch (PhD), Tarbiat Modares University (MA), and Shiraz University (BA). She has published several research papers in international journals including those indexed in WOS, ISC, Scopus, and so on. Her fields of interest are critical thinking, sociocultural theory, technology(computer)-assisted language learning, mediation, and mediated language experience (MLE).

E-mail: maryamniami@gmail.com

Dr Linh D Nguyen
Roi Et Rajabhat University, Thailand

Dr Linh D. Nguyen is currently working as a lecturer in the MA in ELT program at Roi Et Rajabhat University, Thailand. He obtained his PhD in English Language Studies. His areas of interest revolve around language learning and teaching, and technology in language education.

E-mail: linhdnguyen@reru.ac.th

Dr Urarat Parnrod
Songkhla Rajabhat University, Thailand

Dr Urarat Parnrod is an English lecturer for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Songkhla Rajabhat University, Thailand. Holding a PhD in Applied Linguistics from King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand, she is currently responsible for managing the English curriculum, BA (English), as a committee member. She has also served as a reviewer for research articles. Dr. Parnrod’s interests are in language learning and teaching. She has presented her research in several countries, such as Thailand, Indonesia and Japan, and her articles have been published in several academic journals, such as PASAA and JIRSEA which are indexed by SCOPUS

E-mail: urarat.parnrod@gmail.com

Dr Beatha Set
University of Namibia, Namibia

Beatha is a Senior lecturer at the University of Namibia in the School of Education department of Early Childhood Education & Care. She teaches courses and conducts research on multi-literacy, language and multilingualism, language ideologies and diversity in bilingual science classroom discourse. Beatha supervises undergraduate and postgraduate students in the School of Education. Beatha researched the relationships between language ideologies, multilingualism and epistemological access to science learning in the linguistically diverse educational contexts. Beatha has extensive expertise both in pre-service and in-service teacher education. She is the author or coauthor of more than 10 papers in international refereed journals and 3 book chapters. She has presented research papers at different international conferences. Her research interests cover several aspects such as Language and Literacy curriculum and pedagogy; Language in education policy; Language across the curriculum; Bilingual and Multilingual education; Classroom discourse and translanguaging; Language ideologies in education; Science education Language, Language and social media; Multimodality and Feminist theory.

E-mail: setbeatha@yahoo.com

Dr Smriti Singh
Indian Institute of Technology Patna, India

Dr Smriti Singh is an Associate Professor in the discipline of English in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Patna. She was a Fulbright FLTA at the University of Texas at Austin for the year 2005-2006. Smriti Singh has authored and edited three books and written papers in areas of Language Teaching. Her interests are in areas of language teaching and multilingual education.

E-mail: smritisinghiitp@gmail.com

Dr Tono Suwartono
Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto, Central Java, Indonesia

Dr Tono Suwartono is a Professor of English Language Teaching at Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto, Indonesia. He holds a BA in English Language Teaching (Universitas Sebelas Maret, Solo, Indonesia), an MA in Linguistics for Language Teaching (Universitas Sebelas Maret, Solo, Indonesia), and a PhD in Language Education (Universitas Negeri Jakarta, Indonesia). He is also an internationally certified TESOL trainer. Since 1990 he has conducted numerous research studies, some granted by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia and is currently working on a pronunciation learning application R & D project. He has published extensively in national, as well as internationally reputed journals and has received awards from the university for this achievement. Tono Suwartono has travelled internationally to present at conferences and published in their Conference Proceedings. In addition, he has also authored reference books, monographs, and serves as a board member and peer reviewer for several journals within Indonesia and beyond, including the Arab World English Journal, Athens Journal of Philology, and Technium Social Sciences Journal.

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9615-2257
Scopus Author ID: 57190977759
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=SaTAANoAAAAJ&hl=en
SINTA: https://sinta.ristekbrin.go.id/authors/detail?id=6026976&view=overview

Email: suwartononewton@gmail.com

Dr Sofia Tsagda
International Experimental School of Athens, Greece

Sofia Tsagda has a PhD in Social Sciences and Education from the National Technical University of Athens and a master’s degree from the University of Warwick. She is a distinguished academic journal reviewer with extensive experience across a spectrum of educational environments, including prestigious roles at UK universities like Nottingham and Durham. Specializing in ESL education, Tsagdi excels in curriculum design, lesson planning, and the integration of technology in teaching, highlighting her innovative and thoughtful approach to education. Her role as an oral examiner for the University of Michigan’s English competency tests showcases her ability to evaluate language proficiency meticulously, complemented by her active engagement in scholarly research and publications. Tsagdi’s work spans significant educational research areas, including the analysis of school imagery impacts and challenges in teaching English to refugees, underpinning her critical analysis skills and dedication to educational excellence. With advanced degrees in linguistics and a rich history of international academic contributions, Tsagdi’s practical and scholarly background equips her to offer insightful, comprehensive reviews in the complex field of language education, making her an invaluable asset to the peer review team.

E-mail: stsagdi@gmail.com

Dr Jaine Tarun
Isabela State University, Isabela, Philippines

Dr Jaine Z. Tarun of Isabela, Philippines, is a recipient of the Accredited Full – fledged Professor status at the Isabela State University, Isabela, Philippines. She served as linguist, translator and consultant in contextualising and translating books from English to the Ibanag language. Jaine Has worked in academe for twenty-seven years serving in her capacity at language and professional education faculty in higher education, both undergraduate and graduate. She has been the chair of the Department of Elementary Education in the College of Education from 2010 to the present. Recently, she served as presenter and Senior Reviewer of the IAFOR Southeast Asian Conference on Education (SECE2020).

Jaine Tarun has research articles published in international journals on Social Sciences and is currently conducting research on the development of Ibanag Orthography and a Comprehensive Trilingual Dictionary in Ibanag (Ibanag, Filipino, English) funded by the Isabela State University. Dr Tarun graduated with her Bachelor’s degree (Cum laude) and Master of Arts in Teaching specializing in Filipino language at the Isabela State University, Cabagan Campus. She obtained her Doctorate degree (Doctor of Philosophy in Filipino specialised in Language Planning) at the University of the Philippines (UP), Diliman, Quezon City.

E-mail: jaine_tarun@yahoo.com

Dr Miguel A. Varela
International Baccalaureate (IB) School Verification/Consultant/Reader/Workshop Leader, IB Organization

Miguel is an international academic consultant who assists institutions in the public and private sector worldwide. Miguel’s field of expertise spans from managing academic centers for local communities to private online tutoring. Miguel has extensive experience in educational settings and he has undertaken educator and leadership roles in K-12 and university environments. Miguel is the founder of KdemU which is a consultancy firm with members in eighteen countries. Miguel has worked as adjunct professor at the University of Doha for Science and Technology, and as Computer Science Instructor at the Academic Bridge Program in Qatar. He has also worked as adjunct professor for the Master’s in Educational Technology (State University of New York, in Qatar) and he has completed several international assignments for the International Baccalaureate (IB) as teacher trainer, verification visitor, consultant, and curriculum reader. Miguel has presented at international events multiple times and he also has over twenty years of experience as Foreign Language educator in international K-12 institutions. Miguel holds a degree in Translation Studies (Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina), a Master’s in Computational Linguistics (Pompeu Fabra University, Spain), a Master’s in Educational Technology (State University of New York, in Qatar), and a PhD. in Applied Linguistics from Swansea University, UK. His main research interests are in the areas of Language Technology, Educational Technology, Translation Technology, Computer-Assisted Language Learning, and Computational Linguistics. Miguel is currently a member of the Language Research Center of Swansea University, and a manuscript reviewer for ReCALL (Computer-Assisted Language Learning journal of Cambridge University Press), and for IAFOR.
Email: miguevarela@gmail.com

Dr Tingjia Wang
Hiroshima University, Japan

Dr Tingjia Wang is an Assistant Professor at the Hiroshima University Writing Center, Japan. She is a functional linguist and social semiotician, holding a PhD in Linguistics from The University of Sydney. Her research expertise spans over the fields of Applied Linguistics, Initial Teachers’ Education, Social Semiotics, and Effective Communication. Before joining Hiroshima University, she had extensive, cross-disciplinary experiences in Australia, making significant contributions to funded research projects and undergraduate teaching in Initial Teacher Education programmes. Her publications are mainly in inter-disciplinary fields of Linguistics and Education, with a focus on storytelling, dialogic pedagogy, genre-based pedagogy, and multimodal literacies. She is a peer reviewer for Routledge and the TESOL Journal in fields of Multimodal Literacies and Dialogic Pedagogy. She was recognised for her linguistic insights on pedagogy and awarded The Sydney Research Excellence Initiative from School of Education and Social Works, The University of Sydney in 2017.

Email: twang@hiroshima-u.ac.jp

Dr Michinobu Watanabe
Komazawa University, Tokyo

Dr Michinobu Watanabe teaches English as a foreign language at Komazawa University, Tokyo. He has been teaching for more than two decades. His research interests include Japanese high school students’ motivation to study English, English as a second/foreign language writing, and foreign language education policies in Japan. His articles have appeared in TESOL Quarterly, JALT Journal, and The Asian Conference on Language Learning Official Conference Proceedings. He earned his EdD at Temple University, Tokyo, MA in Linguistics at California State University, Long Beach, and BA in Commerce at Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo. He holds life membership in The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

E-mail: michinobuwatanabe@hotmail.com

JoE – Technology in Education

Editor

Editor: Dr Michael Menchaca
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Dr Michael Menchaca is a professor in the Department of Learning Design and Technology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He specialises in digital and online learning and has helped establish successful online programs at multiple institutions. He currently coordinates the blended doctoral program in his Department.

Michael Menchaca publishes research in online learning, social justice with technology, and integrating technology into teaching and learning at all levels. He has consulted for numerous universities, schools, districts, and county and state offices. He has presented and delivered keynotes both nationally and internationally. He has served as principal investigator for state and federal grants. He has also served on editorial review boards and as a reviewer for many peer-reviewed journals as well as conference proceedings. In his younger years, Dr Menchaca was an IT professional specialising in network management, lab design and desktop support. In his spare time, he enjoys playing Scrabble, spending time with his spouse of nearly 30 years, and listening to his psychology and music-major son perform at concerts and for his family.

E-mail: tech.editor.joe@iafor.org 


Associate Editors

Dr Daniel Hoffman
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Dr Daniel Hoffman is an educator and researcher in the field of digital learning. His research focuses on the design of interactive experiences and their impact on learning and engagement. This work is interdisciplinary in nature and takes place at the intersection of cognitive science, education and computer science. Seeing great potential in emerging human-computer interaction techniques, Dan studies interactivity and its ability to act as a conceptual and procedural scaffold in digital environments. In 2013, Dan earned his doctorate in Instructional Technology & Media from Teachers College, Columbia University. Before joining the University of Hawaii, he worked as a Senior Education Analyst at Kamehameha Schools. His background includes classroom teaching, the New York City Teaching Fellows program, and designing software for Intel and the Games for Learning Institute. He was born in Vermont and enjoys building computers, watching movies, and listening to podcasts.

E-mail: dan.hoffman@hawaii.edu

Dr Devayani Tirthali
Independent Researcher, India

Dr Devayani Tirthali is an educational technology researcher and a research design consultant mentoring early-career researchers and social-sector professionals based in India. She has 20 years experience implementing technology for learning, 12 years out of which as a researcher. She earned her doctorate in Instructional Technology and Media from Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research interests under the umbrella of “Education in Everyday Living” span a variety of locations: social media, virtual worlds, and gaming; MOOCs and online learning; as well as educational technology in schools and colleges. She has published in international journals, served as a reviewer, and delivered keynote addresses on MOOCs and the future of education. Previously she has worked at the Institute for Learning Technologies, Teachers College, as a Research Associate evaluating technology enhanced multi-year NSF funded projects in school and university settings. At Brown University, Devayani worked with faculty to promote purposeful use of technology in teaching and iterative research design. She is passionate about exploring innovative methods of research to explore educational processes in non-traditional settings in underserved areas and developing countries such as India.

E-mail: devayani.tirthali@gmail.com


Senior Reviewers

Dr Heloísa Orsi Koch Delgado
Independent Academic

Dr Heloísa Orsi Koch Delgado holds a PhD in Letters (with emphasis on Language Studies) from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul and a Master degree in Education (emphasis on English Language Teaching and Cultural Education) by the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul. She has postgraduate qualifications in Tertiary Education (PUCRS) and Terminology (University Pompeu Fabra, Spain) and holds a BA in Translation Studies (PUCRS). She has a degree in distance education, with an international EaD tutor certificate. She was a professor at the School of Humanities at PUCRS from 1994 to 2019, coordinated the Department of Foreign Languages from 2010 to 2016 and was part of the faculty of the lato sensu postgraduate courses in English Language Teaching and Translation Studies. Heloísa was also the director of the International Office at PUCRS for 3 years (2016-2019) and a pedagogical coordinator of LEXIS: PUCRS’ Language Center for 5 years (2015-2019), having supervised more than 300 language courses.

Heloísa has experience as a translator of technical and scientific languages and as a teacher of higher education for over 30 years, working mainly on the following subjects: English language teaching, (teaching of) translation of specialized languages / terminology and technologies in teaching. She has been an invited ad hoc reviewer for national and international journals of language teaching and related areas. She is the author of DicTrans (Online Multilingual Dictionary about the Bipolar Disorder) and a member of the editorial committee of IAFOR (International Academic Forum). She has given lectures in Brazil and abroad and has articles published in national and internationally peer-reviewed journals. In 2019, she received a funding grant from Erasmus + (Staff Mobility Program) at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland.

E-mail: heloisa.orsi.koch.delgado@gmail.com

Dr Mikel Garant
Beijing Institute of Technology, China

Dr Mikel Garant is Professor of Applied Linguistics at the College of Global Talent at Beijing Institute of Technology, Zhuhai. His academic interests include transnational video podcasting and online learning, translation and EFL education and cultural studies. He is the author or co-author of over 10 books and edited collections and published dozens of refereed articles. He is the Chief Editor of the Current Trends in Translation Teaching and Learning E journal and is on the editorial boards of several leading journals.

Mikel Garant earned his BA in Political Science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, his MSc in Teaching English for Specific Purposes at Aston University, Birmingham, UK, and his doctorate in Organizational Communication at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. He has also been a Japanese National Scholar at Nara University of Education and Osaka University.

He is a certified English Teacher for Finnish public schools and also been involved in projects funded by The Academy of Finland, The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and other sources. For over 20 years, he held various full-time tenured posts and is currently a docent at the University of Helsinki in Finland. He has been a visiting professor at leading institutions all over the world.

E-mail: mikel.garant@cgt.bitzh.edu.cn

Dr Elena Mishieva
Moscow State University, Russia

Dr Elena Mishieva is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Area Studies at Moscow State University, Russia, from which she has a PhD in linguistics. She has a number of publications on discourse analysis, online youth communication, and ELT, among which is a state approved EFL textbook for Russian schools. She is a member of the National Association of Applied Linguistics (Russia), and the National Association of Teachers of English (Russia).

Lena’s current academic research interests concentrate on cultural and national identity and related state educational policy, including ways of developing cultural identity by means of ELT.

E-mail: lenamurashkovskaya@gmail.com

Dr Leonardo Munalim
The Philippine Women's University-School of Arts & Sciences and School of Education, Philippines

Dr Leonardo O. Munalim holds a in PhD in Applied Linguistics, an MA in Teaching English Language Arts (both from Philippine Normal University-Manila, The National Center for Teacher Education), and a Bachelor of Secondary Education, major in English. He studied Spanish courses at Instituto Cervantes de Manila, and passed the Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera. He is currently finishing a Graduate Certificate in Distance Education at the University of the Philippines-Open University. Leonardo publishes regularly and widely in local and international journals. He is editor-in-chief of Asia-Pacific Research Digest of Eastern Samar State University, Philippines; editorial board member of Journal of English as an International Language, and a reviewer for three journals of Philippine Normal University. He teaches Spanish and English courses at The Philippine Women’s University-School of Arts & Sciences and School of Education. He was a recipient of PWU’s Meritorious Award for his innovative teaching. He also serves as a K-12 book reviewer and editor at the Department of Education, and gives write-shops with K-12 book authors all over the country.

E-mail: leonardo.munalim@gmail.com

Dr Guruprasad Nagraj
Global Academy of Technology, Bangalore, India

Dr Guruprasad Nagraj completed graduate and post-graduate studies in the field of Computer Science and a PhD in Operations Research. He has a history of 27 years of experience in the education sector and he is currently working as Professor in the Department of Computer Science @ Global Academy of Technology, Bangalore, INDIA.

Guruprasad is skilled in personality development, lecturing, and public speaking and possesses a fair knowledge about NAAC and NBA Accreditation process. He has 60 publications and has also authored books. He is also a member of a number of professional societies including CSI, IETE, ISTE, ORSI and the International Association of Engineers. Guruprasad has been a corporate consultant for firms such as WIPRO, TATA INFOTECH, Deutsche Software, Novell, Mascot Systems, IBM and Adamya Technocrats. He has been on the board for various committees, and a reviewer and editorial board member various journals.

E-mail: nguruprasad18@gmail.com

Dr Esther Ntuli
Idaho State University, USA

Dr Esther Ntuli is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Teaching and Educational Studies at Idaho State University (ISU). Her expertise and training is in curriculum and instruction, instructional technology, and early childhood education. Esther has more than eight years at ISU teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in instructional technology and early childhood/elementary education. Dr Ntuli has teaching experience in Africa and the United States which provides her a global perspective in teaching and research.

Esther Ntuli’s research interests focus on technology use and practice in the classroom, teacher education, assessment, and culturally responsive education. She has published five edited books on educational technology and has several peer-reviewed papers in journals, handbooks, and conference proceedings. Esther has served as a senior reviewer for IAFOR Conferences (2019, 2020), is a WyTeCC Conference Board Member (2014-2017), and has been an invited external reviewer for doctoral dissertations at the University of Pretoria and the University of South Africa (UNISA). She has also served as an editorial board member and a regular peer reviewer for several research journals that focus on teaching and learning with technology, teacher education, and early childhood education.

E-mail: ntulesth@isu.edu

Dr Agnes Papadopoulou
Ionian University of Greece, Greece

Dr Agnes Papadopoulou is Assistant Professor in the Department of Audio & Visual Arts at the Ionian University of Greece. Her scientific interests include Art and Technology in Education, Digital Arts, Art Didactics, Philosophy and the Aesthetics of Media, Performance and Technology. She has been involved in many projects in Primary and Secondary Schools in Greece. Her publications in both conference proceedings and journals are related to the teaching of art and creative technologies, the role of the arts and technology as a means of effective learning, and the activation of critical thinking. Her writings include two books and a theatrical play. She has also been involved in book editing. She has directed many theatrical performances, contemporary and new plays. She is the Head of the Pedagogical Sufficiency Program in the Department of Audio & Visual Arts at the Ionian University of Greece.

E-mail: kapitanny@gmail.com

Dr Shwadin Sharma
California State University Monterey Bay, USA

Dr Shwadhin Sharma is an Assistant Professor in the College of Business at California State University, Monterey Bay, USA. His research interests are in the areas of technical and behavioral aspects of consumption of technology and education. He actively pursues research areas such as privacy and security, electronic commerce and social commerce, the role of technology in education, big data analytics, the role of dispositional factors in IT, and IT adoption, and discontinuation.

Shwadhin Sharma has published his research in journals such as the Journal of Computer Information Systems, Information Technology & People, Government Information Quarterly, Electronic Commerce Research and Applications and Computers & Security as well as presenting at several academic conferences. He serves on the editorial board of two Journals and has served as a reviewer for several reputable journals and conferences.

Dr Sharma also serves as the Resource/Listserv chair for the SIG Decision Support and Analytics (SIGDSA) group which is a chapter with the Association of Information Systems. He has co-chaired a mini-track on “Social Network Analytics in Big Data Environment” in AMCIS 2016.

E-mail: ssharma@csumb.edu

Dr Michelle Yeo
Coventry University and University of Newcastle, Australia

Dr Michelle Yeo ML specialises in digital Technology in Education with her research interest in online technology and social media’s systems as frameworks for effective pedagogies and strategies for active and engaged students’ learning. She has been an educator for 30 years and is passionate about education and the millennials with learning at anytime and anyplace for lifelong learning. Michelle was awarded her PhD from Monash University, Australia on Digital Technology in Education in October 2014. She has a Master of Education in Leadership, Policy and Change and Management with a degree in Communication Management. She is currently Associate Lecturer at Coventry University and University of Newcastle, Australia, lecturing Leadership, Entrepreneurial and Innovation Management modules for both undergraduate and postgraduate, MBA courses. She is also Associate Faculty Member Course Chair at Singapore University of Social Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Behavioural Sciences, SUSS on Communication Management and Social Science modules.

E-mail: M.Yeo@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Serpil Meri-Yilan
Ibrahim Cecen University, Turkey

Serpil Meri-Yilan is currently an assistant professor at School of Foreign Languages, Department of Interpretation and Translation, Agri Ibrahim Cecen University, Turkey. She earned her MA in 2011 and PhD in 2017, in Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching from University of Southampton, specialising in computer-assisted language learning, scaffolding, learner autonomy and English for academic purposes (EAP). She has teaching experience in EAP in Turkey and the UK as well as linguistics courses in Turkey.

Dr Meri-Yilan is the research collaborator of ImmerseMe, a virtual reality tool to learn languages. She has also presented and published her work in numerous international organisations and platforms. Additionally, her research interests include e-learning, motivation, digital storytelling, humanization of ELT, and social inclusion and justice.

E-mail: serpilmeri@gmail.com


Reviewers

Dr Philip Ajewole
Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Nigeria

Dr Philip I Ajewole is a Lecturer in the Department of Educational Management and Business Studies, Faculty of Education of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Nigeria. His passions for teaching and learning were the motivating factors that led him to obtain a PhD in Educational Management from the University of Ibadan after completion of a Bachelor of Education, a Master of Education and Master in Managerial Psychology from the University of Ilorin and University of Ibadan in Nigeria, respectively.

Philip Ajewole is also an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPMN). He has presented papers in both national and international conferences and also published in international and SCOPUS-indexed journals. Philip Ajewole is also a reviewer of his Faculty journals. His research interests include industrial health challenges, education research, peace and conflict management as well as climate change.

E-mail: philip.ajewole@fuoye.edu.ng

Dr Shiao-Wei Chu
National Pingtung University, Taiwan

Dr Shiao-Wei Chu is an assistant professor at the National Pingtung University in Pingtung, Taiwan. Shiao-Wei received her doctoral degree (PhD), with an emphasis in professional development for ESL and EFL instructors, from the College of Education at the University of Idaho in 2013. She holds a master’s degree in TESOL from Chaoyang University of Technology in Taichung, Taiwan. Her research focuses are curriculum and assessment design in the field of English as a Second/Foreign Language teaching and learning and professional development for English language teachers in both face-to-face and web-based environments. She worked as an ESL lecturer at the University of Idaho for three and half years, and as an EFL teacher in grades 3-11 for approximately 8 years in Taiwan.

E-mail: shiaowei0819@gmail.com

Dr Heeseon Jang
Pyeongtaek University, Korea

Dr Heeseon Jang achieved a PhD degree at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), and worked in the State University of New Jersey (Rutgers).He is currently a Professor in the department of convergence software, Pyeongtaek University, Korea. He presents on many educational topics including coding education, educational methods to enhance computational thinking, technology in education, ICT curriculum contents, and smart mobility services at a range of international conferences.

Heeseon Jang’s main interests are coding and software education, mathematical algorithm, flipped learning, smart educational model, artificial intelligence education, mobility management in the fields of mobility as a service, ICT industry & management, and big data analytics. Prior to taking up his role as a professor, he had 10 years’ experience in ETRI (electronics and telecommunications research institute) to develop the information systems, mobile communication, and ICT convergence networks.

Dr Jang has also carried out funded research in the following areas: development of mathematical algorithm curriculum for coding education; development of an educational model for AI application software; lecture management by using NIE; and program curriculum development of an electronics device based on NCS. He has also been involved with the editorial board as an editor and reviewer for a variety of education and ICT related journals and conferences.

E-mail: hsjang@ptu.ac.kr

Debbie Meharg
Edinburgh Napier University, UK

Debbie Meharg is a Lecturer and Senior Teaching Fellow in the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University. Meharg’s research interests sit within the Centre for Computing Educational Research (CCER) and focus on students transitioning from further education institutions into higher education. She has a long track record of working with students in both further education and higher education and her personal experience of working in both these environments shape her current research interests. More recently her research interests have expanded to include student transitions into Graduate Apprenticeship (GA) programmes.

Alongside her research activities Debbie is an active member of the teaching team within the School of Computing where she is Programme Leader for the BSc (Hons) Software Development (Graduate Apprenticeship) programme and module leader on Business Intelligence and Reporting modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Debbie implemented the new GA programmes and ensured quality approval was gained. She also designed, developed and leads the Professional Practice third year module on the GA programmes working with mentors in industry and the university to ensure a standard experience for apprentices.

E-mail: d.meharg@napier.ac.uk

Dr Nancy Nisbett
Fresno State University, USA

Dr Nancy Nisbett is a professor and coordinator of recreation therapy in the Department of Recreation Administration at Fresno State University, USA. She has been a practicing recreation therapist for more than 20 years with experience in in-patient behavioral health, residential treatment and group homes. She directed the Keys to Enriching Youth Services program, training recreation professions, educators, and parents to include children with disabilities into inclusive classrooms and recreation programs. Her research interests include accessibility, inclusive recreation and education, youth development, and pedagogy.

E-mail: nancyni@csufresno.edu

Dr Queen Ogbomo
Tennessee Technological University, USA

Dr Queen Ogbomo is currently an Associate Professor at Tennessee Technological University in Tennessee where she teaches social studies, mathematics and science method courses. She maintains an active research agenda in minority and multicultural education; mathematics and literature connection; teacher education programs and assessment; science and literacy education as well as STEM education best practices and online learning. She also has research experience in teacher professional development.

E-mail: qogbomo@tntech.edu

Mirella Ramacciotti
Independent Researcher, Brazil

Mirella Ramacciotti is a former lawyer, teacher and translator who has turned to education research, consultancy and materials, writing in the area of TESOL and MBE. Mirella holds an MSc in Interdisciplinary Studies from Johns Hopkins University and is a PhD Candidate in Neuroscience at USP. She is the author of Aprender: entendendo o cérebro and runs the site www.neuroeducamente.com.br.

E-mail: neuroeducamente@gmail.com

JoE – Studies in Education

Editor

Editor: Dr Pearl Subban
Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Dr Pearl Subban is a lecturer in Teacher Education at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. She is currently the Course Leader for the Master of Education program, and Acting Director of Graduate programs. Pearl’s research interests are embedded within accommodating student diversity, and differentiated teaching and learning strategies to accommodate these needs.

With over two decades in the education sector, in both South Africa and Australia, Pearl is well-positioned to reflect on catering for additional student needs, and on how teachers can diversify their programming to include all students. Emanating from a social justice perspective, Pearl’s main focus is on assisting learners in contemporary classrooms, utilising available resources to ensure that learning is relevant and personal. Pearl is an active researcher, and has been fortunate to work within funded research projects within Australia, dealing with marginalisation and social justice issues. Pearl currently teaches in the undergraduate and postgraduate programs, and offers support to in-service teachers through professional development units.

Pearl’s approach to research is collaborative, and draws on assessment and appraisal from her peers to ensure that both research output and teaching contributions are effectively met. Prior to joining the higher education sector, Pearl enjoyed several years as a high school teacher, which became the platform for her current position as an educational researcher. She has subsequently presented papers and presentations at a range of national and international conferences. Her current portfolio includes the supervision of both masters and doctoral students covering a range of global issues. Currently, as Course Leader of the Master of Education suite, she strives to facilitate equitable programs that accommodate a range of student needs. Pearl is on the Editorial Board for two major journals, using her knowledge, experience and skill to inform the contemporary field.

E-mail: pearl.subban@monash.edu


Associate Editors

Dr William C. Frick
University of Oklahoma, USA

William C. Frick, PhD is the Rainbolt Family Endowed Presidential Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education at the University of Oklahoma. He is the founding director of the Center for Leadership Ethics and Change, http://www.ou.edu/education/clec an affiliate body of the international Consortium for the Study of Leadership and Ethics in Education (CSLEE) of the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA). He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of School Leadership and is currently the editor of Values and Ethics in Educational Administration. Dr Frick has 14 years of experience as a practitioner in the public schools including building and district-level administration. He is a former 2016–17 Core Fulbright US Scholar to the Republic of Georgia. A doctoral graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, his research interests include the philosophy of administrative leadership, school system reform within urban municipality revitalization efforts, and broader cultural studies exploring the intersection of identity formation and schooling. He has served in multiple officer and representative roles for cosmopolitan professional associations such as AERA, UCEA, and CSLEE. Currently, he is Vice Chairman of the board for Santa Fe South Charter School System, Inc. and a board member of Odyssey Leadership Academy

E-mail: frick@ou.edu


Dr Anemona Peres
European Border and Coast Guard Agency

Dr Anemona Peres is a psychologist and has specialised in educational leadership and quality assurance. She manages the Training Support Sector at Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, where she is responsible for promoting the European lifelong learning policies across the EU, border management education and training, quality assurance and educational technology. She has managed numerous international academic – practitioners’ collaborative projects, developing a wide range of exchange-mobility programmes and educational products, i.e. European sectoral qualifications frameworks, joint degrees, curriculum design and teacher training methodologies, quality assurance systems for training providers, accreditation and recognition of all types of learning, European courses and curricula, common core reference learning, and occupational standards in border management. Following her research interests, including transnational joint degrees, internationalisation policies, qualifications frameworks, quality assurance in HE;VET, curriculum design, teaching-learning and assessment, Dr Peres has published several books and papers on internationalisation, quality enhancement and mobility in European border management education and training. She serves as editor and advisor for several international publications and scientific boards in the area of education, policing, borders and migration research.

E-mail: anemona.peres@frontex.europa.eu


Senior Reviewers

Dr Adebisi Thomas Ajibade
United Arab Emirates University, UAE

Dr Adebisi Thomas Ajibade is from South-western Nigeria. He obtained his BSc (Ed.) Physics from University of Ilorin in 1997, Master in Education (Science Education) from University of Ibadan in 2002 and PhD (Science Education) from Ekiti State University in 2014. He has worked as a secondary school teacher in six secondary schools across three States in Nigeria. In 2014 Thomas joined Obafemi Awolowo University, Île-Ife, Nigeria in the Department of Science and Technology Education where he lectures both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. He has supervised projects and theses of students and has has published in local and international journals.

E-mail: thomasadebisi7@gmail.com

Dr Fiona Baker
United Arab Emirates University, UAE

Fiona S. Baker is Associate Professor and Early Childhood Coordinator at the College of Education, United Arab Emirates University. She holds a PhD in Education from Exeter University, UK. Fiona has taught and supervised at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Education Studies and Teacher Development. The preparation of Kindergarten teachers, and research into aspects of Early Childhood Education at school and home is her focus.

E-mail: fiona.s@uaeu.ac.ae

Dr Otgontugs Banzragch
National University of Mongolia, Mongolia

Otgontugs Banzragch joined the faculty of National University of Mongolia for the first time in 1995 as a lecturer of economics. From 2010 to 2016, she served as the vice dean of the School of Economic Studies, and dean of the Graduate school of the university. She is currently a professor of economics at economics department of the university. She is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Economics and Population published by the Moscow State University and the Mongolian Journal of Education Studies published by the National University of Mongolia.

She has been a member of a range of advisory boards and professional committees. Among them are the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of Mongolia (2012-2016), Central Bank of Mongolia (2012-2016) and Doctoral Dissertation Defense Committee in economics in Mongolia (2010-2016). Otgontugs received a BA in economics from Moscow State University in 1992 and a MA in economics from the University of Manchester, UK, and a PhD in economics and education from Columbia University in New York City in 2010. She was a visiting scholar at the Columbia University in 2003-2004 and American University in Washington DC, Russell in 2016-2018. Over the years, Otgontugs has provided technical or educational services to the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the Asian Development Bank, the Soros Foundation as well as to a number of governmental and non-governmental institutions in the United States, Canada, and Mongolia.

E-mail: otgontugs@num.edu.mn

Dr Tyrone Bynoe
St. Bonaventure University, USA

Dr Tyrone Bynoe is an Associate Professor and Director of Educational Leadership Programs at St. Bonaventure University, USA. His primary expertise is in school finance, school business management and school leadership preparation. He also has research interests in comparative education, technology application and educational history. Tyrone Bynoe has been a professor for fifteen years. Along with his higher education experience, he has considerable experience as a school administrator and a classroom teacher.

E-mail: tbynoe@umich.edu

Dr Ivy Chia
Singapore University of Social Sciences, Singapore

Dr Ivy Chia is a passionate educator who is the current Head of Programme (Education) at the Singapore University of Social Sciences. She completed her MA (Educational Management and Administration) at the University College London, and PhD at the University of Cambridge. Among her other contributions, she currently serves as an advisory member to Republic Polytechnic Curriculum Committee and the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Committee on Continuing Education. She works closely with her colleagues on developing pedagogical strategies and data analytic approaches to support adult learning at the tertiary level.

E-mail: ivychiasm@suss.edu.sg

Dr Raymond Q. Datuon
FEU Institute of Technology, Philippines

Dr Raymond Q. Datuon completed a Bachelor in Secondary Education, majoring in history (2002), at the Philippine Normal University, a Masters in Educational Management (2010) in Polytechnic University of the Philippines-Open University Systems and a Doctorate in Educational Management (2013) at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. Then, He served as the School of Education Dean, concurrently the Officer In-charge of the Student Life Office, Head of Faculty and Staff Development Office and Senior High School Program in Chiang Kai Shek College (Manila, Philippines) from 2015 to 2017. He was also appointed as Head of Research, Publication, and Faculty Development Office at Chiang Kai Shek College from October 2013 to June 2014. At present, he is a Full Time Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of HSC Department at the FEU Institute of Technology. Lastly, he was recognized and awarded by the City Government of Manila as one of the 12 Outstanding Private School Educators in 2014.

E-mail: raymondqdatuon@yahoo.com

Dr Luisa Daniele
PANPAL - the Italian Agency for Active Labour Market Policies, Italy

Luisa Daniele works at the Study Centre of ANPAL – the Italian Agency for Active Labour Market Policies (institution supervised by the Ministry of Labour). She is specialised in Adult Learning and she has collaborated or coordinated much research on this issue, relating to the Italian system of Adult Learning, also in comparison with other European Countries. She is involved in the evaluation of the European Social Fund – ESF in relation with policies for employability and for VET – Vocational Education and Training, she also participates in the new programming (2021-2027) of the ESF for the Italian government. Luisa holds a Master Degree in Political Sciences from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and a PhD in “Adult Learning – Evaluation of VET Systems” from the University of Rome “Roma Tre” and from the University of Paris “Paris X – Nanterre” (co-tutorship), with a thesis on “Lifelong learning and University. Individuation and validation of prior learning in France and in Italy” (Apprendimento permanente e Università. Edizioni Nuova Cultura, Roma, 2010)

E-mail: luisa.daniele69@gmail.com

Dr Heloisa Delgado
Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Dr Heloisa Delgado holds a PhD in Letters (with emphasis on Language Studies) from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) and a Masters degree in Education (emphasis on English Language Teaching and Cultural Education) from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS). She has postgraduate qualifications in Tertiary Education (PUCRS) and Terminology (University Pompeu Fabra, Spain) and holds a BA in Translation Studies (PUCRS). Heloísa also has a degree in distance education, with an international EaD tutor certificate. Dr Delgado was a professor at the School of Humanities at PUCRS from 1994 to 2019, coordinated the Department of Foreign Languages from 2010 to 2016 and was part of the faculty of the lato sensu postgraduate courses in English Language Teaching and Translation Studies. Heloísa was the director of the International Office at PUCRS for 3 years (2016-2019) and a pedagogical coordinator of LEXIS: PUCRS’ Language Center for 5 years (2015-2019), having supervised more than 300 language courses. She has experience as a translator of technical and scientific language and as a teacher of higher education for over 30 years, working mainly on the following subjects: English language teaching, (teaching of) translation of specialised languages/terminology and technologies in teaching. She has been an invited as ad hoc reviewer for national and international journals of language teaching and related areas. She is the author of DicTrans (Online Multilingual Dictionary about the Bipolar Disorder). She has given lectures in Brazil and abroad and has articles published in national and internationally peer-reviewed journals. In 2019, she received a funding grant from Erasmus + (Staff Mobility Program) at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland.

E-mail: heloisa.orsi.koch.delgado@gmail.com

Dr Yuemin He
Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, Virginia, USA

Yuemin He holds a PhD in English language and literature from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and earned her BA and MA in English from Sichuan University. She has worked in higher education for more than three decades. Currently she is an English professor at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, Virginia.

Dr. He was a recipient of many awards, including a National Endowment of Humanities Fellowship, a Japan Study Association Fellowship, a Loser-Savkar Fellowship, and multiple college awards. She has written on composition pedagogy, Asian American literature, Buddhist American literature, and East Asian literature and visual art. Her essays appear in The Emergence of Buddhist American Literature (SUNY), Religion and the Arts, Chinese Translators Journal, Inquiry, and Teaching Approaches to Asian American Literature (MLA). Her poetry translations have been anthologized in Oxford Anthology of Modern and Contemporary American Poetry (2nd ed.) and published in more than twenty literary magazines and journals, such as Metamorphoses, Ezra, The Cincinnati Review, Copper Nickel, Rattle Poetry, Chinese Literature Today, and Renditions. In her spare time, Dr. He also writes short stories, which have been selected into The Northern Virginia Review, Cha, Yuan Yang… She is dedicated to advancing the values of inclusion, excellence, innovation, and collaboration.

Email: yhe@nvcc.edu

Dr Habsah Hussin
Independent Researcher, Malaysia

Dr Habsah Hussin obtained her doctorate (Applied Linguistics and ELT) from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom; Master by research (English Language Studies) from the National University, Malaysia (UKM); and Bachelor of Education (TESL) from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). She worked as a TESL teacher affiliated to the Ministry of Education, Malaysia and senior lecturer at Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) for many years before moving to Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) in 2011.  She was a senior lecturer at the Department of Language Education and Humanities, Faculty of Educational Studies, UPM.

Habsah Hussin teaching, research interests, publications and presentations at conferences are in the areas of ESL Methodology, English Literature, Thinking Skills, Academic Writing, Learner Autonomy and policies related to English Language Teaching in Malaysia. Habsah’s current research project is on helping disadvantaged primary school learners aged 7 to 12 years old in three different contexts namely in remote areas, in the squatter or urban poor category and those living in orphanages, to have greater access to Bahasa Melayu (the national language), the English language and Science subjects via the Modules of Learning for the three subjects developed based on the findings of her research. She also has considerable experience in reviewing articles for various journals and examining doctoral theses.

E-mail: drhhesr@gmail.com

Dr Andrew Leichsenring
Tamagawa University, Japan

Dr Andrew Leichsenring is an associate professor at Tamagawa University, Japan. He has been an educator for twenty-four years, working in Australia, Japan, and South Korea during that time. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Teacher Education from Queensland University of Technology and an Australian primary school teaching licence. He also obtained a Master of Education from Queensland University of Technology, a Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning from Charles Darwin University, a Bachelor of International Business from Griffith University, and a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Queensland. In addition to his editorial work with several publishers, he has widely published his research on various aspects of teaching and learning. His research interests include: L2 English language education, learner identity development, professional teacher identity development, and speaking and listening assessment.

E-mail: andrew@lit.tamagawa.ac.jp

Dr Thelma Manansala
Bataan Peninsula State University, Philippines

Dr Thelma D. Manansala is the current Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the Bataan Peninsula State University, Main Campus, Balanga City. the Philippines. Currently she holds one of the highest ranks of Professor 6 equivalent to a University President. She has published papers in international refereed journals on a range of topics including predictors of success of first year college students; instructional leadership; and transformational leadership. She has just finished working on a research project which will tackle the risk reduction management practices of principals and middle-level managers. She is a reviewer for several international journals and conferences.

E-mail: enthelgem@yahoo.com

Dr Leonardo Munalim
The Philippine Women's University-School of Arts & Sciences and School of Education, Philippines

Dr Leonardo O. Munalim holds a in PhD in Applied Linguistics, an MA in Teaching English Language Arts (both from Philippine Normal University-Manila, The National Center for Teacher Education), and a Bachelor of Secondary Education, major in English. He studied Spanish courses at Instituto Cervantes de Manila, and passed the Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera. He is currently finishing a Graduate Certificate in Distance Education at the University of the Philippines-Open University. Leonardo publishes regularly and widely in local and international journals. He is editor-in-chief of Asia-Pacific Research Digest of Eastern Samar State University, Philippines; editorial board member of Journal of English as an International Language, and a reviewer for three journals of Philippine Normal University. He teaches Spanish and English courses at The Philippine Women’s University-School of Arts & Sciences and School of Education. He was a recipient of PWU’s Meritorious Award for his innovative teaching. He also serves as a K-12 book reviewer and editor at the Department of Education, and gives write-shops with K-12 book authors all over the country.

E-mail: leonardo.munalim@gmail.com

Dr Jacinta Ifeoma Obidile
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria

Dr Jacinta Ifeoma Obidile is a lecturer in the Department of Technology and Vocational Education Cum Entrepreneurship Studies at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka and is currently the Coordinator of Entrepreneurship Studies. She has written and edited many academic books and journal articles. Jacinta Ifeoma Obidile has presented several academic papers in conferences in Nigeria, South Africa and London. Jacinta is happily married with children.

E-mail: ij.obidile@unizik.edu.ng

Dr Cornelius Riordan
Providence College in Providence, RI., USA

Dr Cornelius Riordan is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Providence College in Providence, RI., USA. He received his doctorate in Sociology from Syracuse University, and completed two years of postdoctoral study at Johns Hopkins University. His area of specialisation is the social organisation of schools and the educational outcomes that are related to various types of school organisation. Cornelius is the author of a textbook in the sociology of education entitled Equality and Achievement. He has studied the effects of single and mixed sex education at all levels of schooling and is the author of Girls and Boys in School: Together or Separate (1990) and Single Sex Schools: A Place to Learn (2015). He has numerous professional papers on this subject. He has been a keynote speaker, panellist, expert trial witness, researcher, and author on single sex schooling for 25 years.

E-mail: CRIORDAN@providence.edu

Dr Ilaria De Santis
National Defense University, USA

Dr Ilaria De Santis is an Academic Specialist at the Joint Forces Staff College (JFSC), National Defense University (NDU). She is responsible for curriculum and assessment, accreditation, and currency and outreach. She earned a Doctor of Education (Summa cum Laude) in Instructional Leadership from Argosy University, Sarasota, Florida, a Master of Arts (Summa cum Laude) in Western Literature and Linguistics from the University of Naples “Federico II”, and a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Literature from the University of Naples “Federico II”.

She worked as an Assistant Dean of Liberal Arts, Associate Professor of Humanities, and Accreditation Liaison Officer at Hawaii Tokai International College in Kapolei, Hawaii. Ilaria also serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Writing, Speech, and Spanish language at the University of Maryland Global Campus, Adelphi, Maryland. Dr De Santis has been an Assistant Professor of Art and Humanities at Tidewater Community College, Portsmouth, Virginia. In 2015, she worked as a lecturer of Italian and Latin languages at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and trained military linguists and Flag Officers for the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) in Advanced Spanish Language.

Ilaria De Santis’ research interests include Curriculum Development, Andragogy and Learning Theories, and Interdisciplinary Studies. She presented her research on the application of Krathwohl’s taxonomy to interdisciplinary liberal art courses at the Humanities Education Research Association (HERA). She is a reviewer for the International Journal of Online Graduate Education (IJOGE).

E-mail: ilaria.desantis1@gmail.com

Dr Suja Nair
Independent Researcher, India

Dr Suja R. Nair is a holder of PhD, MBA, and BA (Hons.) degrees with over 25 years of work experience, which includes Corporate, Academics and Research. She is an Independent Researcher, also handling Strategic Marketing as a Co-entrepreneur at Educe Micro Research, Bangalore, India. As an established author she has 41 publications to her credit in refereed Indian and other international journals, books and handbooks of research. Her text-books on consumer behavior, retail management, marketing research and organisational behavior are widely read and recommended by leading universities/institutions in India.

Suja R. Nair is the Editor of the Handbook of research on ethics, entrepreneurship and governance in higher education (2018, IGI Global, USA), Editor of the International Journal of Big Data Management (Inderscience Publishers, Switzerland) and an Editorial Board member of the international journal Asia-Pacific Journal of Institutional Efficiency. Her major fields of research interest include ethics, education management, women entrepreneurship, women social entrepreneurship, stakeholder engagement, cause-related-marketing, food retailing and consumer behaviour.

E-mail: sujarnair269@gmail.com

Dr Elena Raevskikh
Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Dr Elena Raevskikh is a research fellow at the Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. She holds a PhD in sociology from the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS) (France), and a Master’s degree in international public law from the Lomonosov Moscow State University Law Faculty (Russia). She supports CultureSTATS-AD project that aims to be a knowledge platform that produces internationally recognizable and comparable cultural statistics in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. By structuring pre-existing cultural data as well by exploring the new approaches to data collection and analysis, the project seeks to understand how to enhance the impact of culture and cultural assets on the social and economic growth of Abu Dhabi, and how to discover, analyse and support cultural phenomena that makes Abu Dhabi unique. For this project, Dr. Raevskikh is developing new conceptual and methodological approaches to the legitimate articulation of locally anchored and internationally comparable dimensions of the evolving culture statistics system.

E-mail: elenaraevskikh88@gmail.com

Dr Ilana Klima Ronen
ibbutzim College of Education, Technology and The Arts, Israel

Ilana K. Ronen holds a PhD in Science Education from Tel-Aviv University, Israel. She headS the Honors Program and the Science specialization at Kibbutzim College of Education, Technology and The Arts; established service-learning projects based on learning communities; and led changes in the practice of pre-service students, in line with the professional development schools (PDS) model. Her field of research involves quantitative and quantitative research methods that brings together misconceptions in science education; learning environment, such as computer supported collaborative learning (CSCL) implementation; pedagogical framework to encourage knowledge building community (KBC); and teacher training, all aimed at improving professional development in education. She publishes articles in the scientific and educational journals and has written three books; She attends international conferences and serves as a reviewer in educational journals.

E-mail: klima.ronen@gmail.com

Dr Akihiro Saito
Tokyo University of Science, Japan

Dr Akihiro Saito is an associate professor in the Institute of Arts and Sciences, Tokyo University of Science, Japan. His research focuses on using empirical and interpretive methods and discourse theory with diverse data types to gain an insight into the psychology and sociology of language learning, education policy, and intercultural communication. He is particularly interested in understanding how people’s behaviors are constrained through social structure and how they exercise agency against that structure. He has published in the International Journal of Applied Linguistics (Wiley-Blackwell), System (Elsevier), and other recognized journals.

E-mail: akihiro.saito@gmail.com

Dr Meliha Simsek
University of Health Sciences, Istanbul, Turkey

Dr Meliha R. Simsek is currently an assistant professor of foreign languages at the University of Health Sciences (Istanbul, Turkey). She has been teaching English to a multinational group of medical students at the preparatory division, and giving ESP courses for the dental students since 2017. She got her BA (2004), MA (2006), and PhD (2009) in ELT from Dokuz Eylul University (Izmir).

Meliha R. Simsek has served as an English instructor at the School of Foreign Languages (Dokuz Eylul University), and as a teacher educator at the Faculty of Education in Middle East Technical University (Ankara), and therefore been working with both EFL learners and teacher candidates for the last fifteen years.

Her research interests include applied linguistics, ELT methodology, materials evaluation and development, and teacher education.

E-mail: malliday@gmail.com

Dr Randy A. Tudy
Cor Jesu College, Inc., Philippines

Dr Randy A. Tudy is the author of several books including, Doing Qualitative Research: A Practical Guide for Student Researchers and Learning the Fundamentals of Quantitative Research. He is the editor of the books published by the Diocesan Printing Press, Inc. and used by basic education students in the Philippines. As a researcher, he has published articles at local and international peer-reviewed journals.

Randy A. Tudy conducts seminars on basic research, qualitative research, and action research. He has been invited as a plenary speaker for research conventions and conferences. He is the editor of Slongan, the official journal of Cor Jesu College. He acts as a peer reviewer for the research journals of several schools and professional organisations in the Philippines and abroad. He is a peer reviewer of the IAFOR conference abstracts. He sits as chairman of the Research Committee of the Davao Association of Catholic Schools (DACS). He is the vice-president of the Philippine Association of Graduate Education (PAGE) XI and a regular member of the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP). His previous administrative positions included being the director of Campus Ministry Office, principal of the Basic Education Department, and dean of graduate school. Currently, he is the director of the Research and Publication Office and Program Coordinator of the Master in Public Administration Program of Cor Jesu College, Inc., Philippines.

E-mail: randytudy@cjc.edu.ph

Dr Mary George Varghese
HMES Pillai College of Education and Research, India

Dr Mary George Varghese is an Assistant Professor with MES Pillai College of Education and Research, Mumbai India. She holds a Masters in Science, a Masters in Education and a Masters in Clinical Psychology. She also has a Master of Philosophy in Education, a PhD and a Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education. She is a teacher-educator and corporate trainer. She has taught psychology at the graduate and post-graduate levels since 2003 and she is a PhD guide at the University level.

Her major areas of research include brain-based learning, hemisphericity, adolescent issues, diverse learners, and stress. She has several major and minor research projects funded by the University of Mumbai and the Indian Council of Social Science Research, among others. Dr Varghese has many national and international publications and she serves as an editorial board member with many national and international journals.

E-mail: marypbaby@hotmail.com

Dr Stephanie Wendt
Tennessee Tech University, USA

Dr Stephanie Wendt is an Associate Professor at Tennessee Tech University in the United States. She teaches undergraduate science methods, educational data assessment, and field experience courses to elementary pre-service teachers. Dr. Wendt also teaches graduate courses in advanced science methods, learning theory, grant writing, and educational technology.

Stephanie Wendt is a member of the Tennessee Science Education Leadership Association (TNSELA), Tennessee Science Teachers Association (TSTA), and is a former representative of the Board of Directors for TSTA. She also serves as a reviewer for NSTA’s peer-reviewed journal Science and Children. She participates in leading professional development for K-12 educators pertaining to science education at the state and national levels. Dr Wendt focuses on helping pre-service teachers, in-service teachers, and elementary students develop a love for science and promotes STEM education in K-12 classrooms.

E-mail: SWendt@tntech.edu

Dr Huiyuan Ye
Southern New Hampshire University, USA.

Dr Huiyuan Ye is a former Research Analyst of Learning Science & Workforce Insights from Southern New Hampshire University. Prior to that, he was a Senior Program Coordinator for the University of Pittsburgh Institute for International Studies in Education (IISE). Dr Ye earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in English Language and Literature from Shanghai International Studies University in China and later a Doctor of Education degree in Higher Education Management from the University of Pittsburgh.

Huiyuan Ye is an experienced researcher of higher education and specialises in the topics of comparative/international higher education, professional/workforce development, and liberal arts education/institutions. His particular contributions to these fields were published by Palgrave Communications, International Journal of Educational Development (IJED), and elsewhere. Currently he is working on a research project about integrating disruptive innovation to liberal arts education/institutions in East Asia.

E-mail: huiyuan.ye.hem@gmail.com


Reviewers

Dr Gbolagade Adekanmbi
Botswana Open University

Gbolagade Adekanmbi obtained a PhD in Adult Education from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria in 1992 with a research focus on Distance Education. He taught Adult Education at the University and joined the Centre for Continuing Education (CCE), University of Botswana (UB) in 1995. At UB, he coordinated the design and development of course modules, trained writers, editors and tutors, and wrote course materials. From 2009 to 2011, he was the Centre’s Acting Director. A Kellogg Visiting Scholar to Syracuse University, USA, from February to March 1991, Professor Adekanmbi has published widely and presented papers at international conferences. He has research interests in adult, distance and higher education, and is a reviewer for the International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning (IRRODL). He is the Dean, School of Education, and Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic Services, at the Botswana Open University. He currently chairs the African Deans of Education Forum (ADEF).

E-mail: gadekanmbi@staff.bou.ac.bw

Dr Ezekiel Olusegun Babatunde
University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Dr Ezekiel Olusegun Babatunde is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Education, University of Ibadan. His doctoral research focused on assessment of fitness, effective use of ICT in health related issues, Curriculum instruction, Education and Health. His research searchlight also focused on investigating factors that induce premarital sexual intercourse among adolescents as well as assessment of Oyo State Agency for the Control of AIDs. As a researcher, his research interest is into programme evaluation, data analysis, public examining in Mathematics and Science, and psychological testing among others. Prior to his university appointment, Ezekiel worked as the Director of the Institute of Church and Society and as National secretary of the Boys Brigade, Nigeria all of which was to expand the level of knowledge about fitness, health skills, best practices in using ICT in health delivery and measurement protocols among youth and adults for healthy population.

E-mail: babatundeezekiel11@gmail.com

Dr Louis Jinot Belle
Open University of Mauritius

Louis Jinot Belle is an academic in Education and Educational Leadership and Management at the Open University of Mauritius. His research interests include educational leadership and management, online teaching and learning, innovative pedagogies and open and distance education practices. He has published dozens of academic papers in these areas in high impact internationally peer reviewed journals. He is also a reviewer of several scholarly journals. Dr Belle was awarded his DEd in Educational Management at the University of South Africa, his MA in Online and Distance Education at the Open University of UK, his MSc in Applied Economics at the University of Mauritius and his MBA at the Edinburgh Business School of the Heriot-Watt University, Scotland. He is a postdoc Fellow in Education of the Association of Commonwealth Universities. Prior to his academic career, he worked as a primary and secondary school teacher.

E-mail: l.belle@open.ac.mu

Dr Melissa Brennan
Our Lady of the Lake University, USA

Melissa Brennan, PhD, LPC-S, CSC, is an Assistant Professor of Counseling at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas, United States. She specializes in school counseling and is also a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in the state of Texas. Prior to teaching in higher education, Melissa served as a school counselor in elementary and secondary settings and taught 2nd grade. Her research interests center around school counseling, social justice advocacy for and with diverse populations, counselor identity development in counselor education programs, culturally responsive pedagogy, reflective/reflexive teaching practices, best practices in online higher education, and online curriculum development. Dr. Brennan’s recent research activities explore elementary school counselors’ experiences engaging in advocacy action for transgender youth, as well the relationship between marianismo and mental health help-seeking attitudes of Latina college students. She has also contributed to publications on culturally responsive pedagogy and online instruction.

E-mail: mabrennan@ollusa.edu

Dr Supamit Chanseawrassamee
TOT Academy, Thailand

Supamit Chanseawrassamee is currently teaching English for Occupational Purposes at TOT Academy, TOT Public Company and English for Academic Purposes at the National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) in Bangkok, Thailand. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from Chulalongkorn University, Master’s degree in Language and Communication from NIDA, and PhD in Language, Literacy and Culture from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), the United States. After obtaining her doctoral degree in 2007, Dr Chanseawrassamee started her teaching career at TOT Academy and, a year later at NIDA, where she had previously completed her Master’s. For over ten years, she has been pursuing her research interests in English learning, especially for occupational purposes (e.g. oral presentation, four skills, correspondence, effective writing, and translation). Appearing in numerous academic journals, Supamit Chanseawrassamee’s academic articles foster multidisciplinary collaboration.

E-mail: supamitc@tot.co.th

Dr Priscila Lambach Ferreira da Costa
Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, Brazil

Priscila Lambach Ferreira da Costa was awarded her PhD in Educational Psychology in PUC/SP and Masters in the same university. She is a researcher interested in left-handedness, social representations and inclusive education. She has published many academic papers discussing the invisibility of the left-handers and their identity. Her most recent book is The Diversity Experienced by Left-Handers Reports of Five Different Generations, offering an overview about the characteristics and necessities of the left-handers and how teachers and parents might collaborate for their development. She is also a reviewer of the Journal of Educational Psychology of the Graduate Studies Program (PUC/SP).

E-mail: perspectivaop@gmail.com

Dr Ana Garcia-Diaz
UCJC-University Camilo José Cela, Spain.

Dr Ana García-Díaz has a PhD in Education from the Complutense University of Madrid. Her doctoral research gathered comparative information regarding different teaching methods in schools in Scotland and Spain, looking to find out the teaching methodology that would highly develop self-regulated learning in primary school children. Her current research keeps alive her general interest in self-regulated learning, active teaching methods and comparative education. However, communication in the classroom, music education, philosophy and theory of education or education for democracy are some other topics she is involved in her research work. Bibliometric analysis, comparative and policy research, and qualitative methods are the ones most used by this researcher.

Currently, Ana García-Díazshe works as a lecturer at the UNIR-International University of La Rioja and UCJC-University Camilo José Cela of Madrid in various BA and MA degrees. Prior to her academic career, she worked as a Music teacher, Primary School Teacher and Early Years school teacher in Spain and Ireland. Also, Dr Ana García-Díaz has performed music therapy sessions for children and adults.

E-mail: anitagsmiles@gmail.com

Dr Sainbayar Gundsambu
National University of Mongolia, Mongolia

Dr Sainbayar Gundsambuu received his PhD in International Education from Osaka University, Japan and he has been teaching in the higher education sector for over 14 years. He is a lecturer at the British and American Studies Department, National University of Mongolia, Mongolia. His primary research interests focus on internationalization of higher education, English-medium instruction, as well as TESOL and translation. Dr Sainbayar was a recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship in 2011.

E-mail: sgundsam@fulbrightmail.org

Dr. Bernardo C. Lunar
San Pablo Colleges, Philippines

Dr Bernardo C. Lunar, a distinguished scholar, educator, and researcher, brings a wealth of experience to the realms of instruction, research, and community involvement. He currently holds the prestigious position of Director of the Graduate School and Dean for MAEd and EdD Programs at San Pablo Colleges, concurrently serving as the Director of the Office of Research, Evaluation, and Publication. His commitment to continuous learning, pursuit of excellence, and leadership in various capacities mark him as an exemplary figure in the academic and scientific communities. His academic journey is a testament to his commitment to lifelong learning. He is presently engaged in a PhD program in Biology at De La Salle University Manila, having already completed a PhD in Educational Management and holding a Master of Education in Science Education from the Philippine Normal University. His diverse educational background also includes a Certificate in Medical Transcription and 18 units of Professional Education. At the undergraduate level, he holds double bachelor’s degrees, one in Education, major in Biological Science and another in Physical Therapy. Bernardo’s remarkable contributions have been recognized with numerous awards, including the latest Author Citation Award from the Asian Society of Teachers for Research and the Best Paper Awardee for Sequential Explanatory Mixed Method Research. Noteworthy accolades also include the Outstanding Alumnus Award from Cuenca Institute, the Luminary Award in Research from the Institute of Industry and Academic Research, Incorporated, Outstanding World Research Leader at the International Conference in Social Sciences, Health, and Environment in Sydney, Australia, and Outstanding Filipino Research Leader Dr Lunar has also been honored with the Outstanding Asian Researcher Award (Science Education Category) in Bangkok, Thailand, and the Outstanding Asian Publication Award in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, during international conferences in those respective cities.

E-mail: colonelc4b@yahoo.com

Xianhua Luo
Delaware State University (DSU), USA

Xianhua Luo is currently pursuing his doctorate in education at Delaware State University (DSU). His academic journey commenced in 2019 during his graduate studies (MS and MBA-Business Analytics), where he actively engaged in academic pursuits. Additionally, he has served as an administrator in the Division of Enrollment Strategic and Student Affairs since his graduate studies. Xianhua boasts extensive experience in higher education, encompassing educational leadership, academic endeavors and professional development. He is a committed researcher, holding lifetime membership in various academic associations and delivering numerous oral presentations at national and international conferences. Furthermore, he has successfully completed multiple research projects and publications. His research interests revolve around Esports, sport business analytics, customer behavior motivation, and education economics.

E-mail: xluo@desu.edu

Dr Ireena Nasiha binti Ibnu
Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia

Dr Ireens is a researcher and senior lecturer at the Faculty of Communication and Media Studies, UiTM Shah Alam, Malaysia. Her research interests include higher education, international students migration and educational experience, intercultural communication and cultural anthropology. Her most recent research book chapter, Gender and Religion in tourism education: Experiences of Female Muslim university students studying tourism in the West (Routledge) provides an overview into the experiences of female Muslim students studying tourism in Western universities and touches upon a few Islamic and cultural concepts. She is listed as a member of the Peer Review Board for the Journal of International Students. Dr Ireena was awarded her PhD in Migration Studies at the University of Sussex, United Kingdom and her Master of Social Science in Communication Management at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).

E-mail: ireena@uitm.edu.my

Dr Lourdes Lobis-Nieva
Central Bicol State University of Agriculture, Philippines

Dr Lourdes Lobis-Nieva earned her Doctorate Degree in Literature from the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines. Her dissertation led her to the creation of a literary theory Tagubhang, and the publication of her first book Osipon sa Tolong Taramon: The Oral Narratives of Partido in Three Languages, published by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA). She is a faculty at Central Bicol State University of Agriculture, where she devotes her efforts in research as a professional undertaking, as well as part of classroom activities. She has presented research papers at national and international conferences; and has received an award for her cultural studies paper. As a professor, she has developed modules and teacher’s guide in literature, language, and the humanities. Her present projects include studies on curriculum, learning and learners, women and gender, culture and practices, environment, society, product development, and community works.

E-mail: loulobis@gmail.com

Dr Veronica Margaret Makwinja
Botswana Accountancy College (BAC), Botswana

Veronica Margaret Makwinja holds a Doctorate of Education in Educational Administration (EdD) from Ohio University, Athens, USA and an Ms Educational Administration from Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA. She is the Director of School of Postgraduate Studies (SPGS) at Botswana Accountancy College (BAC). Dr Makwinja has a wide range of experience as an educator. In her 40 years of teaching, she has taught in both secondary and various tertiary institutions; co-authored secondary school books in social studies by Heinemann (Pearson) and Guidance and Counselling series (Macmillan Botswana). Research is her passion, especially on issues concerning educating the marginalized. She has supervised several degree dissertations and she reviews papers for Cogent Education.

E-mail: veronicamak@bac.ac.bw

Dr Blessing Dwumah Manu
Jiangsu University, China

Blessing Dwumah Manu is currently a researcher and a PhD fellow at Jiangsu University, China. He has Masters in Public Administration from Jiangsu University and Education in Social Science from the University for Development Studies, Ghana. He is an experienced tutor with a demonstrated chronicle of working in the higher education sector. His research interests include academic performance, social media, student engagement, teacher education, primary education, secondary education and higher education.

Blessing serves as a reviewer for several education journals and is a lifetime member of the Eurasia Research (TERA), mmember of the American Political Science Association (APSA) and Senior Research Supervisor at The Comforter Int. School, Ghana. He has participated and presented his research in many international conferences in China, Thailand, Japan and United States.

E-mail: blessingbizzle@yahoo.com

Dr Elsa Gabriel Morgado
Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal

Dr Elsa Gabriel Morgado is a Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, and previously, an Invited Assistant Researcher at the Center for Philosophical and Humanistic Studies at the Catholic University of Braga (2016-2023). Elsa has a PhD in Educational Sciences from the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro; a Master’s in Biology and Geology (for teaching); Specialized in Special Education (Cognitive and Motor domain); and a Degree in Biology and Geology (teaching). She has developed regular research activities in the fields of Educational Sciences, Special Education, Pedagogical Supervision and Professional Internship.

E-mail: elsagmorgado@gmail.com

Dr Beatrice Ngulube
Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa

Dr Beatrice Ngulube is an academic and researcher at Tshwane University of Technology in South Africa. She did her PhD at the University of South Africa (UNISA). Her research interests include but are not limited to curriculum development, teacher education, inclusive education, and assessment. She has published several articles, book chapters and attended several academic conferences. She has graduated both doctoral and master’s students. Dr Ngulube has received research awards for her contributions to research output in the Faculty of Humanities. She is involved in the Teaching, Teacher, and Teacher Education for Equitable and Quality Education (TTTEQL) research project. The aim of this research is to gain a practical understanding of the impact of classroom dynamics on teaching and learning.

E-mail: NgulubeB@tut.ac.za

Dr Cuong Huu Nguyen
Van Lang University, Vietnam

Dr Cuong Huu Nguyen is a researcher and Acting Head of the Quality Assurance Department of Van Lang University, Vietnam. His research interests include higher education, educational policy, leadership and management in education, assessment and evaluation, quality assurance and accreditation, and human resource development in education. He has published dozens of academic papers discussing issues in education and quality assessment. His most recent book Quality Assurance in Vietnamese Higher Education: Policy and Practice in the 21st Century, provides a comprehensive overview of quality assurance in Vietnam higher education under the centralised management of the government after 15 years of development. He is also a reviewer and Editorial Board member of several scholarly journals. Dr Nguyen was awarded his PhD in Education at The University of New South Wales and his Master of Assessment and Evaluation at The University of Melbourne, Australia.

E-mail: cuong.nguyenhuu@vlu.edu.vn

Dr Queen Ogbomo
Tennessee Technological University, USA

Dr Queen Ogbomo is currently an Associate Professor at Tennessee Technological University in Tennessee where she teaches social studies, mathematics and science method courses. She maintains an active research agenda in minority and multicultural education; mathematics and literature connection; teacher education programs and assessment; science and literacy education as well as STEM education best practices and online learning. She also has research experience in teacher professional development.

E-mail: qogbomo@tntech.edu

Dr Marcruz Yew Lee ONG
Saint Francis University, Hong Kong

Dr Marcruz Yew Lee ONG is an Assistant Professor in Ip Ying To Lee Yu Yee School of Humanities and Languages, Saint Francis University (Hong Kong SAR). He holds a Master’s Degree in Education (MEd) and PhD degree in Education from Hokkaido University. Early Childhood Mathematics, Children’s Play, Socio-cultural Studies, and Children with Diverse Abilities are some of his fields of interest that he has explored in his research and presented at numerous international conferences, such as Society for Research in Child Development, European Early Childhood Education Research Association, International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, International Congress of Psychology and Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association. Dr. ONG has also published several papers in high-quality journals, including International Journal of Early Years Education. Furthermore, he serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the International Journal of Techno-Humanities and the Editorial Board of Journal of Childhood, Education, and Society.

E-mail: marcruzong1614@gmail.com

Mirella Ramacciotti
Independent Researcher, Brazil

Mirella Ramacciotti is a former lawyer, teacher and translator who has turned to education research, consultancy and materials, writing in the area of TESOL and MBE. Mirella holds an MSc in Interdisciplinary Studies from Johns Hopkins University and is a PhD Candidate in Neuroscience at USP. She is the author of Aprender: entendendo o cérebro and runs the site www.neuroeducamente.com.br.

E-mail: neuroeducamente@gmail.com

Dr Jeyhun Rzayev
ADA University, Baku, Azerbaijan

Jeyhun Rzayev is a cultural anthropologist with a historical background. He was awarded his PhD in in Cultural Anthropology from the Azerbaijan National Academy of Science in 2014, and currently he is an Assistant Professor and lecturer within the School of General Education at ADA University, Baku, Azerbaijan. His research output includes studies on higher education and its role in the social and cultural development of Azerbaijan. He is also a researcher of cultural heritage. Dr Rzayev has authored two guidelines, 25 scientific articles, and co-authored four coursebooks.

E-mail: rzayev@ada.edu.az

Dr Ruben Sanchez
RAS Research Training Consultancy, the Philippines

Dr Ruben Sanchez has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Silliman University, in Dumaguete City; a Master in Business Administration, Foundation University in Dumaguete City; and a Master of Arts in Education with a major in Educational Management from Northern Quezon College Inc. he also has a Doctor of Public Administration from Foundation University in Dumaguete City and a Doctor of Education major in Educational Management from the Philippine Christian University in Metro Manila. Ruben also holds a National Certificate in Bookkeeping (NC Level III). As a practitioner, Ruben is currently the Senior Consultant of RAS Research Training Consultancy, a consultancy firm specializing in educational research, business research, marketing research, statistical analysis, business strategy, strategic management, leadership, community organizing, project planning and entrepreneurship. Ruben has served as Senior Reviewer for the Asian Conference on Education (ACEID2018) and was an editorial board member of the IAFOR Journal of Language Learning.

E-mail: rubenasanchez2014@gmail.com

Dr Ha Young Shin
Semyung University, Jecheon, South Korea

Ha Young Shin is an assistant professor at the college of general education at Semyung University, Jecheon. Ha Young’s research interests are education policy, social innovation, and gender issues. She received her PhD in Education from Sookmyung Women’s University and worked at the Seoul Foundation of Women and Family as a research fellow.

E-mail: hyshin@semyung.ac.kr

Dr Maria Staton
Ball State University, USA

Dr Maria Staton received her MA in TESOL and PhD in English from Ball State University, USA. Her research interests include international higher education, collaborative learning, and andragogy, as well as teaching contemporary non-Western literature to US students.

E-mail: maria.staton@faculty.umuc.edu

Dr Dominika Provázková Stolinská
Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic

Dr Dominika Provázková Stolinská works as Assistant Professor at the Department of Primary and Pre-primary Education, Faculty of Education, Palacký University Olomouc and specialises in educational communication and primary school didactics. Other professional activities include coordination of the Department in the area of science and research. Dominika Provázková Stolinská has focused on educational communication in the context of the transformation of Czech primary schools since the beginning of her professional development. In 2008 Dominika graduated from teacher training for primary schools with a teaching qualification in English at the Faculty of Education, University of Ostrava. In 2013 she graduated from the doctoral degree programme in Education at the Faculty of Education, Palacký University Olomouc.

E-mail: dominika.stolinska@gmail.com

Dr Imran Tufail
Western Heights High School, Rotorua, New Zealand

Teaching has always been my biggest passion that still inspires and excites me to the core, it never ceases to amaze me at the potential impact it makes on our younger generation if done using the right pedagogies, methods and strategies. I have spent more than 10 years as a secondary school science teacher in different countries. My research interest comprises of secondary school science teaching practices, pedagogical content knowledge, teaching methods, teaching actions and skills, and equity in science classroom. I earned a PhD in education from the University of Waikato New Zealand which mainly focused on science teaching practices in New Zealand. Currently, I am affiliated with international research organizations as an editorial board member, a committee member and a reviewer.

E-mail: tufailimran83@gmail.com

Dr Mubeshera Tufail
Allama Iqbal Open University, Pakistan

Mubeshera Tufail completed her PhD (Education) at the National University of Modern languages, Islamabad. Her research topic involved studying the reflective thinking skills of prospective teachers in the Flipped Classroom (FC). She has attended Pennsylvania State University as a visiting scholar during her PhD studies. Her recent research work involved documenting experiences of university teachers about professional development workshop on Global Citizenship Education. Her research interests are teacher education, flipped classroom, critical thinking, learning experiences of students, professionalism, online learning, student assessment, reflective practice, motivation, entrepreneurship, specific learning difficulties, blended learning, early childhood education, global citizenship education, leadership and management, instructional technology, and open education resources. She is currently serving as a lecturer at Pakistan’s Allama Iqbal Open University. She has been an editorial team member of the Pakistan Journal of Distance and Online Learning (PJDOL) since 2017. She also served as an editorial team member for the Journal of Early Childhood Care and Education (JECCE).

E-mail: mubesheratufail@yahoo.com

Dr Kyle Whitfield
University of Alberta, Canada

Dr Kyle Whitfield is an Associate Professor at the University of Alberta, in the School of Urban and Regional Planning in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Theoretically she adheres to varying philosophies of community development and adult education for transformation. Her research interests relate to older adults as being change agents in their communities. She teaches the following courses: Planning for Social Equity; Community Engagement, Health and Development; and Community Planning and Engagement.

E-mail: kw16@ualberta.ca

Dr Mukesh Yadav
Nims University Rajasthan, India

Dr Mukesh Yadav is currently working as Associate Professor in the Faculty of Arts, Nims University Rajasthan, India. He has almost eighteen years experience in teaching English Language and Literature and Criticism (South Asian Diasporic Studies). He has published academic research in accredited and refereed periodicals focusing on Postcolonial literature, diaspora, war, social studies, women’s literature and literary theory and criticism and philosophy. He has also supervised and examined a number of Masters and PhD. dissertations. During his positions in the department he has gained extensive experience in the fields of teaching and curriculum preparation and evaluation.

E-mail: mukeshy31@gmail.com

Dr Joyce Lee Yang
Biola University, USA

· BS, Elementary Education, Concentration in Art, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
· MS, Education and Social Policy, K-12 School Leadership, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
· EdD, P-12 School Leadership, California State University, Fullerton, California

Joyce Lee Yang has served in United States K-12 public education for over 20 years. She’s held positions as a teacher and school site administrator at traditional public and charter schools in California, Minnesota, and Illinois. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor at Biola University in the Teacher Preparation Program. Her research interests include how women principals balance work and life, how principals manage the growing responsibilities of the role and what systemic changes might help address burn out, and assessing learning without traditional letter grades.

E-mail: joyce.yang@biola.edu