Dr. Fong Mak is a Professor at the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) of Gannon University. He is also a consultant to GE Transportation in Erie since 1994 and helps build real-time simulators for aid in design and development of control schemes for the GE locomotives. He served 14 years as a Chair for the ECE department.
He published significant research work on outcomes assessment; and offered 10 workshops at BAP/ABET Symposium and FIE conferences on outcomes assessment and accreditation. With his extensive knowledge and experience in outcomes assessment, he founded MAKTEAM Software; and created EvalTools®, the most comprehensive online assessment tool that covers learning management, outcomes assessment, continuous improvement management, student advising, survey and institutional-wide self-study. With EvalTools®, he successfully led the ECE department of Gannon through three ABET accreditation cycles with flying colors in 2005, 2011, and 2017 respectively. In addition, he served as Co-Chair for the Gannon’s Middle-States Self-Study committee from 2010 till 2013 and led the committee through a two-year preparation effort in writing the self-study report that resulted in Gannon receive its most successful accreditation record in 2013.
Similarly, with EvalTools®, he assisted Physics and Engineering program of Frostburg State University; and Computer Science and Engineering programs of Islamic University of Madinah to achieve excellent results in ABET accreditation. He serves as consultant to other schools for their ABET accreditation.
In addition, he worked with K12 schools to create AdamTools® for K12 school districts to manage their student information from admissions to graduation as well as special education to handle Intervention Assistant Team (IAT), Multi-Factor Evaluation (MFE) and Individual Education Program (IEP). His most recent work is the creation of a School Management System based on 7-Pillar principles that allows a district to analyze effectively its management and academic achievement performance. The 7-Pillar School Management System is currently being used in 18 school districts in Ohio.
Dr. Wajid Hussain is a US scientist and world expert on authentic OBE, QA processes, outcomes assessment and program evaluation for accreditation using digital technology and software. He joined the academic field coming from an intensive Silicon Valley engineering background and more than 20 years’ industry experience of mass production expertise of a Billion Dollar Microprocessor Manufacture Life Cycle. Over the many years Wajid has managed several projects related to streamlining operations with utilization of state of the art technology and digital systems giving him significant experience working with ISO standard quality systems. He has received specialized Quality Leadership Training at LSI Corporation and also received an award LSI Corporation Worldwide Operations Review 1999 for his significant contributions to the Quality Improvement Systems. He was the lead product engineer supporting the Portal Player processor for Apple’s IPOD plus many other world famous products at LSI Corporation.
In academics, Wajid has extensive experience supporting and managing outcomes assessment and CQI processes to fulfill regional and ABET accreditation requirements for several EAC, CAC and ETAC programs. Wajid has developed several revolutionary outcomes assessment instruments and models based on John K. Etsell’s FCAR and the first on the planet to classify specific PIs as per all 3 domains and learning levels of Bloom’s taxonomy and implement world class best assessment practices to support digital technology, automation, streamlining and CQI. He led the first ‘tuning’ efforts in the Middle East at the Faculty of Engineering, Islamic University by developing a complex database of thousands of outcomes and performance indicators with hundreds of rubrics for the Electrical, Mechanical and Civil Engineering disciplines. A comprehensive automated ISO standards Quality Systems CQI model for program evaluation with precision assessment instruments for capstone design, team work, lifelong learning, ethics etc. was developed and implemented. The Faculty of Engineering, Capstone Committee worked several hundreds of hours with Wajid to produce a revolutionary Capstone Design Course Assessment Instrument. Wajid recently presented this Capstone Design Activity Assessment model at the ASEE International conference 2018 at Salt Lake City, Utah. Wajid also worked closely with Dr. Mak Fong, Director Makteam Inc. to implement ground breaking academic advising systems based on outcomes using digital technology.
Wajid is currently reviewer for several international conferences on topics related to education & research methods, outcomes assessment, quality and accreditation. Wajid has presented multiple world class research papers on outcomes assessment and automation at the ASEE, FIE and other international conferences. The National Institute of Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) has published Wajid’s work at the Faculty of Engineering at the Islamic University as an international example of best outcomes assessment practices. Wajid Hussain and William Spady, internationally regarded as the ‘Father of OBE’, have recently co-authored a book titled ‘Beyond Outcomes Accreditation’. Wajid has been invited keynote/panel speaker or presenter in several international OBE conferences. He has presented at the ICA 2015, MTN 2016, OBE ICON 2016, FIE 2016, ASEE 2016, ASEE 2017, ICTIEE 2017, ABET Symposium 2017, IICEDubai 2018, QS ASIA 2018, ASEE 2018, EDUTECH 2018, APAC STEM 2018, ICEE 2018, QS ASIA 2019, EDUTECH 2019, QS ASIA 2020, OBE ICON 2020, TALE 2020.
In 2019, he was opening speaker at the QS ASIA 2019, Shaikh Zayed University, Dubai in Track 2 on Learning & Teaching with topic titled Integrating Learning Outcomes into Undergraduate Curriculum for Fostering Research Skills. In Asia’s largest education conference, EDUTECH 2019, Singapore with 7000+ participants, Wajid was an Expert Panelist on Learning Outcomes assessment for Program Evaluation, Round Table Moderator on Digitizing Learning Outcomes for Higher Education Institutions and Meet the Mentor for delegations of International Education Ministry and QA agency representatives.
In 2020, Wajid was speaker at the QS ASIA VIRTUAL 2020, Singapore in Topic 3: Preparing the region to become an economic power over the coming decade with session titled Gaining Essential Technical and Transversal Skills for Jobs in the Digital Age During COVID19 and Beyond. In Asia’s largest education conference, EDUTECH 2020, Singapore with 7000+ participants, Wajid was an Expert Panelist on Future of Digital Assessments – Challenges and Opportunities and Town Hall Speaker on Best Practices for Engaging Students with Blended Learning Models and Meet the Mentor for delegations of International Education Ministry and QA agency representatives. He is also scheduled as an invited workshop presenter titled Specific and Generic Performance Indicators to Measure Learning Outcomes at TALE 2020 an IEEE Education Society Virtual Conference, Japan. Wajid is also one of the key organizers of the International OBE Virtual Summit 2021 April 24-26 2021 featuring 20 world famous OBE experts, 25 best proposals speakers in 5 themes.
Wajid also conducted a series of terrific workshops on Implementing Learning Outcomes for 20 programs at the University of Business and Technology, Jeddah. He made a national presentation on assessment at QIYAS, Aug 2017. Regionally, William Spady and Wajid were also recognized as international OBE experts in 2017 by Dr. Faisal Al Mishary, CEO National Assessment Center (NAC) QIYAS, Riyadh. Wajid conducted multiple massively participated workshops attended by several hundreds of faculty members such as the ones in 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016 for the University of Business and Technology, Prince Muqrin, King Faisal, King Fahd and Islamic Universities.
Wajid is a senior member of the IEEE, IEEE Education Society, Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (AALHE), leading member of the Advisory Board for the International Network of OBE Experts worldwide (IN4OBE) and member of the American Society of Engineers for Education (ASEE). He is alumni of LSI, Texas A&M and Osmania Universities.
George Kuh is Chancellor's Professor Emeritus of Higher Education at Indiana University (IU). George founded IU’s Center for Postsecondary Research and the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and related instruments for law students, beginning college students, and faculty. He also is the founding director of the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) as well as the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP), the first-ever in-depth look at the factors that help or hinder the careers of graduates of arts-intensive training high schools and postsecondary institutions. At Indiana University, he served as chairperson of the department of educational leadership and policy studies (1982-84), associate dean for academic affairs in the School of Education (1985-88), and associate dean of the faculties for the Bloomington campus (1997-2000).
George has more than 400 publications and made several hundred presentations on topics related to institutional improvement, college student engagement, assessment strategies, and campus cultures. His recent books include Using Evidence of Student Learning to Improve Higher Education (2015), Ensuring Quality and Taking High-Impact Practices to Scale (2013), High Impact Practices (2008), Piecing Together the Student Success Puzzle (2007), and Student Success in College: Creating Conditions That Matter (2005, 2010). He has been a consultant to about 400 institutions of higher education and educational agencies in the United States and abroad. A past-president of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), he served on the National Leadership Council for the Association of American Colleges and Universities multi-year “Liberal Education and America’s Promise” initiative. In 2013, The Chronicle of Higher Education described George as a "towering figure" who "really launched the field of assessment of institutional quality."
His contributions have been recognized with awards from various groups including the American Educational Research Association, Association for Institutional Research, ASHE, Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, Council of Independent Colleges, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), and National Center on Public Policy in Higher Education. NASPA named its award for Outstanding Contribution to Literature and Research after him in 2011. In addition, he received the Robert Zemsky Medal for Innovation in Higher Education from the University of Pennsylvania, the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Iowa, and the Distinguished Alumni Award and the Educational Leadership Award for Teaching from St. Cloud State University. Indiana University recognized him with several Teaching Excellence Recognition Awards, the Tracy Sonneborn Award for a distinguished record of scholarship and teaching, and in 2014 the President’s Medal for Academic Excellence, the highest honor the Indiana University president can bestow.
George earned the B.A. from Luther College, M.S. from St. Cloud State University, and Ph.D. from the University of Iowa and has received eleven honorary degrees.
Professor Ronald Harden graduated from medical school in Glasgow, UK. He completed training and practised as an endocrinologist before moving to full time medical education. He is Professor of Medical Education (Emeritus) University of Dundee, Editor of Medical Teacher & General Secretary and Treasurer of the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE). Professor Harden was formerly Teaching Dean & Director of the Centre for Medical Education at the University of Dundee.
He is committed to promoting excellence in medical education through the development of new approaches to curriculum planning, assessment and to teaching and learning. Ideas which he has pioneered include the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) which has been universally adopted as a standard approach to assessment of clinical competence, the spiral curriculum and the SPICES model for curriculum planning and models for outcome-based education. He has published more than 400 papers in leading journals. He is co-editor of A Practical Guide for Medical Teachers and the Routledge International Handbook of Medical Education and co-author of Essential Skills for a Medical Teacher, The Definitive Guide to the OSCE and Eight Roles of the Medical Teacher.
His contributions to excellence in medical education have attracted numerous awards including the Karolinska Institutet Prize for Research in Medical Education, which has been equated to the Nobel Prize for medical education. He was awarded by the Queen the OBE for his services to medical education. He was awarded the Gusi Peace Prize for services to medical education at a ceremony in Manila and presented with the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws in Dundee.
Gavin Hewitt is a prominent writer and broadcaster.
Gavin was the BBC ’s former Chief Correspondent and Europe Editor. During his career, Gavin was in East Berlin the night the Berlin wall came down and in Moscow for the end of communism, he covered the 9/11 attacks in New York and reported extensively on American politics including the Obama and Trump campaigns.
He has presented 50 editions of Panorama, the BBC’s flagship Current Affairs programme and won a Bafta, a Royal Television society award and an Emmy for his work.
As an author, Gavin has had three books published including the ‘Lost Continent’ on the political and economic crisis in Europe and is currently finishing a book called the ‘Dictator’s Friend.’ He chairs an investment forum in Brussels.
Adrienne R. Minerick joined the faculty at Michigan Tech as an Associate Professor in 2009 and was promoted to Professor in 2015. In addition to the listed titles, she also serves as an Affiliated Professor with the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Michigan Tech.
Minerick's primary area of research is electrokinetics with a focus on medical microdevices, blood cell dynamics, and point of care diagnostics. Her group's primary area of specialty is dielectrophoresis which utilizes nonuniform AC fields to manipulate polarizable cells and other dielectric biomaterials.
She has received numerous honors and awards, including the distinction of Fellow of AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science), a National Science Foundation 2007 CAREER Award, the 2011 Raymond W. Fahien Award, Chemical Engineering Division, American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), Michigan Tech's Fredrick D. Williams Instructional Innovation Award, a New Investigator Research Award from Sigma Xi Chapter, one from ASEE-SE, and was the recipient of the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Award, Oak Ridge Associated Universities. She and her students have published over 70 book chapters, archival journal publications or proceedings articles and earned 23 best paper/presentation awards.
Minerick previously served as the President of the American Electrophoresis Society (www.aesociety.org) and on the American Society for Engineering Education's (ASEE) Board of Directors as First Vice President and Professional Interest Council (PIC) I Chair. She also chaired ASEE's National Diversity Committee. Her research and service interests regularly intersect and involve underserved individuals with an emphasis on research experiences to increase engagement and retention.
Dr. Carpenter is Founding Dean and Professor of Engineering at Campbell University and President of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). An expert on issues impacting success of women in STEM and innovative STEM curricula, she has held numerous national leadership roles, including ASEE Vice President, WEPAN (Women in Engineering ProActive Network) President, and MAA (Mathematical Association of America) First Vice-President. In addition, she has served as Chair of the MAA Council on the Profession, Co-Chair of the Joint Committee on Women in the Mathematical Societies, Chair of the National Academies Ad Hoc Committee on the Gulf Scholars Program, and National Steering Committee Chair for the Grand Challenge Scholars Program.
Along with Drs. Yannis Yortsos, Rick Miller, and Tom Katsouleas, Dr. Carpenter received the 2022 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Techology Education from the National Academy of Engineering. The Gordon prize recognizes their roles as the pioneers of the Grand Challenges Scholars Program. Carpenter is an ABET Program Evaluator, and sits on the Executive Committee of both the Global Engineering Deans Council and is a past member of the US Engineering Deans Council. In 2015 DreamBox Learning selected her as one of 10 Women in STEM Who Rock! for her advocacy work and her TEDx talk, “Engineering: Where are the Girls and Why aren’t They Here?” the only academic on a list of CEOs, politicians and actresses. Dr. Carpenter received the 2019 ASEE Sharon Keillor Award for Women in Engineering Education. She has received the WEPAN Founder’s Award and the WEPAN Distinguished Service Award. She earned both her MS and PhD in Mathematics from LSU, where she held a prestigious LSU Alumni Federation Fellowship.
Prof. Anil Sahasrabudhe is the present chairman of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
Prof. Sahasrabudhe graduated from BVB College of Engineering and Technology, Hubli, under Karnataka University with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and was a gold medalist. Thereafter, he obtained a master's degree and doctorate from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
Prior to joining College of Engineering, Pune (CoEP), Prof. Sahasrabudhe was a member of faculty at IIT Guwahati for 11 years. He was also a lecturer at NERIST, Itanagar.
He served as the director of CoEP from 2005 to 2015. He is also chairman of the empowered Basic Science Research (BSR) Committee of the UGC.
He was also chairman BoG, NIT-Arunachal Pradesh, Currently he is the chairman of AICTE.
Awards and Fellowships:
National Merit Scholarship from 1973 to 1980
First Rank in all ten semestes during B.E. (Karnataka University)
Karnataka University Gold Medal and Cash Prize
Adjudged as the Best Student in the Engineering College (1980) and received a Rolling Shield.
U.G.C. Fellowship during Doctoral Program
Received Maha-Intrapreneur Award 2011 of Praj Industries
Received Edupreneur Award 2013 from Engineering Watch
Received Jeevan Gaurav Puraskar, Life Time Achievement Award of MIT World Peace University
Received Gandhian Peace Award of CSR Times and Indian Achievers Forum
Memberships of Professional Bodies, Societies and Committees
Life Member, Acoustical Society of India : LM-267
Life Member, Indian Society for Technical Education : LM-11116
Served as Chairman of I.S.T.E., North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST), Itanagar Chapter
Fellow, Institution of Engineers : F/108821/8
Member, ASME : 100078512
Fellow, Institution of Engineering and Technology
Fellow, Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE)
Dr. Gary R. Bertoline is the senior vice president for Purdue Online & Learning Innovation and a Distinguished Professor of Computer Graphics Technology and Computer & Information Technology at Purdue University. He earned his BS at Northern Michigan University, MEd from Miami University, and PhD at The Ohio State University and was on the faculty in the College of Engineering at Ohio State for 3 years before coming to Purdue University in 1990. From 1995 through 2001, Gary served as Department Head of Computer Graphics Technology at Purdue University. From 2002 to 2006 in his role as Associate VP and Director, he led the creation of the Rosen Center for Advanced Computing and the Envision Center for Perceptualization. After five years as the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs in the College of Technology he served as dean from 2011 to 2021 and spearheaded the college's transformation to the Purdue Polytechnic Institute.
He co-founded the Indiana Next Generation Manufacturing Competitiveness Center (IN-MaC) as well as the Polytechnic Institute initiative at Purdue University. The Polytechnic initiative is a major effort to transform the college’s curricula and learning experience for the students to better prepare graduate for life and work in the digital age. Gary is the lead for the Purdue Polytechnic Indianapolis High School that will be opening in Fall 2017.
He has authored numerous papers in journals and trade publications on engineering and computer graphics, computer-aided design, and visualization research. He has authored and co-authored seven text books in the areas of computer-aided design and engineering design graphics with one, Fundamentals of Graphics Communications currently in its 6th edition. Gary’s research interests are in scientific visualization, interactive immersive environments, distributed and grid computing, workforce education and STEM education.
Prof. Aggarwal, Chairman, National Board of Accreditation (NBA) is an engineer, professor and eminent I.T. expert.
Prof. Aggarwal has been associated with NBA in various capacities since its inception and was Chairman, EEAC ( Tier-II ) before taking over as Chairman, NBA on 14th January, 2019.
He was the founder vice chancellor of the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University.
He served as the president of the Computer Society of India for the period 2007-2009 and also has held the position of vice-president of South East Asia Regional Computer Confederation for the period of 2008-09 and then as a president for 2009-10.
Prof. K.K. Aggarwal, obtained his Engineering Degree from Punjab University and Masters from Kurukshetra University securing First position in both. Later, he did his Ph. D in Reliability Evaluation and Optimization also from Kurukshetra University.
In 1975, he rose to the level of Professor at an age of 27 ½ years, probably the youngest person in the world to have achieved this level.
He also served on the Board of Governors, I.I.T. Patna, a member of the U.P.S.C. Committee on restructuring I.A.A. (Preliminary) examination also a member of the H.R.D. Task Force on Faulty Availability in Higher Education Institutions and Performance Appraisal of Teachers.
After having served at N.I.T., Kurukshetra; Prof. Aggarwal was appointed Pro Vice-chancellor, Guru Jambheshwar University (Technical University of Haryana), Hisar for a period of three years, and then in 1998, got appointed as Founder Vice Chancellor of G.G.S. Indraprastha University, Delhi. He continued on this position upto 30th November, 2008.
He has been President of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) for the period 2002-2004. During this period, this Institution witnessed an unprecedented growth and made a remarkable impact on the society in general & IT professionals in particular.
He also served as Sectional President (IT & CS Section) in the Indian Science Congress Association. He had been elected as President, Computer Society of India for the period 2007-2008 and re-elected for the year 2008-2009.
Prof. Aggarwal had also been elected as Vice President of South East Asia Regional Computer Confederation (SEARCC) for 2008-2009 & now its President for the year 2009-2010.
Prof. Aggarwal has extensively worked in various fields of Electronics and Computer Engineering. Has published about 400 papers in the reputed journals- more than 130 of these in international journals. He has been invited to deliver lectures in several universities in India and abroad, such as University of Berkley, USA; University of Cincinatti, USA; Florida State University, USA; University of Birmingham, UK; Technical University of Germany, etc.
Prof. Aggarwal did not confine his contribution to the academic field alone and instead made a very strong impact in the industrial world. He delivered lectures in several industrial organizations and conducted programmes for many important industrial houses such as Tata Consultancy Services, BHEL, TYS Electronics, DCM Data Systems, Central Mechanical engineering Research Institute, Electronics Corporation of India, BEL, ISRO, Defence Research Labs., etc.
He has been widely consulted by the industry, most-notable being his contribution towards the Reliability Analysis for PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle). He delivered a talk on Reliable Automotive electronics in Ford Motors, Detroit, USA and also conducted a full day program for Information Management Resources, Florida, and USA.
Prof. Aggarwal has written few books and many of his articles have appeared in several books published by IEEE of USA. A couple of years ago, he authored a book on Reliability Engineering which is published by Kluwer Academic, Netherland/USA/UK. His latest book on software Engineering published in 2001 has already seen several reprints.
Prof. Aggarwal was honored by the Reliability Society of IEEE, USA for his services as Guest Editor for the special issue “State of Reliability Effort of the India Sub-continent”. He was declared as the Man of Decade, Man of the Century and finally Man of the Millennium by American Bibliographical Institute, USA and was conferred L.C. Verman Award by the Institute of Electronics and Tele-Communication Engineers.
He was also awarded Line Time Achievement Medal by the India International Friendship Society. International Biographical Centre, England has published his biography in “The First Five Hundred- at the new millennium” published in July 2000. The Broadcast Engineering Society of India honoured him by conferring Honorary Fellowship on him in February, 2001 and the computer Society of India Conferred the Fellowship on him in 2003. All India Conference of Intellectuals conferred Delhi Ratan on him.
Prof. Aggarwal has been conferred “Rajkumar Varshney Award” in Systems theory for the year 2006 by the Systems Society of India for recognition of his excellent contributions towards Reliability Analysis of Engineering Systems. Prof. Aggarwal has been conferred “The Sir Thomas Ward Memorial Award” for his paper entitled :Optimizing Handover Performance in Microcellular Systems by The Institution of Engineers.
Dr. J. Prospero “Popoy” de Vera currently holds the positions of Chairperson of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Adviser of the Philippine Negotiating Panel with the National Democratic Front/Communist Party of the Philippines/New People’s Army (NDF/CPP/NPA), and Commissioner of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). He is a Professor of Public Administration at the University of the Philippines and served as its Vice President for Public Affairs from 2011-2016.
Dr. De Vera is an academician who has used his technical expertise to help policymakers, educate the public, and run political campaigns. His areas of policy expertise cover higher education, agriculture, indigenous communities, environment and climate change, good governance, and local governments.
Dr. de Vera has spent the past three decades in the policy arena in the Philippines and the United States. He served as executive assistant, chief-of-staff, senior consultant, and senior adviser to Senate Presidents Aquilino Pimentel Jr. and Koko Pimentel, Senate Presidents Protempore Sotero Laurel, Leticia Ramos-Shahani, and Juan Flavier, and Senators Gregorio Honasan and Ramon Magsaysay, Jr. from the 8th-16th Congress.
Dr. de Vera is an internationally recognized political analyst and opinion maker whose views are extensively quoted by foreign and local media. As a public intellectual, he simplifies complex studies and explains national issues through his top-rating education program Turo-Turo in DZMM Teleradyo (ABSCBN) and No Filter on the ABSCBN News Channel (ANC).
He was a Fulbright-Hays Visiting Scholar at the University of Southern California and the California State University-Sacramento and a Senior Fulbright Visiting Professor/Fellow at the Johns Hopkins University. He served at the Committee on Revenue and Taxation of the California State Legislature and was the first Filipino recipient of a California State Assembly Resolution [Res. No. 7 given by Speaker Willie Brown] commending his work at the California Legislature in 1992.
He served as member or adviser to the Philippine delegations to the 1994 UN Conference on Population and Development held in Cairo, Egypt; the 1995 UN World Summit on Social Development in Copenhagen; the 1996 UN World Food Summit in Rome; and the 2002 UN Special Session on Children in New York. As a political strategist he has run many political campaigns at the national and local levels and serves as the President of the Association of Political Consultants in Asia (APCA).
Dr. de Vera finished his BA History and Doctor of Public Administration degrees from the University of the Philippines and an MA Social Science degree from De La Salle University.
Michael K. J. Milligan is the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of ABET, the global accreditor of over 4,000 college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.
Prior to joining ABET in 2009, Milligan was a systems director at the Aerospace Corporation, leading a team at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center developing the next generation environmental satellites for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Milligan served over 24 years as a career U.S. Air Force officer working in operations, education, international research & development, During his USAF career, he served as an associate professor and deputy department head in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado.
Milligan earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, his M.S.E. from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, and his B.S. from Michigan State University — all in electrical engineering. He also earned an M.B.A. from Western New England College, is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in Colorado and Maryland, and a Certified Association Executive (CAE).
Milligan is also a member of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, IEEE Eta Kappa Nu Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society, and a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Dylan Wiliam is Emeritus Professor of Educational Assessment at the UCL Institute of Education. After a first degree in mathematics and physics, and one year teaching in a private school, he taught in inner-city schools in London for seven years.
In 1984 he joined Chelsea College, University of London, which later merged with King's College London. From 1996 to 2001 he was the Dean of the School of Education at King’s, and from 2001 to 2003, Assistant Principal of the College. In 2003 he moved to the USA, as Senior Research Director at the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, NJ. From 2006 to 2010 he was Deputy Director of the Institute of Education, University of London.
In 2010, he left university life in order to concentrate on teaching and research, and his work focuses on the use of assessment to support learning (sometimes called formative assessment). He now works with groups of teachers all over the world on developing formative assessment practices.
Prof. Dr. Meshbahuddin Ahmed is currently the Chairman of BAC.
An eminent Physicist, Professor Mesbahuddin Ahmed have had his education in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Kent, Manchester and Cambridge in the UK and International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy. Professor Ahmed did his BSc (Hons in Physics) and MSc (Thesis Group) from the University of Dhaka in 1967 and 1968, respectively.
In 1973, he obtained PhD from the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK. for his research in Condensed Matter Physics. The work was eminently productive and the discovery of anomalous features and their explanation in dilute magnetic alloys are recognized.
He completed his post-doctoral studies in Manchester and in Cambridge where he worked on Superconductivity and Spin Glasses. He was a visiting Professor in Manchester, UK. for one year in 1990-1991 on a Fellowship from the Royal Society. Since 1974, he has been an academic member of the Department of Physics, University of Dhaka with particular interest in teaching and research of Condensed Matter Physics.
He supervised MSc and PhD students and has co-authored over 100 scientific papers and published these papers in different peer-reviewed journals in home and abroad. For his research into the Electronic Structure of Binary Alloys, Dr. Ahmed received support from donor Agencies like ICTP, which benefitted many research assistants and postgraduate students by facilitating extensive collaboration with other institutes. He wrote a Book on Basic Physics in Bangla, published by Bangla Academy.
He was the Editor of “Dhaka University Journal of Science in 2002-2008”. He was one of the Associates and Senior Associates of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Italy in 1993-1999 and 1999-2009, respectively. Dr. Mesbauddin Ahmed served as Dean, Faculty of Science and Provost, Kabi Jasimuddin Hall, University of Dhaka.
Professor Ahmed was a member of the Senate of University of Dhaka. Dr. Mesbauddin Ahmed has served as Head of Quality Assurance Unit, HEQEP Project, Bangladesh University Grant Commission and took lead role in establishing Quality Assurance Units, IQAC’s in Public and Private Universities.
He was Head of Quality Assurance Unit to prepare a draft copy of Bangladesh Accreditation Council Act. Professor Ahmed was the Director of the Network Research Project, Italy and conducted research on various areas of Theoretical Physics in collaboration with India, Nepal and Bangladesh. In 2016, Dr. Ahmed become one of the Fellows of Bangladesh Academy of Science (BAS) for his outstanding contribution in education and research.
He has been elected as the Secretary of the BAS since 2014. He is the member of both the National Council for Science and Technology (NCST) and Executive Council for National Science and Technology (ECNST) in Bangladesh. Professor Ahmed has travelled widely to UK, USA, Japan, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Germany, France, Spain and many other places. He was the ViceChancellor of the Jagannath University, Dhaka (2009-2013).
Professor Ahmed retired as Professor from the University of Dhaka in July 2013. Professor Mesbauddin Ahmed is married and blessed with two daughters.
Prof. Dr. Bernd Steffensen studied sociology and administrative sciences at the universities in Kiel (D), Bielefeld (D) and Lancaster (GB), he holds a doctorate in sociology from the University Bielefeld. After working as a researcher in the field of technology assessment, he became professor at the UAS Darmstadt. From 2010 to 2013, he was Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer.
From 2012 to 2018, Bernd was Head of Graduate School at the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt. In 2019, he became Head of the PhD Center Sustainability Sciences. The PhD Center brings together a interdisciplinary group of 15 professors from various academic fields.
Traffic and transport, the development of cities, sustainable development and individual behavior.
Dr. Ronald Kovach serves as Executive Director of the American International Accreditation Association of Schools and Colleges (AIAASC). Throughout his career, he has taught at various universities and has served as both a chief academic affairs officer and chief student affairs officer.
Ronald has demonstrated a career-long passion for international education by initiating administrative positions at several universities that promoted study abroad experiences for students where previously such opportunities did not exist. Additionally, he created numerous international university partnerships, trained faculty in experiential education practices internationally, and developed global expertise in integrating these concepts into university curricula.
While serving as Provost at the Mountbatten Institute, Dr. Kovach oversaw the experiential learning centers in Bangkok, London, and New York City for students working full-time internships in the financial services field while completing their graduate studies provided through two British universities.
Internationally recognized as an expert in experiential learning and international education, Dr. Kovach has presented papers and workshops on every continent, worked with faculties worldwide, and has publications on experiential education and student retention.
Dr. Kovach has been awarded over $3 million in grants including $1.75 million from the U.S. Department of Education for experiential learning. He has served the Society for Experiential Education as President, Treasurer, and Founding Director of the International Experiential Education Academy. Ron earned his doctorate in Adult Education at Northern Illinois, M.A. in English from Kent State, a postgraduate certificate in Administration and Management from Harvard, and a B.S.Ed. in English from Ohio University.
Beena Sukumaran is Professor and Dean of the College of Engineering and Computing at Miami University in Ohio since August 1, 2020.
Prior to joining Miami, she was on the faculty in the Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department at Rowan University since 1998. Before joining the ranks of academia, she worked at Amoco and the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute on offshore foundations for deepwater applications. She obtained her Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering from Purdue University in 1996.
In her current role as the Dean, she is having a positive impact on Miami University’s engineering and computing curriculum and how engineering and computing is taught to undergraduates. She is working to change student experience by providing more opportunities for experiential learning whether it be through leadership training, internships, study abroad or research. She also believes that working with industry partners is critical to the success of the college and is therefore expanding industrial outreach. She is also a strong proponent of applied research, entrepreneurship and commercialization of research. She is also a believer in the Socially Engaged Engineering and Computing theme that is the hallmark of the College. She has also expanded outreach to K-12 so that every student irrespective of their background can be inspired to pursue engineering and computing careers.
Her previous leadership positions at Rowan was Vice President for Research from 2018 to 2020. She managed the South Jersey Tech Park and, in this role, she facilitated growth of healthcare collaborations with the two medical schools, the main campus and hospitals in the area. She also served as the President’s Fellow for Diversity and Inclusion from 2017 to 2018. She served as Department Head of CEE for seven years from 2010 to 2017. In 2016 while serving as Chair of CEE, she and her team were awarded the NSF-Revolutionizing engineering, and computer science Departments (RED) grant for $1.92M, which is titled “Revolutionizing Engineering Diversity (RevED).” The RevED grant looked at strategies to grow representation of women, underserved groups and ethnic/racial minorities in Rowan University’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, while at the same time enhancing inclusion through curriculum design, teaching and learning.
She has also been involved in various outreach activities to recruit more ethnic/racial minorities, women and underserved groups into engineering. She is also the co-organizer of the Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity (ConECD) conference since its inception in 2018. She was the recipient of the 2011 New Jersey ASCE Educator of the Year award, the 2013 Distinguished Engineering Award from the New Jersey Alliance for Action, the 2016 New Jersey Department of Transportation Research Implementation Award and 2020 WEPAN Inclusive Culture and Equity Award. In 2021, she was chosen as a Fellow of the American Society of Engineering Education.
Jeff Alderson has spent his entire career working on technology that empowers students, families, and educators to further their education and career, including those with special needs.
Currently, he is the product manager for MATLAB's autograding solution, MATLAB Grader, at MathWorks in Natick, MA, and leads the company’s marketing efforts in online teaching and learning. Prior to joining MathWorks, Jeff was Principal Analyst for Technology at Eduventures, covering the emerging EdTech market in higher ed. Additionally, Jeff worked as Lead Architect for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (formerly Choice P20 Solutions) in the education technology sector, supporting architecture and security engineering for clients such as the New York State Education Department. Previously, while at ConnectEDU for 10 years in a fast-paced education technology startup environment, Jeff held multiple technology and leadership roles in the organization, helping to grow the business from four to over 150 employees.
Jeff has over 20 years of experience in deploying secure, standards-based, data solutions for education and government, as well as five years of service as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Alderson received his B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from WPI in Massachusetts and his M.Ed. in Education Policy, Organization & Leadership from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His recent graduate level research in the Learning Design & Leadership (LDL) program focused on design of learning assessments for STEM education and program evaluation of online courses.
Jianghao Wang leads the AI Education initiatives at MathWorks. In her role, Jianghao collaborates with educators and researchers and supports their AI projects. Before joining MathWorks, Jianghao obtained her Ph.D. in Statistical Climatology from the University of Southern California and B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Nankai University.
Funso Falade is a Professor of Civil Engineering at University of Lagos. He joined the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Ile-Ife, Nigeria in 1986 as an Assistant Lecturer. He commenced teaching as Lecturer I at the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Lagos in 1992. He was appointed Professor in 2001. He was Head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and he is the current Dean of Faculty of Engineering at the University of Lagos.
He has published widely on the short- and long-term structural behaviours of innovative construction materials and engineering education. He has to his credit over 82 articles published in local and international reputable journals and has made contribution to two books. Prof. Falade is the author of a book titled ‘Strengthening of Distressed Buildings’.
He has presented over 45 papers at workshops and seminars on such subjects as project management, quality control, maintenance of facilities and contract procurement process etc. He was given an Award at the First Nigerian Universities Research and Development Fair for the presentation of a research project of high standard and with relevance to National development in 2005.
He obtained University of Lagos best researcher award in Faculty of Engineering in 2005 and 2010. In 2010, he won the National Universities Commission (NUC) individual Award in Science and Technology (Research) at the 4th Edition of the Nigeria Universities Research and Development Fair held at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN).
In 2016, the International Federal of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES) 10th Anniversary Leadership Award was presented to Prof. Funso Falade along with other Five person from the other regions in the world for their consistent, meaningful contributions to the work of the IFEES community and global engineering education since its inception. He also teaches at the Redeemed Christian Bible College, Christchurch Parish, Lagos, Nigeria.
In 2002, Prof. Falade initiated the African Regional Conference on Engineering Education (ARCEE) which led to the establishment of the African Engineering Education Association (AEEA) in 2006 in South Africa. He was the founding President and the current President of the Association. He was a Vice-President of International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES; 2008-2012).
He is a member of the Governing Board of the International Centre for Engineering Education (UNESCO Category II Centre) jointly owned by Tsinghua University and Chinese academy of Engineering, China. In 2013, Prof. Falade championed the inauguration of the African Engineering Dean’s Council (AEDC) which took place during the 5th African Regional Conference on Engineering Education 2013 (ARCEE 2013) at the University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria.
He was the Chairman, ARCEE Organising Committees in 2002, 2004 and 2013. He coordinated the 2006 and 2008 series of the African Regional Conference on Engineering Education in South Africa and Tanzania respectively. He has organised Capacity Building Workshops for Engineering and Technology Educators in West and Central Africa in 2015 and 2016 respectively. He has developed a network with African Engineering Educators in Diaspora who now facilitate at Capacity Building Workshop to assist in skills acquisitions by the engineering educators that are home-based in Africa.
Prof. Funso Falade is the editor-in-chief of the African Journal of Engineering education (AJEE) which maiden edition was launched during the 6th AEEA International Conference at Central University of Technology, Bloemfontein, South Africa in September, 2016.
Prof. Falade was a Member/Chairman of the National Universities Commission (NUC) ad hoc Panels and Member/Chairman Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) Accreditation panels to evaluate engineering programmes in some Nigerian Universities.
He also served as a Member/Chairman, Federal Ministry of Environment Technical Panels to review the Environmental Impact Assessments of some proposed project. He is a COREN Registered Engineer; Fellow, Nigerian Society of Engineers; Fellow, Nigerian Institution of Structural Engineers and Fellow, Nigerian Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the African Engineering Education Association and a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management.
Dr. Yacob Astatke currently serves as the Assistant Vice President (AVP) for International Affairs at Morgan State University (MSU), a position he has held since July 2017. As the AVP he has played a key role in the implementation of “Morgan’s Global Campus” initiative, with the launch of a new initiatives in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Ethiopia, and Turkey. In addition, DIA played a crucial role in the signing of a major partnership with the Tertiary Education Fund (TETFund) of Nigeria to bring up to 90 Ph.D. students and post-doctoral scholars per year to Morgan starting in the Fall of 2020. As such, the DIA is actively seeking to grow Morgan’s relationships and partnerships with universities and public/private organizations around the world in line with our strategic plan of “Growing the Future, and Leading the World.”
Prior to becoming the AVP for International Affairs, Dr. Astatke was a full-time faculty member in the Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. School of Engineering for over 23 years, where he rose to the position of Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education. For over a decade now, Dr. Astatke has facilitated the donation of hundreds of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) portable laboratory instrumentation boards and has conducted capacity building training workshops for more than 25 universities in Ethiopia and other countries in Africa and Asia. This work has improved the education of thousands of ECE students in Ethiopia annually. Dr. Astatke is the recipient of several national and international awards, including: the 2013 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) “National Outstanding Teaching Award” and more recently the “2016 Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC)- Airbus Diversity Award” and the “2016 Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA) for College Level Promotion of Education.”
Dr. Lovella S. Divinagracia is presently the Committee Chair of the Curriculum Review and Development initiatives of the Division of Professional Education of the University of the Philippines in the Visayas. Her most recent academic works and projects cover consultancy and conduct of researches in teaching and learning, OBE framework building, and educational program development and evaluation. She is also the former Head of the Center for Support of Higher Education and Lifelong Learning at the University of St. La Salle, who utilizes her expertise and skills in OBE curriculum, instructional designs and instructional materials development, assessments in students’ learning in all educational levels, and teacher training.
Dr. Divinagracia specifically provides services as designer and trainer for teachers’ development programs in private and public schools at national and international levels, and lectures on pedagogical skills development for teaching professionals. Her specializations also involve teaching graduate and undergraduate Professional Education courses and Mathematics under the Teacher Education degree programs, with special research interest in metacognition and problem solving curriculum. She is using her extensive expertise in OBE with her previous experience as Chair of the Outcomes Based Education Council of the College of Education; Secretary-Member to Social Research Ethics Review Committee; and Department Chair for Secondary and Elementary Teacher Education Programs at the University of St. La Salle. Given these three significant positions, she coordinates and provides university wide training on authentic OBE implementation and its operationalization.
Dr. Divinagracia further enjoys a diversity of experiences in previous research and accreditation work, most notably as USLS Research Coordinator in 2013-2016 leading to institutional research involvement and paper presentations to both local and international conferences; Internal Executive Committee Chair for Instruction in a 2013 Survey, and a Co-chair for Curriculum and Instruction for a 2018 Survey, both for the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU); and Co-chair in Teaching and Learning for her university’s survey on Institutional Sustainability Assessment-Commission on Higher Education (ISA-CHED) in 2014. She has also received awards in both teaching and administration for her exemplary performances.
Elias is Curriculum and Programs Director of Australian International School and the Australian Institute for Higher Education, a transnational education provider. He has supervised offshore higher Education Programs, delivered in Manila by the Australian Catholic University (ACU) and Bradford University School of Business and Law.
For Basic Education, he oversees curriculum implementation of various K-12 programs accredited by the Philippines Department of Education (DepEd), Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE), Victorian Certificate of Education (WACE), the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, and the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE).
He is a Professorial lecture, Arellano University Graduate School of Education in Manila for over eight years, Adjunct Professor, Philippine School of Business Administration (PSBA), and author and co-author of several textbooks for Higher Education and the SHS and published research works. He is a dynamic international conferences speaker, presenter, and faculty trainer. He is a member of the International Network for Outcome Based Education Leadership Team, an organization founded and led by Dr. William Spady.
Dr. Darin Detwiler is Assistant Dean and Associate Teaching Professor at Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies. He is an administrative leader with a history of educational excellence and driving innovation and efficiency across a large, diverse portfolio focusing on leading-edge pedagogy and student success.
With over 25 years of teaching experience in secondary education, undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, his work in this field has been recognized with the National Science Teachers' Association / Toyota Tapestry Award for Innovation in Science Literacy Education, the Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence (Biotechnology), the Washington State Governor's Award for Excellence in Teaching History, and the Northeastern University College of Professional Studies Excellence in Teaching Award.
Additionally, Detwiler is an internationally recognized leader in regulatory compliance and public health pertaining to food, regarded as “One of the most well-known, respected, and accomplished people in the food safety industry” (Food Safety News). In 2018, he received the International Association for Food Protection’s “Distinguished Service Award.” He is a columnist, a TEDx featured speaker, frequent keynote speaker, and media consultant. Author of Food Safety: Past, Present, and Predictions and of Building the Future of Food Safety Technology: Blockchain and Beyond.
Dr. Pickering is the co-creator, co-founder, and Executive Director of Iowa BIG. Iowa BIG is a fully learner-centered, transformational OBE learning environment driven by student passion, intense community engagement, and highly authentic and contextualized projects focused on developing student competencies.
Dr. Pickering is also the Associate Director of Education Reimagined, a non-profit located in Washington D.C. dedicated to connecting and growing a powerful network of learner-centered educators and environments. The principles of learner-centered and transformational OBE are highly aligned and compatible.
Dr. John K. Estell, F.ASEE, F.ABET is the Mary (Werkman) Reichelderfer Professor of Computer Engineering and Computer Science at Ohio Northern University, where he teaches first-year programming and user interface design courses. He earned his BSCSE in computer science and engineering from The University of Toledo and both his MS and PhD in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
He believes that effective learning occurs when students are provided with active, hands-on experiences that tie real-world practice with theory. Much of his current research involves design education pedagogy, including applying the entrepreneurial mindset to first-year programming projects by developing educational software applications for real-world clients, and streamlining outcomes assessment processes.
Service to others plays a large role in his life; currently, Dr. Estell is the 2022-23 Vice President of Professional Interest Councils for the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), and also serves as Chair of ASEE Professional Interest Council (PIC) III. He has previously held multiple ASEE leadership positions within the First-Year Programs and Computers in Education divisions, and with the Interdivisional Cooperation and Interdivisional Town Hall Committees.
Dr. Estell was elected in 2016 as a Fellow of ASEE in recognition of the breadth, richness, and quality of his contributions to the betterment of engineering education. He has received multiple ASEE Annual Conference Best Paper awards from the Computers in Education, First-Year Programs, and Design in Engineering Education Divisions. He has also been recognized by ASEE as the recipient of the 2005 Merl K. Miller Award and by the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN) with the 2018 ASEE Best Card Award. Dr. Estell received the First-Year Programs Division’s Distinguished Service Award in 2019.
Dr. Estell is also active within the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). He has been an ABET Expert since 2010, starting as a Program Evaluator (PEV) for both Computer Engineering and Computer Science. He served as a Commissioner for ABET's Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) from 2013 to 2021, including being on the CAC Executive Committee from 2016-19, and commenced serving as a Commissioner on ABET's Engineering Accreditation Commission in 2021. He has been on the Accreditation Council Training Committee since 2016, including serving as the PEV Training Subcommittee Chair since 2018. Estell has also been a regular presenter at the ABET Symposium since 2003, being an invited speaker on several occasions. Dr. Estell was elected in 2021 as an ABET Fellow for his sustained contributions focused on harmonization across commissions.
Dr. Estell is a co-founder and Vice President of The Pledge of the Computing Professional, an organization promoting the notion of computing as a recognized profession at the time of graduation for students in computing-related programs.
Dr. Karan Singh is an Oxford and Cambridge University IB and CELTA qualified CEO and Senior Director, with over 20 years of experience in the K12 and EdTech Industry. Managing businesses, students and faculty from thirty nationalities across England, Australia, Thailand and India.
An Ambassador to the United Nations for the Sustainable development Goals 2030 representing NITI Aayog from the Indian Government. Dr. Singh has been featured by the Forbes Magazine as a the change-maker Edupreneur. Recently being featured in the Fortune 500 list of Entrepreneurs of the year 2021.
• Featured in Forbes India Magazine as'Change-maker' Edupreneur: https://lnkd.in/gFa8BtN
• Featured in Brilliant Read Magazine as the leading
• Awarded the Best Principal Performance award by the Indian Government for the year 2019-20 by the National Achievers Recognition forum under the P.A.F. foundation.
• Awarded Principal of the Year by the E.E.A : Education Excellence Awards 2020 • Under my Leadership, the school was awarded with the Best Future Ready School of India 2019-20 by the EDTech Review foundation.
• Awarded the Most Effective Principal for the year 2019 by AKS Education Awards.
Education" Ph.D.: Kyoto University Japan Masters( Hons): Oxford University, United Kingdom PDMG: Harvard University, United States Post Graduate DELTA: Cambridge University, United Kingdom.
Sister Rosanne Mallillin is President of St. Paul University Surigao, Philippines, and Chancellor of the St. Paul University System. Among her distinguished previous positions she was Vice-President for Academic Affairs at St. Paul University, Manila; Executive Secretary of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines National Secretariat for Social Action, Justice and Peace; Director of Graduate Research and Professor, University of St. Tomas; and School President and Community Superior at St. Paul College San Miguel, Bulacan. Her educational background includes a Masters and Ph.D in Development Education at University of St. Tomas, and post-doctoral studies in Advanced Educational Planning at the University of London’s Institute of Education; and Alternative Educational Delivery System at Catholic University, Washington, DC.
Sister Rosanne has been the driving force in Outcome-Based Education design and implementation within the St. Paul University System in the Philippines. She orchestrated and participated actively in the team that formulated the first-ever life-performance outcomes framework among Filipino Universities, and initiated a curriculum design process at St. Paul Surigao to implement it throughout their programs and courses. In addition, she initiated a restructuring of course delivery that created a better use of instructional time and expanded learning opportunities for students, and is in the process of redesigning the entire teacher education program around OBE’s philosophy and principles to prepare teacher candidates to be competent OBE implementers in their careers.
• Founder and Co-ordinator, Model OBE Learning Centers Program, Delta Motors Corporation Foundation, South Africa (1998).
• Founding Director, Transformational Corporate Training Systems (TRACTS) since 2003.
• Senior Associate, Howard Cook Associates 2003 - 2010: Leadership and performance management training and consulting.
• Academic editor/proof reader for PhD, DBA, MBA dissertations for: Business School Nederlands International, South Africa; Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Business School, South Africa; and SMC, Switzerland.
• Freelance writer, training facilitator and entrepreneurial author, trading as Colliers Corporate Communications since 2012.
• Educator since 1979: English specialist and Matric sub-examiner.
An Innovative leader bringing together 16 years of vast experience in academic excellence and transformational leadership. Recognized Outcome-Based Education (OBE) advocate in the Philippines under the guidance of Dr. William Spady.
Acknowledged researcher and author in the area of Transportation Engineering and Civil Systems. Actively engaged in the international recognition and global mobility of engineers through directorship in various professional organizations. Involved in good governance and policy making as member in various government agency committees.
• Co-Founder and President, Spady & Uy Center for Transformational Learning and Leadership Inc.
• Dean, School of Civil, Environmental and Geological Engineering, Mapua Institute of Technology (1st ABET Accredited Civil and Environmental Engineering program in East Asia)
• Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Technical Committee Member for Civil Engineering
• Board Member for Civil Engineering, Philippine Technological Council (PTC) Accreditation and Certification Board for Engineering and Technology (ACBET)
Anita Chase is Associate Principal at the Lieser Campus of a three-campus Alternative Learning Program in Vancouver, Washington, USA. The Vancouver School District’s alternative programs serve students Kindergarten through 12th grade and above (student 5-21 years of age). She has worked in education for thirty five years, serving students pre-school through high school.
Anita has a BA in Education, a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University and a Credential in Education Administration from Heritage College and Washington State University. She believes that Education is a Civil Rights issue and that the traditional system of education has failed most students, especially students of color and students living in poverty, where the situation has been even more dire. Moreover, in order to meet the academic, social-emotional and developmental needs of today's students, she is committed to changing the traditional system of education, and regards Outcome Based Education’s inclusionary, ‘Success for All Learners’ philosophy as a critical vehicle for promoting the cultural responsiveness and for dismantling the systematic racism that so many schools must undergo. “It is the work that I have been involved in and strongly believe will make the difference in the lives of our students.”
Dr. Janet Jones brings enormous theoretical and practical experience and expertise to the Outcome-Based Education movement through a thirty-year career that includes:
* Brain compatible learning approaches to curriculum and student learning,
* Developing a 21st century staff development program,
* System-wide curriculum auditing,
* Experience within the K-12 public school system of the USA as an Executive Director, District Director of Staff Development, Vice Principal, Building Counseling Director, Teacher, and Counselor; plus
* Over eight years as a Graduate level Professor at three different universities, teaching curriculum development, program audits, and innovative instructional design.
Despite this great diversity of responsibilities, Jan’s current career emphases and priorities are brain compatible learning, instructional relevancy, future focused curricula, creative solutions, collaborative processes and, of course, energizing fun for educators at all levels of the profession! As a Founding Director of the Vision Into Action Associates (VIAA) consulting team out of San Antonio, Texas, she orchestrates consulting services that provide school districts with futures program analyses, revitalized system-wide program design, and professional development. Dr. Jones is also the founding Director of Millennial Minds (www.millennialminds.com) and its related Educational Consulting Services.
Henry is the founding principal of Berwick Lodge Primary School, in Melbourne. Henry has over 30 years’ experience in school leadership in public schools in Victoria, Australia. During that time, he has served on educational boards and has authored both adult and children’s educational books.
Henry currently hosts a popular podcast series, The Viewpoints Podcast and a current affairs radio program, Viewpoints on Casey Radio 97.7FM.
Henry is a passionate advocate of student agency and has a keen interest in maximising the potential of technology to enhance the engagement of students in their learning. Henry has led the development of a fully 3D, AR capable illustrated children’s book at his school, in this quest.
Dr. Mohammad S. Alkathiri, Associate Professor of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and Dean of Academic Development at Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Alkathiri has diverse contributions and experiences in the fields of higher education, particularly in relation to faculty development with the aim of improving teaching and learning practices, and ultimately enhancing students’ learning. Dr. Alkathiri is chairperson of the academic development council, founder and chairperson of SAMQ (expertise house of academic development in higher education), member of the standing committee for university academic plans and programs, and participates in several councils, initiatives, associations and committees related to developing university education.
Dr. Alkathiri has published scientific papers investigating higher education issues and has participated in many conferences and specialized courses in the fields of academic quality, assessment and evaluation, and instructional design to enhance learning experiences in higher education. Dr. Alkathiri has led many talents development programs, in addition to judging international awards for innovation in education. Dr. Alkathiri provided consultancy and training programs to various entities within Saudi Arabia and abroad.
Esther Dasari Dale, Ph.D., is the Director of Psychometric Assessment at the University of Minnesota Medical School. She has trained over 50 medical students in item writing and along with them, she is currently producing a bank of 10,000 preclinical science high validity items.
She has taught science and science methods from kindergarten to graduate school. She has served as an item writer, subject matter expert, data reviewer, bias reviewer and standard setter for high school, college, and professional licensing exams.
Dr Mumtaz Patel is a Consultant Nephrologist based at Manchester University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. She is also a Postgraduate Associate Dean at Health Education England, Director for Conduct and Progress at the University of Liverpool and is the Vice President, Global for the Royal College of Physicians, London. Graduated from University of Manchester, United Kingdom (UK) with MBChB (Honours) degree in 1996.
Attained MRCP UK in 2000 and FRCP, London in 2011. Specialised in Nephrology and undertook a Wellcome Trust funded PhD research project exploring the Genetics of Lupus Nephritis (2003-2006) at the University of Manchester. Specialist training undertaken at Yorkshire Deanery and obtained Specialist Registration in Nephrology in 2007. Appointed as Consultant Nephrologist at Manchester University Hospitals Foundation Trust (MFT) in 2007.
Regional Lead for vasculitis and lupus service in the North West of England. Developed increasing interest in Medical Education during consultant post. Appointed as Renal Training Programme Director for North West Deanery in 2012. Appointed RCP Tutor, Divisional educational Lead at MFT (2013). Appointed and Regional RCP Advisor (2015) and Postgraduate Associate Dean for Health Education England (North West) (2016). Completed MSc in Medical Education in 2014 and awarded distinction for work looking at the
value of Workplace Based Assessments in Predicting Doctors in Difficulty.
Presented at National/International meetings and published in Medical Education. Appointed as Clinical Lead for Quality Management for the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board in 2016. Published reports on the State of Physicianly Training in the UK in 2017 and 2019. Currently leading on national work on Differential Attainment and Assessment. Appointed Vice President, Global for RCP, London July 2020.
Dr. Ralph Jasparro’s educational career includes service as a middle and high school teacher, high school principal, assistant superintendent, superintendent of schools, and university professor. His first introduction to Outcome-Based Education came in 1986 when he attended Dr. William Spady’s session on OBE at a national conference and was immediately intrigued with the outcome-based approach to comprehensive school improvement.
As a superintendent he was committed to improving teaching, learning, and leadership in his district and launched a comprehensive curriculum improvement process focusing on: outcomes for students at all grade levels, and on continued professional development for teachers and administrators. Following his superintendency, Ralph continued working in public schools as a consultant, eventually collaborating with Dr. Spady in implementing a comprehensive OBE Strategic Design process in Rhode Island school districts and a statewide OBE professional development program for all RI educators.
Later Ralph taught in the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI where he offered courses in change leadership and curriculum design. He also served on the university’s team that designed a doctoral program in which all courses were outcomes based and assessments were performance based. He also chaired the university’s outcomes and assessment committee and organized professional development programs for university faculty and administrators in the design and implementation of outcomes for all programs in the university. That training included a program on OBE in higher education. Although now retired, Ralph continues his work in education by serving on various boards of directors and judging high school senior student projects.
Prof. Duncan M. (Hank) Walker is a world authority on VLSI test and yield modeling. He is Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, College of Engineering, and professor at the Department of Computer Science at Texas A&M University. Prof. Walker has also been Ford Motor Company Design Professor II and Department Head, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2011-2013.
He has been a recipient of various awards and prestigious accolades such as the ACM Distinguished Scientist, 2014; Charles W. Crawford Service Award, 2009-2010; E. D. Brockett Professorship, 2007-2008; and Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Excellence in Engineering Teaching Award, 2006.
* He has been an AMD Fellow and Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station Fellow.
* Prof. Walker has occupied leading positions in numerous professional societies and activities such as the Program Committee, Design Automation and Test in Europe Conference, 2018-present;
* Steering Committee, IEEE Texas Workshop on Integrated System Exploration, 2013-present;
* Steering Committee, IEEE International Workshop on Defect and Adaptive Test Analysis (DATA), 2004-present;
* Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Circuits and Systems, 2010-2011; Vice-General Chair, IEEE International Workshop on Defect Based Testing, 2006;
* Program Committee, IEEE International Conference on Computer Aided Design, 2003-2005.
His research interests include defect-based test, realistic fault modeling, IDDQ test, delay test, defect diagnosis and yield modeling. Prof. Walker had authored scores of publications and research articles in top ranking VLSI testing, semiconductor manufacturing journals and conference proceedings. Prof. Walker has a BS in engineering from the California Institute of Technology, and an MS and a PhD in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University. He is a member of the IEEE and ACM.
Dr. Robby A. Petros is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Texas Woman’s University. He earned is PhD from Columbia University and did postdoctoral studies in the NIH-funded Carolina Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.
His entry into the OBE movement came as he began applying the same skills used in research to his teaching. His effort focused on methods for collecting data that could drive rational decision making toward improving learning outcomes and student success in his sophomore-level course in Organic Chemistry. This work was the subject of a book chapter published in Innovations in College Science Teaching in 2015. He is collaborating with other investigators at TWU to transform teaching in all undergraduate science courses, which has already garnered more than $3.5 M in support from the National Science Foundation. He has been a Leadership Fellow for both the Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities (SENCER) and AACU-Project Kaleidoscope. He was a Distinguished NextGen Senior Faculty Fellow and designated a Global Learning Faculty Fellow for a Transformative Instruction Initiative.
His research focus is in field of targeted drug delivery to treat cancer. This work utilizes tools from nanotechnology to more-specifically-target chemotherapeutics to cancerous cells. He has authored or co-authored book chapters, publications in leading scientific journals, and is co-inventor on several patents. Liquidia has licensed some of this patented work and recently reported FDA approval for a dry powder formulation to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension. Their formulation is predicated on the technology described in those patents for synthesizing discrete size- and shape-specific nanoparticles. His research endeavors have received support from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Welch Foundation, and Baylor Charles E Sammons Cancer Center.
Dr. Carriveau earned a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Arizona. He is an educational consultant.
Throughout his career he has been a practitioner and advocate for outcome based education and has extensive experience with outcome development, test and survey development, assessment, measurement, and the science of learning. His last positions were outcomes and assessment specialist for the University of North Texas center for learning experimentation, application and research, and assistant director for the University’s Quality Enhancement Plan for accreditation.
Dr. Carriveau previously taught in the public-school system, was the director of assessment and evaluation for a large Arizona school district, an associate professor at Northern Arizona University, deputy associate superintendent and state test director at the Arizona state department of education, and test development manager for Harcourt Assessment. He has consulted nationally and internationally, presented at national and international conferences, and given keynote talks.
He is a co-author, author, and chapter contributor. The second edition of his book, Connecting The Dots: Developing Student Learning Outcomes and Outcomes-Based Assessments was released in October 2016 by Stylus Publications.
UNIVERSITY TEACHING EXPERIENCE
TAUGHT MORE THAN 60 GRADUATE CLASSES
Educational psychology courses taught
• Introduction to Research
• Introduction to Statistics
• Intermediate Statistics
• Tests and Measurement
• Measurement in Education
• Research and Evaluation Methods
• Assessment and Evaluation in Education
• Research Design and Analysis
Reading courses taught
• Corrective and Remedial Reading
• Directed Experiences in Reading – Practicum/Clinic
• Reading Decoding
• Teaching Reading Skills in the Secondary School
• Reading Methods for the Elementary Teacher
• Teaching Reading in the Elementary School
• Remediating Reading and Learning Disabilities
• Reading Decoding and Practicum
• Teaching Reading in the Secondary School and Community College
• Reading in the Content Areas
• Taught public school grades 3-8 for fourteen years, including special education and special reading. Developed two reading tests and a computerized vocabulary test for Cartwright School District, Phoenix, Arizona.
• Worked for five years as the Director of Assessment and Evaluation for Washington School District, a large metropolitan district in Phoenix, Arizona. Developed curricula and a multi-level mathematics assessment to match the Arizona State mathematics standards.
• Owned a small testing company and worked with several districts in Arizona to develop and administer district tests.
• Consulted for the Hopi and Navajo Indian reservations in Arizona on their outcomes assessment program.
• Worked on the Ohio State Academic Standards as a measurement consultant.
• Worked on the Texas State Test for public schools as a measurement consultant.
• One year assessment consulting work for the Behavioral Research group at the University of Oregon. Developed over 2000 test items.
• A member for five years of the Arizona Technical Advisory Committee for the development of the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS).
• Consulted on a regular basis for the Arizona Department of Adult Education and the Early Childhood Literacy Division in the area of outcomes, assessment, and measurement.
• As a program specialist at the Arizona Department of Education Division of Standards and Accountability, trained teachers and administrators across the state in the implementation of the Arizona academic standards. Conducted workshops on grading and reporting in a standards-based system, data driven decision-making, and Arizona’s writing rubric.
• As the Arizona state test director, implemented a program in which Arizona teachers helped develop all of the items for the state’s standards-based assessments, made final content and bias review decisions, conducted the final review of new items and field test items, and served on various special committees such as alignment of test forms to standards.
• As the Deputy Associate Superintendent for Standards and Assessment and State Test Director at the Arizona Department of Education, had the responsibility to develop, review, and
update the state’s academic standards, develop the state’s standards-based achievement test (AIMS), and administer the state’s testing programs.
• Chaired Arizona’s National Assessment and Accountability Advisory Committee (NAAAC) and the State Assessment and Accountability Advisory Committee (SAAAC). Responsibilities
included working on the state’s NCLB Work Plan.
• Consultant for test item development for the national medical board exam of Denmark. Hired to train faculty of medical school on writing selected response items and conversion of their written response items to selected response item sets to meet new government requirements. Demark had never previously used selected response items for the national boards.
• Selected as a finalist to serve on the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB), which sets policy for the NAEP, but had to withdraw when accepted a position at Harcourt Assessment.
• As a test development manager at Harcourt, Inc. worked with states with contracts of thirty million dollars and more. Managed schedules for twenty professional workers in several different departments.
PUBLICATIONS AND PRODUCTS
• Carriveau, R.S. (2016). Connecting the dots: Developing student learning outcomes and outcome-based assessments. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publications. [Chapters include creating measurable outcomes, making assessment plans, linking outcomes to assessments, developing high-quality rubrics, measuring critical thinking, calculating outcome attainment, reporting outcome attainment, and making instructional decisions].
• Carriveau, R.S. www.outcomesassessment.tools web site. Online outcome and assessment development tools to accompany Connecting the Dots. Users can develop outcome statements that are automatically coded to a three level outcomes model, use a pre coded work sheet for test item planning, develop an item bank and quizzes in which the item codes are automatically associate with the outcome statement codes, and create and administration a quiz with outcome statement codes in the results. The quiz administration tool is currently in the field testing stage of development.
• Turner, P.M. & Carriveau, R.S. (2010). Next generation course design. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc. [Chapters include elements of course design, how students learn, outcome based assessment and course design, and enabling course redesign].
• Alonzo, A., Basaraba, D., Tindal, G., Carriveau, R.S. (2009). They read, but how well do they understand? An empirical look at the nuances of measuring reading comprehension. Assessment for Effective Intervention, 35(1), 34-44. Hammill Institute on Disabilities. Hosted at http://online.sagepub.com.
• Carriveau, R.S. & Blake, A. (2016). Outcome attainment measures versus grades: A validity issue. Presented at SoTL conference, University of Southern Georgia, Savannah GA 2016. Published in conference proceedings.
• Carriveau, R.S, www.QuickScore.org. Originally published as the Carriveau Individual Profile Reading Assessment (CIPRA) for grades 1-8 (English and Spanish). Over 200,000 students tested. The CIPRA is now all on-line and is called the Quick Score Reading Assessment Program. The assessment is an outcomes based multi-levels program that assesses student competency on eight specific learning outcomes, including higher order thinking, that are consistent across all eight test levels.
• Carriveau, R.S. (2018) Articles written for the University of North Texas Teaching Commons web site that include: Assessment as a teaching tool; Assessment as a learning tool; Best study strategies for students; Assessment to evaluate student learning; When grading, validity matters; The power of formative assessment and feedback; Why test score reliability and validity are important; Using taxonomies to create outcomes and assessments; Why testing knowledge is not just regurgitation; Selected response exams best practices; Cognitive load and test anxiety.
CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS PRESENTED
PARTIAL LIST FROM OVER 50 FROM 2009-2018
• Anatomy of Course Redesign
• Course Redesign Challenges
• Course Redesign Effect on Student Learning
• Critical Thinking and Item Validation
• Evaluation Strategies for Department Chairs
• Goal Attainment, A Group Level Model
• Measuring Critical Thinking with MC Items
• Multidimensional Approach to Quality Assurance
• Outcome Based Assessment & Evaluation, An Overview
• Outcome Attainment vs Grades
• Program Evaluation Strategies
• The Accreditation Connection
• Using Assessment Results to Design Blended Courses
• Using Outcome Attainment Values for Knowledge Management
• Challenging the Coin of the Realm; Outcome Attainment versus Grades
• Writing and Aligning MC test items with SLOs
• You Need a Valid Measure of Student Attainment of Learning Outcomes if you Want to Improve It
• Harnessing the Power of Formative Assessment and Feedback for Instruction, Learning, and Motivation.
• The Power of Formative Assessment, Feedback, and The Science of Learning
UNT FACULTY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS PRESENTED
Over 300 outcomes and assessment faculty workshops presented from 2006-2018.
AWARDS AND GRANTS
• 2009: UNT Provosts Annual Award for Exceptional Professional Service for development of the UNT Student Evaluation of Teaching Effectiveness instrument.
• 2004: Arizona Department of Education award for Innovative and Creative Idea of The Year for the development of a dual-purpose assessment plan for the state testing program, saving the state seven million dollars.
• 2003: Selected as finalist to serve on the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB) which sets policy for the NAEP.
• 1992: U.S. Office of Substance Abuse Prevention, program evaluation grant of $308,000 to Chapman University Evaluation Team to evaluate total grant of $3,750,000 awarded to Westside Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention.
• 1990: Nominated for outstanding presentation, Arizona Educational Research Organization
• 1989: Received Outstanding Presentation Award, Arizona Educational Research Organization.
• 1972: State Moot Court winner, University of Arizona Law School.
ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATION EXPERIENCE
• Presentations to Arizona State Board of Education
• Meeting with individual State Board members to lobby position.
• Presentations to Arizona State Legislation Education Committee on assessment issues.
• Meetings with individual State legislators.
• Presentations to Arizona Business and Educators Collaborative (ABEC)
• Presentations to executive boards and committees of Arizona educational groups.
• Small business owner
• CEO for a small corporation
• Awarded three U.S. patents
• Three guitar instruction books published
• Professional guitarist
• Certified PMP (Project Management Professional) International
Prof Lindsey Conner is an internationally renowned education expert who is known for her research on innovation in education and teaching. Currently at Flinders University, Prof Conner is Professor in Digital Education and Innovation. She was the Dean People and Resources until end of June 2019 (all matters related to staffing, budgets and staff development) and since February 2019, concurrently the Dean Education (academic development and course quality assurance) in the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work at Flinders. Lindsey was previously the Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor, Associate Dean Postgraduate Research and Dean (Education – teaching and learning) at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.
Prof Conner has a strong international profile and led the 7 country Pacific Circle Consortium research project on Teacher Education for the Future. In 2013 Prof Conner was invited as a consultant to NIER (Japan) working with the Ministry of Education Japan on infusing competencies across the curriculum. Prof Conner was also a funded visiting teaching and research fellow at SEAMEO RECSAM, Penang Malaysia (2013) and a consultant in the development of science teaching standards for the South East Asian Ministries of Education (2014). Prof Conner has developed courses and supported researchers from universities in Bangladesh, China, Malaysia and Korea. She has over 186 research outputs.
Her research on the application of technologies in a wide range of educational contexts and translational research for teaching, has had outstanding impact. For example, Prof Conner was the New Zealand coordinator for the OECD Innovative Learning Environments Project and Education Commissioner for the New Zealand Olympic Committee. Prof Conner has also led an international partnership project on implementing ICT in schools and was Director of the Science and Technology Education Research Hub at the University of Canterbury.
Over the last thirty plus years, I have served as Department Chairman, Program Director, Faculty Senate President (twice), Chair of University Rank, Tenure, and Academic Freedom (many times), Chair of University Compensation Committee (many times), Vice President of ASME Region V, Chairperson of ASME Education group, and Chairman of numerous committees and seminars to name a few.
I initiated and served as coordinator of Gannon/GE Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering Program that paid students full tuition expenses and a stipend of $30,000 per year for a period of two years. The program ended in 2017 due to cutback at GE Transportation. Over 20 years, it resulted into 400 graduate engineering students and Gannon receiving multi million dollars including tuition and faculty salary.
I am also currently serving as Chair of College Industry Partnership Division (CIPD) of American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), Chair of ASME Committee on Engineering Accreditation (CEA), Chair of ASME Committee on Scholarship, Chair of Diversity and Inclusion Committee (DISC) of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), ABET Commissioner (Engineering Accreditation Commission team chair to International visiting teams).
Over the years more than 30 technical papers have been published or presented to the various conferences. Material for PE and FE Refresher courses for ASME was developed. Eleven patents mostly on Cooling Systems with GE were granted.
As a Blockchain expert and advisor, Dean Rakic accompanies customers in their digital transformation processes. He looks back on many years of experience in architecture for the processing of large amounts of data, especially in the healthcare environment. His professional focus is on project management, lead with respect to the entire project life cycle including project initiation and project handling.
Besides, his additional personal strength is in acting as a specialist in business liaison/stakeholder management. Overall previous experience is on top of Strategy and Innovation development during all development phases. More than 25 years of detailed knowledge of IT and software architecture, project monitoring and project controlling with the identification, analysis, measurement, and control of project risks as well as the regular analysis of the impacts makes his personal stamp.
Particularly important is his contribution to the promotion of science and the implementation of innovative achievements through lectures, mentoring and counselling in different vertices, ranging from standard industrial to non-governmental and sustainable projects.
Professor Kaplan’s research centers on explaining the digital world, in particular artificial intelligence and social media. With ~40,000 citations on Google Scholar and various seminal articles, Professor Kaplan belongs to the world’s most cited and impactful scientists. Kaplan has taught in top-tier universities such as Harvard, Sciences Po, and Tsinghua.
Before becoming the Rector and Dean of ESCP Business School, Sorbonne Alliance, in Paris, Kaplan acted as the School’s Provost, where he was responsible for more than 6,000 students across the institution’s six campuses throughout Europe. Kaplan is particularly interested in the future of education, notably its digital transformation, and is the author of "Higher Education at the Crossroads of Disruption: The University of the 21st Century."
He regularly acts as keynote speaker and presenter at academic and non-academic conferences, seminars, and workshops. His work is featured in various national and international press and media outlets such as the California Management Review, Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, La Tribune, La Repubblica, and the Süddeutsche Zeitung.
Kaplan did his Habilitation at the Sorbonne and his PhD at the University of Cologne / HEC Paris. He holds an MPA from the Institut National du Service Public (formerly ENA), an MSc from ESCP Business School, and a BSc from the University of Munich. Additionally, Prof. Andreas Kaplan was visiting PhD at INSEAD and participated in the International Teachers Programme (ITP) at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.
Dr. Karinna Vernaza is the dean of the College of Engineering and Business at Gannon University and a professor of Mechanical Engineering. She started her tenure at Gannon in 2003. She has authored more than 40 peer-reviewed publications centering on high-strain deformation of materials and engineering education.
Recently, she has focused on systemic strategies for the retention and advancement of STEM faculty and students, and academic interventions to improve student success. She is currently the Program Director of a $1.5 million dollars Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Power Investment and has secured over $2.5 million dollars in grants during her tenure at Gannon University (which includes four awards from the National Science Foundation). During the past three years, Dr. Vernaza has led the academic development, space design, and R&D and operations contracts in the Institute of Health and Cyber Knowledge (I-Hack). The Gannon node of the Northwest Pennsylvania Beehive, the Erie Technology Incubator and the Small Business Development Office are part of the College’s ecosystem.
Dr. Vernaza is active in the Erie community and beyond. She serves on the board of directors of the Erie Community Foundation, Experience Children Museum, Erie Technology Incubator, and PSNERGY, LLC. She regularly volunteers on the Society of Women Engineers, serves as a mentor for young women in partnership with the Northwest Pennsylvania Girls Scout Council, and serves as reviewer for the American Society of Engineering Education Conference. She serves in the ASCEND Advisory Board, an NSF funded program, and as faculty advisor for the Society of Women Engineers Gannon Collegiate Section.
She attended the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and earned a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering Systems. Dr Vernaza was awarded a Project Latin America 2000 Graduate Fellowship by the Kellogg Institute, the Coca-Cola Company, and the University of Notre Dame to perform graduate studies. She earned a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Mechanical from the University of Notre Dame.
Marilee Bresciani Ludvik, Ph.D. serves as chair and professor of the
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies department at the University of Texas Arlington. Prior to that, she served as professor of postsecondary educational leadership at San Diego State University, Assistant Vice President of Institutional Assessment at Texas A&M University and in a variety of student affairs, academic affairs, and alumni relations leadership roles at various types of institutions.
Bresciani Ludvik also served as a Faculty Fellow within the Office of Curriculum, Assessment, and Accreditation as well as the Office of Analytic Studies and Institutional Research at San Diego State where she assisted in connecting student learning and development outcomes to equity performance indicators in a manner that can inform improvements in-class, out-of-class, and program design and delivery.
Marilee has written 13 books, published over 200 scholarly articles, and empowered over 200institutions and their leaders on organizational learning assessment and accountability decision-making processes. In addition, Marilee assists organizational leaders identify and leverage opportunities to collaborate across division lines, using mindfulness-based inquiry practices,
nonviolent communication, difficult conversation practices, paradigm busting processes,compassion practices, restorative justice, and design thinking.
Marilee is a certified meditation and yoga instructor, certified Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute teacher (the program developed at Google), and a Qualified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher on the certification path. Marilee is also a certified transformational life coach who uses the evocative method.
Dr. Bresciani Ludvik co-directs the Intrapersonal Competency Cultivation Research Team that seeks to leverage student’s first-person experience to close equity gaps through the cultivation of malleable skills known to significantly predict student success. Marilee’s research specifically focuses on applying social and emotional neuroscience and mindful compassion inquiry practices to inform the design and evaluation of workshops, curriculum, and coaching to decrease students’, faculty, and administrators’ stress and anxiety while also increasing their attention and emotion regulation, cognitive flexibility, and enhancing compassion towards self and other.
Dr. Bresciani Ludvik’s work has been honored with awards such as the ACPA-College Student Educators International's Contribution to Knowledge Award in 2022, the International Association for Student Personnel Pillar of the Profession Award in 2012, the International Association for Student Personnel George Kuh Award for Outstanding Contribution to Literature/Research in Higher Education in 2013, the American College Personnel Administrators Diamond Honoree in 2016, the UNESCO/MGIEP Senior Research Fellow in 2017, and the International Association for Student Personnel Robert H. Shaffer Award for Academic Excellence as a Graduate Faculty Member in 2019.
She has also recently been inducted into the University of Texas Arlington National Academy of Inventors. Marilee is thrilled that she gets to empower educators, staff, administrators, and student leaders into emotional awareness so they can positively transform their lives and the lives of those they
Dr. Ingrid Ulbrich had a discovery while watching students grapple with her first-year college chemistry courses: that students struggling in traditional evaluative academic systems needed to understand their learning processes, employ tools for successful learning, and manage their non-academic lives and challenges so that they could prioritize academics and succeed in school.
But students weren't being taught these processes and tools in their schools. So she left academia to start a nonprofit, Achieving Academic Success, to fill the need.
Focused on partnering with programs that support high school students getting to and completing college, Achieving Academic Success offers experiences that change mindsets and redirect life stories, helping students approach learning in more productive ways, shift thinking from self-judgment to improving performance, and know who they are and who they want to become. Ingrid is also the President-Elect of the Academy of Process Educators, and will serve as the organization's President from 2021-2023.
Dr. William M. Hayden Jr., Ph.D., Engineering Management 1; is a Professional Engineer P.E.; Fellow, ASCE; CMQ/OE, Buffalo, New York, USA
* 1984 to 1987, Quality Department Head, E/A/C Multiple Regional Offices;
* 1988 to 1998 initiated “Quality By Design™” consulting practice to E/A/Cs across America,
* Canada, and client work in Manila, Tokyo, and Seoul; Oporto, Budapest, and parts of Mexico;
* 1999 to 2004, COO, E/A/C Multidisciplined firm in Western New York.
* 1998, Fall to Present (Fall 2022), Adjunct Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo,
* New York, School of Management, Operations Management and Strategy, teaching
graduate courses MGO632 and 634, Strategic Quality Management, and Project
Past Selected Volunteer Community Roles:
* Town of Amherst Diversity Council, 1999-2002.
* UB Diversity Council, 1999-2002.
ASCE's Journal of Management in Engineering
* Various papers since April 1992.
ASCE's Leadership and Management in Engineering Journal
* Various papers since April 2001.
* LME Editorial BOD 2007 to 2013.
* Editor-In-Chief, Aug. 2012 - Dec. 2013.
* Women and Diversity in Civil Engineering;
* Business Practices;
* NCS EMC Membership Chairperson 1985-1986
* Leadership and Management;
* Policy 465:
* Manual 73, "Quality In The Constructed Project: A GUIDE FOR OWNERS, DESIGNERS, AND
CONSTRUCTORS" 1st Edition;
* ASCE 1995 Education Conference, Denver, CO, Facilitator; and, Summit 2006, Facilitator.
American Society for Quality:
* ISO 9000 Study Task Force;
* Design & Construction Division;
* Quality Management Division; and, Faculty Advisor for UB Student Branch of ASQ, with ASQ-Buffalo Section.
Project Management Institute
* Design & Construction Quality Institute (DCQI)w/ACEC, AIA, FHA, GSA, et al;
* Design, Procurement, & Construction SIG,w/ PMI; and, The Design & Construction Division, w/ASQ.
American Consulting Engineers Council (ACEC)
* Quality Improvement Committee.
* Peer Review Committee.
ASCE Best Leadership & Management Paper Award
“Face Value – The Silent Diversity Challenge.” 2002.
1995 Winner. Marvin M. Black Excellence in Partnering Award. For the Construction Project Which Best Epitomizes the Principles of Partnering. Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection, State of Wisconsin Office Building. William M. Hayden Jr., Consultants, Inc.
UB School of Management Courses
* Fundamentals of Strategic Management.
* Project Management.
* Strategic Quality Management.
Dr. Susan N. Kahn serves as Assistant Director of Assessment at Texas A&M University. Dr. Kahn has held several key roles advancing institutional effectiveness in higher education, such as coordinating the Graduate and Professional Education track of the Assessment Institute and serving as officer for the Knowledge Development Task Force with the Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education.
She has collaborated on the Grand Challenges in Assessment Project and serves on the advisory board for Leading Improvements in Higher Education, a service of the Assessment Institute hosted by IUPUI. Dr. Kahn consults with state and national government agencies, including the United States Department of Education and the National Science Foundation, on P20W educational policymaking and programming.
Ing. Dr. Lucy Agyepong is the Associate Dean of Engineering at Academic City University College, a premium tertiary education institution offering holistic education to create world-rounded minds. With a Masters in Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering followed by a PhD in Mechanical Engineering with an Aerospace Design focus, Dr. Agyepong has over 10 years’ specialist experience in conducting advanced research on both Academic and Industrial levels.
Her research has spanned Aircraft Design, with focus on alternative weight estimation and reduction methodologies. Prior to joining Academic City University College, Dr. Agyepong was the Technology Manager of the Design and Build Group at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), UK, where she was responsible for a strong team of 45 engineers with over 250years of combined experience, with skills ranging from end-to-end design of parts for additive manufacturing, design for X through to advanced design to overcome manufacturing or assembly challenges.
She has successfully project managed and delivered high value projects circa €4M. She has actively worked with a range of industrial partners including Airbus, GKN Aerospace, BAE and Rolls- Royce.She is a strong advocate for Women IN Engineering, a professional member of the Ghana Institute of Engineering (GhIE), a Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) ambassador, and was recently appointed as the first and only woman to sit on the African Asian Pacific Engineering Education Council.
Mary Tkatchov is a senior assessment developer for Western Governors University, a competency-based university. In this role, she collaborates with college faculty and industry experts to develop objective and authentic performance assessments. She has 20 years of experience in secondary and post-secondary education, starting her career as a high school and community college English teacher and then moving into higher education curriculum and assessment development.
Mary is co-author of the book Proactive Professional Learning: Creating Conditions for Individual and Organizational Improvement, which she wrote with her husband, Oran. She is also committee co-chair for AALHE’s Emerging Dialogues, a publication that highlights current issues in higher education assessment. In 2022, she co-founded Booksmart Enterprises, LLC., an assessment and training development company.
Mary became interested in outcome-based education (OBE) while conducting research with her team in the Center for Competency-Based Education (CBE) at University of Phoenix to start a pilot competency-based program in Teacher Leadership. She read William Spady’s book Outcome-Based Education: Critical Issues and Answers and was transformed in her thinking about learning and assessment. Since then, she has presented about OBE, CBE, and assessment at national conferences and has published articles with Journal of Competency-Based Education, Education Week Teacher, Principal Leadership, Aurora Institute, and Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (AALHE).
Erin Hugus is a senior learning experience designer for Western Governors University. She works with university stakeholders and subject-matter experts in the design and development of competency-based course learning experiences. She has over 26 years of experience working in education.
She has a master’s degree in organizational management and is a doctoral candidate at Northern Arizona University studying the design of online learning experiences that promote the development of soft skills. Erin grew in her knowledge and experience of outcome-based education (OBE) while designing a new degree program with her team in the Center for Competency-Based Education (CBE) at the University of Phoenix.
Since then, she has applied OBE principles to all design decisions, keeping a focus on the alignment between course design and assessment. She has presented about OBE, CBE, assessment, and skills-based design at national conferences. She has co-authored articles with Journal of Competency-Based Education.
Dr. Soma Chakrabarti leads the Materials Education Resources team at Ansys, Cambridge, UK. Earlier she was the assistant dean of Summer Term at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, director of Continuing Studies at the University of Delaware, and the director of Center for Engineering and Interdisciplinary Professional Education at the University of Kansas.
Soma was the president and CEO of BioComp Systems, a University of Kansas spin-off which developed a true 3-D volumetric display system using two National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research Phase I and Phase II grants and was the principal investigator of both the grants.
Soma is the current first vice president of International Federation of Engineering Education Societies, the current president of International Association for Continuing Engineering Education and a director of the American Society for Engineering Education College-Industry Partnership Division Board. She has a Ph.D. in biochemical engineering and biotechnology from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
Dr. Joseph D. Levy, serves as the Executive Director of Assessment and Accreditation at National Louis University in Chicago, IL. Joe earned a BA in English from Baldwin-Wallace College, an MS in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Colorado State University, and his Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership from National Louis University.
Joe is a member of the Student Affairs Assessment Leaders (SAAL) Board of Directors, co-creator and instructor for the Applying and Leading Assessment in Student Affairs open course, and endorsed speaker for the National Institute of Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA). Author, presenter, trainer, and consultant, Joe enjoys leveraging his academic and student affairs experience from multiple institutional types to talk assessment, quality assurance, and institutional betterment.
Dr. Richard K. Plott earned a Ph.D. in Science and Mathematics Education from Curtin University in Perth, Australia. Richard also is certified in Institutional Research from Florida State University and as a Chief Information Officer from Carnegie Melon University. He is currently the Chief Strategy and Planning Officer for Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon.
Throughout his career he has and continues to be an advocate for social accountability in transforming lives through learning with a “One College” model where both credit and non-credit instruction ensure a convenient and value-added student experience. Richard believes this combination will anchor our collaborative efforts as we reconstruct higher education in this evolving 21st Century Global Community. Outcomes and their attainment must focus on positive societal impact and less on disruptive change in this fourth industrial revolution. Dr. Plott regularly presents at conferences and symposiums for strategic planning, outcomes attainment, and the positive impact of a value-added postsecondary education. He believes that a personalized and mobile learning environment is key to instilling a lifelong learning mindset for students in our modern society.
* Taught public school grades 8-12 for eleven years, including special needs populations for sciences. Developed a Classroom Learning Environment Survey for grades 6-8 for the sciences. Taught graduate courses for Non-Profit Management.
* Worked for 16 years in Institutional Research and Effectiveness as a Research Analyst, Director, Assistant Vice President, Vice President, and now as a Chief Strategy and Planning Officer.
* Specializes in goal attainment and outcomes assessment for the effective evaluation of programs and services for the higher education.
* Currently serves as the Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) and has served as the ALO for other institutions. In the recent seven-year site visit for Lane Community College from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, he helped the college receive six commendations for excellence.
* As a leader in decision support based on a culture of evidence, he develops and implements analytics which provide daily refreshed interactive reports and dashboards. These analytic tools keep track for goal attainment and key performance indicators. He also provides environmental scanning to track program demand for future-cast of career and technical programming.
Dr. Ramakrishnan Sundaram is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Gannon University, Erie, PA. Dr. Sundaram has been actively involved in novel STEM pedagogy for higher education and has conducted workshops at ABET, ASEE, and FIE conferences on topics related to undergraduate engineering curriculum development, program assessment, and K-12 outreach activities. He has engaged K-12 students and teachers in STEM engineering project activities as well as STEM workshops which emphasize the development of problem-based, project-driven, and self-directed learning skills.
In addition, Dr. Sundaram’s research areas include computing architectures for digital signal and image processing, wireless communications, and applications of machine learning, deep learning, and neural networks such as video-based sign language recognition and sensor networks for RF imaging systems. He has published and presented his peer-reviewed research in premier journals and conferences sponsored by the IEEE, SPIE, and OSA.
Megan Kohler is a learning designer and speaker focused on supporting neurodivergent learners and establishing collaborative design dynamics. She is passionate about helping higher education professionals understand the skills and abilities of neurodivergent learners and supports educators in designing neuroinclusive learning environments.
She established the Collaborative Content Design Model, which has transformed the faculty/designer relationship leading to higher quality online courses. In 2021, she was awarded the G. Montgomery and Marion Mitchell Award for Innovative Teaching by the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at Penn State University. A dedicated volunteer with the Online Learning Consortium, she has served in various leadership roles with the Accelerate Conference including Conference Co-Chair, Program Co-chair, and Chair of Presenter Services. She has also served as the Director of Networking for the eDesign Collaborative with the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA).
Attorney Lily Macabangun-Milla is the Director of the International Affairs Staff (IAS) of the Commission and a Career Executive Service Officer (CESO)
She concurrently holds the posf of Officer-in-Charge of Office the Deputy Executive Director of the Commission on Higher Education and formerly OIC President of the Marikina Polytechnic College.
As OIC Deputy Executive Director CHED, Attorney Milla assists the Executive Director in overseeing the overall implementation and operations of the CHED central and reigonal offices, ensures the successful implementation of the higher education reform agenda, and provides secretarial support to the office of the CHED Chairman.
As Director of IAS, she spearheads the higher education initiatives on internationalization and pograms and projects related to bilateral and multilateral agreements on higher education with international HEIs, organizations and entitles, international projects, scholarships and trasnational education.
She is the Philippine focal on the UNESCO convention on the recognition of qualifications in the Asia Pacific region, ASEAN integration initiatives oin higher education, trade in higher education services under free trade agreements (FTAs) among others.
Atty. Milla is the Secretary-General of the University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (UMAP) Philippine National Secretariat andd hase represented the Philippines as higher education focal and expert in ASEAN, UNESCO, APEC, international trade and other various international orgainizations, including global conferences and fora.
Prior to her current post as the Director of the CHED IAS Division, she served as the University Legal Counsel for the University of the Philippines System from 1999-2001 and subsequently became Chief of the CHED Legal Service, and the Director of the CHED Office for State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) and Local University and Colleges (LUCs) concerns.
She has a total of almost 20 years of government service in the philippines higher education sector to her name.
Irfan has earned a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, complimented by Project Management Professional certification (PMP) and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (LSSBB).
He has worked in a multitude of industries ranging from Defense to Commercial aerospace, Manufacturing, Healthcare and Education. As he traversed through these diverse industries, he has evolved himself in acquiring knowledge, expanding his horizon, and applying the principles of structured project management and performance excellence. He has a passion for teaching, where I can bring real life education in the classroom and provide mentorship to the participants. He has been teaching project management and lean six sigma for 20+ years at major universities including University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB).
During his journey as a program/project leader and an educator, he had a vision to bring immersive and interactive education platform to bring an immersive learning experience. His vision evolved into the formation of Supernova Academy Incorporated and uses augmented reality as the foundation.
The platform has a patent pending and is built on hands on and real-life case studies to maximize the learning experience. Currently Supernova has partnerships with major international customers in life sciences, construction, and investment banking to facilitate project management training.
She gained her PhD from The Ohio State University, USA and has been entrusted with the position of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation) at Sultan Idris Education University as well as Dean of the Faculty of Education at University of Malaya.
She published a variety of national and international academic publications to her credit and is a Fulbright Research Fellow. Subsequently, she presented papers both nationally and internationally and conducted several research projects with UNESCO, the British Council, Australian Universities – such as Melbourne, Sydney and the Sumitomo, Japan. Her research areas are mathematics education, teacher education, computer-assisted assessment, higher education, and comparative education.
Dr Azizi is currently the Deputy President of National STEM Association (NSA) in Malaysia.
The association aims to increase interest in STEM subjects with related activities. At the same time, Dr Azizi also lectures at Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM).
Charles Barber has more than two decades working in content and marketing at large multinational organizations including LexisNexis, where he launched a series of newsletters for the legal sector, and The Economist, where he was Vice President of Public Relations and Thought Leadership.
At Whizz Education, Charles leads the education team that examines the latest pedagogical theories and practices, mines the extensive data collected by the virtual tutor, Maths-Whizz, on student learning from more than 15-countries over 15 years, and creates a series of on and offline maths activities to bring maths learning into the real world.
Charles has a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Edinburgh and Master of Arts degrees in Renaissance Studies and in the History of Art. from the Courtauld Institute.
Professor Dr. A.F.M. Saiful Amin, renowned educator and expert in the field of engineering, is a leading proponent and promoter of engineering education and sustainable infrastructure in Bangladesh. As an experienced civil engineer and leader in groundbreaking engineering research, he has been teaching and researching as well as designing, constructing, repairing, and maintaining installations for over 25 years.
In 1996, as an undergraduate in Civil Engineering at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, he received the Gold Medal from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for graduating in first place with first-class honors. He received his PhD. from Saitama University in Japan in 2001, researching earthquake-resistant bridge design, and since 2010, he has been Professor of Engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering at BUET.
Dr. Amin is the director of BUET's Institute for Disaster Prevention and Urban Safety, focused on research on disaster management and disaster risk reduction and creating a more skilled workforce for the country. He currently leads the country's largest research project on earthquake-related disaster management and natural disaster-related risk reduction. Run with the help of Japan, its results will play a major role in making national policy in a host of relevant fields.
Dr. Amin also plays a vital role in improving the quality of education in engineering as Vice Chairman and the Acting Chairman of the Board of Accreditation for Engineering and Technical Education of the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh, a provisional signatory of the Washington Accord.
From 1998 to 2007, Dr. Amin conducted fundamental research on using high-damping rubber bearings to protect bridges from earthquakes in Japan, Bangladesh, and Germany. This internationally tested and successful technology has been directly applied in the construction of the second Kanchpur-Meghna-Gomti bridge recently constructed on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway, for the first time in Bangladesh.
On behalf of BUET, Dr. Amin also serves as the team leader in the Padma Multipurpose Bridge Rail Link Project, one of the mega projects of the Government of Bangladesh, and he is also serving as an expert in designing, constructing, repairing, and maintaining important buildings and infrastructure as well as Bangabandhu Bridge, Dhaka Elevated Expressway, Payra Bridge, Bangladesh Textile University, and various large and small bridges.
Leading Promoter of the Bridge Engineering Discipline in Bangladesh
A respected Fellow with the Institution of Engineers in Bangladesh, Dr. Amin has studied, participated in research and conferences, received awards and grants, traveled and given lectures in many locations, including Germany, Japan, America, Bangladesh, the United Kingdom, Canada, Malaysia, Thailand, and Europe. Throughout many of these countries, Dr. Amin has personally examined bridges in his efforts to advance the knowledge of bridge engineering in Bangladesh. Closely associated with the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh, since 2001, Dr. Amin has also been an Editor for the Journal of Civil Engineering of the Institution of Engineers, which he helped with its online launch in 2006.
Founding and nurturing the Bridge Engineering discipline in Bangladesh to assist his country in sustainable infrastructure development, Dr. Amin has, since 2005, been the main organizer of a series of international conferences (2005, 2010, 2015, and 2020) that have become a primary force for innovation, acquisition, development, and application of appropriate technologies in Bridge Engineering for Bangladesh. As each conference has grown, both domestically and internationally, its contribution to the development of bridge-engineering in the country is profound and pivotal.
He is also the Chair of the Bangladesh Branch of IABSE, a Switzerland-based international association for professionals in bridges and installations. The IABSE-JSCE Conference on Advances in Bridge Engineering-III—held in Bangladesh in 2015—celebrated the Centenary of Hardinge Bridge (1915-2015) together with the theme of overcoming engineering and social challenges in owning a resilient infrastructure. Through this landmark conference, Dr. Amin was able to communicate the importance of direct application of bridge engineering to the common man. The subsequent international conference presented to the engineering community in 2020 focused on the need to improve the quality of engineering.
Background and Education
Dr. Amin's ancestral home is in Mohanpur village of Matlab thana in Chandpur district. He was born in 1971 in Dhaka. The eldest of three brothers and sisters, he was raised in Dhaka by his parents – his father, Dr. Muhammad Nurul Amin, a jute researcher, and his mother, Professor Hosne Ara Amin, who taught Home Economics in college. From a young age, Saiful Amin dreamed of becoming an engineer, and he became one out of his passion for it.
He passed SSC with Star Marks from Government Laboratory High School in 1987, and in 1991, he was admitted to the Civil Engineering Department of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology after placing fifth in Dhaka Board's HSC merit list from Dhaka College in 1989. In 1996, he took first place and graduated with first-class honors in Civil Engineering from BUET. Soon after graduation, he chose the Bangladesh University of Engineering as his workplace and began his teaching career as a lecturer. After completing his Master of Science studies at BUET in 1998, he moved to Japan for higher education with a scholarship from the Japanese government. Researching earthquake-resistant bridge design at Saitama University, he received his PhD. in 2001. Now he was ready to fulfill his dream of returning to Bangladesh and applying his knowledge and talents to helping his country. He joined BUET's Department of Civil Engineering as an Assistant Professor in 2001. In 2004, he was invited by the German government to study at the University of Kassel as a visiting professor, and in 2007, he was the first engineer from Bangladesh to be invited as a Fellow of the German government's prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to study at the University of Munich as a visiting professor. He became a professor in BUET's Civil Engineering Department in 2010.
In addition to his Malik Akram Hossain Gold Medal, a doctoral research scholarship from the Government of Japan (Monbusho), University Merit Scholarships, F.R. Khan Scholarship, the German government's Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellowship, and other honors, Dr. Amin has received numerous honors for his role in engineering education and research. He was the first Bangladeshi to receive the Japan Society of Civil Engineers International Collaboration Award (2017) for continued efforts and outstanding contributions to the infrastructural development of Bangladesh. In 2016, at the special invitation of the President of the Institution of Civil Engineers, United Kingdom, he was awarded an Honorary Fellowship, and in 2018, as the only South Asian ambassador among 13 special honorees from all over the world, he was invited to speak at a civic event in London marking the 200th anniversary of the Institution of Civil Engineers in the United Kingdom. In 2019, as an alumnus of Saitama University in Japan, he received an honorary invitation to give a speech in the presence of current university teachers, students, and prominent citizens of the greater Tokyo city.
Attorney Largo is the Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs of the University of San Carlos beginning January 2021.
She is a resident partner of the Cebu office of the law firm Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De Los Angeles, and is also a law professor of the USC School of Law where she teaches Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure, Political Law Review, Torts and Damages, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Appellate Law Practice, and Trial Technique.
She previously was the long-serving Dean of the USC School of Law and Governance from 2013 to 2021, during which the School was consistently cited by the Philippine Legal Education Board as among the top performing law schools in the country and as a pioneer in the outcomes-based approach to legal education.
She completed her Bachelor of Arts major in Political Science from the University, graduating magna cum laude and Class Valedictorian, after which she finished also at USC her Bachelor of Laws degree under an R. H. Goipeng Foundation scholarship, earning cum laude and Class Valedictorian honors.
Largo then proceeded to obtain her Master of Laws degree, cum laude, from the San Beda College Graduate School of Law, publishing her first law book, Laws and Jurisprudence on Torts and Damages. Writing about outcomes-based education, she also co-authored with William Spady another book, Beyond Outcomes Accreditation.
Dr. Alfredo Soeiro is Civil Engineer (UPorto), associate professor at UPorto, former Pro-Rector of UPorto; completed Ph.D. (UFlorida). He is the president of IACEE, AUPEC and of SEFI. Dr. Alberto is General Secretary of Association of European Civil Engineering Faculties (AECEF).
He is Vice President of International Safety and Health Construction Coordinators Organization (ISHCCO). He is a prestigious Member of Management Board of European Distance and E-learning Network Digital Learning Europe (EDEN DLE). Expert EQAVET (European Quality Assurance Vocational Education and Training), ANQEP. Expert evaluator as publication of National Agency Erasmus+ (2021-27).
Member of the European University Scientific Committee (EELISA). ENETOSH “Ambassador” in Portugal. Global Talent Mentoring Mentor. Member of FEANI Strategic Task Force.
Coordinator of the Ethics in Education in Engineering group of the Portuguese Society for Education in Engineering (SPEE). Member of the SIC Technical Commission of the Spanish National Agency for Quality and Accreditation (ANECA), expert of A3ES and quality evaluator of programs of SKVC. Member of editorial boards of scientific journals on education and engineering (EJEE, IJQCSSE, EURODL, JISC).
Reviewer of articles for conferences and scientific journals such as CIDUI, ASEE, JOBE, IEEE, LACCEI, EDUCON22, CEA, Cogent, EDEN2022, ICEM2022, CENTRIC2022 and CISPEE.
Member of the consortia of several projects financed by the European Commission such as CALOHEE, CALOHE2, CALOHEA, China-Tuning, DISK, CSETIR, TA-SE, ACE, EU3D, Complex e TALOE.
Dr. Prashan is Course Director, Bachelor of Commerce | Senior Lecturer, Macquarie Business School.
Award-winning Senior Lecturer, Dr Prashan Karunaratne, from Macquarie Business School, is well-regarded for his innovative approach to driving student success through developing an active learning culture. Prashan is currently the Course Director for the Bachelor of Commerce as well as the unit convenor of the Bachelor of Commerce Capstone unit – where students in mixed-major teams work towards addressing a United Nations Sustainable Development Goal – collaboratively, sustainably, and profitably - using the knowledge and skills of commerce as well as their majors / specialisations.
Prashan's enthusiasm for teaching, and passion for improving student outcomes, have inspired and engaged tens of thousands of students for more than a decade. He nurtures students to develop a desire to engage and is a firm believer that the learning journey can benefit both teachers and students. Inspiring students to want to learn – by emphasising the ‘why’ of learning, and empowering students to navigate their own learning journey – by focusing on the ‘how’, creates valuable experiences in his classroom and beyond. This highlights the 'wow' moments that students will remember in years to come.
Arun Kumar Tarofder (PhD) is an Associate Professor at Management and Science University. He joined Management and Science University immediately after completing his PhD in IT Marketing. He did his MBA and PhD at Multimedia University, Malaysia. He completed his Diploma in Computer Science and Bachelor in Business Management before joining his MBA.
He successfully finished all these courses with distinction. His PhD was on Web technology in Supply Chain and he continued his research in technology integration in the business process. Over the last 10 years, he has been teaching, Multimedia Marketing; Marketing Research; Service Marketing; Marketing Management at both, undergraduate and post-graduate, levels.
As a researcher, he has published more than 30 articles in several Scopus journals ranking in Q1 and Q2, namely Business Process Management Journal, Industrial Engineering & Management Systems, International Journal of Quality and Service Sciences, Journal of Islamic Marketing, Management Research Review, Polish Journal Of Management Studies and so on. Besides, he has received several best paper awards from several conferences. Additionally, in 2016, His paper was awarded a “Highly Recommended Paper” from Emerald Publisher, UK.
Apart from his publications, he is an active reviewer of several prestigious journals from different publishers, including Elsevier and Emerald. His primary quest in digital marketing; consumer and industrial behaviour, and consumer neuro-marking. In line with his interest, he has completed several research projects, including 2 seed grans within Management and Science University and 1 industrial project. Recently, he has been invited as a guest lecturer in several prestigious universities in Southeast Asia.
Teacher for over 35 years in several schools and multiple courses. A professional educational consultant, PMO, and IT Professional serving several industries.
Specialized skills Information Technology, coordinating IT teams, Leadership, Project and Quality Management.
Peter is a Senior Lecture in Philosophy and Critical Thinking and a Senior Research Fellow of the Centre for Critical and Creative Thinking. His areas of focus include Public Reasoning, Science Communication, Argumentation and Critical Thinking in education.
Peter has been a teacher educator and a syllabus designer for the International Baccalaureate Organization, the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) and the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA). Peter was one of a small team of academics redeveloping the 2021 ACARA Critical and Creative Thinking General Capability within the Australian Curriculum. He has consulted and produced papers for a variety of organizations including the European Commission Joint Research Centre, the NSW Department of Education, the Australian Defence Force, the Queensland Office of the Coordinator General, NSW Ombudsman and many private and public schools.
He has delivered professional development in Teaching for Thinking to thousands of educators throughout Australia and internationally and has been invited to deliver programs at the University of California Los Angeles, Pepperdine University Los Angeles and Simone Fraser University in Canada and across South Africa. Peter's passion is working with educators to enable a teaching for Thinking focus across all year levels and subject areas.
Prof. Ma. Cecilia Detosil-Alimen, Ph.D., is a Full Professor at the University of San Agustin, Iloilo City, Philippines. She got her Master of Arts in Education, major in English, and Master of Education in Special Education from West Visayas State University and her Doctor of Philosophy in English Studies: Language from the College of Arts and Letters, University of the Philippines-Diliman Quezon City.
Since Outcomes-Based Education was mandated, Prof. Alimen has been giving lectures about it inside and outside the university.She teaches English Language and Literature, Research, Special Education, and Art Appreciation at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She has presented research papers at various local and international conferences across Asia and the United States of America.
In her entire teaching career, she has been a recipient of awards. Recently, she got the Most Influential Teacher award from the United States of America's United Filipino-American Educators (UNIFFIED).As part of her professional advocacy, Dr. Alimen serves as a resource speaker, research mentor, and trainer in teacher development programs at her university. As former chair of the Languages and Humanities department, she has extensively promoted Outcomes-Based Education awareness, implementation, and assessment. Currently, she serves as team leader of the Internal Quality Audit and reviewer of the University Research Ethics Review Committee.
She also serves as one of the Regional Quality Assessment Team (RQAT) evaluators, looking into the compliance of degree programs to the Commission of Higher Education’s (CHED) minimum requirements among private and public higher education institutions in the Philippines.
Dr. Christine is Academic Director in the UNSW Business School. She is a multi-award winning educational innovator responsible for strategic leadership, development and management of undergraduate business education. Most recently, she has redesigned a large against the global norm, introducing a transdisciplinary integrated first year curriculum and skills thresholds to enhance student learning and employability.
She holds a PhD in Marketing, and a Graduate Certificate in University Learning and Teaching. Her research area is services marketing and technology, a unique opportunity to converge her research expertise with advancing higher education through technological innovation.
Atty. Antonio graduated in 1st Degree Degree in Sciences from Universidade do Oeste Paulista (1993), degree in Business Administration from the Paraná Social Studies Foundation (1993), degree in Law from the Curitiba Law School (1988). He has a specialization in Didactics for the 3rd Degree (1991) and English Language for the 3rd Degree (1999). He was a special student at USP (2000) and passed all international proficiency exams (TOEFL, GRE, and GMAT) with approval, studying 18 months at California State University-USA, in a Master's course in Humanities (2000-2003).
He holds a master's degree in URBAN MANAGEMENT from the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (2006). He was selected professor in simplified processes of the Government of the State of Paraná (2003-2014). He was a professor at UNIVILLE-SC, in the Letters course (2000-2002), and in several English schools in Curitiba. He taught English at Colégio Decissivo - 2o Grau and Opet - Semi extensive. He wrote his own methodology for the teaching of Foreign Languages, disseminated in several countries around the world, with which he works until today. Degree (2007-2009). It is estimated that he has taught more than 5,000 students in recent years.
He has written several articles published on Internet Authors Club sites, (webarticles, administrators.com and articlenal). He taught several subjects in his three areas of graduation, in 10 public schools in Curitiba (2003-2014), also working in the Private Network at a technical level, OPET, and SPEI, UNICURITIBA at Postgraduate level in recent years. He has won two international prizes in Literature (poetry), in the USA and Spain, with three books published.
He has several art exhibitions held in Curitiba (1985-2006), being mentioned by Adalice Araújo in the Historical Atlas of Artistas Paranaenses. He has an intense sports career, winning gold and bronze medals in Figure Skating on Wheels nationally, state, in Paraná as well as representing the State of São Paulo, in three modalities (1983-2000),. Hisprofessional activities expanded, with work at OPET (2010-2012). He worked in 2011 at Colégio Leôncio Correia with 32 subjects. He has supervised and taught exchange students and candidates for master's and postdoctoral degrees in the USA, with confirmed acceptance in international institutions. Approved at IFPR (2013), in 3 competitions for teacher (EAD). Assumes the position of Technical Coordinator of the Administration Course at a State Public School. Completes all the credits of the Doctorate in Law at UBA (2014), with approval (Overall Average: 8.72).
Classified in the 2014 IBGE Contest. Approved in the thesis qualification. Approved in 1st place in two selection processes of the Secretary of State for Education in 2014 and 2015, in the area of Law. Launch of his book related to thesis theme; 'Education between perspectives and challenges; public policies, socio-legal and psychosocial order" at the XIX NATIONAL MEETING OF POPULATION STUDIES, SÃO PEDRO-SP. specializations in PUBLIC AND PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW, HAGUE ACADEMY OF INTERNATIONAL LAW 2015, DIRECTED STUDIES ADMISSION, with 18 new works on ID, in www.academia.edu. He successfully passed the selection for professors at UTFPR, best grade in the written test, and 3rd place in the general classification.PSS 2017, MEDIAS 97.1o and 4th place in Law and Adm and 2018, 4th and 18th place. Professor of Economic and Environmental Law at Universidade Santa Crz, in 2017. Director of Thesis STEFANO PRATESI, Faculty of Rome, Professor of Law, Administration and Economics in 4 public schools in Curitiba.
Tam Nguyen is the Director, Education Design and Digital Development at the Business School, UNSW Sydney. Tam has extensive experience in the Australian tertiary sector and has spanned international, vocational, and higher education roles. She has led education development teams across multiple universities, overseeing the transformation of education for high-quality student experiences and lifelong learning.
Tam is responsible for Faculty-wide initiatives on digitally-enabled learning and teaching and works closely with the University on a range of strategic projects. Tam has held leadership roles in a number of higher education companies and institutions in Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Architecture), Masters of Education and graduate degrees in areas of communication and cultural studies.
Dr. Jonathan V. Macayan is a practitioner (Registered Psychologist), a researcher, and an education leader. He has spent many of his professional years in the academe as a faculty of social sciences and psychology.
He has also been also actively engaged in private consultative projects in various areas involving: academic (OBE and Learner-Centeredness, Education Research programs, Academic Administration), business and organization (IR Skills, Leadership Competencies, Change Management, Organizational Management) and, clinical (Behavioral Intervention Programs, Psychological Diagnostics and Assessment, Psychometric Test Development). His professional experiences, academic qualifications, and expertise have brought him to various administrative positions, including his current position in the academe as the Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Education at Mapua University, Philippines.
A pragmatic futurist, Ken’s philosophy is “design for tomorrow, build for today.” He started his career in interactive video and animation and made the move into serious games and simulations.
He enjoys the challenge of bringing diverse team members and functional units together to achieve alignment, drawing on their experiences, and bringing them together to design and build AR/VR/XR, AI and other engaging learning solutions.
He currently leads strategy and innovation for Wells Fargo Bank’s Learning & Development organization and is Chief Product Officer for Soffos.ai where they are building low-code AI solutions for next-gen NLP applications.
Across the span of his career, he has worked with some incredible people and amazing organizations including Tom Clancy while at Red Storm Entertainment, Michael Crichton at Timeline Entertainment, the United Nations, NASA, the FAA, and Caterpillar to name a few. Ken is a passionate coach, mentor, writer, and speaker who enjoys sharing and giving back to others.
Prof. Dr. Suparna Sanyal Mukherjee completed B. Sc, B. Ed, M. Sc, M. Ed, PhD ( In Social Anthropology), Pursuing D. Sc.
The first ever researcher in the Country who has completed her Doctoral Research on the topic of "Impact of Indian Forest Act on the Tribes".
The research was a symphony of the 9.78℅ Tribal Population (2011 Census).
Published 65 research articles in the National and International peer reviewed journals, scopus accredited.
Former Chairperson and Managing Director on a Multiple Project. Secretary & Head Education of Howrah Suparna a National level NGO.
Completed Diploma in Vocal, Dance, Russian Language (stood Ist class first).
Represent West Bengal in National Table Tennis Championship ( Veterans). Choreographer. Completed In Service Museum Training from Calcutta Museum Kolkata.
Received 3 times Gold Medal in the Indian Classical Dance and 2 Times as a Research Scholar from USA.
Accredited by the Who's Who
1. Indo-American vol 1
2. Indo- European vol 2
3. Reference Asia vol 9
Associate Professor and HoD Education
Former Head PhD Cell and HOD Social Sciences Academic Coordinator).
Teaching, Supervising PhD scholars.
The present status relating to my research guidance-
Thesis Awarded -3
Thesis Submitted -2
Pre-submission completed -2
Supervise project proposal of IGNOU's students.
Awards Received -
1. Mahasweta Debi Samsad Smarak Samman 2018.
2. Governor of West Bengal's greetings with Book releasing.
3. Inspiring Citizen Award 2019.
4. Research Excellence Award 2019.
5. 9th Global Education Excellence Award 2020.
6. Global Teaching Excellence Award 2020. 7.Asian Education Award 2021.
8. Best Researcher Award 2021.
9. Real Super Women Award 2021.
10. Rashtriya Prerana Award 2021.
11. Mahatma Gandhi Shanti Doot Samman 2021.
12. International Education Award 2021.
13. SAARC Birlliance Award 2022
14. Viswa Guru Bharat Rashtriya Prerana Award 2022.
15. Education Icon Award 2022.
16. Banglar Gourav Award 2022.
Life member of the Asiatic Society, INCAA, ASI, ISCA, ISR, InSc, Founder Member of- Howrah Suparna & INCAA. Member- National Library, IASSI, ABI (USA).
Nominated Member to the State Vigilance & Monitoring Committee, V& MC Cell Dept. Of Rural Development GOI.
Published several Books. Continuing different projects.
Vikki Liogier is French and has been living in England since 1987. She initially worked as a freelance illustrator and taught graphic design and illustration at South Thames College.
In 1993 Vikki acquired her first Apple Mac, Wacom tablet, color printer, Adobe suite and scanner, as she could foresee the impact such technology would have on the creative industries and education. From then on, she pursued her interest in the exploration and embedding of digital literacy and capability into her life and course delivery.
In 2008, as a keen technology early adopter, Vikki decided to refocus her career on change management and digital capability. In 2018 she was recognized as one of the UK EdTech50 - A celebration of the people, products & projects shaping the education and technology sector across the UK.
Since her appointment at the Education and Training Foundation, Vikki has been boosting the strength and capability of the FE profession in harnessing learning and teaching technologies, developing digital skills and redefining pedagogic approaches.
I have over 43 years of experience in academia, 25 years of which involve holding senior administrative positions in the universities I serced in. I obtained my Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Liverpool University UK, MSc in Industrial Engineering and Production Management from Cranfield University and PhD in Computer-Integrated Manufacturing from Loughborough University UK. My teaching and research interest currently include Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Management of Technology and Innovation.
I am active in research and have successfully completed many research projects in Malaysia and Saudi Arabia and also participated in two European Union-funded joint research programmes. I have published over 100 papers in international journals and conferences. Between 1997 until 2005 I was appointed as Universit Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Focus Group Research Leader in Manufacturing. I was appointed as Director of Business and Advanced Technology Centre (BATC), a prestigious industry-based executive training centre in UTM in 2008 and helped it to transform into Razak School of Engineering and Technology, a post-graduate focused faculty of Engineering and Informatics in 2010.
I was a member of UTM Strategic Planning Committee from 2008 until 2016. The committee oversaw the transformation and upward trajectory of UTM into a research-based university of international repute whose current QS ranking stands at 191 world-wide in 2021. We utilised Norton and Kaplan’s Balanced Scorecard as our performance management tool. This is also where most of my experience in managing the challenges of institutional change management on a practical basis was attained. I was appointed by the Ministry of Education of Malaysia to serve as a member of the National Committee on Research Universities beginning 2013 until 2015.I completed numerous consultancy appointments with the Malaysian Ministry of Education and top Malaysian companies as well as appointment as advisors on international assignments. I am presently serving in the Islamic University of Madinah since 2017. I was also involved in preparation of the documentation in the faculty’s programmes to gain ABET accreditation which was successfully achieved in 2020. I also set-up a Masters Programme in Engineering Technology and Management for industry practitioners in the Madinah region.
Dr. Vikas Rai Bhatnagar is an Indian Army veteran of the Corps of Signals. Thereafter, he led the human resource function of reputed MNCs such as GE Lighting, Bayer Bio Science, and Dr. Reddy’s; Dr. Bhatnagar has been the Chief Human Resources Officer of Spark Minda Group,a leading automotive components company in India, and his last corporate role, prior to moving to action research consulting and academics, was Senior Vice President-Human Resource at Shree Cement, one of the largest cement companies in India.
With a doctorate from Management Development Institute, Gurgaon (an AACSB accredited institute), an MBA in HR, and an MA in Psychology, Dr. Bhatnagar is a Professor of General Management at LBSIM. The research contributions of Dr. Bhatnagar include developing a new construct of Organization Behavior termed Employee Strengths at Work, a new scale for measuring the construct, and applying his research in consultancy projects to improve management practice. In addition, Dr. Bhatnagar is a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach and provides impactful action research consultancy to corporates.
The research interest of Dr. Bhatnagar is humanizing organizations. Dr. Bhatnagar presented one of his empirical papers at the prestigious Academy of Management Conference, New York, USA, in the Organization Behavior Division in July 2021. At the Academy of Management Conference in Seattle, Washington this Aug, Dr. Bhatnagar will be presenting a new theory—the theory of profitable humanization. The title of the paper that Dr. Bhatnagar will be presenting at the AOM is “The Theory of Profitable Humanization-The Coming of Employee holder and Human-Centric Organizations.”
Doric Sithole is the founder and Managing Director of Blue Diamond Communications a company that serves the needs of industry leaders through ‘Communications and Branding’ strategy development and implementation. She is also an accredited Facilitator, a Speaker and Master of Ceremonies.
Doric believes the best investment one can make in order to lead in any industry is to nurture the ‘Communication’ skill so you can show up confidently and influence change positively using what she calls the ‘Power of Confidence’. Communication is definitely her first love and her training sessions and talks are always coupled with an emphasis on personal/corporate branding with a touch of authenticity.
She delivers her content using a transformational method of teaching so individuals are able to reflect on their own assumptions and make a decision to take responsive action so they can continue to learn and lead with excellence. As a leader, Doric is also passionate about empowering the youth and women through an online platform she created called Diamond Women Africa (DWA). African women and girls are encouraged to ‘unearth the diamond within’ which refers to discovering the authentic self so you can live a purpose driven life and thrive. DWA also showcases women leading in different sectors through workshops with an emphasis on storytelling and the resilience they have shown in their work.
Doric’s Mantra: “Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire” - Jennifer Lee
Dr. Zhou is a professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University, the Behrend College. He is an active researcher in the interdisciplinary area of thermal/fluid science and laser materials processing/manufacturing (joining). Dr. Zhou is a passionate teacher in high education.
For the past 25 years, Dr. Zhou has taught numerous engineering courses for both undergraduate (from freshmen to senior level) and graduate students in (mainly) USA and China.
He is an active member of ASEE and is extensively involved in ABET accreditation and evaluation. Dr. Zhou has been actively practicing and engaged in numerous talks on active learning to improve student learning.
Al Kingsley is CEO NetSupport and Chair of a Multi-Academy Trust and of an Alternative Provision Academy
As well as his CEO and Chair roles Al is chair of his region’s Governors' Leadership Group and chairs the regional SEND Board. With 20+ years of governance experience, Al also sits on the Regional Schools Commissioner's Advisory Board for the East of England and North London.
He is an FED Co-chair of two groups, Chair of the BESA EdTech Group and chairs his regional Employment and Skills Board. He’s a well-known face in EdTech around the world; author of My Secret #EdTech Diary and co-author of A Guide to Creating a Digital Strategy in Education.
Al writes and speaks internationally on the effective use of Educational Technology and is a Forbes Technology Council Member. He continues to support schools and EdTech vendors with consulting and mentoring – as well as writing for the wider education community and speaking at events.
An accomplished School Administrator and globally-competitive Educator with expertise in basic and higher education with proven ability to build innovative programs and coursework that foster quality learning. Demonstrated success in the development of students with extensive experience in the creation and design of successful student programs with a track record of delivering positive results to successfully prepare them for personal and professional success in today’s world.
Awarded and received multiple recognitions for achieving high rates of student attendance and learning outcomes as well as excellent community volunteerism and engagement. Effective communicator with first-rate planning, organizational, and negotiation strengths as well as the ability to lead, reach consensus, establish goals and attain results.
My name is Voon Yeun Ting. I am a Senior Lecturer at New Era University College Malaysia's Institute of International Education. I graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy (Educational Technology) in 2019, a Master of Education (Educational Technology) in 2015, and a Bachelor of Arts with Education (Honours) (English Language Studies) in 2021, all from Universiti Sains Malaysia.
I am a dedicated educator who is committed to effectively educating my students. I am an educator who enjoys developing creative, adaptable lesson plans in order to maintain consistently high teaching standards. Aside from that, I am an educator with strong work ethics and the ability to work well with a wide range of people. My research interests include Educational Technology, Educational Theory, English Teaching, Innovative Teaching Methods, Teaching Material Design and Evaluation, and Teaching Software Research.
Director, Edusoft Consultants Ltd, focus is to develop and deploy a University Management System for the Higher Education system focused on Bangladesh.
Member, Board of Accreditation for Engineering and Technical Education (BAETE)
Consultant for establishing a Distance Learning Resource Center for Bangladesh University of Health Science.
Research Grant received to build the “Mobile-Web based Electronic health records System for patient management in heart diseases” from innovation fund of 2015-16 ICT Division, Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and IT, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh of around 15500 USD, June 2016.
Research Grant received for Preparation and Characterization of Plasmonic Metal Nanoparticles deposited on glass from United International University of around 10,700 USD, March 2016.
Research Grant received to build the “Refreshable Digital Braille Display” from Access to Information programme (A2i) of Prime Ministers Office (PMO) of around 30000 USD, June 2015.
Research Grant received to build the first Bangla Optical Character Recognizer (OCR) from Access to Information programme (A2i) of Prime Ministers Office (PMO) of around 28000 USD, October 2013.
Consultant of International Partner (IP), Kent State University, to support building Bangladesh Research and Education Network BDREN to be operated as a trust initiated under University Grants Commission, supported by World Bank. 2012 – 2016
Dr. Esther Zirbel is an experienced academic coach working in the higher education industry. As a passionate educator, former astrophysicist, and devoted faculty coach, Esther works with academic leaders to design and offer a variety of professional development opportunities for faculty to enhance teaching and learning.
The objective is to support faculty in teaching students and create a ripple effect. Faculty will explore instructional strategies that will better prepare their students for the challenges of the 21st Century, provide students with the tools to learn more effectively, and empower students to live truly significant lives.
Prof. Dr. Maria Victoria Ulgado-Rosas is the current Dean of the College of Business Management and Accountancy (CBMA) of the Trinity University of Asia Philippines., and she brings with her more than three decades of teaching, research, and managerial expertise in both undergraduate and graduate programs in business administration.
Dr. Rosas has a wide experience and deep understanding of leadership, having served various positions in the academe in different colleges and universities leaving a legacy in the Philippines She already presented and published her research at local and international conferences such as United States of America, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and Singapore to name a few. For her commitment to advancing her field of specialization, Dr. Rosas has received local and international recognitions. She is also an active officer and member of various Professional Organizations both local and abroad namely the Philippine Council of Deans and Educators in Business, Marketing Educators Association in the USA, and Council of Marketing Educators. PWPA, and many more.
Dr. Rosas’ dedication and commitment to the institution’s values and ideals significantly contribute to the enhancement of the school’s continuous struggle for academic excellence in all fields of endeavor. Her distinct passion has somehow created a mark on her students, thus enabling them to set high standards for themselves in order to realize their potential to the fullest. Undoubtedly, Dubbed as one of the jewels in the marketing industry by the Philippine Marketing Association, Dr. Rosas illuminates the dedication, inspiration, motivation, and commitment in all her works and endeavors.
She was consistently awarded as Competent Professor an Agora awardee, Presidential Leadership Award, Top 8 in the Metrobank Outstanding Teachers of the Philippines for Tertiary education, Finalist in the Search for Bravo Women of the Security Bank, and a lot of special citations in her contributions in the field of business education. With all her contributions and accomplishments, she has remained grounded and constantly eager to grow with others.
Dr Prashanth Gouda, MBBS, MD, DNB, MRCPCH (UK), is Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics, National University of Science and Technology, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. Paediatric patient care, clinical research and medical education have been his areas of interest over 12 years.
He is currently investigating the use of AI-based technology to develop a module for training clinical year medical students in diagnostic reasoning as part of his project at International FAIMER Institute, Philadelphia. He has authored more than 45 journal articles that include research papers, case studies and commentaries covering diverse aspects of clinical medicine, medical education and research.
Professor Dr. Hasin Anupama Azhari is the Director of Centre for Biomedical Science and Engineering in United International University (UIU). She is the former Chairman of the Dept. of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Gono Bishwabidyalay (GB, University) and former Dean, Physical and Mathematical Sciences, GB. She has academic experience of more than 15 years of the academic field and got many clinical training in radiation oncology and diagnostic radiology from India, Germany, Italy. Currently she is the CEO, South Asia centre for Medical Physics and Cancer Research (SCMPCR), Secretary- General Asia–Oceania Federation of Organizations for Medical Physics, (AFOMP); and Founder President, Bangladesh Medical Physics Society (BMPS).
She has been awarded as PhD fellow, OWSD, Zhejiang Cancer Hospital, China was the host institute. About more than 60 research works were published in different national and international Journals and books. She has organized many national and international conferences and workshops. She acts as a reviewer for different national and international Journals and supervised many BSc projects, MSc thesis and PhD thesis.
During Covid-19 Pandemic Dr. Anupama has been keeping up her work with the Health Ministry, Bangladesh Government to create and spread awareness following the directives from WHO. Recently a chapter Medical Physics during the COVID-19 Pandemic Global Perspectives— Asia-Pacific. In the book: Medical Physics During the COVID-19 Pandemic Global Perspectives in Clinical Practice, Education and Research Taylor and Francis 2021.
Dr. Azhari received the “International Day of Medical Physics award 2018” from IOMP and AFOMP Outstanding Medical Physicist Award 2020. She has collaborated different countries for development of Medical Physics education in international standard. She was a project coordinator for Bengal translation at EMITEL e-Encyclopaedia of Medical Physics and Multilingual Dictionary and terms, a project of IOMP from 2000-2015.
She is the first women Medical Physicists in Bangladesh having MSc in MP. She has communicated with the health ministry and other government. nongovernment organization to publicize of the subject. She has able to create position and recruitment rules working with Directorate of Health Services and Ministry of Health.
Salekul Islam is a Professor and Head of the Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Department of United International University (UIU), Bangladesh. Earlier, from 2008 to 2011, he worked as a Fonds de Recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT) Postdoctoral Fellow at the Énergie, Matériaux et Télécommunications (EMT) center of Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS), Montréal.
He completed his PhD in 2008 from the Computer Science and Software Engineering Department of Concordia University, Canada. His present research interests are in Cloud computing, virtualization, future Internet, blockchain, SDN and analysis of security protocols. He also carried out research in IP multicast especially in the area of security issues of multicasting. As a member of the Task Force formed by the Board of Accreditation for Engineering and Technical Education (BAETE), he has been engaged in different capacities to introduce the Outcome-Based Education (OBE) in university level Engineering education in Bangladesh.
An Associate Professor of Petroleum Engineering at Sudan University of Science and Technology (SUST) - Khartoum, Sudan; the Oil & Gas Manager at Newtech Consulting Group, as well as a research professor at University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA.
She is also a college member at UK Research and Innovation International Development Peer Review College (UKRI). Dr. Tagwa is a former dean of College of Petroleum Engineering and Technology (2014-2019) and has15+ years of diverse experience in oil and gas engineering education and industry, reservoir simulation, reservoir engineering, reservoir management, IOR/EOR, and intellectual property.
She also has extensive research experience in addition to significant contribution to community services both locally and internationally. She is the first Sudanese woman to receive a PhD in the Petroleum Engineering field and has many local and international awards.
Dr. Faisal Omar Almahroogi Aledressie teaches at the Islamic University of Madinah in the Faculty of Engineering – Mechanical Department as a faculty member and leads some of the adminstrative committees like Innovation and Creativity and Faculty Development. Formerly, he was the Dean for Development at Qassim University building leaders and faculties to master their learning and lead in the right direction.
At the Islamic University of Madinah, he is leading a major design teaching students how to build a formula SAE car to compete with top universities from all over the world to endeavor to win the contest and become a global champion. Dr. Faisal has actually, worked directly with students assiduously to achieve that mission and guide them on the design and manufacture of many parts of the formula SAE.
Under his supervision the final prototype of the first Formula of SAE designed and manufactured according to the specification of the SAE 2022 is completed by a Saudi university. Several outcomes of the senior design project at the ME department have been achieved through all the batches of students taught by Dr. Faisal to learn and master the making of a robust Formula SAE car that will qualify the international contest soon. He is a master trainer from the Association of Talent Development (ATD), with significant level of confidence achieved in training students to be accomplished leaders in the future by mastering complex and challenging engineering projects.
Dr. Karthikeyan Thangavelu is a researcher cum clinican and a Functional Rehabilitaiton Expert at the Physiotherapy Centre, NIMHANS (A Govt Univeiversity Hospital), Banglore, India.
He has published scores of papers in national and multinational journals and attended multiple conferences. He is member of the editorial board of several prestigious multidisciplinary journals of physiotherapy and neuroscience. His research interests include physiotherapy, neuroscience and education.
Dr Mariam Asaad Amin in an Associate Professor anatomy and Embryology at the Ain Shams Faculty of Medicine - Cairo Egypt (MD; PhD; MHPE; QMD; HRD).
She also has a Leadership Diploma and is a Health Professions Education consultant. Dr. Mariam is Block Planner JMHPE at Suez canal and Maastricht universities. She is Head of Committee of Animal Research Ethics (member of Institutional Review board) She is an Internal Auditor Quality Assurance Unit Faculty of medicine and Certified Peer Reviewer
Dr Naveed Yousuf is the Associate Director, Assessment and Research at the Aga Khan University Examination Board (AKU-EB) and Associate Professor of Practice, Department for Educational Development at the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS), Aga Khan University (AKU).
He is also an Honorary Advisor on Psychometrics for the Royal College of General Practitioners International (South Asia) Board and member of the International Association for Educational Assessment (IAEA) Recognition Committee. At the national level, he is member of Punjab Examination Commission, member Board of Studies for PhD in Medical Education at Jinnah Sindh Medical University and has served as National Consultant on Education for the Asian Development Bank.
Dr. Yousuf obtained his Ph.D. in Medical Education (specializing in standard setting and psychometric analysis of assessments) at the University Ambrosiana (Italy) in 2014 and a Master of Business Administration in Health and Hospital Management from Institute of Business Management (Pakistan) as well as Advanced Diploma in Health Professions Education (Aga Khan University), Fellowship in Medical Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago (USA), and Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree.
Professor Hayat I. M. Gommaa is Professor at the Department of Nursing sciences, Faculty of allied health sciences, College of Medical Sciences at Ahmadu Bello University - Nigeria. Zaria. She completed her Doctorate of Nursing Science (Ph.D.), 1998 from Cairo University, Faculty of Nursing, Cairo, Egypt.
Master's Degree in Nursing (M. Sc.), 1991 from Cairo University, Faculty of Nursing, Cairo, Egypt, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B. Sc.), 1981, from the High Institute of Nursing, Cairo University She is a Fellow of the African Institute of Public Health professionals, Nigeria with working experiences in Egypt, Sultanate of Oman, Kingdom Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Jordan, UK, Libya and Nigeria.
She was the immediate former Head of the department Nursing Science. Faculty of allied health sciences college of Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University. Nigeria, Zaria. She is currently working as postgraduate programs coordinator department Nursing Science. She is a member of the World Wide Universities, Canada. Member of G4 midwifery group WHO Focal person of the family welfare Afrohealth Optonat Initiative, Nigeria. Member in African Child Migration Research Network .Canada. Member of Afrohealth Optonat Initiative, Nigeria. Resource person of Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive and Child health initiative (MARCH), Nigeria.
* A reviewer for the International Journal of Gynaecology & Obstetrics.
* A reviewer for Journal of paediatric nursing
* A reviewer for Port Saied faculty of nursing journal
* Northern Nigerian ambassador to the Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Care Foundation
* Worked as Nursing consultant of Al-Dar Hospital KSA
* Worked as Chairperson of the department of Maternal and child Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Cairo University
* Worked as assistance Director of the Educational Development Centre, Faculty of Nursing, and Cairo University
* Worked as Chairperson of the dept. of Maternal and child Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Mu,tah University Mu,tah Jordan
* Worked as deputy director of Sur nursing institution Sultanate of Oman
* Visiting professor in some accredited universities in Egypt, KSA, Jordan and Nigeria
* Worked as Executive Facilitator of the African leader training program faculty of nursing with collaboration of JIACA,
* Worked as Consultant in USAID Integrated reproductive health services project
* Worked as Training specialist in USAID Integrated reproductive health services project
* Worked as Assistant manager of Man Power Development Project For Nurses MONP Egypt – Cairo
* Worked as Consultant for the Middle East Health Care Support Services Egypt
* Worked as Executive Facilitator In The Faculty And Leadership Development Project
* Worked as Committee Member of The Educational Development Centre Committee Board (JHPIEGO) Faculty of Nursing Cairo University
* Worked as Director of Educational Development Centre Faculty of Nursing Cairo University
* Worked as Committee Member In EmOC Initiative TOT Workshop For Nurses Trainers Minia , Assuit & Sohag Governorates (UNICIF)
* Worked as Facilitator In The NORAD Project 0f The Project woman's health
* Review and Upgrading of Teaching / Learning Material For The Course in Midwifery And Community ,Technical Institute 0f Nursing ,Cairo & Alexandria (WHO) World Health Organization
* Contribute in writing chapters in book , note lectures in Arabic and English
Prof. Dr. Engr. Muhibul Haque Bhuyan passed SSC from Bangladesh Bank High School in 1989 and HSC from Notre Dame College in 1991. He obtained his BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in 1998. He completed his MSc and PhD in EEE from BUET in 2002 and 2011 respectively.
He obtained Dean’s Award during his undergraduate study at BUET. Prof. Bhuyan joined in Faculty of Engineering of American International University Bangladesh (AIUB) as a Lecturer in June 1999 and currently, he is working here as a Professor in the EEE Department. He went to Hiroshima University, Japan as a Researcher under the Center of Excellence Program in July 2003. After returning to Bangladesh, he joined the Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering of Daffodil International University (DIU) as a Senior Lecturer in January 2005. He became Assistant Professor in July 2005. He was the Head of the ETE Department from July 2005 to August 2008. He moved to Presidency University as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in June 2010. He moved back to DIU’s EEE Department as an Associate Professor in January 2012. Later, he joined as an Associate Professor and Chairperson of the Department of EEE, Green University of Bangladesh (GUB) in July 2012. He became Professor in August 2013 and Proctor in June 2014.
Prof. Bhuyan joined the Department of EEE of Southeast University in December 2015. He was the Chairperson of the EEE Department from March 2016 to March 2021. He was appointed by the Honorable President of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh as the Treasurer of SEU for 4 years on 13 November 2018.
Prof. Bhuyan has published over 60 journal and 50 conference papers at national and international levels. He is the co-author of a book titled “Speeches of the BAAS Presidents (1976-2011)”. He is involved in several national and international conferences, like ICECE, ICCIT, WIECON-ECE, R10-HTC, ICTIEE, ICIEV, iCiVPR, iCEEiCT, ICAEEE, ICAEE, ICREST, ICISET, NCCIS, BEISC, etc. He has chaired various sessions of IEEE conferences held at BUET, DU, JU, BAEC, MIST, CUET, RUET, DUET, NSU, IUB, AIUB, EWU, AUST, IIUC, SEU, DIU, BUBT, etc. He was the Organizing Chair of the 22nd ICCIT in 2019.
Prof. Bhuyan has received training on teaching, learning, research methods, OBE, PBL, program accreditation, VLSI, VHDL, etc. Prof. Bhuyan is the recipient of the Bangladesh Education Leadership Awards 2017 from the South Asian Partnership Summit-2017 in October 2017. This is a Certificate as the Best Professor in Electrical Engineering for demonstrating exemplary Leadership in the professional field. His research interests include semiconductor device design, modeling, and process simulation, power electronics, control systems design, biomedical electronics, OBE, Engineering Education, etc. Prof. Bhuyan is the Life Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Bangladesh, Life Member and Treasurer of Bangladesh Electronics and Informatics Society, Member of IEEE; Executive Committee Member of IEEE-Bangladesh Section, etc.
Graduated in 1986 from King Edward Medical College (KEMC), he earned fellowship of Forensic Medicine in 2004 and served in various incumbencies in renowned institutions like King Edward Medical College (KEMC) and Aga Khan University (AKU). Has over 30 years of valuable experience in the field of medical education. While he has been a passionate and caring teacher; as an administrator, he has been firmly result-oriented with a steady vision.
His rich exposure to various distinguished medical institutions has empowered him with a diverse and innovative approach as an academic leader. He is a strong believer of “teaching the student and not the subject” which involves experiential learning strategies that foster critical thinking. He has visited USA as an Observer, Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office Texas USA. Under his guidance and patronship, Shalamar Medical & Dental College has been very efficiently and effectively spearheaded, spreading its wings to post-graduation in addition to under-graduation.
He has over 25 publications and international paper presentations to his credit. He has also participated in numerous educational courses, workshops, seminars, symposia and conferences, besides successfully conducting international conferences at Shalamar Medical & Dental College as a patron.
He is also sitting President of Pakistan Society of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, a Board Member of the Institutional Review Board of Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and Co-Chair of Institutional Review Board of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Center (SKMCH & RC).
Dr. Zulystiawati is currently an assistant professor at the Education Management Department, Faculty of Education, Unviersitas Negeri Gorontalo, Indonesia. She joined the department in 2012 after moving from Regional Civil Service and Education Training Agency and District Office.
She received her Med.(Lead. Mgmt.) and PhD both in Education Leadership and Management from Flinders University, Australia. Her research areas are in Leadership (especially Women in Leadership, Leadership in Gender and Research Studies and Youth Leadershp for Social Studies), Educational Managment (Especially Educational and Strategic Planning) and Organziational Design (especially in Learning, Agile Organizational and Knowledge Manegement).
She has published her works in research publications (national and international journals) including the International Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Budapest International Research and Critics Institute (BIRCI-Journal):
Humanities and Social Sciences and Jurnal Manajemen (Indonesia). Her latest works include:
(1) Women in Leadership: Leadership Barriers Faced by Female Leaders and managers in Gorantalo Higher Education (2020).
(2) Managiung Studies: Reflective Learning Through Personal Journal and Logs (2020).
(3) Tale of Two Walls: Young Women Leaders and Leadership Positions in Gorontalo Universities (2020).
(4) To Be Ok or Not to Be Ok: The Youth Leaders’ Perception on Mental Health.
(5) Exploring Higher Education Students' Perception on Youth Employability (A Case study in Gorantalo Higher Education).
(6) The Dark Tower: Investigating Student Inability of Self-checking in Plagiarism (2021).
(7) The Young Female Leaders: Exploring the Voice of the Youth Leaders in Gorantalo HE (2021).
(8) Gonrantalo Teachers' Well Being During the Pandemic Covid-19 (2022).
(9) Learning English During the Covid-19 Pandemic: Exploring Barriers and Opportunites.
I work as an Assoc. Professor in the Business School of IUBAT. I did an MBA from Bedfordshire University, England and a BBA from Chittagong University, Bangladesh. I also did an MA in Economics from Bowling Green State University, USA and I am a PhD candidate in Finance at School of Business and Economics, University Putra Malaysia. My area of teaching is corporate finance, international finance, investment analysis, and banking and financial institutions which I have been teaching for last 11 years. I also have research interest in financial technology, macro/financial economics, and fiscal and monetary policy. Earlier I did work for One Stop Ltd., England as Assistant Manager in Retail Management. I have contributed research papers in international journals and presented papers in international conference abroad.
I have achievements of funded scholarship of master’s in economics at Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA (2016) and a full grant from the Planet under Pressure Conference, London-2012 funded by Oxford University, England. I also had funded scholarship for PhD from Niagara University, USA which I discontinued.
I am an editorial member of South Asian Journal of Management (under AMDISA, India), the founding member as well as associate editor of IUBAT Review and editorial member of Journal of Finance, Business and Management Studies, India. I am an Ambassador of S&SE ASIAN UN, Yunnan University, China.
Zaki Samsuddin is a Senior Lecturer and Academic Department Head at the School of Communication and Creative Arts, UOW Malaysia KDU. He is an experienced educator and academic administrator with a unique inside knowledge of the Malaysian higher education industry having worked in both public and private institutions in Malaysia since 2004. He has taught a wide range of courses at various academic levels, which includes social sciences and liberal arts courses such as Cross-Cultural Psychology, Political Psychology, Motivation & Emotion, Psychology of Religion, Malaysian Studies, and Moral Education.
His primary research interests are in socio-political issues in relation to multiculturalism and ethnic integration. A strong proponent of cultural diversity, he has been involved in research and consultancy projects promoting peace education and intercultural dialogue.
Dr Khan is a Dental graduate and his career is unique in a sense that he has been involved successfully in academics and management together for the last almost 20 years. He has more than 18 years of teaching experience at both undergraduate and post graduate level.
After doing his dental research masters from Queen Mary University of London he went on to do his master’s in health Professions Education from University of Maastricht, Netherlands and did his PhD in Medical Education from University of Ambrosiana, Italy. Dr Khan has presented in various conferences and hold key positions both at the National level and Internationally. He is currently working as Deputy Vice Chancellor at Riphah International University, Islamabad, Pakistan. He is also the Director for Centre of Excellence in Leadership, Innovation and Quality (CLIQ) at Ras Ul Khaima College of Dental Sciences (RAKCODS), UAE and one of the pioneers in launching the first ever Master’s program in Dental Education, Master of Science in Leadership & Dental Education (MSLDE) at RAKCODS.
He is also a member of the Asia Pacific Biomedical Sciences Educators Association (APBSEA) Singapore. He is a visiting Prof of Medical Education at the Academy of Leadership Sciences Switzerland (ALSS) and representing them as their Director for South Asia & UAE. He is also the Ambassador at the International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) USA and serving as a member of the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council (USA). His special interests include Leadership & Management, Curriculum Development, Patient Safety in Health Care and Organisational Leadership.
He is an innovator, critical thinker and a life long learner who is extremely fond of taking risks. He has an exceptionally friendly nature and his love for coffee is un matchable. He loves to think out of the box and has collaborated successfully with many organisations and individuals worldwide. Last but not the least he believes that for an emotionally intelligent leader the key to success is Empathy which actually gets you in, while honesty, modesty, competency, integrity and vulnerability keeps you there.
Prof. Dr. T V Gopal is presently teaching Computer Science and Engineering at CEG Campus, Anna University. One of his research areas includes "Science and Spirituality". Dr. T V Gopal has published around 80+ Research Papers. He has written FOUR books and Co-Edited TEN Conference Proceedings.
He is actively associated with many professional societies such as CSI, ICANN, IFIP WG 9.2, IEEE and ACM India Council. He is an Expert Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the International Review of Information Ethics: [IRIE] - the official journal of the International Center for Information Ethics [ICIE].
Prof. Dr. Khairiyah Mohd Yusof (firstname.lastname@example.org) School of Chemical and Energy Engineering and Centre for Engineering Education Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Khairiyah Mohd Yusof is a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and the fellow of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Centre for Engineering Education (CEE), which promotes scholarly and evidence-based practices in engineering education.
She is the President for the Society of Engineering Education Malaysia (SEEM) and was Vice President for the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES) from 2014 to 2018, and a Board Member for the International Research in Engineering Education Network (REEN) from 2010 to 2017. Khairiyah is passionate in implementing and promoting meaningful learning in higher education, especially in engineering. She is regularly invited to speak at conferences and conduct workshops throughout Malaysia and in various countries in Asia, Australia, Europe and North and South America.
Her interest led her to take a scholarly path to deepen her knowledge, improve her practice and widen the impact through engineering education research, focusing on innovative teaching and learning practices, faculty development, curriculum design and Engineering Education for Sustainable Development. As part of her effort to learn and contribute to the scholarly engineering education community, she serves on the Editorial Boards of the ASEAN Journal of Engineering Education, the IChemE Journal of Education for Chemical Engineers, the European Journal of Engineering Education and was on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Engineering Education (2012-2018).
For her contributions in engineering education, she is the recipient of several international awards, including the prestigious 2018 Duncan Fraser IFEES Global Engineering Education Award. She had also previously won several awards, the 2017 Student Platform on Engineering Education (SPEED) Mentorship Award and the 2015 Frank Morton Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Global Award for Chemical Engineering Education Excellence.
Born in Selangor, Malaysia, Dr Ezran Zainal has graduated from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design. He received his master-level degree in Art and Design, majoring in Design Technology, from Universiti Teknologi MARA.
Then received his doctoral degree from Universiti Putra Malaysia in Industrial Design Studies.
Dr Ezran Zainal is currently the Head of Department for the Design and Creative Technology Department, Faculty of Creative Technology and Heritage, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and at the same time persuading his design passion through Ezran Studio and ISM Studio PLT. He has been actively involved with various design and trade furniture exhibitions and international research symposiums. His passion for developing the Ergo-aesthetic principles has revolutionized & simplified the judgement of human behavioural effect on the design process and the final output of an item. He believed that an absolute beauty of an item lies within the simplification of a human behavioural system towards an intended form.
Prior to his appointment as Chairman of Quality Operations of Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University / Dammam / Saudi Arabia. Dr Mohammed Awadallah Musa served as a consultant and a director for quality assurance of higher education for many academic institutions.
He is licensed as external reviewer from the National Center for Assessment and Academic Evaluation (NCAAA) / Education and Training Evaluation Commission (ETEC).He has been certified as Six Sigma Black Belt holder, he has experience in higher education and quality assurance for more than 20 years, serving in many academic and administrative positions. He contributed effectively in IAU institutional accreditation in 2015 and reaccreditation 2022, in addition to reviewing Self-Study Reports of more than 30 academic programs, managing and coordinating its national and international accreditation processes.
He was the Head of Radiology Department in Al Ghad International Colleges for Health Specialties from 2010 – 2013, during that period he was the director of quality unit and member of the Higher quality committee for the branches of colleges in KSA.
Dr Mohammed Awadallah Musa obtained B. Sc. Degree in Diagnostic Radiology (1998) from Sudan University for Science and Technology and master degree in Medical Diagnostic Ultrasound (2005) from the Al Ziem Al Azhary University in Sudan. He earned his Ph. D. degree in Medical Diagnostic Ultrasound from L.U.D.es University, Switzerland in 2008.
Dr. Arshad Karimbu Vallappil received the B.Tech degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from University of Calicut, India, in 2009, the M.Tech degree in Electronics Engineering from Pondicherry Central University, India, in 2013, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia in 2021.
He received International Doctoral Fellowship from UTM, Malaysia and gold medal for Master of Technology Program in Electronics engineering in the year 2013. His research paper got best paper award, IEEE Malaysia AP/MTT/EMC Joint Chapter, in 2020. He received Bronze Medal, 22nd Industrial Art and Technology Exhibition (INATEX 2020), UTM, Malaysia for the research work related to “Compact Metamaterial Based Butler Matrix With Improved Bandwidth For 5G”. From his Ph.D. work, he also filed a patent in Malaysia related to “A Compact Metamaterial Based Butler Matrix”.
He has been involved with Islamic university of Madinah ABET committees for accreditation efforts and quality activities. He has implemented PI and Rubrics for ABET Student Outcome measurement for the Electrical Engineering Laboratory courses. He is an established Expert on EVALTOOLS web based outcomes assessment software.
From 2010 to 2011, he worked as lecturer in Electronics and Communication Department, P.A. College of Engineering, Mangalore, India. In 2012, he was a Project intern with Antenna Design and RF facilities Division of RF System Group, Indian Space Research organisation, Thiruvananthapuram, India involved in the design of Dual Band Fractal Antenna Array for C Band Application. He worked as Lecturer with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Islamic University of Madinah, Saudi Arabia. He received best performing lecturer award in the Faculty of Engineering, Islamic university of Madinah, Saudi Arabia.
He has authored and co-authored several journals and IEEE proceeding publications and has been involved with several research grants from Islamic University of Madinah, Saudi Arabia. He is an active reviewer for many reputed IEEE journals and letters. His research interests include Metamaterial Structure for Microwave Devices, Beamforming Network for 5G Communication, Solving challenging problems in RF design, 5G and 6G systems, MIMO systems for portable applications, Metamaterial Antenna, Ultra wide band antennas, Antenna for Energy harvesting, THz Antenna, Wearable Antenna, reconfigurable and smart cognitive systems, the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart city applications, body area networks and wearable devices, wireless sensor networks, and teaching methods/assessments for engineering students.
Kathy Mason is an Amazon Best-selling Author, Speaker, Host of the show Conscious Business Zone, and Online Sales Specialist who works with Conscious Companies to help them grow. She is psychic and intuitive and can see your Soul Mission and help you create that vision now.
Through her company, Mason Works Marketing, she lovingly supports her clients as a seasoned interactive strategy coach and implementer, with a solid background in developing products and publicity across all digital platforms; Internet, TV, Mobile, In-store Marketing, and Social Networks. She is a high energy cause-marketing expert with over twenty years of expertise at rolling-out cutting-edge strategies for business building communications, implementation, training, and book or e-book publication.
Dr. Mel Greg Concepcion, Ed.D. is an Associate Professor IV of the Philippine Normal University where he teaches masters and doctoral graduate programs. He was with a Jesuit school for 36 years as grade school and middle/junior school science teacher, science department chairperson, student activity program coordinator and student development and welfare coordinator.
As researcher, he conducted several researches in education, science, and school management and leadership, He also serves as research panel, thesis adviser and consultant. He authored Exploring Science Book 3 for elementary, as science content consultant of the Department of Education for K-12 learning modules, and conducted various training workshops for upskilling and retooling of teachers. He serves as guest lecturer for classroom management and school discipline of the Center for Educational Measurement, Inc. (CEM) and as plenary speaker in various in-service trainings of government and private schools.
He also served as regional and national judge for science investigatory research projects. He attended local and international trainings for school transformation, design and forward thinking, disaster and resiliency management programs, special education and care management programs, and technology innovations for school of the future. He is a member of various professional organizations and quality assurance associations. He is an active school accreditor of Commission on Accreditation for Local Colleges and Universities (ALCUCOA).
Prof. Genelita S. Garcia is a full professor (Prof. III) at Philippine Normal University. She has been teaching since 1987, four (4) years at Saint Louis University, Baguio City and 33 years at PNU, Manila. Biology is her field of specialization and has taught varied Biology courses both in the undergraduate and graduate levels.
She is a PhD Biology candidate at DLSU, MS Biology graduate of UST and a BS. Biology Graduate of SLU. She has conducted several Biological Science researches both pure and educational. She is one of the authors of the Mixploring Science Junior High School grade 7 to grade 10 textbooks published by VIBAL Group, Inc. She has conducted several seminar workshops as resource speaker in Biology for several institutions like DEPED, DOST, and Center of Educational Measurement, Inc. (CEM). She has also served as science consultant for varied Science Projects of many educational institutions. She has also served as national and regional judge for several Science Research Competitions.
Teresa is Sales Director, Malaysia, appointed to design, implement and maintain national, regional and local sales strategies in order to disperse IN4OBE products and services. She brings a wealth of experience regarding Initiating marketing strategies that boost unit and gross sales at the national, regional and local levels and analyze the efficacy of these strategies.
She is highly experienced in creating sales goals by predicting appropriate sales figures for various areas and groupings, and predicting sales figures for both potential products and existing products. Her motto is maintaining the positive reputation and ethic within by complying with all organizational policies and procedures.
Over thirty-seven years of professional experience in teaching, research, training, student assessment, selfassessment at the program level and try to implement the sound academic environment as per vision, mission and goal of the higher education institutes (HEIs.) for producing qualified and competent graduates by internal quality assurance practices who will be able to compete the global demand and play the vital role in the national economy.
At present, I am working as a Senior-most and Grade-1 Professor in the Department of Anatomy and Histology, Faculty of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences, Sylhet Agricultural University, Bangladesh. Worked as an external peer reviewer for 17 programs as a Quality Assurance (QA) Expert with foreign QA expert at program level in different public and private universities for improving the quality of higher education in Bangladesh. Worked with the faculties and administrators of the University for conducting the all procedures of academic, research (review, monitoring & evaluation) and administrative activities.
Conducted rnany training and workshop/ seminar/ conference on teaching-learning, assessment, professional development, quality assurance system in higher education, OBE curriculum design, mapping, development and research in home and abroad for achieving the knowledge, skill and attitude. Worked as a Sub-project Manager of the project entitled "Design & Implementation of a Self-Assessment (SA) Exercise for Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) & MS Programs, (CP 2498) for the duration of two years from January, 2012 to December, 2013 funded by HEQEP under UGC, Bangladesh. Received training on Self-Assessment, Teaching, Learning, Curriculum Design, Higher Education Quality Assurance etc. from home and abroad. Attended about 67 training workshops/seminars / conferences as a resource person/participant / selected QA professionals on Outcome-Based Education (OBE) Curriculum Development, Quality Assurance & Accreditation in Higher Education'‘, International Participatory Research on the Hidden Dimensions of Poverty, on BNQF, Accreditation Rules and Standards, Self-Assessment, Accreditation Council: Functions and Roles at SAU, Teaching, Learning and Assessment, Quality Culture & Quality Assurance organized by UGC/BAC/IQAC/different HEIs of Bangladesh.
Attended as a participant in the International Webinar on Advancing Bangladesh’s Future by Integrating Life Performance and Skills-Based Models of Learning at United International University on virtual platform organized by IN4OBE Bangladesh Chapter for the duration of 04 August, 2021. Key Note Speaker: Prof. Dr. William Spady, CEO, IN4OBE, LLC. USA and the Father of OBE. Attended as a participant in the Motivational Workshop on Quality Assurance & Accreditation in Higher Education'' organized by Bangladesh Accreditation Council for the duration of 27 October, 2021. Key Note Speaker: Professor Tim Parkinson, Emeritus Professor, Massey University, New Zealand. Participate in a "workshop on Animal disease control principles in veterinary education and continuing professional development in Bangladesh" organized by FAO and ECTAD at Dhaka on 06th December, 2015.
Training on Professional Development Program on Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Thailand from 18-29 November, 2015. Training on Quality Assurance and Accreditation organized by the HELP University, Malaysia from 3-14 September, 2012. Worked as a Director of IQAC and the project entitled: Establishment of Institutional Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) at the Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet from 11th July, 2015 to 30th June, 2018 funded by HEQEP under UGC, Bangladesh.
Mamsi Mashinini-Ndlalani is the founder and CEO of Mamosa Educational Institute that is operating a private school in the township of Duduza in South Africa.
Mamsi is an Educationist whose passion as an educator comes from a life-long obsession for teaching young children, having graduated from the University of Fort Hare with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and History and a Higher Diploma in Education she began her teaching career at Asser Maloka Secondary School in 1992 teaching English Second Language to Grade 8 to Grade 12 learners.
She worked at the school until 1999. Mamsi was part of the first team of educators to be trained for the implementation of Out Comes Based education which was introduced in 1998 that replaced the old Apartheid Education system. Mamsi Mashinini-Ndlalani was promoted to a Deputy Principal’s post and moved to Zakheni Primary School in 1999 to 2002 and taught Life Orientation to the Grade 7 learners she was promoted to a Principal’s post in Fountain Five Primary School where she taught Life Orientation Until 2004.
She resigned from her post in 2004 to start her own business but realising that any kind of business was not part of her passion, she went back to teaching in 2010 to gather more knowledge about the new curriculum and new assessment standard in preparation for her own Educational Institute. It is a registered institute of learning and training. She is practically involved in teaching and learning at her school. She received two recognitions from the District Director of Gauteng Province Education the latest was in May 2022.
Mamsi Mashinini-Ndlalani resides in Duduza in South Africa with her last born so Luvuyo. She is a single and a loving parent to two other grown-up sons, Nkosana and Sipho. She is an author of a book titled Revisit The Mirror
I am Dr. Minati Adhikary, Associate Professor and head, department of Community Medicine, Dhaka Medical College(Ex). As a person I am very down to earth, caring and have respect for relationship, individual and family values with high morals. I love reading, writing and teaching. I completed my graduation in Medicine through the Dhaka University and passed MBBS in1979.
I started my professional life as a Medical Officer at Thana Health Complex (THC). I served rural community of Bangladesh while working at Primary Health Care setting (THC) at different Subdistricts of Bangladesh. Meanwhile I began studying for an MPH at National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine (NIPSOM) Bangladesh under Dhaka University. I got my MPH (Community Medicine) degree in 1997. This Master degree in Public Health on top of my MBBS allowed me to work in different medical colleges as a teacher of Community Medicine (22 yrs). During my professional life I have been attached with several daily news papers.
I have to my credit 20 publications on health in national Medical journals and over 200 articles on different health issues published in national dailies. Three books written by me have been published named “Shishur Sasthya ebong Apnar Koronio”; “Modhyo Boisi Narir Sasthya Somosya”; “Puberty and Health” based on child health problem and care, menopausal health and teen psychology respectively.
A short story book named “Roudrochya” is now available in “Omor Ekushe Mela”. A drama based on my story “Pushing Sale” is made and shown by Boishakhi Television during Eid-Ul- Fitre. I worked as the principal investigator in a project based on IYCF (Infant and Young Child Feeding) at Sreepur Upozila under Gazipur district and several other community based projects.
Jerry is regional sales director, SIngapore holding a high-level management position and is charged with overseeing the expansion of international partnerships and enterprise revenue generation strategies.
Jerry has a proven track record of achieving excellent customer relationships and satisfaction. Jerry possesses excellent leadership, organization and sales presentation skills.
Dr. Nehreen Majed is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at University of Asia Pacific (UAP), Dhaka, Bangladesh. She received her Bachelors and Masters in Civil Engg (Environmental) from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) and completed her PhD in Environmental Engineering from Northeastern University, Boston, USA.
Dr. Nehreen received multiple in-house research grants at UAP and is a well published researcher in Environmental Engineering. As a member of the self-assessment committee for quality assurance, she is directly engaged in the implementation of OBE.
She also serves as a certified evaluator of Board of Accreditation of Engineering and Technical Education (BAETE), Bangladesh for on-site evaluation and accreditation of BSc Engineering Programs. Nehreen is a Registered Scrum Master by Scrum Inc (USA) and she is implementing Agile/Scrum method in Engineering courses in Bangladesh. She aims to bring positive and innovative changes in the techniques of Engineering and Science based knowledge dissemination.
Mirabelle Lim – Steady, driven, confident, strategic, punchy and forthcoming. Has good business finance, management reporting & financial planning experience with major companies including HP, JPMorgan (Singapore & NY), Citigroup Consumer Banking (Korea & Singapore) and Barclays (in Singapore).
The 26+ years of work experience in large institutions have shaped her career professionally as collaboration with diverse backgrounds, spanning teams and building relationships with focus on strategic decision making.
She has a diverse career profile and working experiences with big Organizations across the Globe. She returned to Asia, initially based in Korea after Citibank’s acquisition of a Korea local bank as the Head of Business Planning & Analysis with Citigroup Consumer Banking and then relocated to Singapore with Citigroup as their Business Unit Manager for Asia Consumer Regional Treasurer.
She also held role at Barclays as their Regional Head of IBD and Sales Finance when Barclays took over Lehman Brothers in Asia Pacific. She left to join Singapore local banks, in part to contribute her international work experience to the local community and also to be based in home country, Singapore. Other key achievements included developed criteria for data analytics dashboard for Senior Management’s use, a tool at fingertips to determine focus areas in developing Audit Strategies, re-engineered business processes and setup effective and efficient operations structure.
Her last role was with DBS as Head of Claims and Investigation Operations in the Singapore Consumer Banking Operations. She left after getting things organized for the Department by streamlining the work processes, ensuring controls have been effectively put in place and had helped the Department to complete the Audit review successfully.
Working since 1984, Dr. Naveed Yazdani has skills and expertise in the areas of medicine, medical administration, health care systems development, management consulting, corporate training, OD consulting, quality consulting, teaching and, media presentation. His research interests include a qualitative and critical discourse of management in the context of different civilizations; Interdisciplinary research encompassing management, and social and medical sciences.
In teaching, his interests lie in experiential teaching in the fields of OD, HRD, Philosophy of Management, Learning Organizations and General Development, and Framework of Organization Theory. His consulting interest revolves around training and development through OD means.
Dr.C.R. RENE ROBIN, received his M.E.(CSE) and Ph.D (CSE) degrees from CEG, Anna University, India in 2006 and 2011, respectively. He is currently working as Professor in Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and Dean(Innovation) at Sri Sairam Engineering College, Chennai-44 from Dec. 2020. He has worked at Jerusalem College of Engineering, Chennai-100, since July 2006. During his stay at Jerusalem, he held various positions as Head of the department - CSE, Joint Director for Approval, Affiliation & Accreditation (AAA) and Associate Dean. His other responsibilities at Jerusalem are Project Head for the Skill Development Project funded by DDUGKY (Govt. of India) & TNSRLM (Govt. of Tamil Nadu) and Nodal Officer for the National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF), a scheme of UGC. He also worked as a programmer at the Ramanujan Computing Centre, Anna University, Chennai-25 from Dec. 2000 to Jan. 2006.
His areas of interest include Ontological Engineering, Knowledge Management, E-Learning, Semantic Web etc. He is a recognized supervisor of Anna University to guide Ph.D and M.S (by research) in the area of Computer Science and Engineering. Nine Students have successfully completed their Ph.D programme and currently 05 research scholars are doing their research under him. He is a doctoral committee member of Anna University, Sathyabama University, Vels University and VIT University, Chennai. He is a life time member of ISTE and member of several professional bodies and ACM recognized him as ambassador
He wrote two books and one book chapter. He has 75 publications in National and International Journals and conferences.
He received “Mentor Award” from IBM for The Great Mind Challenge 2011. He got the Young IT Professional Award 2012 (Special Mention) by Computer Society of India at the Regional level. He received Award for Teaching Excellence at Indo-Global Education Summit 2013. He is acting as a Goodwill Ambassador for the Plastic Free Tamil Nadu Project and the Co-ordinator for Chennai District to create awareness to avoid plastics . During this lock down period, he has trained more than 3500 teachers on “Digital Tools for effective teaching learning process” and served as resource person for 40 webinars on various topics.
Countries Visited: Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Wales and England
Dr. T. Porselvi, Professor of Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Sri Sairam Engineering College, Chennai, India.
23 years of teaching experience. She received her B.E. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Madras University in the year 1998 and M.E. degree in Power Electronics and Drives from Anna University in the year 2005 with gold medal. Completed PhD in Anna University.
Published 56 papers in various international journals, international and National conferences, 5 patents, 2 books and 4 book chapters.
Reviewer: of International Journal of Engineering & Technology, Journal of Green Engineering, IET Power Electronics
Received Dr. APJ ABDUL KALAM AWARD OF TEACHING EXCELLENCE-2016, Received Best FACULTY AWARD in the Department from for the academic year 2017-18, Received Dr. APJ ABDUL KALAM AWARD FOR YOUNG SCIENTIST for year 2019
Memberships: 1. Life Member in IETE , 2. Life Member in ISTE, 3. Associate Member in Institution of Engineers, 5. Member in IEEE, Faculty advisor of SEC IEEE-PELS
Her areas of interest include Power Electronic Converters, Drives, Wind Energy Systems, Electrical Machines, Control Systems and Multi level inverter, Electrical drives.
Engr. Abdul Rahman has 20+ years of experience in software development and FinTech industry, information security and consultancy. He also has 11+ years of experience in academia as Assistant Professor in software engineering.
Being fully involved with both industrial and academic environments has allowed him to educate, train and mentor students and engineers in real-world engineering problem solving and bridging the gaps between academia and industry. He also has contributed in Human development, helping in improving understanding of the education and skills agenda. Motivate young engineers to complement their technical and analytical capabilities with a broad understanding of "soft" issues. He has also contributed in elaborating the importance of social, environmental, economic, cultural, and ethical aspects of a project which are often more important than the technical aspects.
K Ahmed Alam has about 20 years’ teaching experience at the university level. He is Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of English at a reputed private university in Bangladesh. He has already submitted his PhD thesis to the Department of English, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Bangladesh.
His areas of interest include Creative Writing, Pedagogy, Postcolonial/ Commonwealth Literature, Dalit Literature, Critical Theory, Cultural Studies, and Translation Studies. He has published a good number of articles in local and international research journals. He participated in numerous international conferences.
His published book,Translation Studies: History and Theory in Bengali, attracts the attention of the students and academics of the country. He has also completed several manuscripts one of which is A Handbook for Theory Beginners. Very often, he writes in esteemed Weeklies and Dailies on literature and literary theory. Besides, he is a Trainer for Quality Assurance in Pedagogy, OBE Curriculum Development and Assessment.
Dr. Rabiaah's life is full of achievements, accolades, honors and world-class experiences working towards bringing peace & harmony in the society. She symbolizes the spirit of outstanding achievements & excellence despite her own hardships & challenges while working for humanity.
Awardee of Rex Karmaveer Fellowship Global & Rex Karmaveer Bronze Awards, awarded by FWA at Innovative Education Awards -2020, TeacherTrainer Award by Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam International Educator's Honor award 2020., Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Award on 5th Sep, 2020. “Teacher’s Appreciation Award” by Career Beacon and YEN. One of the Top 10 participants in National Ability Awards, Acharya Vinoba Bhave Shikshak Samman 2020. Token of appreciation from FEA for mentoring their students. Awardee - of “Instructional Leader of the Year" in 5th Eduleaders Virtual Summit & Award 2020 held on #Saturday, 7th November 2020 (Birth anniversary of the eminent scientist Madame Curie). Awardee of the “Seed of Knowledge award by Sanjeevni World School & Sanjeevni group.
1. SPSC Ambassador - Sustainable Procurement & Supply Chain Ambassador
2. Awardee of HR Success Excellence Awards – Education Excellence and Women’s Excellence categories.
3. Awardee of GURUPNISHAD SAMMAN by Charles Walter's Society for Innovation & Research
4. Proud to be chosenas Humans of LinkedIn by the entire team of Think Academy.
5. Truly inspired and humbled to get this prestigious "Guruvarya Samman 2021"by HETS
6. Awarded as the BESTSTART UP award for my newly startup onlineventure eD WebStudio Channel. By ABCD International.
7. Awardee of Global Achiever Awards 2021 by Edukos unite
8. Has been declared as International Ambassador of Peace by WorldLiteraryForumfor Peace and HumanRights
9. Awardee of Education Icon Award 2021 by LibertySolutions. Have got featured amongst top 100AdmiredPeople in Education 2021 by The Excelligent.
10. Awardee of outstanding Educationist India by IIFPL (Inner I Foundation) and ECDF.
1. Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy from Abide University
2. Education Ambassadress with #InternationalOrganizationofEducatorsandResearchersInc
3. She was invited for an interview by Maan Mahila Ka
4. Her interview has got published in com
5. Glad to share that her interview has got published on wonderpublish.com
6. Was invited by ALLATRA TV English Creative Society to share her views about "Promoting kindness everywhere"
7. She is also a Professional Member with Institute of Global Professionals
Panel Member with International International Trainers Federation
1. Gold Member with Global Trainer Academy 2. Chief Mentor with SPAA India 3. Received the Certificate of Honor from Witty Gossip for Global Peace & Sustainable Development Summit 2021 4. Captain with @Being Manav NGO 6. Assistant Country Director with Global Literary Temple 7. Fellowship with Independent Perception & Research Hub 8. Bonafide Speaker with GRKQSF EDUTALKS
As a leader, I believe in fostering every child, every human being in a free and unconstrained atmosphere. It is important to make sure that they feel relaxed and don’t overdo it. We want to cultivate them to be self-motivated and independent. Let us try not to raise them into perfect bonsai trees, but rather strong towering that grow freely in nature, deeply rooted in the earth and reaching for the sky.
Shayan Aqdas is an English language teacher, who has a wide variety of skills and has worked in several fields, including marketing, content writing, management, and human resources. She currently teaches students of Higher Secondary level at City Postgraduate College for Women in Pakistan.
She has worked with different organisations primarily for the empowerment of marginalized groups and for the promotion of education and literacy in the society, especially for the youth.
She has studied bachelors in English Linguistics and Literature with courses in TEFL, and has written multiple term papers and projects during her undergraduate years. As an English teacher, with interests in research, she has been employing innovative teaching methodologies to enhance her learners’ performance. Few of her research interests are e-learning, innovative practices in ELT, student focused learning, TEFL/TESOL methodologies. She plans to pursue research studies in Applied Linguistics and TESOL.
Dr. Dadamiah PMD Shaik currently working as a Professor, HOD, BOS chairperson and Associate Dean (R&D) at LORDS Institute of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad. He received M.Sc. and Ph.D. from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati under the supervison of Prof. O. Mahammad Hussain.
He has 16 years of teaching and 11 years of Research experience in various reputed Institutions. He published 16 highly reputed National and International journals with a good impact factor. He has 345 Google scholar citations as on today with 9 h-index and his cumulative impact factor is 47.6. He was a recipient of Gold medal in 2007 and best research paper award in 2018. He has presented more than 25 research papers in the National and International conferences.
He published two International books and 2 National patents in the past two years. He also successfully completed NPTEL course on Solid State Physics and secured Top-5 with Elite+silver medal. His research interests are preparation of nano composites using various synthesis techniqaues including green sysntesis and thin films for energy storage applications.
Minda Marshall is an educationalist and researcher focusing on visual processing and cognitive development through the processes of reading. She oversees a registered private school and is also the co-owner and a co-director of Lectorsa, a South African company. She has worked with M3line on the development of the Eyebraingym solution based on 30 years of research in her specific field.
Eyebraingym is the results of 100’s of case studies and hours of research compiled into a simplistic user friendly, accurately gauged on-line visual intelligence development system.
Her qualifications include a BA degree, various international leadership training programmes, and Occupational Directed Education and Training Practitioning Skills. She has authored and co-authored articles, academic articles, and books. Minda is passionate about educating and empowering teachers, educators, parents and learners to discover their own internal strengths to maximize their abilities. She trains teachers and leaders around the world.
Dr. Shah Murtaza Rashid Al Masud is currently working as an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), University of Asia Pacific (UAP), Dhaka, Bangladesh with 21 years of teaching experience. He did his PhD in Computer Science from IIC University of Technology, Phnom Penh.
He received his M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Computer Engineering in the specialization of Computer intellect systems and networks from the Kharkiv State University of Radio Electronics, Kharkiv, Ukraine. His current research interest includes Wireless Body Sensor Networks (WBSNs), Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), GRID Computation, Cloud Computing, IoT, Expert Systems, Fuzzy Logic, Artificial Intelligence and Neural Networks, Physical Computation and Thermodynamics, Reversible Logic and Quantum Computation. He has published around forty research articles in reputed journals and conference proceedings of his field.
He serves as a TPC member of numerous conferences. Besides that, he also serves as a reviewer for various conferences and journals.
Dr. Masud has an excellent expertise on building Continuous Quality Assurance and Improvement system based on Outcome-Based Education (OBE). He served as an active member for the development and quality unit for the college of computer science and information systems (CSIS) at Najran University, Saudi Arabia for getting Saudi National accreditation for program and institutions NCAAA and ABET accreditations for the CS and IS programs. At present he is actively involved in of program self-assessment committee (PSAC) of CSE, UAP. He is a program evaluator of BAETE, IEB Bangladesh.
Currently, Dr. Masud is a member of multiple academic and scientific organizations including IEEE, Life fellow Institute of Engineers-IEB (FIEB), Associate Member, Bangladesh Computer Society, Member of International association of computer science and information technology- IACSIT, Member of International Internet Society: ISOC, Member of International Association of Engineers, IAENG, Member of the World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET), and Life Member of Soviet Alumni Association (SAAB). Dr. Masud receives Scholarships and several rewards and awards during his studentships and professional life.
Mr. Vincent N. Miclat is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics from the University of the Philippines Visayas in 2018. He is currently finishing his Master of Education (Mathematics) at the same university. He is an Instructor at the Division of Physical Sciences and Mathematics of the College of Arts and Sciences, University of the Philippines Visayas.
He is a previous Senior High School Mathematics teacher of the Schools Division of Iloilo, stationed at Palaca-Damilisan National High School. Mr. Miclat has been teaching college and high school Mathematics for more than three years. A novice in the profession, he found interest in teaching Mathematics to students, as the subject is perceived to be difficult and heavily content-based. His research interest is in Mathematics education and problem-solving, inspired by his research adviser, Dr. Divinagracia. He is currently writing a study about the effects of language on the problem-solving performance of students from a metacognitive viewpoint.
The study “Ano Ni Man? : Accuracy of the Encoded Mathematical Symbols in Elementary Algebra” is an unpublished research study that is a product of the curiosity brought about by a discussion in the class of Dr. Divinagracia. While most Mathematics educators focus on finding the most effective strategies and techniques to improve Mathematics teaching, the researchers saw the need to explore one of the foundations of Mathematics learning, which is the learning of Mathematical symbols. The study investigates the accuracy of the encoded information on basic Mathematics symbols, which is essential in the understanding of higher and more complex Mathematical concepts
Currently working as an Associate Professor at LORDS Institute of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad. He has completed his Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Government Polytechnic College, Hyderabad, A.P. India in the year 1980.
Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad, A.P. India, in 2011. Master of Technology in CAD/CAM from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad, A.P. India, in the year 2014. Studying PhD in Mechanical Engineering from JNTUH, Hyderabad, T.S. (Passed RRM-2, Thesis submission due). He has worked as Technical Asst. / Foreman (1982 - 1992) in Fuel Cells Department (PAFC Technology) & Powder Metallurgy Laboratory of Material Science Department of Bharat Heavy Electrical Ltd., Research and Development, (BHEL R&D- Hyderabad, TS., India.
He has worked as Technical Asst/Research (1992 - 2002) in Fuel Cells Department (PEMFC & PAFC Technologies), Energy Research Institute, King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST- Govt., Organization), Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He has worked as a technical officer, In-charge Heat Transfer & R&D Lab, & AICTE Project Coordinator, Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology (Autonomous Engineering College), Hyderabad, A.P., Successful completion of AICTE project “Development of Suitable Fuel Cell for Two Wheeler” (2008-2011).
He has worked as an Assistant Manager R&D in R&D and Innovation Department, Capri Cable Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad, India in “Heat pipe Technology based thermal solutions for efficient heat dissipation and heat recovery applications”. He has worked as an Associate Professor in Farah Institute of Technology (formerly Vidya Vikas Institute of Technology) Chevella, R.R District Telangana State, India, Teaching Engineering Graphics, Thermal Eng., Ref. & Air Con., Heat Transfer, Metallurgy and Material Science, and CAD/CAM subjects. He has published 23 national and international journals. He has attended many workshops, seminars etc.
Prof. Tanzila Saba has over 20 years of experience in academia, ten years of which involve holding a senior administrative position at Prince Sultan University. She earned her PhD in document information security and management from the Faculty of Computing, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia, in 2012.
She won the Best Student Chancellor Award in the Faculty of Computing UTM in 2012. Currently, she is serving as an Associate Chair of the Information Systems Department in the College of Computer and Information Sciences at Prince Sultan University Riyadh KSA. In recent years, her primary research focus is medical imaging, pattern recognition, data mining, Soft-computing and tech innovation. She has above 200 hundred publications that have around 10933 citations with an h-index of 63.
Her most publications are in AI and Data Science research domains, published in ISI/SCIE indexed. Due to her excellent research achievements, she was included in Marquis Who's Who (S & T) 2012." She is the editor and reviewer of high reputed journals and on the panel of TPC of international indexed conferences. She is skilled with ABET & NCAAA quality assurance on the accreditation side. She is a member of the PSU Institutional Strategic Planning Committee, Research Committee and SDGs Committee.
She is the senior member of the college's quality and curriculum committees and actively participated in designing the new undergraduate and master programs. In addition, she actively participated in the PSU TLC team and worked on OBE initiatives.
She is a senior member of IEEE and UK HEA Fellow. Prof.Tanzila is the leader of the Artificial Intelligence & Data Analytics Research Lab and the Students' Data Science Club at Prince Sultan University. She is an active professional member of ACM, AIS and IAENG organizations and the PSU WiDS (Women in Data Science) ambassador at Stanford University.
She received the Best Researcher award for four consecutive years at Prince Sultan University and has been nominated as a Research Professor since September 2019. She has been invited as a keynote speaker at numerous international forums and conferences. She has been listed among the world's top 2% of scientists for the consecutive two years (2020 & 2021), by a research study conducted by Stanford University and Elsevier. She is the only female researcher in KSA, who has been listed in Guide2research since 2019-2022.
Dr. Farid A. Sobhani is a Professor in the School of Business and Economics at United International University (UIU), Dhaka. He is a Director in the School of Business and Economics at UIU. He is a Visiting Professor at ARI-Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Malaysia. Recently he has become the President of Bangladesh Society for Private University Academics (BSPUA).
He is the Vice President of Federation of Bangladesh Human Resource Organizations (FBHRO) and Founding Chairman of Bangladesh Society for Human Resources Management (BSHRM), Chattogram. He is a Registered Scrum MasterTM at Scrum Inc., USA; Lead, AiE Asia; and a Board Member at Agile in Education USA, New York. Dr. Sobhani started his career as a corporate professional around 26 years back. He served as a Financial Analyst cum Company Secretary at Credit Rating Information and Services Limited (CRISL), Dhaka. He was a Professor and Dean at Daffodil International University (DIU) and International Islamic University Chittagong (IIUC).
He served as an external member at Rajshahi University, Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP), and taught in the MBA Program at Bangladesh Open University (BOU), Dhaka. After completion of BBA and MBA from University of Chittagong, he obtained a second Master’s in Project Management from University of Antwerp, Belgium. He did his PhD in Corporate Sustainability & HR Disclosure from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Malaysia.
He is a trainer in the fields of HR, accounting, leadership and life-skills. He published 11 (eleven) books and magazines. He received Swadhinata Sangsad Sommanona ‘Education Award 2022’ by Swadhinata Sangsad, Dhaka and ‘HR Guru Award 2017’ by Stamford University, Dhaka for significant contributions to the respective fields. He received research grants from Australia, Malaysia and Bangladesh for carrying out intensive academic research and successfully completed the same. He got published 100+ articles in Journals, conference proceedings, magazines and newspapers.
His areas of research intertest are corporate disclosure, HR, leadership, and agile in education. He was a Coordinator of USIM-IIUC PhD Collaboration Program at Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Nilai, Malaysia. He supervised PhD students at home and abroad; and examined doctoral theses as an external examiner at globally reputed universities in Australia, Malaysia and India. He explored 21 countries around the world, presented research papers, and delivered keynote speeches in many international conferences in Asia, Europe, Australia, and United States.
* Professor, School of Business & Economics, United International University (UIU), Dhaka
* Director, MBA, EMBA & MIHRM programs, United International University (UIU), Dhaka
* Visiting Professor, ARI-Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Malaysia
* Lead, AiE Asia & Board Member, Agile in Education USA, New York
* Research Coordinator, Australian Academy of Business Leadership (AABL), Sydney
* President, Bangladesh Society for Private University Academics (BSPUA), Dhaka
* Founder Chairman, Bangladesh Society for Human Resource Management (BSHRM), Chattogram
* Vice President, Federation of Bangladesh Human Resource Organizations (FBHRO), Dhaka
Darwin Robert Gutierrez is an academe and a corporate experienced professional with 15years of extensive experience in delivering quality education. He has an experience working in different colleges and universities, and collaborated with various people.
At present he is a content manager for Information and Communications Technology at the Philippine College of Criminology, an IT faculty and Quality Assurance Team member at Lyceum of the Philippines-Manila.
Dr. King James Nkum is a Lawyer, writer, film maker and human capacity builder. He has authored over 20 books published and distributed globally. He is the founder and Executive Director of Kingsland Foundation, Lead Partner at Kingseal Attorneys & Solicitors, and University Lecturer at one of Nigeria’s public Universities.
He is a member of several professional bodies and associations. His hobbies includes writing, travelling and meeting people while learning about different cultures, reading, watching moves, playing chess and lawn tennis.
Presently working as an Associate Professor in Lords Institute of Engineering Technology, Hyderabad since 26th June 2014. Previously he has worked as a Worked as an Associate Professor and Head of Dept for CSE &IT in VITSSET since December 2007 to November 2013. Worked as a lecturer in Dr.V.R.K CET, Jagitial for One and half Year (2006-07).
He has published 16 journals in international and national journals. He has completed his B. TECH (C.S.E) Computer Science and Engineering in 2006.From CVR COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING (Affiliated to JNTU Hyd.) Mangalpally, Hyderabad, AP, INDIA. M.TECH (C.S.E) Computer Science and Engineering in 2010, From JNTU COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, KAKINADA, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA. Ph,D in Computer Science and Engineering in 2021 ,from Sri Satya Sai University of medical Sciences.
He has total 16 years of experience in teaching. He has attended and organized many seminars, conferences, workshops etc
Prof. Dr. C. Venkatachalam has received his MA,, M. Phil and PhD degrees from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, INDIA in Sociology with Industrial Sociology as a specialization in 1984, 1986 and 1990 respectively. He has obtained the Foundation Course on Research Methodology conducted by the Survey Research Training Centre (SRTC), New Delhi.
He started his career as a Research Officer at Centre for Development Research & Training (CFDRT), Chennai in 1992 where he worked with the DANLEP Research project on social dimensions of leprosy patients. He is currently working as Professor and Head of the Department of Sociology, Periyar University, Salem, Tamil Nadu, India.
Subsequently, he had a chance to associate himself with the National Family & Health Survey (NFHS) at Karnataka state, funded by USAID, monitored by International Institute of Population Sciences, Mumbai. He has served for UNICEF project Universal Immunization Program (UIP) and Oral Rehydration Therapy project of WHO and Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) project Social Forestry in all the districts in Tamil Nadu.
A Lifetime Achievement in Sociology - 2017 Award has been bestowed to Prof. C. Venkatachalam for his contribution, research excellence and accomplishments in the area of Sociology. Prof. C. Venkatachalam is a global expert on elderly, children and womens social issues.
PhD in Consumer & Market Analysis, Universiti Utara Malaysia (AACSB accredited)
Master of Science in Economics, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA
Master of Business Administration in Marketing, Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka
Bachelor of Commerce, Under University of Dhaka
International Best of Regions Award, ACBSP Conference, 2020, Chicago, USA.
Post-Graduate Research Fellowship, PhD program, Universiti Utara Malaysia
Best Paper Award, 7th Global Business Research Conference, 2017, Dhaka, Bangladesh, organized by Global Research Institute for Business Academics, Australia.
Best Paper Award, 14th Asian Business Research Conference, 2016, Dhaka, Bangladesh, organized by World Business Institute, Australia.
Best Paper Award, 4th Asian Business Research Conference, 2010, Dhaka, Bangladesh, organized by World Business Institute, Australia.
Best Paper Award, Asian Network for Quality (ANQ) Congress, 2010, Delhi, India.
Syahirah Abdul Shukor is a senior law lecturer in Faculty of Syariah and Law, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia. Currently, the Coordinator for PhD in Law in Faculty of Syariah and Law. She was one of the early pioneers in Faculty of Syariah and Law (formerly, it was known a Faculty of Syariah and Judiciary, Kolej Universiti Islam Malaysia (KUIM) before it was renamed as Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) in 2007.
She was appointed as the Deputy Dean (Academic & Research), Faculty of Syariah and Law in 2010 until 2012. At the same time, she was also the Head Program for Diploma Islamic Judiciary (DIJAP). In September 2014, she was appointed as the Dean Faculty of Syariah and Law. Her areas of specialization: cyberlaw, child law, legal education and comparative law.
She obtained her PhD from Keele University, UK in March 2009, Master of Comparative Law (2000) as well as Bachelor of Law (Hons) (1998) from the International Islamic University of Malaysia. She joined the academia world since November 1999 as an Assistant Lecturer in Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia (UNITEN). She is also the Panel for Law programs under the Malaysian Qualifying Agency (MQA) where she is involved in reviewing new programs and law programs offered in private universities as well as public universitity.
She is involved in drafting Halal Guideline as a standard in SIRIM, MS 2393: “Prinsip Islam dan Halal- definasi dan penafsiran istilah” and involved in a few series of training for Halal Certification for trainers in USIM and also pioneering Bachelor of Syariah (Halal Industry) when she was the Dean. She is also an accredited mediator by the Malaysian Mediation Centre, Bar Council Malaysia since December 2015 and also a member of Majlis Perundingan Islam under the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia (2016-2018).
She has been invited as keynote speakers for International conference talk on legal education, data protection laws and protection of children on the Internet. She has received various research grants from USIM, the Ministry of Higher Learning for research on the Future of Legal Education in Malaysia (2012-2013), Ministry of Higher Education under Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) (2013-2017), Committee for Legal Reform (JPUUM), Legal Affairs Division of Prime Minister's Office (2013-2015), Negeri Sembilan Islamic Religious Council (MAINS) (2014-2016) Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (2016-2018) a colloboration for environmental law study. She is also received a research scheme awarded by JAKIM in 2019. She was also involved in Halal Executive trainings on Muslim Friendly Tourism in 2019.
She was awarded as one of the top 100 researchers in USIM in 2018. Besides that she also received research grants from private company such as Andalusia (2012-2015) and from Multimedia University (2014-2016). Currently, she leads a research on the Impacts of Legal Education in Malaysia, a research award granted by Jabatan Pendidikan Tinggi Malaysia since January 2022. She has authored various books on various legal issues. . She was also the Visiting Professor in Fakultas Hukum, Briwijaya University, Indonesia. ( April, 2021)
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Dr. Hasnan Ahmed is a well-known academician whose diverse contribution in the field of accounting and corporate governance has been recognized by both the academicians and practicing professionals in Bangladesh and abroad. He has served as the Head of Academic and Administrative Department of ICMAB.
His contribution as a Member Secretary of syllabus and curriculum committee of ICMAB has been highly acclaimed by accounting professionals. He also served as an active member of Board of Editors of the Journal ‘The Cost and Management’ published by ICMAB. He has been actively involved as a Member of the Academic Advisory Committee of the said institution.
His outreach to other professional bodies is also noteworthy. He has been acting as the Director, Board of Trustees, Federation of Bangladesh Human Resources Organizations. He has been entrusted with the position of Chairman, Finance Committee, Bangladesh Society for Human Resources Management.
Dr. Ahmed has a diversified combination of educational qualifications. He completed his B.Com. (Hons.) and M.Com. in Accounting from Rajshahi University, Bangladesh, Post-Graduate Diploma in Industrial Management from BIM and earned professional degree, CMA from ICMAB. He did his Ph.D. in Business Administration from Aligarh Muslim University, India. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Bangladesh (FCMA), and a Fellow of the Bangladesh Society for Human Resources Management (BSHRM).
He qualified BCS ’85 exam and joined the Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS, Education) cadre. He served in various capacities in the field of educational administration in the Government of Bangladesh. He started his career as a researcher in different socio-economic research projects. He worked as Post-doctoral Research Fellow in the area of corporate governance at Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary, under the Erasmus Mundus scholarship sponsored by European Commission.
He also worked as a Visiting Scholar of Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), an AACSB accredited university. Dr. Ahmed has to his credit a number of research articles published in nationally and internationally reputed journals. He has also presented a number of papers in national and international seminars.
Dr. Ahmed has been actively involved in teaching, research and educational administration of various educational, professional, autonomous and government organizations prior to joining United International University (UIU). He has been actively working with UIU from the very beginning of the university.
He served as the Director, BBA program for a considerable time. He also served as the Dean (Additional charge), School of Business and Economics in the same university. With his 35 years of experience in various capacities in different organizations, Dr. Ahmed also contributed as the Pro-Vice Chancellor (In-Charge) of UIU, aiding the current governance of the university.
Dr Corrienna Abdul Talib is the Senior Lecturer of the Department of Educational Science, Mathematics and Creative Multimedia, School of Education, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), leading projects such as, Computational Skills, Microscale Chemistry, Visual Programming Language, Educational Robotic and Game based learning.
She received her PhD and Master’s degree in the field of Chemistry Education from Universiti Sains Malaysia and a Bachelor in Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Universiti Putra Malaysia. Dr Corrienna has gained more than 20 years of teaching experiences in the field of Science and Chemistry education.
From 2000 to 2011, she was a government secondary science and chemistry schoolteacher in Perak, Malaysia. Later, she joined SEAMEO RECSAM, Penang, Malaysia as the Science Specialist in the R&D Division leading awesome projects such as the Inquiry-Based Science Education, Lesson Study, STEM Teachers’ Mindset and has trained science and maths educators from Zambia and SEAMEO countries. Curently, she is the President of the Association of Science and Mathematics Education Johor (PPSMJ), life member of the Society for Research Development and the member of Society of Engineering Education Malaysia.
She has published many peers reviewed articles as well as presenting papers at conferences and workshops as keynote speakers, invited speakers, visiting professors and trainers as well as copyrighted product such as Scratchtopia Challenge and Gambot. Her research interests include STEM/STEAM, IBSE, Computational Thinking, Technology in Education, Learning Environment and Assessment. She is the editorial board of Learning Science and Mathematics Online Journal, editor-in chief for Buletin PPSMJ, international journals and article reviewers.
She has many publications, won several awards local and internationally and 5-star rating STEM project. Dr Corrienna is a certified master trainer for Ministry of Education Malaysia where she trains educators on the project called “Computational Thinking and Computer Science Teaching Certification Programme” and recently she qualified as the HRDF Certified Trainer Professional Entrepreneur. She has several research grants such as prototype grants and collaborative grants with UK’s and Indonesian universities. She also conducted joint programs with Petrosains, Techdome Penang, private companies and conducts many STEM programs. As a trainer, educator, speaker, and researcher, she views education as a powerful tool to inspire and enable change for the better.
Currently he is working as a Senior Professor & Advisor, Mech. Eng. Dept., L.I.E.T.(A). Ph. D Supervisor - Osmania University, JNTUH, Mewar University, Singhania University. Principal Investigator of Res. Proj. – AICTE. Member of B.O.S., JNTU-H and Ex-Member O.U. etc. Member B.O.S., L.I.E.T.(A).
Member of Governing Body, Academic Council and IQAC Lords Institute of Engineering & Technology (A) Hyderabad. He has completed BSc from Osmania university in 1981. He has completed his B.E in Mechanical Engineering from Osmania University in 1985, M Tech in Energy system from JNTU in 1993. PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Osmania University in 1998.
He has received 7 research awards and achievements. He has Produced 9+ PhDs under his guidance. And Presently he is guiding 14+ PhDs. He has total 37 years of teaching experience. He has presented and published Total Papers = 84+, Journal Papers = 47, [International = 42, National =5], [International Conferences = 23, National Conference = 14].
Currently Working as, a PG Coordinator (Central) at Lords Institute of Engineering and Technology (Autonomous) from July 2021 to February 2022. Worked as an Asst. Professor in Mechanical Engineering Department at Lords Institute of Engineering and Technology (Autonomous) from August 2018 to Feb 2022.
Previously Worked as an Asst Professor at CMR Engineering College in Mechanical Engineering from Dec 2015 to July 2018. He has completed his B.E (Mechanical Engineering), Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum. June 2013, M-tech (Computer Integrated Manufacturing), Visvesvaraya Technologial University, Belgaum. Oct 2015, PhD (Development and Performance Evaluation of Bimetallic Piston), Sri Satya Sai University of Technology and Medical Sciences, Bhopal, Jan-2021. He has presented and published 6 journals and 3 international conferences.
He has total 6.5 years of experience in teaching. He has attended and organized many seminars, conferences, workshops etc
Professor Kawsar Ahmmed has had his education in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Kedah in Malaysia, and Budapest in Hungary. Professor Ahmmed did his BBA (Hons in Marketing) and l MBA in Marketing from the University of Dhaka in 2003 and 2005, respectively. In 2013, he obtained PhD from the University Utara Malaysia for his research in Key Account Management.
He completed his post-doctoral studies at the Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary where he worked on Inter-organizational Determinants of Key Account Management Performance. Dr. Ahmmed started his academic career in 2006 and currently, he is rendering his service as a Professor of Marketing in the School of Business & Economics, United International University (UIU) Bangladesh with a particular interest in teaching and research. His research interests include key account management, sales management, and quality education.
He has authored and co-authored a big number of research papers and published these papers in different peer-reviewed international journals and attended a number of international academic conferences. Dr. Kawsar Ahmmed served as the Deputy Director of the BBA Program, School of Business & Economics from October 2019 to September 2021.
Dr. Ahmmed has played the lead role in the Measurement and Analysis of Student Learning and Performance for the accreditation of Business Programs of UIU by The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Professor Ahmmed has traveled to the USA, Malaysia, India, Hungary, Czech Republic, Saudi Arabia, Germany, and Poland. Professor Kawsar Ahmmed is married and blessed with two sons.
Venkata Ramana Ratnakaram is one of top 1000 CIOs in APAC. He is an award-winning Business & digital transformation leader with more than 23 years of experience.He majored in Computer Science Engineering from Andhra University.Venkata has vast experience in Edtech and Fintech and in developing highly scalable and reliable tech products.
He is an architect of one of the largest online education platforms and he led the digital transformation journey of many organizations.
Jocelyn Dimaala is a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Educational Management Candidate with administrative and teaching experiences from primary to tertiary levels both in the public government and private schools. She is a School Principal who is fascinated with Robot Mechanisms and had history of working not only in Educational Institutions but also in Business Process Outsourcing, Food and Beverage Company, and Manufacturing Industries.
An active member of the Phil. Robotics Academy, Robotics Society, and Society of Information and Technology Educators She is an honoree of the Education 2.0 International Outstanding Leadership Award, a Global Sustainability Ambassador and an Ambassador Pro of the International Schools Alliance. Jocelyn aims at creating possibilities, making a difference, and developing every learner holistically through meaningful project engagements and collaborations.
She has over 10 years of experience in the education industry. Had administrative and teaching experiences from primary to tertiary levels both in the public government and private schools, immersed in varied educational communities with diverse background in leadership and management, curriculum design, robotics technology, business process outsourcing, human relations, content creation, training, sales and marketing, and customer service functions
Dr. Nawel Habchi is Neurosurgeon at department of Mustapha PACHA Hospital. She has a PhD in biology at University of sciences and technologies HOUARI BOUMEDIENE. She is a Teacher at High School of Sciences and Technology of Sports and at University of Sciences and Technology HOUARI BOUMEDIENE. Dr. Nawel is a Member of the medical commission of the Algerian Olympic Committee (COA) since January 2016. She is Member of Laboratory of Biological Sciences Applied to Sport.
She ia also a prestigious Member of the Scientific Project at University of Sciences and Technology HOUARI Boumediene. She is responsible for Supervision of third degree football courses and Development of training content for different biological and sports disciplines.
PhD (2013) in Information Systems from the Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
Thesis: Information Systems and Organizational Change in Micro-finance Organizations
Principal Examiner: Prof. Geoff Walsham, Research Professor, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, UK
Supervisors: Dr. Magnus Ramage, Prof. Chris Bissell and Dr. David Chapman
MSc (2002) in Information Management from AIT, Bangkok, Thailand
Thesis: ERP and Data Warehouse for Decision Support
MCom (1986) in Management, from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Teaching at the university level and conducting training for the professionals;
Managing development, implementation and evaluation of large scale Management Information Systems projects;
Conducting research using Survey Research, Case Study, Action Research, FGD, Ethnography and Grounded Theory, and working with SPSS, LIMDEP and NVivo for statistical, econometric and qualitative data analysis; and
Academic and technical writing.
* Strategic Management
* Principles of Management
* Organizational Behavior
* Research Methodology
* Management Information Systems
* Decision Support Systems (ERP, Data Warehouse, ES and EIS)
* Information Systems Analysis and Design
* Organizations and Management
* Social Business
* Information Systems
United International University (UIU), Dhaka, Bangladesh : July, 2016 – Now.
Institutional Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), UIU : June,2015 – September, 2018
United International University (UIU), Dhaka, Bangladesh : January 2015- June 2016.
Blended Learning Project at SAIFF, Oslo, Norway : January 2013- Nov.2014
Coordinator & Freelance Data Analysts
BI Nowegian Business School,Oslo, Norway : May 2012-Dec.2012
Research Assistant in the PhD Program
United International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh : Sept-2006- August 2010
United International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh : June-2005 – Sept.-2006
Stamford University, Bangladesh Dhaka, Bangladesh : March 2005 – June-2005
NIRMALA CHENGALROYEN is Serving the SANDF as a professional Nurse in the capacity of a clinical lecturer for 19 years. She plays a teaching role as critical care nurse since 2012 to present and schedules hospital training accordimgly.
Nirmala also has experience in the OHS training field with regard to the maintenance of quality standards. She worked in the Phelophepa Health Care Train during 2nd year nursing in 2005 and trained the community on health care related problems. She is currently posted as a clinical preceptor working in the clinical education and training department (CETU) at 1 Military Hospital from 2018 to present and is a qualified Assessor/Moderator from 2019 to present.
She presents Skills Development training programmes in a private capacity.
She is Cumm Laude 2008-Surgeon General floating trophy, Cumm Laude 2012-Critical care nursing, Member of International Golden Key-2017, Member of Alumni University of Pretoria-2022, Member of the National Academic of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, Member of Siemans Health, Member of Real Success Network, Member of e-Space CRM 2022, Member of J& J Healthcare Academy, Member of the Foundation of Professional development and Member of Africa Health.
Currently he is working as Professor in the department of civil engineering in Lords Institute of Engineering & Technology. Previously he worked as a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, Guru Nanak Institutions Technical Campus, Ibrahimpatnam, Ranga Reddy since 17th July 2017 to 2021.
He has total 20 years of teaching experience, and 5 years of field experience. He ha