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Mellita Jones
Mellita Jones

Dr Mellita Jones works in science teacher education at Australian Catholic University's Ballarat campus. Her research is centred on effective pedagogies in teacher education, with a particular focus on school-university partnerships.


Amanda Hobson
Amanda Hobson

Amanda Hobson is the Assistant Dean of Students and Director of the Women's Resource Center at Indiana State University.  In her role as a student affairs administrator, her work focuses on issues of social justice and equity in higher education, and she regularly presents about a wide-range of diversity issues, including gender justice, bystander intervention, and sexual violence.  Her doctoral work at Ohio University’s School of Interdisciplinary Arts centres on issues of intersectionality of identity using sexuality and the erotic within feminist film with a specific emphasis on horror films and pornography.  She presents on the construction and portrayal of gender, sexuality, and race within contemporary popular culture and art, such as Sex Magic: Witchcraft, Gender, and Sexuality in Paranormal Fiction and Gender Blending and Genre Bending in the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Series. Additionally, her work on the vampire narrative covers topics including Apocalyptic Vampires and Vampiric Icons: Visions of Vampires from Dirty to Debonair in Less than 200 Years. She has been invited to deliver lectures on the topic of vampires in popular culture, including one for the BalletMet of Columbus, Ohio, for their production of Dracula

Her published work includes “‘We Don’t Do History’: Constructing Masculinity in a World of Blood” in Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Post-Apocalyptic TV and Film (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) and “Brothers Under Covers: Race and the Paranormal Romance Novel” in Race in the Vampire Narrative (Sense, 2015). 


Justin Dillon
Justin Dillon

Professor Justin Dillon, Department of Education & Professional Studies at King’s College London and Head of the Science & Technology Education Group, has been recognised for his ‘Outstanding Contributions to Research in Environmental Education’ by the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE). This is only the second time that the annual award has gone to a UK academic. Professor Dillon was presented with the award at the NAAEE Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland on Saturday 12 October 2013.

http://www.kcl.ac.uk/sspp/news/newsrecords/2013/naaee-award.aspx


David Hamilton
David Hamilton

Having worked in Scotland, England and Sweden, David hamilton found time in retirement to complete a trilogy of works on schooling that builds on Towards a Theory of Schooling (1989) and Learning about Education (1990).


Antero Garcia
Antero Garcia

Antero Garcia is an Assistant Professor in the English Department at Colorado State University. Prior to moving to Colorado, Antero was an English teacher at a public high school in South Central Los Angeles. Antero completed his Ph.D. in the Urban Schooling division of the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, Antero's research focuses on developing critical literacies and civic identity through the use of participatory media and gameplay in formal learning environments. Antero's research has appeared in numerous journals including The Harvard Educational Review, English Journal, and Rethinking Schools. 


James D. Kirylo
James D. Kirylo

 

James D. Kirylo is Associate Professor of Education at the University of South Carolina.   His other published works, among others, include Teaching with Purpose: An Inquiry into the Who, Why, and How We Teach (2016, Rowman & Littlefield), A Critical Pedagogy of Resistance: 34 Pedagogues We Need to Know (2013, Sense), Paulo Freire: The Man from Recife (2011, Peter Lang), and Curriculum Development: Perspectives from Around the World (2010, Association of Childhood Education International).


Darren E. Lund
Darren E. Lund

Dr. Darren E. Lund is a professor in the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary, Canada. His ongoing research, activism and teaching are focused on social justice issues in schools and communities. 

 


Hunter O'Hara
Hunter O'Hara

Dr. Hunter O'Hara is professor of Education undergraduate and graduate studies at The University of Tampa, Florida, USA. He is a former public school teacher, levels 1-12. Dr. O'Hara is an academic leader, having served as chair of his department for eleven years. He has written and published over thirty articles in peer reviewed, scholarly journals. The primary focus of his teaching is the professional development of teachers including curriculum and instruction, diversity education, fine arts education and education philosophy. He is also a singer and choral conductor.


Gloria Emeagwali
Gloria Emeagwali

Dr. Gloria Emeagwali is Professor of History and African Studies, and
recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Research Excellence Award in African Studies,
from the University of Texas at Austin. She has taught at numerous universities including
Ahmadu Bello University and the University of Ilorin, Nigeria, and, for the last two decades,
at Central Connecticut State University. She has published widely and was winner of
a UNESCO award for her site http://www.africahistory.net.

She is also the Chief Editor of Africa Update: http://www.ccsu.edu/afstudyarchive.html

Among her recent publications is a book jointly edited with Professor George Sefa Dei: 

African Indigenous Knowledge and the Disciplines. Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers, 2014.

Professor Emeagwali is also an amateur film maker and producer of numerous
video documentaries on African history. Her CV can be viewed at:

http://www.africahistory.net/cv2011-full.html.                                                                                                                             

Some of her videos can be viewed at: https://vimeo.com/user5946750/videos

and   "www. gloriaemeagwali.com"


Chuanbao Tan
Chuanbao Tan

Dr.TAN Chuanbao is  Professor of the Faculty of Education(FOE) and the founder director of the Centre for Citizenship and Moral Education (CCME) at Beijing Normal University, and the president of Chinese Academy for Moral Education (CACME).

His major research has focused on moral education, citizenship education and teacher ethics. His dissertation Aesthetic View on Moral Education (1996) and other books such as Belief Education and Moral Education (1998), Studies on Ethics for Teachers (2000), Towards New Teacher’s Ethics: Explorations of Professional Ethics of Teacher (2009), Conspectus of Citizenship Education: International Experience, Historical Transition and China's Choice(2011), Romanticism: Freedom and Duty——Chuanbao Tan’s Lectures on Moral Education(2012) , and The Case Studies on Diagnosis of School Moral Education Problems(2012) are highly reputed in China.

Prof. Tan received his PhD from Nanjing Normal University in China in 1996, and completed his Postdoctoral study in Beijing Normal University in 1998. His main international academic experience includes: Senior Visiting Scholar at University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, 2002-2003; Visiting Professor at IOE of London University, UK, 2006; and Foreign Visiting Researcher at Naruto University of Education, Japan, 2009 etc.

Web: www.chbtan.net; www.ccme.org.cn


Julie A. Gorlewski
Julie A. Gorlewski

Julie Gorlewski is Assistant Professor of Secondary Education at the State University of New York at New Paltz. She taught secondary English for over 15 years in public schools where she served as founding director of a high school learning center and established an English as a Second Language Program as well as a Parent Volunteer Program.

She is the author of the book, Power, Resistance, and Literacy: Writing for Social Justice (2011, Information Age Publishers), which was selected for a 2011 Critic’s Choice Award by the American Educational Studies Association. In addition, she co-authored  Making it Real: Case Stories for Secondary Teachers (Sense, 2012) and co-edited  Using Standards and High-Stakes Testingfor Students: Exploiting Power with Critical Pedagogy  (Peter Lang Publishers, 2012), which was selected for a 2012 Critic's Choice Award by the American Educational Studies Association. She also co-authored Theory into Practice: Case Stories for School Leaders (Sense, 2012). 

Follow her on Twitter: @juliegorlewski


Jan H. G. Klabbers
Jan H. G. Klabbers

 

Dr. Jan H.G. Klabbers has held professor and research positions in the U.S. (MIT, Case Western Reserve University), in the Netherlands (Radboud University, Leiden University, Utrecht University, University of Amsterdam, and Erasmus University), and in Norway (University of Bergen).  He is honorary member, former President and Secretary General of the International Simulation and Gaming Association (ISAGA), honorary member of SAGSAGA (Swiss, Austrian, and German Simulation & Gaming Association), member of the New York Academy of Sciences, the American Educational Research Association, the Science Committee of the Dutch Society for Simulation in Healthcare, and SAGANET. He is associate editor of the journal Simulation & Gaming, and the International Journal of Game-Based Learning. His publications cover social systems theory, design science and analytical science methodology, and the design and application of gaming and simulation in a wide variety of areas of application. Dr. Klabbers is involved in social systems development: organization & management development, and action learning.


Judith Pearl Summerfield
Judith Pearl Summerfield

Professor Emerita of English at Queens College / CUNY, Judith Summerfield writes about language and literature, composition, rhetoric, and teaching, the place of stories in our lives, and the importance of a liberal/liberating education. A builder of innovative college programs, she served as University Dean for Undergraduate Education at CUNY’s Central Office.  She has received a number of grants and awards for her work, including the Modern Language Association Mina Shaughnessy outstanding research award for Texts and Contexts: A Contribution to the Theory and Practice of Teaching Composition.  In 1998 she was named the New York State Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for her contributions to improving undergraduate teaching.  

Summerfield, who grew up in a coal-mining town in southwestern Pennsylvania, earned a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Pittsburgh and a Ph.D. from New York University.  Her new book, A Man Comes from Someplace: Stories, History, Memory from a Lost Time is a family narrative, drawn from the oral stories of her father who escaped from his shtetl in Ukraine during the Russian Revolution. The story speaks to questions of place and identity, exile, immigration, and survival. Story functions as antidote to trauma and an act of resistance, the refusal to be silenced or erased, the insistence that we know the past and remember those who came before.  

She introduced the book at the Krakow Jewish Festival in Poland in July 2015, and since then has been an invited speaker and consultant at universities, community centers, book clubs, and organizations such as the Holocaust Educators Network that are furthering teachers’ knowledge about the Holocaust and other genocides. 

In 2011, she traveled to the remains of the place her father and his family came from in southwestern Ukraine, where she met with the principal and teachers in the area school. They asked that the book be included as part of their efforts to reconstruct a local history for their community.  A Man Comes from Someplace is now being read by students in their English classes in the area school in Novokonstantinov. 


Hillary Sharpe
Hillary Sharpe

Hillary Sharpe is a counsellor with a keen interest in animal-assisted therapies, feminist practice, and trauma-informed therapy. She completed her Ph.D. in counselling psychology at the University of Calgary and has worked as a researcher, educator, and clinician in various not-for-profit and post-secondary instituitions. Her published work touches on issues including embodiment theory and practice, eating disorders, chronic pain, and equine-facilitated counselling.


Irving Epstein
Irving Epstein

Irving Epstein is the first recipient of the Ben and Susan Rhodes Professorship in Peace and Social Justice at Illinois Wesleyan University, where he serves as chair of the Educational Studies Department and directs the Center for Human Rights and Social Justice. A longstanding member of the Comparative and International Education Society, he has published widely in the field and previously served as an associate editor of the Comparative Education Review. For the past fifteen years, he has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Scholars at Risk Network, an organization of over 350 higher education institutions dedicated to the protection of scholars whose lives are in danger and the promotion of academic freedom on a global scale.


Kyle Greenwalt
Kyle Greenwalt

Kyle Greenwalt is an associate professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University. He studies the school curriculum by exploring teacher-student-parent relationships and the factors that have shaped such relationships over time. Motivated by the moral and emotional well being of children, parents and public school teachers, Kyle has published in such journals as the Harvard Educational Review, Curriculum Inquiry, Teaching and Teacher Education, Teacher Education Quarterly, the Inter-American Journal of Philosophy, and Phenomenology and Practice. His new book, Home/Schooling: Creating Schools that Work for Kids, Parents, and Teachers, is published by Sense Publishers. Working with local social studies teachers in the state, Kyle coordinates the College's secondary social studies teacher preparation program. Prior to his appointment at Michigan State University, Kyle taught high school social studies in northern Minnesota and English in eastern Hungary.

Please check out my blogs: Experience & Education and Learning to Teach.

 


Kaarina Määttä
Kaarina Määttä

Author of Many faces of love


Anita G. Welch
Anita G. Welch

Dr. Anita G. Welch is an Associate Dean of Teachers College at Ball State University, in Muncie, IN. She was an associate professor at the Emirates College for Advanced Education in Abu Dhabi, UAE and is also the Curriculum & Educational Technology Division Head. Her research includes post-tenure mentoring, teaching dispositions, cross-cultural studies of STEM education, the development and psychometric analysis of instruments used in distance education, and dissertation methodology. Dr. Welch has over twenty years of experience teaching in higher education in the US, including courses in educational research, research methodology for education, and instructional strategies with emphasis on the use of educational technology in the classroom. She has also led study abroad trips to Turkey and Italy. As a high school teacher in the US, she taught courses in chemistry, physics, biology, and pre-engineering.


Petar Jandrić
Petar Jandrić

Petar Jandrić is an educator and academic researcher. His background is in physics, education, and information science, and his research interests are situated at the post-disciplinary intersections between technologies, pedagogies and the society. Petar worked at Croatian Academic and Research Network, University of Edinburgh, Glasgow School of Art, and University of East London. At present he works as professor and director of BSc (Informatics) at the Zagreb University of Applied Sciences, and visiting associate professor at the University of Zagreb. 


Ignacio Calderón-Almendros
Ignacio Calderón-Almendros

Ph.D in Pedagogy, Assistant Professor at the Department of Theory and History of Education and Research & Diagnosis Methods in Education at the University of Malaga, Spain. He teaches in different Education Degrees and in Master’s in Social Change and Educational Professions (University of Málaga). He is Guess Lecturer in Postgraduate Diploma in Pedagogy of differences (FLACSO - Latinoamerican Faculty of Social Sciences, Argentina). He has collaborated with different universities in Latin America. Member of "Independent Living Forum" in Spain and Member of the Education Scientific Commitee of Iberoamerican Federation of Down Syndrome.

His research interests lie on Inclusive Education, Disability Studies, Disadvantage and Sociocultural processes of Exclusion. He has authored some books in Spanish, one of them obtained two international recognitions: Honorary Mention in 2016 Awards for Qualitative Book in Spanish or Portuguese (by International Association of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois) and 2014 Disability and Human Rights Award (by Spanish Commitee of Representatives of People with Disabilities, Madrid). Research papers published, among others, in "Disability & Society", "Educational Philosophy and Theory", "Revista de Educación", "Cultura & Educación" or "British Journal of Sociology of Education".