Editorial Board & Reviewers

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Information about the IAFOR Journal of Education issues' Editors, Boards & Reviewers

JoE | Inclusive EducationJoE | Education & Liberal ArtsJoE | Language Learning in EducationJoE | Technology in EducationJoE | Undergraduate EducationJoE | Studies in Education

Editors

Editor-in-Chief: Dr Yvonne Masters
Independent Researcher, Australia

Yvonne Masters is an independent researcher in Australia. She has been involved with IAFOR for several years as a member of The Asian Conference for Education Organising Committee, as co-facilitator of The Asian Undergraduate Research Symposium, and as a member of the International Academic Advisory Board. Yvonne is the current editor-in-chief of the IAFOR Journal of Education, a Scopus indexed, open access journal on education.

Yvonne was a teacher and teacher educator for over 40 years and is still passionate about education. She was a senior lecturer in Professional Classroom Practice in the School of Education, University of New England, Australia, a position that she accepted after five years as Director of Professional Experience in the same School. Prior to taking up her position at UNE, she had 30 years’ experience in secondary schools including in the roles of Curriculum Coordinator, Deputy Principal and Principal. Her teaching experience spans three Australian states. Her research interests centre on undergraduate research, academic publication, teacher education and policy, professional experience, teacher identity, online learning and virtual worlds. Yvonne was awarded her PhD, focused on school principalship, from Deakin University.

She is an active researcher and gained, in collaboration with other researchers, 4 Internal UNE School of Education Research grants; was a partner in a $200,000 ALTC (OLT) grant, VirtualPREX: Innovative assessment using a 3D virtual world with pre-service teachers; in 2014 achieved a UNE Seed Grant for a one year project to explore teacher quality; and in 2015 gained a $50,000 OLT seed grant to develop resources to assist pre-service teachers to gain online teaching skills to assist them in teaching wholly online into virtual schools.

Yvonne serves as a reviewer for several education journals and is a senior reviewer for IAFOR conferences. She presents on a variety of education topics including publishing as an academic, teacher education policy, undergraduate research, and online teaching at a range of conferences, both Australian and international.

E-mail: ymasters.editor.joe@iafor.org

Editor: Dr Tamsin Hinton-Smith
University of Sussex, UK

Dr Tamsin Hinton-Smith is a Senior Lecturer in Higher Education at the University of Sussex, where she is also Deputy Director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning Research. Tamsin has been an academic specialising in increasing inclusion and addressing marginalisations in education opportunities and participation, for 16 years. Her background is as a sociologist, specialising in social inequalities, particularly as they relate to education, and to dimensions of identity including gender, socio-economic background, and ethnicity. Tamsin has interests in compulsory, further, higher, adult and informal education contexts. She is an active researcher and has carried out funded research internationally into educational participation inequalities relating to groups including lone and teenage parents; learners from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds and geographical areas; young people who have grown up in the formal care system; and people from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller backgrounds. She has also carried out funded research looking at the benefits of access to writing groups as a learning and self-development opportunity for men in prison; and gender inclusivity across higher education disciplines. Tamsin’s approach is committed to connecting between research, policy and practice and she has worked closely with practitioner professionals engaged in inclusive education, including though developing and providing training; and leading as Research and Evaluation Manager as part of the UK Government’s £60 million per year National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP), for Widening Participation in Higher Education.

Tamsin teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students around inclusive education including in terms of access, curricula, pedagogy and outcomes; as well as supervising doctoral students in this area. She is called on to present internationally and contribute to government strategic development discussion, also being experienced in providing direct government research and policy support around education, gender and equality. Tamsin also leads institutionally in training academic colleagues around pedagogic development, with a focus on inclusivity.

Tamsin has served on the editorial board and as an associate editor and reviewer for a number of other education and gender focused journals. Her publications include monographs, edited collections, book chapters, reports, and referred journal articles.

E-mail: j.t.hinton-smith@sussex.ac.uk


Associate Editors

Associate Editor: Dr Leda Kamenopoulou
University of Roehampton, London, UK

Dr Leda Kamenopoulou is Senior Lecturer in Special and Inclusive Education at the University of Roehampton, London, and Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. Leda holds a doctorate on Inclusive Education and Special Educational Needs/Disability from University College London, Institute of Education. Her doctoral thesis focused on the social outcomes of mainstream placement for young people with multi-sensory impairment. At the University of Roehampton, Leda lectures mainly on post-graduate, but also under-graduate courses on Inclusive Education and Research Methods, and supervises doctoral students researching inclusion and exclusion in education.

At the School of Education, Leda is also member of the Research Centre on Inequalities, Societies and Education (RISE), Lead Ethics Representative and co-lead for the ‘Decolonising the Curriculum’ project. Leda’s expertise is in Inclusive Education, Special Educational Needs and Disability and how these are conceptualised and operationalised within different local contexts.

Leda’s current research projects specifically focus on inclusive education policy and practice across countries of the global North and South, decolonising inclusive education, the inclusion of learners with sensory, multi-sensory impairment and complex needs, and teacher preparation for inclusive education in different contexts. Leda has a track record of high-quality publications including refereed journal articles, book chapters and edited collections, and has served as editorial board member, guest editor and reviewer for international academic journals and publishers. Leda is editor of the book Inclusive Education and Disability in the global South, published by Palgrave MacMillan in 2018 and author of the forthcoming book Inclusive Education for Learners with Multi-sensory Impairment, to be published by Open University Press in 2021

E-mail: Leda.Kamenopoulou@roehampton.ac.uk

Associate 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


Senior Reviewers

Dr Maria Efstratopoulou
Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln, UK

Dr Maria Efstratopoulou is a Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences at Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln. She holds a Doctoral Degree in Biomedical Sciences, a European Master MSc in Psychomotor Therapy for Children and a Master of Sciences in Human Performance and Health. Her research interests are in motor behaviour, and assessment and diagnostic procedures for children with emotional, behavioural and developmental disorders.

Maria Efstratopoulou has many years experience working with children in both educational and clinical settings and she is experienced in the education of teachers and Special Education professionals. She is an Academic Associate of different universities across EE and Asia. Dr Efstratopoulou is an active researcher in psychomotor therapy for children with autism, ADHD, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorders and children with motor, emotional, behavioural and developmental difficulties. She is a key speaker for many international conferences in Special Education and Sports, a Member of Global Illuminators for Academic Research, and she is leading the international research cluster aiming at research cooperation within universities in the EU, East Asia and Africa. She is the author of three books, has published many research articles in the field of Special Education and Adapted Physical Activity, and she is an editorial board member and a regular peer reviewer for several research journals.

E-mail: maria.efstratopoulou@bishopg.ac.uk


Reviewers

Dr Pankaj Das
Sharda University, India

Dr Pankaj Das works as Assistant Professor in Sociology of Education at the School of Education, Sharda University, Greater Noida, India. His areas of interest include sociology of gender, sociology of development, school education, school dropouts, education of marginalised sections of society, schooling and classroom processes.

E-mail: daspankaj4@gmail.com

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 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 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

JoE – Education & Liberal Arts

Editors

Editor-in-Chief: Dr Yvonne Masters
Independent Researcher, Australia

Yvonne Masters is an independent researcher in Australia. She has been involved with IAFOR for several years as a member of The Asian Conference for Education Organising Committee, as co-facilitator of The Asian Undergraduate Research Symposium, and as a member of the International Academic Advisory Board. Yvonne is the current editor-in-chief of the IAFOR Journal of Education, a Scopus indexed, open access journal on education.

Yvonne was a teacher and teacher educator for over 40 years and is still passionate about education. She was a senior lecturer in Professional Classroom Practice in the School of Education, University of New England, Australia, a position that she accepted after five years as Director of Professional Experience in the same School. Prior to taking up her position at UNE, she had 30 years’ experience in secondary schools including in the roles of Curriculum Coordinator, Deputy Principal and Principal. Her teaching experience spans three Australian states. Her research interests centre on undergraduate research, academic publication, teacher education and policy, professional experience, teacher identity, online learning and virtual worlds. Yvonne was awarded her PhD, focused on school principalship, from Deakin University.

She is an active researcher and gained, in collaboration with other researchers, 4 Internal UNE School of Education Research grants; was a partner in a $200,000 ALTC (OLT) grant, VirtualPREX: Innovative assessment using a 3D virtual world with pre-service teachers; in 2014 achieved a UNE Seed Grant for a one year project to explore teacher quality; and in 2015 gained a $50,000 OLT seed grant to develop resources to assist pre-service teachers to gain online teaching skills to assist them in teaching wholly online into virtual schools.

Yvonne serves as a reviewer for several education journals and is a senior reviewer for IAFOR conferences. She presents on a variety of education topics including publishing as an academic, teacher education policy, undergraduate research, and online teaching at a range of conferences, both Australian and international.

E-mail: ymasters.editor.joe@iafor.org

Editor: Dr Raimond Selke
Goethe-Institut Jakarta, Indonesia

Dr Raimond Selke has worked as Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor in different parts of Asia (China, Malaysia and Japan). His last university post was Associate Professor at Osaka University in Japan where he taught German as a foreign language at the Graduate School of Language and Culture.

Since October 2017, Dr Selke has been working for the Goethe-Institut Jakarta. He is charged with further developing the collaboration between local Indonesian and German stakeholders in education and fostering the status of German as a foreign language in Indonesia. As a Course Expert, he ensures smooth teaching and quality improvement for over 150,000 school students and over 1,500 teachers related to the teaching and learning of German.

E-mail: publications@iafor.org


Associate Editors


Senior Reviewers

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 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 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

Dr Yanyue Yuan
NYU Shanghai, China

Dr Yanyue Yuan is Assistant Arts Professor at NYU Shanghai where she works with the Program on Creativity and Innovation (PCI) and runs the Creative Experience Design Lab with her colleagues. She also serves as an advisory board member of the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at NYU Shanghai.

Yanyue Yuan holds a PhD in Education from the University of Cambridge and a Master’s degree from the University of Oxford. Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, she worked as Rutherford Curatorial Researcher at the London Science Museum and taught in ShanghaiTech University as an Adjunct Assistant Professor. Yanyue has published more than ten academic papers and book chapters and has rich experience in exploratory and inquiry-based teaching. Yanyue’s research areas include: undergraduate education, creative learning experience in formal and informal contexts, project-based learning, and cultural and creative industries.

E-mail: yy37@nyu.edu


Reviewers

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

JoE – Language Learning in Education

Editors

Editor-in-Chief: Dr Yvonne Masters
Independent Researcher, Australia

Yvonne Masters is an independent researcher in Australia. She has been involved with IAFOR for several years as a member of The Asian Conference for Education Organising Committee, as co-facilitator of The Asian Undergraduate Research Symposium, and as a member of the International Academic Advisory Board. Yvonne is the current editor-in-chief of the IAFOR Journal of Education, a Scopus indexed, open access journal on education.

Yvonne was a teacher and teacher educator for over 40 years and is still passionate about education. She was a senior lecturer in Professional Classroom Practice in the School of Education, University of New England, Australia, a position that she accepted after five years as Director of Professional Experience in the same School. Prior to taking up her position at UNE, she had 30 years’ experience in secondary schools including in the roles of Curriculum Coordinator, Deputy Principal and Principal. Her teaching experience spans three Australian states. Her research interests centre on undergraduate research, academic publication, teacher education and policy, professional experience, teacher identity, online learning and virtual worlds. Yvonne was awarded her PhD, focused on school principalship, from Deakin University.

She is an active researcher and gained, in collaboration with other researchers, 4 Internal UNE School of Education Research grants; was a partner in a $200,000 ALTC (OLT) grant, VirtualPREX: Innovative assessment using a 3D virtual world with pre-service teachers; in 2014 achieved a UNE Seed Grant for a one year project to explore teacher quality; and in 2015 gained a $50,000 OLT seed grant to develop resources to assist pre-service teachers to gain online teaching skills to assist them in teaching wholly online into virtual schools.

Yvonne serves as a reviewer for several education journals and is a senior reviewer for IAFOR conferences. She presents on a variety of education topics including publishing as an academic, teacher education policy, undergraduate research, and online teaching at a range of conferences, both Australian and international.

E-mail: ymasters.editor.joe@iafor.org

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

Dr Melinda Cowart is 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 has 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, Bahraian

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
Qatar University, Qatar

Dr Murielle El Hajj Nahas holds a PhD in French Language and Literature from the Lebanese University. She is currently Head of Production at Qatar University Press (QU Press) and Lecturer in French Language at the College of Arts and Sciences, Qatar University. Her domain of research focuses on psychoanalysis of literature, the perspective on the unconscious in literary study, the roles of the instances involved in the analytical/critical praxis, and the relation between literature and psychoanalysis. Her research interests include French linguistics, literature, modernism and postmodernism studies; rhetoric and stylistics; literary semiotics and semiology; analysis of written narrative structure and focalisation; discourse analysis and semantics; psychoanalytic criticism; comparative studies of literary genres; and sexuality and gender studies.

Murielle El Hajj Nahas has published peer-reviewed articles, book reviews, and poems in international journals. Her recently published paper, Le texte, un fantasme littéraire (The text, a literary fantasy), is in a journal published by Elsevier.

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 Chin-Yi University of Technology, Taiwan

Dr Shiao-Wei Chu is an assistant professor in National Chin-Yi University of Technology in Taichung, Taiwan. Shiao-Wei received her doctoral degree with an emphasis in professional development for ESL and EFL instructors from the College of Education at the University of Idaho in the Fall of 2013. She holds her master’s degree in TESOL from Chaoyang University of Technology in Taichung, Taiwan.

Shiao-Wei Chu’s 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 environment. She had 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 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 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: tech.editor.joe@iafor.org

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 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 Akihiro Saito
Hakuoh University, Japan

Dr Akihiro Saito is an associate professor in the Faculty of Education at Hakuoh University, 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 is currently an editorial board member of the journal Dialogic Pedagogy. 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 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

John Michael Villar Faller
Independent Academic

John Michael Villar Faller holds a degree in English (Leyte Normal University) and International Management (University of Liverpool). With 18 years of academic experience, he is a research enthusiast, paper presenter, and language education trainer. He serves as Senior Paper Reviewer of various international conferences held in Asia and North America. Currently, he acts as one of the reviewers of the International Journal of Smart Education and Urban Society.

E-mail: johnmichael.faller@online.liverpool.ac.uk

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

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 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 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 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 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, Parand Branch, Iran

Dr Maryam Niami is an assistant professor at Islamic Azad University, Parand Branch. Her fields of interest are SLA, academic writing, translation studies and assessment. She has also supervised and advised several theses in the field of TEFL and translation studies.

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 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 Jaine Tarun
Isabela State University, 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 Michinobu Watanabe
Toin Gakuen High School, Yokohama, & Komazawa University, Tokyo

Dr Michinobu Watanabe teaches English as a foreign language at Toin Gakuen High School, Yokohama, and Komazawa University, Tokyo. He has been teaching secondary school 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

Editors

Editor-in-Chief: Dr Yvonne Masters
Independent Researcher, Australia

Yvonne Masters is an independent researcher in Australia. She has been involved with IAFOR for several years as a member of The Asian Conference for Education Organising Committee, as co-facilitator of The Asian Undergraduate Research Symposium, and as a member of the International Academic Advisory Board. Yvonne is the current editor-in-chief of the IAFOR Journal of Education, a Scopus indexed, open access journal on education.

Yvonne was a teacher and teacher educator for over 40 years and is still passionate about education. She was a senior lecturer in Professional Classroom Practice in the School of Education, University of New England, Australia, a position that she accepted after five years as Director of Professional Experience in the same School. Prior to taking up her position at UNE, she had 30 years’ experience in secondary schools including in the roles of Curriculum Coordinator, Deputy Principal and Principal. Her teaching experience spans three Australian states. Her research interests centre on undergraduate research, academic publication, teacher education and policy, professional experience, teacher identity, online learning and virtual worlds. Yvonne was awarded her PhD, focused on school principalship, from Deakin University.

She is an active researcher and gained, in collaboration with other researchers, 4 Internal UNE School of Education Research grants; was a partner in a $200,000 ALTC (OLT) grant, VirtualPREX: Innovative assessment using a 3D virtual world with pre-service teachers; in 2014 achieved a UNE Seed Grant for a one year project to explore teacher quality; and in 2015 gained a $50,000 OLT seed grant to develop resources to assist pre-service teachers to gain online teaching skills to assist them in teaching wholly online into virtual schools.

Yvonne serves as a reviewer for several education journals and is a senior reviewer for IAFOR conferences. She presents on a variety of education topics including publishing as an academic, teacher education policy, undergraduate research, and online teaching at a range of conferences, both Australian and international.

E-mail: ymasters.editor.joe@iafor.org

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: mikepm@hawaii.edu


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 De-Graft Johnson Dei
University of Ghana

Dr De-Graft Johnson Dei holds a PhD in Information Science from the University of South Africa (UNISA), Master and Bachelor degrees in Information Studies from the University of Ghana, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Information Systems. He is presently a Senior Member/Lecturer at the School of Information and Communication Studies, University of Ghana, Legon. His research interests include technology in education, blended and e-learning, and knowledge management. He has consulted and successfully implemented library and learning systems in several institutions and universities in Ghana such as the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College (GAFCSC), Ghana-India Kofi Annan ICT Center, Kings University, and Zenith University College, among others.

E-mail: djdei@ug.edu.gh


Senior Reviewers

Dr Shiao-Wei Chu
National Chin-Yi University of Technology, Taiwan

Dr Shiao-Wei Chu is an assistant professor in National Chin-Yi University of Technology in Taichung, Taiwan. Shiao-Wei received her doctoral degree with an emphasis in professional development for ESL and EFL instructors from the College of Education at the University of Idaho in the Fall of 2013. She holds her master’s degree in TESOL from Chaoyang University of Technology in Taichung, Taiwan.

Shiao-Wei Chu’s 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 environment. She had 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 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 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 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

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 – Undergraduate Education

Editors

Editor-in-Chief: Dr Yvonne Masters
Independent Researcher, Australia

Yvonne Masters is an independent researcher in Australia. She has been involved with IAFOR for several years as a member of The Asian Conference for Education Organising Committee, as co-facilitator of The Asian Undergraduate Research Symposium, and as a member of the International Academic Advisory Board. Yvonne is the current editor-in-chief of the IAFOR Journal of Education, a Scopus indexed, open access journal on education.

Yvonne was a teacher and teacher educator for over 40 years and is still passionate about education. She was a senior lecturer in Professional Classroom Practice in the School of Education, University of New England, Australia, a position that she accepted after five years as Director of Professional Experience in the same School. Prior to taking up her position at UNE, she had 30 years’ experience in secondary schools including in the roles of Curriculum Coordinator, Deputy Principal and Principal. Her teaching experience spans three Australian states. Her research interests centre on undergraduate research, academic publication, teacher education and policy, professional experience, teacher identity, online learning and virtual worlds. Yvonne was awarded her PhD, focused on school principalship, from Deakin University.

She is an active researcher and gained, in collaboration with other researchers, 4 Internal UNE School of Education Research grants; was a partner in a $200,000 ALTC (OLT) grant, VirtualPREX: Innovative assessment using a 3D virtual world with pre-service teachers; in 2014 achieved a UNE Seed Grant for a one year project to explore teacher quality; and in 2015 gained a $50,000 OLT seed grant to develop resources to assist pre-service teachers to gain online teaching skills to assist them in teaching wholly online into virtual schools.

Yvonne serves as a reviewer for several education journals and is a senior reviewer for IAFOR conferences. She presents on a variety of education topics including publishing as an academic, teacher education policy, undergraduate research, and online teaching at a range of conferences, both Australian and international.

E-mail: ymasters.editor.joe@iafor.org

Editor: Dr Joseph (José) McClanahan
Creighton University Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Joseph (José) McClanahan, PhD, is Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and an Associate Professor of Spanish at Creighton University Omaha, Nebraska. There, he teaches at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum, including language, literature and culture. He has taught abroad in Spain, Latin America and Japan.

José’s research interests focus on undergraduate education in the Humanities and teaching Languages for Special Purposes, in particular courses related to teaching Spanish to future healthcare professionals. He also has a strong interest in curricular development and design from a language perspective, how co-curricular activities can enhance undergraduate education, the importance of focusing on new students who enter the university, and the high impact study abroad programs. He has had several summer research grants to work with undergraduate students who are doing research in the Humanities. Additionally, he has also led student and adult educational trips to almost every continent on the globe.

E-mail: publications@iafor.org


Associate Editors


Senior Reviewers

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 Idowu Eluwa
Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Nigeria

Dr Idowu Eluwa holds the Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Educational Measurement and Evaluation and is a Senior Lecturer by rank in the Department of Science Education, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike Abia State, Nigeria. Born in Okitipupa, Ondo State. Dr Idowu obtained her primary and part of her post-primary school education at the Army Children School, Ojo, and Archbishop Aggey Memorial Secondary School, Mushin, Lagos State respectively. She completed her post-primary school education at Edgerley Memorial Girls Secondary School, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria and proceeded to the University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria where she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics Education. She also obtained Masters and Doctor of Philosophy Degrees in Educational Measurement and Evaluation from the same University.

Idowu taught Mathematics and Further Mathematics in the University of Calabar Demonstration Secondary School, Calabar, Cross River State for over nine years before joining the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State in 2012. As an academic, she has published a number of articles in local and international journals as well as co-authored textbooks in research and research reporting. She has a strong inclination for research writing and reporting, learning, mentoring and capacity building.

E-mail: eluwa.idowu@mouau.edu.ng

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 Jean C. Tayag
University of the East (UE), Caloocan, the Philippines

Dr. Tayag obtained her PhD in Urban Planning, with specialisation in Disaster Mitigation, from Tsukuba University – Institute of Socio-Economic Planning, and her Master’s degrees in Industrial Relations and Regional Planning and baccalaureate in Political Science from the University of the Philippines – Diliman. She is currently Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences of the University of the East (UE)-Caloocan and concurrently a Professorial Lecturer in the Doctor of Education Management Program of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.

Before joining UE-Caloocan, Dr Tayag served as planning and research Director of the Philippine Commission on Higher Education (CHED), established the agency’s Journal Accreditation System and initiated the development of the Philippine Citation Index. She also worked as Consultant for the Philippine California Advanced Research Institutes (PCARI) Project, a special project of the Philippine government for promoting and funding collaborative research undertakings between Philippine universities and the University of California campuses.

Jean C. Tayag was former editor of the Philippine Journal of Volcanology and Seismology, and the Philippine Journal of Higher Education. She has conducted more than 25 research studies with funding from the Philippine Department of Science and Technology, CHED, UNESCO, and Geological Survey of Japan. She has presented/published a number of articles in refereed journals and proceeding

E-mail: jctayag@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 Yanyue Yuan
NYU Shanghai, China

Dr Yanyue Yuan is Assistant Arts Professor at NYU Shanghai where she works with the Program on Creativity and Innovation (PCI) and runs the Creative Experience Design Lab with her colleagues. She also serves as an advisory board member of the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at NYU Shanghai.

Yanyue Yuan holds a PhD in Education from the University of Cambridge and a Master’s degree from the University of Oxford. Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, she worked as Rutherford Curatorial Researcher at the London Science Museum and taught in ShanghaiTech University as an Adjunct Assistant Professor. Yanyue has published more than ten academic papers and book chapters and has rich experience in exploratory and inquiry-based teaching. Yanyue’s research areas include: undergraduate education, creative learning experience in formal and informal contexts, project-based learning, and cultural and creative industries.

E-mail: yy37@nyu.edu


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 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 Jaine Tarun
Isabela State University, 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

JoE – Studies in Education

Editors

Editor-in-Chief: Dr Yvonne Masters
Independent Researcher, Australia

Yvonne Masters is an independent researcher in Australia. She has been involved with IAFOR for several years as a member of The Asian Conference for Education Organising Committee, as co-facilitator of The Asian Undergraduate Research Symposium, and as a member of the International Academic Advisory Board. Yvonne is the current editor-in-chief of the IAFOR Journal of Education, a Scopus indexed, open access journal on education.

Yvonne was a teacher and teacher educator for over 40 years and is still passionate about education. She was a senior lecturer in Professional Classroom Practice in the School of Education, University of New England, Australia, a position that she accepted after five years as Director of Professional Experience in the same School. Prior to taking up her position at UNE, she had 30 years’ experience in secondary schools including in the roles of Curriculum Coordinator, Deputy Principal and Principal. Her teaching experience spans three Australian states. Her research interests centre on undergraduate research, academic publication, teacher education and policy, professional experience, teacher identity, online learning and virtual worlds. Yvonne was awarded her PhD, focused on school principalship, from Deakin University.

She is an active researcher and gained, in collaboration with other researchers, 4 Internal UNE School of Education Research grants; was a partner in a $200,000 ALTC (OLT) grant, VirtualPREX: Innovative assessment using a 3D virtual world with pre-service teachers; in 2014 achieved a UNE Seed Grant for a one year project to explore teacher quality; and in 2015 gained a $50,000 OLT seed grant to develop resources to assist pre-service teachers to gain online teaching skills to assist them in teaching wholly online into virtual schools.

Yvonne serves as a reviewer for several education journals and is a senior reviewer for IAFOR conferences. She presents on a variety of education topics including publishing as an academic, teacher education policy, undergraduate research, and online teaching at a range of conferences, both Australian and international.

E-mail: ymasters.editor.joe@iafor.org

Editor: Dr Tony Yeigh
Southern Cross University, Australia

Dr Tony Yeigh is an experienced lecturer with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Skilled in intercultural communication, research design, lecturing, and lesson planning, he is a strong education professional with a PhD focused in Educational Psychology. His research interests include Blended Learning, School Improvement, School Leadership, Initial Teacher Education, Educational Mindfulness and “wicked” problem solving.


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

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, that is, 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 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 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

Heloísa 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 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 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 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 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
Hakuoh University, Japan

Dr Akihiro Saito is an associate professor in the Faculty of Education at Hakuoh University, 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 is currently an editorial board member of the journal Dialogic Pedagogy. 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


Reviewers

Dr Supamit Chanseawrassamee
TOT Academy, Thailand

Dr 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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

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 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.

Dr Yang’s 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