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Teo Timothy 1080

Prof Timothy Teo

Host: Prof. Ramnarain

Timothy Teo (Ph.D.) is Professor and Associate Dean (Research) at the Faculty of Education at  The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Timothy’s research interests are multi-disciplinary and include both substantive and methodological areas Timothy is Editor-in-Chief of The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher (TAPER) (Scopus Q1; SSCI Q2) and a member of over 10 journal editorial boards. A highly published and cited scholar, Timothy has edited three books and written many book chapters and conference papers, and published over 205 journal articles, with 158 in highly ranked SSCI journals. His Google Scholar citations are over 19,600 with an H-index of 72.

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Prof N’Dri Thérèse Assié-Lumumba

Host: Prof. Woldegiorgis

N’Dri Thérèse Assié-Lumumba is a highly accomplished academic with positions at Cornell University and a wide array of leadership roles in global education organizations. Her expertise lies in comparative education, particularly focusing on higher education, gender equity, and access to schooling in Africa. She’s held prestigious positions worldwide and has received numerous awards for her extensive publications. Assié-Lumumba has earned recognition for her research contributions, notably winning the Joyce Cain Award for Distinguished Research on African Descendants. She holds a PhD in Comparative Education from the University of Chicago and has forthcoming publications discussing the impact of COVID-19 on social sciences, African renaissance, and global citizenship education. Her recent works explore topics like Pan African connections, education for human capital development in Africa, and Ubuntu-inspired education for humanity.

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Philip Hallinger

Host: Dr. Naicker

Philip Hallinger is the Global Talent Professor of Management at Mahidol University (Bangkok Thailand) and a Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Dept. of Educational Leadership and Management in the University of Johannesburg (South Africa). He has worked as a schoolteacher and administrator (K-12 and higher education) and conducted training with more than 20,000 school leaders across North and South America, Asia, Europe, and Africa. Prof. Hallinger has held Professorships in the United States (Vanderbilt U.), Thailand (Mahidol U. and Chulalongkorn U.), and China (Shanghai U. and Education University of Hong Kong). In 2014 he received the Excellence in Research on Educational Leadership Award from the American Educational Research Association and the Roald F. Campbell Award for Distinguished Lifetime Achievement from the University Council for Educational Administration (USA). Although he is best known in the field of education for his path-breaking research on principal instructional leadership, Prof. Hallinger has also published extensively on problem-based learning, leadership development, sustainability, and international studies in educational leadership and management. His scholarly articles, which have achieved more than 54,000 Google Scholar citations, have been the most highly cited articles in five different education journals. Publications for Philip Hallinger

Catherine Snow

Catherine Snow

Host: Prof. Henning

Catherine Snow is an expert on language and literacy development in children, focusing on how oral language skills are acquired and how they relate to literacy outcomes. Snow has chaired two national panels: the National Academy of Sciences committee that prepared the report “Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children,” and the Rand Reading Study Group that prepared “Reading for Understanding: Toward an R&D Program in Reading Comprehension.” Professor at Professor at Harvard Graduate School of Education

Kerry J Kennedy

Kerry J Kennedy

Host: Prof. Robinson

Kerry J Kennedy is a graduate of Stanford University (MA, PhD), the University of New England, Australia (MLitt) and the University of New South Wales, Australia (MEd, BA DipEd). He has held senior academic positions in Australia and Hong Kong. He is currently an Advisor (Academic Development) at The Education University of Hong Kong and a Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Johannesburg. His areas of research interest are curriculum policy and theory, classroom assessment and civics and citizenship education. He is currently Editor of Curriculum Perspectives, the journal of the Australian Curriculum Studies Association, Co-Editor of Educational Studies and the Series Editor for the Routledge Series on Schools and Schooling in Asia and Routledge’s Asia Europe Education Dialogue Series. He is a Life Member of the Australian Curriculum Studies Association, a Fellow of the Australian College of Education and a co-winner of the 2012 Richard M. Wolf Memorial Award presented by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement. Publications for Kerry J Kennedy. Publications for Kerry J Kennedy

Jari Lavonen

Jari Lavonen

Jari Lavonen is a Full Professor of Physics and Chemistry Education (2003-) at the Department of Teacher Education, University of Helsinki, Finland and a Distinguished Visiting Professor (Childhood Education) (2016-) within the Faculty of Education, University of Johannesburg. From 2005 to 2009, he was a director of the Finnish Graduate School for Research in Science and Mathematics Education and from 2002 to 2007 was president of the Finnish Association for Research on Teaching of Mathematics and Science. He has worked in primary and secondary teacher education and in-service teacher training and developed and taught numerous courses on teaching and assessment methods in science and technology education. His main research interests lie in science and technology teaching and learning, teacher education and ICT use in science and technology education. He has published, together with other researchers, 157 refereed scientific papers in various journals and books, as well as 144 other articles and 166 books for either science teacher education or for science education. Professor Lavonen has been a director (PI) of 18 research projects with external research funding, and he has supervised 21 PhD theses.

Tony Onwuegbuzie

Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie

Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie is Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at Sam Houston State University, where he teaches doctoral-level courses in qualitative research, quantitative research, and mixed research, including program evaluation, teacher education, and educational psychology courses. Further, he is Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg. His research areas primarily involve social and behavioral science topics, including disadvantaged and under-served populations such as minorities, children living in war zones, and juvenile delinquents. Also, he writes extensively on qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methodological topics. With a current h-index of 71, he has secured the publication of more than 400 works, including more than 300 journal articles, 50 book chapters, and 5 books. Most recently, he co-authored a book entitled Seven Steps to a Comprehensive Literature Review (SAGE). He is President of the Mixed Methods International Research Association.

Krajcik 1080

Prof Joseph Krajcik

Host: Prof. Ramnarain

Joseph Krajcik serves as director of the CREATE for STEM Institute and is the Lappan-Phillips Professor of Science Education at Michigan State University. His work focuses in improving the teaching and learning of science, kindergarten through college by engaging in innovation and research. Throughout his career, Prof Krajcik has focused on working with science teachers to design and test learning environments to reform science teaching practices and to research student learning and engagement in project-based learning environments. He has authored and co-authored books, over 100 manuscripts and curriculum materials. He has received many professional awards and recognitions for his contributions to science education thought the years. In 2020, Prof Krajcik was elected to the National Academy of Education and received the prestigious McGraw Prize in Pre-K-12 Education in recognition for his many accomplishments and contributions to transforming education. He was an ISDDE Price for Excellence in Education Design winner in 2021. Added to this prestigious list is his current role as Research Associate in SCITECHED at the University of Johannesburg.