* attached to more than one section
** journal editor
The role of the International Academic Advisory Board is to provide advice and expertise in support of IAFOR’s mission and activities. Members are appointed by the President of IAFOR to one or more academic sections, depending on their individual area(s) of expertise.
Membership of the IAAB is for three years, renewable once, and is by invitation only. Journal Editors are ex-officio members of the Board for the length in which they serve.
The IAAB is organised into three academic divisions, and then further into sections, each of which has a Chair responsible for academic programmes and publications, and who serves as a representative on the Academic Governing Board.
Curtis Ho is Professor, Department Chair and Graduate Chair of the Learning Design and Technology department at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. He has been a UH faculty member for over 30 years, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in educational media research, interactive multimedia, web-based instruction, distance education, video technology, and computer-based education. He has taught courses in American and Western Samoa and Saipan, and was the first to offer a course statewide over the Hawai’i Interactive Television System.
Curtis Ho received his PhD in Educational Technology from Arizona State University where he served as instructional designer. He has consulted for public and private schools, financial institutions, and higher education. For several years he directed the Office of Faculty Development and Academic Support for the University of Hawaii’s Manoa campus. He has presented extensively at national and international conferences at locations including Beijing, Copenhagen, Eskisehir, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Lugano, Rome, Kumamoto, Kyoto, Melbourne, Montreal, Osaka, Panang, Taipei, Takamatsu, Tokyo, Toronto, and Vancouver.
Professor Ho was a Principal Investigator, Co-Principal Investigator and Project Director for three US Department of Education grants totalling over 9.8 million US dollars. He is a co-organiser of TCC Worldwide Online Conference, an executive committee member of E-Learn, Association for the Advancement of Computers in Education, and is also past-President of the Pan Pacific Distance Learning Association, a chapter of the United States Distance Learning Association and of the Pacific Association for Communications and Technology, a chapter of the national Association for Educational Communications and Technology.
Professor Mark Pegrum
The University of Western Australia, Australia
Mark Pegrum is an associate professor in the Graduate School of Education at The University of Western Australia in Perth, where he is the Deputy Head of School (International), with responsibility for overseeing offshore programmes and international connections. In his courses, he specialises in digital technologies in education, with a particular focus on mobile learning. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and his teaching has been recognised through Faculty and University Excellence in Teaching Awards, as well as a 2010 national Australian Learning & Teaching Council (ALTC) Excellence in Teaching Award.
His current research focuses on mobile technologies, digital literacies, augmented reality, and mobile learning trails and games. His books include: Brave New Classrooms: Democratic Education and the Internet, co-edited with Joe Lockard, and published by Peter Lang in 2007; From Blogs to Bombs: The Future of Digital Technologies in Education, published by UWA Publishing in 2009; Digital Literacies, co-authored with Gavin Dudeney and Nicky Hockly, and published by Pearson in 2013; and Mobile Learning: Languages, Literacies and Cultures, published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2014.
Mark Pegrum is currently working on a new book entitled Mobile Lenses on Learning: Languages and Literacies on the Move, due for publication by Springer in 2019. To date, some of his work has been translated into Chinese and Portuguese. Mark Pegrum is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, a member of the Editorial Boards of Interactive Technology and Smart Education, Language Learning & Technology and Technology in Language Teaching & Learning, and until recently he was a member of the Editorial Board of System. He is a member of the Advisory Council for the Laureate-Cambridge Online Language Learning Research Network (OLLReN); a member of the Advisory Panels for the Digital Education Show Asia and EduTECH Asia; a member of the Programme Committee for the International Mobile Learning Festival; a member of the International Review Panel for mLearn; the Co-Convenor, with Hayo Reinders, of the AILA research network Mobile Gaming in Language Learning & Teaching; and an external reviewer for the 2018-2019 UNICEF Digital Literacy & Skills scoping project.
Mark Pegrum currently teaches in Perth and Singapore and has given presentations and run seminars on e-learning and m-learning in Australia and New Zealand, Asia and the Middle East, the UK and Europe, and North and South America.
Dr Thanassis Rikakis
University of Southern California, USA
Dr Thanassis Rikakis is the dean of the USC Iovine and Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation.
Dr Rikakis joined the Academy from Virginia Tech, where he was professor of Bioengineering, professor of Performing Arts, and co-led the Virginia Tech Carilion Smart Rehabilitation Lab and the Interactive Neurorehabilitation Lab. He was the founding director of the Calhoun Discovery Program (CDP) and director of the Calhoun Center for Higher Education Innovation – both of which exemplify his visionary leadership and dedication to developing new education paradigms to prepare students to be creators and leaders in the ever-shifting world of the 21st century.
Prior to establishing the CDP, Dr Rikakis served as Virginia Tech’s executive vice president and provost and has held leadership positions at Carnegie Mellon University, where he founded the Integrative Design, Arts and Technology (IDeATe) network; Columbia University where he served as associate director for research and development of the Computer Music Center; Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece); and Arizona State University where he was the founding director of the School of Arts, Media and Engineering. His leadership in establishing new educational programs builds upon his research interests which include systems design, engineering, and the arts with a special focus on interactive neurorehabilitation, adaptive learning, experiential media, and cyber-human intelligence.
His groundbreaking work has received grants from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and National Endowment for the Arts, and a range of industry partners. He has led gift efforts from philanthropy and industry totaling more than $75MM.
Dr Rikakis has authored 45 publications spanning the fields of computing, engineering, health, education, design, and the arts. Additionally, Dr Rikakis has composed 30 original music compositions that have been performed internationally.
Future Talent Council, Sweden
With a background in journalism, Daniel Kjellsson, is the Managing Director of Future Talent Council; a global membership organisation of senior corporate talent leaders, policymakers on labour and education and university leadership from around the world.
The organisational vision statement of the Future Talent Council is to help improve human capability and opportunity for all talent everywhere, and to create and enable, cross-sector collaborative opportunities for educational, corporate and governmental leaders who can effectively influence change.
Daniel Kjellsson has been serving as a Senior Advisor to Corporate University of Sweden, the business school faculty of Stockholm University Foundation, on innovation, digitisation and educational technology, since 2008.
Kjellsson is the founder of multiple initiatives in the cross-sectors of journalism, media, education and technology, such as the Swedish National Association for Digital Publishers, Stockholm Talent Summit (gathering global talent acquisition technology parties), Sydney Stockholm (agency developing an editorial charter for corporate communications) and ExecUni (developing online learning opportunities for human workers in jobs at high-risk of automation).
Based in Sydney, Australia from 2012 to 2017, Kjellsson was involved in the media, foreign policy and diplomacy effort to free Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste from what ultimately became a 400 day detention and prison term in Egypt. Kjellsson is a vocal supporter of journalist’s safety around the world.
He lives in Stockholm, Sweden with his wife Charlotte and two children.
*Daniel Kjellsson is attached to more than one section of the International Academic Advisory Board.
Professor Barbara Lockee
Virginia Tech., USA
Dr Barbara Lockee is Professor of Instructional Design and Technology at Virginia Tech, USA, where she is also Associate Director of the School of Education and Associate Director of Educational Research and Outreach. She teaches courses in instructional design, message design, and distance education. Her research interests focus on instructional design issues related to technology-mediated learning. She has published more than 80 papers in academic journals, conferences and books, and has presented her scholarly work at over 90 national and international conferences.
Dr Lockee is Immediate Past President of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, an international professional organisation for educational technology researchers and practitioners. She earned her PhD in 1996 from Virginia Tech in Curriculum and Instruction (Instructional Technology), MA in 1991 from Appalachian State University in Curriculum and Instruction (Educational Media), and BA in 1986 from Appalachian State University in Communication Arts.
Professor Barbara Lockee is a Vice-President of IAFOR. She is Chair of the Education & Language Learning division of the International Academic Advisory Board.
Professor Keith W. Miller
The University of Missouri, USA
Keith W. Miller is the Orthwein Endowed Professor for Lifelong Learning in the Sciences at the University of Missouri – St. Louis, USA. In that position, he is partnering with the St. Louis Science Center. Dr Miller’s research interests are in software testing and in computer ethics, and he is a past editor of the editor-in-chief of IEEE Technology and Society Magazine. He was awarded the 2011 Joseph Weizenbaum Award by the International Society for Ethics and Information Technology. He is the principal investigator of a recent grant from the US National Science Foundation to study the effects of ethics education for computer science students.
Dr Jo Mynard
Kanda University of International Studies, Japan
Dr Jo Mynard is a Professor and Director of the Self-Access Learning Centre (SALC) at Kanda University of International Studies (KUIS) in Japan. At KUIS, she advises language learners, and oversees academic support, research and the general direction of the SALC. She also teaches an undergraduate course on Effective Language Learning at KUIS and a graduate course on Learner Autonomy as part of the MA TESOL programme at the KUIS graduate school. She is a part-time faculty member on the Doctor of Education programme in TESOL at the University of Anaheim (USA), an occasional supervisor at the university of Birmingham (UK) on the MA TESOL programme, and an advisor to doctoral candidates at the Education and ICT programme at the Open University of Catalunya (Spain). She has co-edited four books. Two on learner autonomy (2011; 2014), and two on advising in language learning (2012). She recently co-authored a book (with Satoko Kato) on reflective dialogue / advising which was published by Routledge (New York) in August 2015. She has been the editor of SiSAL (Studies in Self-Access Learning) Journal --a peer review, open access publication-- since 2010.
Mr Matthew Kay
Nature Publishing, UK
Matthew Kay is works for the Nature Publishing group, a part of Macmillan Science and Education. He was previously Global Innovation and Research Adviser at Shell, where he was responsible for launching their undergraduate Global Innovation Competition, and has held other positions in both publishing and marketing, and has also worked as a freelence photographer.
Professor Robert Logie
Osaka Gakuin University, Japan
Robert Logie is an associate professor at Osaka Gakuin university. His current research interests are logics of agency, fuzzy and modal logics and network intrusion detection systems.
After working as an engineer on roads and bridges in the north of Scotland and as a high school teacher in Bermuda he drifted towards academia. An MSc at Strathclyde led to Oxford with work in the Department of Engineering Science and at St. John’s College. He returned to Strathclyde to manage an AI applications laboratory in the Centre for Electrical Power engineering before marrying someone he met at Oxford and moving to her home country.
Work in Japan started at IBM’s Yamato software laboratory where he worked on developing database query visualisation tools and database access modules for Lotus’s Domino server. His wife was posted to Geneva where Rob started a PhD at the Open University and leading to his current research interests.
Dr Amanda Müller*
Flinders University, Australia
Dr Müller is a Senior Lecturer at Flinders University in Australia, where she teaches English for Specific Purposes. She teaches courses related to healthcare communication, nursing English, and academic English. She also holds the post of Academic Integrity Coordinator in the Health Professions Teaching Program.
Among Dr Müller’s achievements are: top-three finalist for a national award for her computer game, two international quality badges for her computer games, two Vice-Chancellor’s awards (research, teaching), invited speaker on language testing and clinical communication issues, and consultant for multicultural aged care support. She is a TEQSA expert (national tertiary accrediting body) in the areas of International – Onshore, English for Specific Purposes, and Learning Technologies
Dr Müller has been involved in nine successful grants, and numerous teaching research projects. Dr Müller has worked in many multidisciplinary research groups and published on a diverse range of topics in top ranked international journals, such as Higher Education Research Development, Journal of Educational Computer Research, Clinical Simulation in Nursing, Medical Teacher, International Journal of Nursing Studies, Nurse Education Today, and Women & Birth, and Internal Journal of Pedagogies and Learning. She also a number of book chapters on educational gaming, a book on Scottish literary language ‘A Glasgow Voice’, and an edited book on academic literacy. She has is a reviewer for a number of journals and presented many times in international conferences. Dr Müller is constantly looking for new opportunities to conduct and disseminate research on teaching and learning.
*Dr Amanda Müller is attached to more than one section of the International Academic Advisory Board.