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Alfred Deakin Research Institute, Australia
Cassandra Atherton is an award-winning writer, critic and senior lecturer at the Alfred Deakin Research Institute. She has a Harvard Visiting Scholar's position from August 2015 – September 2016 to work on a project concerning public intellectuals in academe. A Visiting Fellow at Sophia University, Tokyo in 2014 and an affiliate of the Monash Japanese Studies Centre in 2015, Cassandra is currently working on a book analysing Miyazaki Hayao's anime. Cassandra has published 8 books and was invited to be on the judging panel of the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, Prize for Poetry in 2015.
Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University, India
Santosh Kumar Behera is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education, Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University, India. After completion of a Graduate Degree from Fakir Mohan University, Orissa, he was admitted to the MA in Education program at Vinaya Bhavana, Visva Bharati and then did his PhD entitled “An Investigation into the Attitude of SC and ST Children of Southern Orissa towards Education” at Vinaya Bhavana. He has also published several research papers and articles in various journals and edited volumes of national and international repute across the country. He is the Editor-in-Chief, EDUQUEST, An International Refereed Journal in Education (ISSN: 2277-3614), International Journal of Academic Research in Education and Review (ISSN: 2360-7866) and Academic Research Journal of History and Culture (ARJHC).
Providence University, Taiwan
Yilin Chen (PhD in Drama and Theatre, Royal Holloway, University of London) is an Associate Professor at the Department of English Language, Literature and Linguistics, Providence University in Taiwan. She studies Shakespeare and theatre history from 1600 to the present. She has published in several drama and theatre journals. Her most recent publication is “Staging Sexuality in an All-male Adaptation of Romeo and Juliet” in Studies in Theatre and Performance (Routledge 2014), which investigates the audience’s receptions and diverse erotic tensions generated in the contemporary cross-gender Taiwanese Shakespearean production. Her current research interests are the global dissemination of Japanese manga Shakespeare and the representation of gender and sexuality in manga adaptations of Shakespeare. She is also funded by the Ministry of Education to undertake a MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses) project on the subject of Global/Local Shakespeare in 2014.
Singapore University of Social Sciences, Singapore
Ivy Chia is the Head of Programme (Education) at the School of Human Development and Social Sciences, Singapore University of Social Sciences, Singapore. She earned her PhD (Education) from the University of Cambridge and her MA (Educational Management and Administration) from University College London, Institute of Education. Prior to joining Singapore University of Social Sciences, she headed the Standards and Research Branch at the Academy of Singapore Teachers, Ministry of Education. She is also a trained quality assurance assessor and had undertaken assessment of private institutions delivering higher education degree programmes. Her research interests include teaching and learning within the higher education sector, e-learning and the use of analytics for improving teaching, curriculum and instruction, work-based learning and quality assurance. She was formerly Editor-in-Chief of Singapore University of Social Sciences' in-house scholarship of teaching and learning journal.
Assistant Professor, National Chin-Yi University of Technology, Taiwan
Shiao-wei Chu is a creative, hard-working, collaborative, reflective and proficient educator who loves teaching English language learners of all ages. She is originally from Taichung, Taiwan. She received her doctoral degree (PhD) with an emphasis on creating a new paradigm in ESL teachers’ professorial development from the College of Education at the University of Idaho in the fall of 2013. She has her MA in TESOL from Chaoyang University of Technology in Taichung, Taiwan. Her research focuses are ESL/EFL teaching and learning including teaching methods, material design and assessment design, and professional development for English language teachers in both face-to-face and web-based environments. Currently, she is an assistant professor in Taiwan. She gained experience teaching ESL learners at two intensive English for Academic Purposes programs in Idaho State, America since 2012 and as a graduate teaching assistant in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Idaho. She previously taught English in Taiwan for approximately eight years.
Far Eastern University-Institute of Technology, Philippines
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.
He served as Executive Officer and volunteer campus minister of Marian Youth Movement in the Archdiocese of Manila. He was appointed as Chief Justice in the Student Government of the Philippine Normal University in 2001–2002. He was full-time Faculty in St. Mary’s Academy of Caloocan City from 2003 to 2005; Pace Academy from 2017-2018; Part time faculty of FEU Tech from 2011-2018; Philippine Cultural College from 2017-2018; he was 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 at the Far Eastern University-Institute of Technology.
He is a Licensed Secondary Teacher, President of the PUP-Doctor in Educational Management Society, member of the Board of Incorporators and PRO-External (2012–2015); Vice-President for Internal Affairs (2015 to present) of Kalipunan ng mga Guro ng Araling Panlipunan, Assistant Treasurer of University of Santo Tomas-Santisimo Rosario Parish, Member of the Editorial Board of International Economics Development and Research Center (IEDRC), Review for Business Research, and Journal of Educational System; Keynote Speaker at the 3rd International Conference on Economics and Management (ICEM 2016) and designated as Co-Chair of the International Committee Board of the said conference; and International Board Member of The Institute of Research Engineers and Scientists (The IRES). He served as session chair and presented his paper at different international research conferences namely in Singapore; Chiang Mai, Thailand; Hong Kong, China; Beijing, China; San Francisco, USA; Harvard University, Boston, USA; Timisoara, Romania; Barcelona, Spain; and Shanghai, China. He has been a consistent recipient of the Teaching Excellence Award at the Far Eastern University-Institute of Technology since 2011 and he has been an Outstanding Teacher since 2010 at Chiang Kai Shek College. He was recognized and awarded by the City Government of Manila as one of the 12 Outstanding Private School Educators in 2014.
Pontifical University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Heloísa Orsi Koch Delgado is an English language educator and a translator of scientific literature. She is the Dean of the Office for International Affairs and an Associate Professor at the Department of Foreign Languages, which she coordinated for six years. She holds a BA in Translation Studies (PUCRS) and postgraduate qualifications in Tertiary Education (PUCRS) and Terminology (University Pompeu Fabra, Spain). She holds a Master degree in Education (PUCRS) and a PhD in Language Studies (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul/UFRGS). She is a research member in GELCORPSUL (Corpus Linguistics Study Group) and GPEOCS (Olympic Studies and Health Sciences Research Group), contributing mainly in the areas of terminology and translation. She is the leader of the CorIntEsp research group (Corpora for Interdisciplinary Studies with emphasis on medical terminology) and the coordinator of the DicTrans Project (Pedagogical Multilingual Online Dictionary about the Bipolar Disorder), partially supported by CNPq and PUCRS. She has published articles in various national and international peer-reviewed journals in the areas of Education, Language Teaching, Terminology and Translation. She has been a member of the Editorial team of HOW – a Colombian Journal for Teachers of English – for ten years and an invited ad hoc reviewer for national and international journals of language teaching and related areas. Her major fields of interest are internationalization, medical terminology, translation pedagogy and multicultural/multidisciplinary education.
Luisa Daniele has worked at ISFOL – the Italian Institute for the Development of Vocational Training of Workers (institution supervised by the Ministry of Labour) – since 1998. She now works for the National Agency for Active Labour Market Policies (ANPAL). She specialises in Adult Learning and has collaborated or coordinated many research efforts on this issue, relating to the Italian system of Adult Learning, as well as in comparison with other European Countries. She holds a Master's Degree in Political Sciences from the Sapienza University of Rome and a PhD in “Adult Learning – Evaluation of Vocational Education and Training Systems” from Roma Tre University and Paris X – Nanterre University (co-tutorship), with a thesis on “Lifelong learning and University. Individuation and validation of prior learning in France and in Italy” (2010). She is a reviewer for the SIRD Italian Journal of Educational Research, a member of the Scientific Committee of BioSelfLab LTD Training Center and Biographical Project for Employability, and a founding member of the Centre for Research and Services on skills of the Department of Studies on Educational Cultural and Intercultural Processes in Contemporary Society, Roma Tre University.
University of Roehampton, UK
Alaster Scott Douglas is Assistant Director of Education and a Reader in Education and Professional Practice. He worked as a teacher and senior manager in four high schools and led an Expressive Arts faculty before becoming a deputy head teacher in two schools. Having completed an MA in Education (Publishing), and an MSc in Educational Research Methodology, Dr Douglas earned a PhD in teacher education from the University of Oxford. He is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the United Kingdom and holds a Teaching Fellowship. He is also Director of the research group Teaching and Learning in Schools at the University of Roehampton, an associate member of the Oxford Centre for Sociocultural and Activity Theory Research at the University of Oxford. His research interests include cultural-historical activity theory and developmental work research in general. Current research is focused on universities and schools in the preparation of teachers. Dr Douglas has been the recipient of funded research projects on the differentiated teaching practices in UK and USA classrooms, the relationship between teaching, learning and research and the education and learning of pre-service teachers.
Sohar University, Oman
Shaher Elayyan has a Bachelor and Masters in Physics and a PhD in Science Education. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education and Arts at Sohar University in Sultanate of Oman. He has also worked as a teaching staff member in many universities over the last twenty years. Shaher has published books and papers in the field of Physics and Education in both Arabic and English. His interests lie in Curriculum and Instruction, teaching and learning science, and Education according to Neuroscience and Nanoscience.
University of Oklahoma, USA
William C. Frick 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, USA. He is the founding director of the Center for Leadership Ethics and Change, 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. He is widely published in selective registers and is a former Core Fulbright US Scholar to the Republic of Georgia. His tripartite scholarly research agenda includes 1) ethics in educational administration, 2) linkages between school system reform and broader community revitalization efforts, and 3) cultural studies in education addressing the intersection of identity and schooling.
Curtin University, Malaysia
Beena Giridharan is the Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor at Curtin University, Sarawak, Malaysia. In her role, she reports to the Pro Vice-Chancellor, and provides academic, financial, strategic, and administrative leadership to Curtin Sarawak, with a particular focus on academic operational efficiency. Prior to taking on this position, she was the Dean for Learning and Teaching at Curtin University, Sarawak from 2011 to 2016. She attained a doctoral degree in Applied Linguistics and Education from Curtin University, Western Australia. She has a first class Master’s degree in English Language and Literature and a first class Bachelor’s Degree in Science. Her research and academic interests include vocabulary acquisition in ESL, educational administration and leadership; higher education practices, transnational education, work-integrated learning, and ethnolinguistic studies in indigenous communities. As a member of an OLT (Office of Learning and Teaching, Australia) funded a project entitled "Learning without Borders" she has investigated leadership roles in Trans-National Education (TNE) and internationalization of the curriculum. Beena has been a fellow of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) since 2006. She mentors aspiring HERDSA fellows and is a panel assessor for HERDSA fellowship portfolios. She won the 2006 Carrick Australian Award for University Teaching, and the 2006 Curtin University, Australia, Excellence in Teaching and Innovation award. Beena Giridharan was a visiting professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA between 2007 and 2008. She was an associate editor of the IAFOR Journal of Education, and a reviewer for a number of international journals in higher education. Her publications include a book on Vocabulary Acquisition Patterns in Adult Tertiary (ESL) Learners (2013), an international handbook on Transnational Education: Leadership in transnational education and internationalization of the curriculum, several book chapters, and publications in journals and refereed conferences. She is often invited as a keynote speaker and a plenary speaker at a number of higher education conferences regionally and internationally.
National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Shin-ying Huang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at National Taiwan University, Taiwan. Her research examines the theory and practice of critical perspectives as they relate to language and literacy education. Her main areas of interest include critical and media literacies, multimodality, and TESOL. Her publications have appeared in leading international journals such as Gender and Education, English Teaching: Practice & Critique, Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, Language, Culture and Curriculum, Language Learning & Technology, English Teaching & Learning, and Journal of Asia TEFL, among others.
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Habsah Hussin is a senior lecturer in Applied Linguistics and ELT in the Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) Malaysia. To date, she has successfully completed research in the areas of learner autonomy, questioning, classroom practices, thinking skills, academic writing, adult learners in language education, and academic performance of learners in remote areas. Her current research is on developing modules of learning to be used in a self-access context with primary school learners learning in challenging environments; for example, a school in remote area, an orphanage and an urban-poor area. Once completed, these learning modules are applicable with other disadvantaged learners in similar challenging environments.
University of Roehampton, UK
Leda Kamenopoulou is a senior lecturer in Special and Inclusive Education at the University of Roehampton and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She initially trained as a teacher of classics at the University of Athens in Greece. After completing a Master’s degree in Special Educational Needs from the Graduate School of Education at the University of Bristol, she obtained a PhD in SEN and inclusion from the Institute of Education, University of London. Her doctoral thesis focused on the social outcomes of mainstream inclusive education for young people with a dual sensory impairment. She has worked as a research associate, research fellow, research advisor and visiting lecturer at the University of London and other United Kingdom-based academic Institutions. Her research expertise is in systematic literature reviews, qualitative, mixed methods and evaluation research designs, participatory research with children and young people, and sensory/multi-sensory and emotional needs.
Plymouth State University, USA
Marcel Lebrun is a professor at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire, USA. He is the Chair of the Department for Educational Leadership, Learning and Curriculum, which includes all graduate programmes that lead to Master’s, CAGS and EdD degrees. He obtained his PhD at the University of San Jose and his Med at the University of Manitoba. He has 39 years’ experience in Education. He has published 13 books, over 40 articles and presented throughout the world on issues in Special Education, Ethical Leadership and Advocacy, Social Justice and Mental Health issues in students. He travels extensively and he has visited 89 countries worldwide. His quest is to bring awareness and strategies of mental health issues to the school system as well as in society. It is only in building awareness that we can empower adults and educators to give children a different experience than what they would normally get. Change can happen and will happen if we become advocates to empower all students worldwide.
University of Cambridge, UK
Eddy Li received his initial teaching training from Hong Kong and Cambridge. Before rejoining The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2012 as a Lecturer in its English Language Teaching Unit, he had worked in secondary schools as a teacher of English and English Literature. Since 2007, Eddy has served as an Examiner in various public examinations administered by the Hong Kong Examination and Assessment Authority. In 2014, he was appointed by the Hong Kong Education Bureau as a professional member of a territory-wide review panel. His research interests include inclusive pedagogy in Confucian-heritage Culture, eLearning strategies, professional craft knowledge, and second language teacher education. He is particularly interested in constructing/deconstructing the cultural model of inclusion, and exploring how quality education for all could be fostered in Chinese communities.
James Cook University, Australia
Jillian Marchant holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with a major in Policy and is presently a PhD Candidate with the School of Education at James Cook University in Australia. She is a published author of several articles that seek to appreciate the unfolding association between increasingly accessible formal adult learning and social development in remote and sparsely populated areas. As a resident of a community that is relatively isolated and has a low population density, Jillian remains committed to exploring the ways in which adult tertiary education may be facilitated to assistant the inhabitants of these fragile areas. She is an invited ad hoc reviewer for Australian education conferences as well as recently contributing as an associate editor at Common Ground Publishing. Her research interests include the impact of adult education on the life chances of individuals and other practices that interrupt social and political stratification.
College of Computer Studies, Philippines
Dave Marcial holds various positions in many professional organizations in the Philippines. He is the founder of the Society for ICT in Teacher Education (ICT4TEd) in the Philippines. He is the founding president of the ICT Association of Dumaguete & Negros Oriental (ICT-Dgte), Philippines. Formerly, he is President of the Philippine Society of IT Educators (PSITE) and Board Secretary of the Computing Society of the Philippines (CSP). He is currently Board of Trustee of the Philippine e-Learning Society (PeLS). He is also member of the Technical Committee for Information Technology of the Philippine Commission on Higher Education. His research interest lies in e-learning, local knowledge computing, and information systems where he has been the recipient of some local, national and international research grants. Dr Marcial is the dean of the College of Computer Studies, Dumaguete City, Philippines.
Buckinghamshire New University, UK
Richard Mather is a Course Leader in the Department of Computing where he teaches software engineering and co-leads research in Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL). He holds postgraduate qualifications in software engineering (MSc, Oxford) and in environmental sciences (DPhil, Oxford; MSc, UCNW). His pedagogic research and PhD supervision include adaptive assessment practices, technologies and collaborative behaviours for learning computer science subjects. For the past twenty years he has also provided services to education, governments and industry concerning the development and use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing for environmental management. In 2010 he was awarded The Institution of Analysts and Programmers Prize for Software Engineering after developing a system to automate vegetation mapping from aerial imagery. His geospatial project outputs provide a rich source of case studies for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.
Our Lady of Fatima University, Philippines
Catalino N. Mendoza is an academic consultant, module designer and developer, writer, professor/lecturer, research editor and thesis and dissertation consultant. He has to his credit almost two doctorate degrees – Doctor of Management Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Human Resource Management, and is a candidate for Doctor of Business Administration. He was an HR, Management, and Effective Communication consultant (both in government and private companies) was formerly the Coordinator, Head, and College Dean of CBA, MBA, MBBA, MBBHRM, PhD, and PhDBM in various colleges and universities in the Philippines and visiting professor/lecturer both in the graduate and undergraduate schools. He also served as resource speaker, panel discussant and participants in various seminars in the graduate and undergraduate programmes and in the government and private agencies/companies both local and international. He is also an awardee in the 2009 International Business and Economics Research and International Teaching and Learning Research Conferences held in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, October 5–7, 2009 and published books entitled Human Resource Management Practices in the Philippines and Phenomenological Study of Philippine Women at Forty in Germany by Lambert Academic Publishing Company in August 2012 and August 2013, respectively. He is a former Director for Publications, Research, Linkages and Liaison and professor in the graduate school, college of business and accountancy, college of engineering and college of tourism and hospitality management and college of education in the University of Batangas, Philippines. He is now working at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences in both Graduate and Undergraduate programs, is a member of the ISO Internal Audit Team, and Chair of the Ethics Committee on Research Development and Innovation Center of Our Lady of Fatima University, Pampanga Campus, Philippines.
Deakin University, Australia
Alyson Miller is a writer, critic and scholar from Geelong, Australia. Her research focuses on scandalous literature, and the representation of freaks in literary and popular texts, as well as gender, feminism, postmodernism, and dystopian Young Adult fiction. Alyson’s work has been published extensively in national and international journals, alongside two books: a literary monograph, titled Haunted by Words: Scandalous Texts, and a collection of prose poems, Dream Animals. A 2015–17 Victorian Arts Council grant is funding her most current project, a graphic novel/prose poem collection examining a post-atomic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in collaboration with Cassandra Atherton and Phil Day. She currently teaches literary studies, and professional and creative writing at Deakin University.
Independent Researcher, India
Suja R. Nair holds BA (Hons) and MBA degrees, as well as a PhD in Retail Marketing, from Jain University, Bengaluru, India. Currently, she is a Strategic Marketing Consultant at Educe Micro Research, Bengaluru. Her working experience spanning over two decades includes about 18 years with the industry and 4 years in active academics. She has been a prolific writer since 1999 having written many textbooks in the areas of Marketing Research, Consumer Behavior, Retail Management and Organizational Behavior published by Himalaya Publishing House, Mumbai, India. Her chapter contributions have been published by well acclaimed international publishers such IGI Global and Palgrave Macmillan. A reviewer for international journals and books, she has papers published in referred Indian journals and top international journal, Inderscience Publishers, to her credit. Her major fields of interest include Ethics, Education management, Retail marketing and Consumer Behaviour.
University of Eastern Finland, Finland / Bahrain Polytechnic, Bahrain
Vasileios Paliktzoglou has several years of experience in universities such as the University of Pisa, the Aegean University, Robert Gordon University, Mediterranean University College and the University of Wales having an active role as: Researcher, Tutor, Supervisor, Lecturer and Programme Manager. He is active in research with papers presented at international conferences, and published at academic journals. His research interests are in the fields of social media, web 2.0, communities of practices, e-learning in which he is actively involved in several international research projects. He is currently a doctoral researcher at the University of Eastern Finland and faculty member at Bahrain Polytechnic.
Tel Aviv University, Israel
Ilana Ronen earned her PhD in Science Education from Tel Aviv University. Following five years of biochemistry research focusing on bile acid synthesis and recovery of hepatic clearance in the rat liver, she began her educational career. She headed the excellent program and the Science specialisation at Kibbutzim College of Education, Technology and Arts. She established communities of learners as part of service learning and led changes in the practice of pre-service students in line with the PDS model. As a member of the science faculty, she is teaching physics and chemistry courses and supervising M.Ed students who conduct research in environmental education. Her research interests include alternative conceptions in science education; emergent knowledge in communities of learners; improving science education via professional development schools access; community service learning; collaborative learning; and ICT implementation in education.
Hakuoh University, Japan
Akihiro Saito is a lecturer in the Faculty of Education, Hakuoh University, Japan. His research interests include the psychology and sociology of language learning, education policy, and critical discourse theory. He is currently an editorial board member of the journal Dialogic Pedagogy. He also serves as a reviewer for System (Elsevier) and the Australian Review of Applied Linguistics (John Benjamins). His articles have appeared in the International Journal of Applied Linguistics (Wiley-Blackwell), System (Elsevier), and others. He is the recipient of the Japanese Association of Qualitative Psychology International Research and Collaboration Promotion Award 2016.
Tarumanagara University, Indonesia
Monty P. Satiadarma is a clinical psychologist who has been teaching psychology at Tarumanagara University since 1994. He was one of the founders of the Department of Psychology at Tarumanagara, as well as the Dean of Psychology, Vice Rector and Rector of the university. He graduated with a degree in psychology from the University of Indonesia, art therapy from Emporia State, Kansas, family counselling from Notre Dame de Namur, California, and clinical hypnotherapy from Irvine, California. He has nationally published a number of books with a particular interest in educational psychology, and in music and art therapy – methods with which he treated survivors of the Indonesian tsunami on behalf of the International Red Cross and the United Nations. He is a board member and area chair of the International Council of Psychology, and a founder and board member of the Asian Psychology Association.
Renison University College, University of Waterloo, Canada
Alice Schmidt Hanbidge, Assistant Professor in the Bachelor and Masters degree programs in the School of Social Work at Renison University College, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, combines the applied practices of community mental health within an academic setting to effectively contribute to the advancement of knowledge, research and program delivery. Key research areas of interest include advancing technology in the teaching of social work, community mental health children’s programming and evaluation, evidence-based group work methodology, and furthering field education in social work. Alice’s 20-year extensive social work practice experience includes a specialisation in community mental health that contributes to her clinical, teaching and research social work interests.
University of Health Sciences, Turkey
Meliha R. Simsek is currently an Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages at the University of Health Sciences, Istanbul, Turkey, and was previously a teacher trainer at the Faculty of Education, Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey). She was educated at Buca Faculty of Education in İzmir, and graduated with a BA in ELT from Dokuz Eylul University in 2004. She completed her MA (2006) and PhD (2009) in ELT at the Institute of Educational Sciences, Dokuz Eylul University (İzmir, Turkey). Her research interests include applied linguistics, ELT methodology, materials evaluation and development, and teacher education.
Monash University, Australia
Pearl Subban is currently a lecturer at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. She teaches into post-graduate and undergraduate courses relating to classroom practice, differentiated instruction and inclusive education. Her research interests embrace quantitative studies, scale development and design, accommodating student diversity and differentiation in contemporary settings. Pearl has a background in literacy and English teaching.
Touro College, USA
Anna Toom is Associate Professor of Psychology and Education at Touro College Graduate School of Education, United States of America. She earned a MS in Computer Science from Moscow Institute of Radio Engineering, Electronics and Automation in 1972 and a MS in Psychology from Moscow State University, Russia, in 1978. In 1991, she attained her PhD in Psychology from Moscow State University of Management, Russia. After graduation, for 12 years, she worked as a university researcher and taught psychology from time to time. In the USA, teaching became her permanent activity. She is a pioneer of distance education in New York City. She has been designing, developing and instructing various online psychology courses for 17 years. A few years ago Anna left the traditional classroom to devote her teaching and research to online education. Now, she teaches Child Development and Learning in Cultural Context and History of Education Internet-based courses. Her primary scientific interest concerns learning in the virtual environment. She studies online students’ adjustment, motivation, cognitive activity, and communication in the virtual classroom.
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, USA
Daniel Velasco earned his BA in both English and French from UCLA, and his MEd from National University. He spent the first part of his career in the field of international/cross-cultural education as an instructor, administrator, student counseLlor, and academic director at a variety of post-secondary institutions. His role as an international student counseLlor prompted him to diversify his education, and he soon earned an MA in psychology from Antioch University, and started a private practice specialising in positive psychology. He continued on to The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where he earned a PhD in International Psychology. Dr Velasco currently resides in Japan, where he is a mental health counsellor, associate professor, researcher, and public speaker. He regularly lectures on intercultural communication, teaching strategies, positive psychology, and counseLling strategies with a focus on adaptation and acculturation. He is an active member of the Japanese Psychological Association (JPA), the American Psychological Association (APA), the International Council of Psychologists (ICP), the International Mental Health Professionals Japan (IMHPJ), the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT), and Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Kyle Whitfield is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She is interested in health, social and community engagement. Kyle's research explores the influence of citizens as they participate in, plan for and respond to health service or social support needs in their communities. In essence she explores ways to determine successful community planning models that address health and quality of life issues from a transformational perspective. Kyle teaches: Community Planning and Engagement; Citizen Engagement and Consultation and Health, and, Community and Development. Key words that describe her interest are: adult education; citizen empowerment; planning; community development; citizen participation' planning for aging and other vulnerable populations; rural.
Southern Cross University, Australia
Tony Yeigh is a Lecturer in the School of Education at Southern Cross University (SCU), Australia, where he teaches in the areas of educational psychology and classroom management. Dr Yeigh has also had extensive consultancies relating to the Australian Government Quality Teacher Programme (AGQTP), working with classroom teachers at both the primary and secondary levels of professional development. His research interests are in the areas of working memory (WM) and classroom instructional design, and in this respect his PhD thesis examined the relationship between cognitive load and cognitive inhibition, an executive function of the WM system. Dr Yeigh is a research associate with the Centre for Children and Young People (SCU), as well as a member of the Association for Mindfulness in Education (AME) and of the Teacher Education Research Group (SCU). He is also leader of the School of Education Learning Sciences Research Group, which focuses on the cognitive-psychological, social-psychological and cultural-psychological foundations of human learning. Based on these research affiliations Dr Yeigh has published widely in high quality education research journals and texts, and is currently pursuing research in the areas of pre-service teacher training, educational mindfulness and social-emotional wellbeing.
Shizuoka University, Japan
Yoshihiko Yamamoto is currently teaching English at Shizuoka University and has lived in both Australia and New Zealand for more than 10 years. He holds a PhD (Education), University of Canberra, MA in TESOL, University of Canberra, BA in Education & in Linguistics, Victoria University of Wellington. His research areas are Discourse Analysis (gender talk), Sociolinguistics (gender stereotypes) and Applied Linguistics (in general).
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