Dr. Ray Archee
School of Humanities and Communication Arts, Western Sydney University, Australia
Keynote Presentation Title: The Future of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in the Coronavirus Era
Ray Archee holds a PhD in Mediated Communication, and MA in Psychology. He is an academic at Western Sydney University, Australia and specialises in media, technology and higher education research. From 1996, Ray was one of the first instructors in Australia to use the Internet for undergraduate teaching, running his own webserver and creating his own web pages for his students. Although a pioneer of blended teaching, Ray believes that web pages and videoconferencing are never a replacement for traditional classrooms, unless totally necessary. In his spare time, Ray is a luthier of hand-made classical, acoustic and archtop guitars.
Prof. Dr. María José Latorre-Medina
María José Latorre-Medina holds a Ph.D. in Pedagogy from the University of Granada, Spain. She is an Associate Professor of Teaching and School Organization. She is a member of the Research Group “Training, Development and Teaching Activity” (FYDAD). Her areas of research are professional knowledge, teacher training and quality education.
Dr. Muhammad Mashhood
Muhammad Mashhood is a PhD scholar and faculty member of Journalism & Mass Communication, University of Swabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. He carries over 30-years of research experience, worked full time and part time as Vaccinator, Computer Operator, Manager, PRO/Admin, editor, researcher since 1991. First Position in Urdu Essay on universities level, third Position Debate on Iqbal Day on campus level.
Dr. Tanya Manning-Lewis
Tanya Manning-Lewis (Ph.D.) is an instructor at the University of Victoria, Canada. She has served the education sector for over 19 years. Her research interests include equity and diversity in schools, 21st-century literacies, bilingual education, the social construction of gender, ELL and ESL acquisition. She is the recipient of several global engagement awards, an outstanding student researcher (IAFOR Hawaii), 3 Minute Thesis finalist, and outstanding master’s research project (Jamaica).
Dr. Erez Cohen
Dr. Erez Cohen is a senior lecturer, a member of the faculty of Social Sciences, in the Departments of Middle Eastern Studies – Political Science in Ariel University. He teaches several Courses which deals with political economy and public Policy. HE has written several books including The Isreal High-Tec Industry: No Thought for the Future. In addition, he has been published numerous of articles which deals with public policy and political Economy issues. His Research Fields include Public policy, Israel’s economy, Economic Policy, Political Economy.
Dr. Simone Perazzoli
Dr. Simone Perazzoli is Co-Founder of Constela Digital, a company that drives digital transformation by educating people through more humanized technologies. She is Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and Specialist in Systemic Therapy. She also is an ML Engineer with experience in the international industry. Her life’s goal is to apply technological tools to build a more sustainable society.
Dr.sc. Hatixhe Ismajli
Dr.sc. Hatixhe Ismajli currently holds the position of Associate Professor in Theory of Teaching and Pedagogical Practices at the Faculty of Education, University of Prishtina in Kosovo. Her main research interests include teaching curriculum and assessment in education. She is also Head of Primary Education Department.
Dr. Mary Kelly
Mary Kelly is a former professional development coordinator and teacher within the IB international school system. She is currently on sabbatical pursuing interdisciplinary research into ontological and epistemological beliefs. Mary has a Doctorate in Teacher Education with the University of Nottingham, and Higher Education Teaching Certification, and Certification in Advanced Educational Leadership from Harvard University. Mary aspires to teach and carry out research at university level in the next academic year.
Dr. Ariadne de Villa
Ariadne de Villa received her B.A. from St. Mary’s University. She earned a M.A. in Spanish with concentration in Second Language Education from Middlebury College. She has a M.A. and a Ph.D. in Spanish language, culture, and gender from the University of Malaga, Spain, graduating with highest honors. Dr. De Villa has taught Spanish in the area of applied linguistics, Spanish for Healthcare and Business Professionals, Culture and Civilization of Spain, and Spanish Literature.
Dr. Magdalena Smak
Dr. Magdalena Smak, PhD graduate in sociology of education at Warsaw University, Poland. Researcher and policy analyst, took part in many research projects, both in Poland and international. Specializing in fields of education and qualification systems. Had the opportunity to pilot and evaluate elements of Polish Integrated Qualifications System. Author of reports and publications on education.
Ms. Juliet Crupi
Juliet Crupi is a Math, Science, and Special Needs Educator with degrees from Vanderbilt University (B.S), New York University (M.A), and Hunter College (M.S.Ed). Juliet helped pilot an Access program and an Urban Farming program for students with neurodiverse needs. She is also an Adjunct Professor, a STEM-Ed Innovators Coach, and a Fulbright Distinguished Award recipient.
Ms. Caterina Belle Azzarello
Caterina Belle Azzarello has a B.A. in philosophy and B.S. in psychology from Colorado State University. She has a M.A. in educational psychology from the University of Northern Colorado, where she is currently studying for her doctoral program. Her current positions are graduate researcher assistant and Director of Student Affairs. Research interests include applied cognitive psychology.
Ms. Zoe Karatza
Zoe Karatza received her B.A in Early Childhood Education and her M.A. in ICT in Education from the University of Athens. She is currently the Technology Teacher at ACS Athens. With her passion for early childhood, she has worked as an early childhood teacher as well as the coordinator of the Early Childhood Programs at a STEM learning center. Drive by her passion, she creates a positive, fun learning environment that inspires students to be creative thinkers, makers, not takers!
MA.sc. Anemone Kurshumlija
MA.sc. Anemone Kurshumlija has graduated in the Master Program: Teaching and Curriculum at the Faculty of Education, University of Prishtina, Kosovo. She is a teacher at the public primary school in Kosovo. She has attended several professional development trainings.Her research interest are in teaching and constructivist activities in primary school.
MSc. Claudia Tridapalli
Claudia Tridapalli is a Master of Engineering with years of experience in multinationals, being an expert in Sustainability, Operational Excellence, and Personal Development. Today, as faculty member and research fellow at Geneva Business School, as well as a DBA candidate, she brings together these fields by investigating advances in teaching and corporate strategies to improve businesses’ work environment and performance.
Mrs. Danguolė Saviciene
I completed higher education at university. I am a primary school teacher expert at Visaginas „Verdenes“ gymnasium in Lithuania. My daily tasks involve planning, developing and organizing lessons with particular focus on newest teaching methods research and experiments. I was nominated laureate of the Most Innovative 2019 Primary School Teachers election. In 2017 the Lithuanian Republic Ministry of Education, Science and Sports awarded me with the Teacher of the Year status.
Mr. Jorge Andrés Olivares Funes
I am Jorge Andrés Olivares Funes, Bachelor and Master in Mathematics. I am currently engaged in performing and researching educational experiences of GeoGebra software in Differential Equations.