Chair & Scientific Committee

Conference Chairs:

Track Chairs: 

  • Adult Education:  Dr. Leslie Cordie, Auburn University
  • Curriculum and Instruction Development: Dr. Kelly McCarthy, University of South Florida
  • Education in Other Specialties: Dr. Ersem Karadag, Robert Morris University
  • Educational Technology: Dr. Sanghoon Park, University of South Florida
  • ESL: Dr. Eunkyung Na, University of South Florida
  • Global Competence: Dr. Arthur Ray McCrory, University of South Florida
  • Higher Education & Educational Leadership: Dr. Jennifer Mariano, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee
  • Human Resource Development: Dr. Yvonne Hunter-Johnson, Southern Illinois University
  • Inclusive Education: Dr. Helene Robinson, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee
  • International Education: Dr. Gunce Malan, Bisk
  • Pre K-12: Dr. Stephen Rushton, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee
  • Research Methods in Education, Dr. Faizan Ali, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee

International Scientific Committee:

Dr.  Seth Agbo, Lakehead University
Dr.  Nancy Albrecht, Emporia State Iniversity
Dr.  Oscar Aliaga, University of Louisville
Dr.  Tim Allender, University of Sydney
Dr.  Rabeena Alli, Loyola University Maryland
Dr.  Janet Applin, Western Kentucky University
Dr.  Paul Asunda, Purdue University
Dr.  Fatima Baji, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences
Dr.  Martha Barantovich, Florida International Universtiy
Dr.  Michael Barla, Fontbonne University
Dr.  Barbara Barter, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador
Dr.  Debra Bauder, University of Louisville
Dr.  Jim Berger, Western Kentucky University
Dr.  Orville Blackman, Ottawa University
Dr.  Ginger Blackmon, University of Alaska Anchorage
Dr.  Marjorie Bock, Emporia State University
Dr.  Stephen Bolaji, Charles Darwin University
Dr.  Helen  Boon , James Cook University
Dr.  Melissa Briggs, Emporia State University
Dr.  Barbara Burch, Western Kentucky University
Dr.  Marcelle  Cacciattolo, Victoria University
Dr.  Maria Cahill, University of Kentucky
Dr.  David Carter, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Dr.  Rod Case, University of Nevada, Reno
Dr.  Liz Chamberlain, The Open University
Dr.  Dianne Chambers, University of Notre Dame Australia
Dr.  Jessica Clapham, Bangor University
Dr.  Thomas Coates, University of North Alabama
Dr.  Carmen Constantinescu, Hood College
Dr.  Ayse Bas Collins, Bilkent University
Dr.  Leslie Cordie, Auburn University
Dr.  Bret Cormier, Missouri State University
Dr.  Serafin Coronel-Molina, Indiana University Bloomington
Dr.  Vernon Crew, University of Melbourne
Dr.  Rose Danek, Lyon College
Dr.  Isha DeCoito, Western University
Dr.  Sonia Dhaliwal, University of Missouri
Dr.  Judith Dinham, Curtin University
Dr.  Carolyn Doss, Burman University
Dr.  Mary Drinkwater, University of Toronto
Dr.  Katrina Eddles-Hirsch, The University of Notre Dame
Dr.  Benedicta Egbo, University of WindsorDr.  Suzanne Ehrlich, University of North Florida
Dr.  Yvette Evans, Illinois State University
Dr.  Kimberle Everson, Western Kentucky University
Dr.  Sonja Ezell, Emporia State University
Dr.  Kelly Faga, Wartburg College
Dr.  Angela Farmer, Mississippi State University
Dr.  Venesser Fernandes, Monash University
Dr.  Tara Flanagan, McGill University
Dr.  Rahul Ganguly, University of Southern Queensland
Dr.  Janice Garnett, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Dr.  Rachel Geesa, Ball State University
Dr.  Ann Gibson, University of New Mexico
Dr.  Lee Graham, University of Alaska Southeast
Dr.  Anthony Greene, Miles College
Dr.  Jackie Greene, Florida Gulf Coast University
Dr.  Gina Gresham, University of Central Florida
Dr.  Maree Gruppetta, University of Newcastle
Dr.  Linyuan Guo-Brennan, University of Prince Edward Island
Dr.  Kimetta Hairston, Bowie State University
Dr.  Bethany Hamilton-Jones, University of Georgia
Dr.  Haoua Hamza, Niagara University
Dr.  Shelley Hannigan, Deakin University
Dr.  Felecia Harris, University of North Alabama
Dr.  Jennifer Hart, University of the Sunshine Coast
Dr.  Elizabeth Hartnell-Young, University of Melbourne
Dr.  Raphael Heaggans, Niagara University
Dr.  Laurie Henry, University of Kentucky
Dr.  Leigh Hester, Athens State University
Dr.  Vineetha  hewagodage, University Of Southern Queensland
Dr.  Bruno Hicks, Fitchburg State University
Dr.  Jared Horvath, University of Melbourne
Dr.  Hsing-Wen Hu, University of Alaska Anchorage
Dr.  Anna Kristina Hultgren, The Open University
Dr.  Brian Hunt, Lyon College
Dr.  Janet Hurt, Western Kentucky University
Dr.  Mohamed Ibrahim, Arkansas Tech University
Dr.  Flavia Iuspa, Florida International University
Dr.  James Jackson, Howard University
Dr.  Jason Jaggers, University of Louisville
Dr.  Reva Joshee, University of Toronto
Dr.  Susan Kelly, University of Central Florida
Dr.  Daniel Kirk, Pacific University
Dr.  Jane Kirkby, Monash University
Dr.  Monika Krajcovicova, Griffith University
Dr.  Magaly Lavadenz, Loyola Marymount University
Dr.  Clare Lee, The Open University
Dr.  James  Lindner, Auburn University
Dr.  Ann Lopez, University of Toronto
Dr.  Christina Luna, California State University Fresno
Dr.  Christopher Maddox, Concordia University
Dr.  Gabrielle Malfatti, University of Missouri
Dr.  Margaret  Malloch, Victoria University
Dr.  Jon Mason, Charles Darwin University
Dr.  Mike McAuley, University of Newcastle
Dr.  Ernest McClees , Eastern Kentucky UNiversity
Dr.  Tarquam McKenna, Victoria University
Dr.  Janet Medina, McDaniel College
Dr.  Barbara Meyer, Illinois State University
Dr.  Tina Montreuil, McGill University
Dr.  Sheila Moore, Florida A&M University
Dr.  Eugenia Mora Flores, University of Southern California
Dr.  Daniel Mulcahy, Central Connecticut State University
Dr.  Irosha Nawarathne, Lyon College
Dr.  Trang Nguyen, University of Technology Sydney
Dr.  Kim NIchols, The University of Queensland
Dr.  Carol Oberg, University of La Verne
Dr.  James Oigara, Canisius College
Dr.  Bernard Oliver, United Arab Emirates University
Dr.  Gary Padgett, University of North Alabama
Dr.  Maria Luisa Perez Cavana, The Open University
Dr.  Kyle Perkins, Florida International University
Dr.  Nawang Phuntsog, California State University at Fullerton, CA
Dr.  Kaye Price, University of South Australia
Dr.  Charlsie Prosser, Baker University
Dr.  Cathy Qi, University of New Mexico
Dr.  Bettye Ray, University of Georgia
Dr.  Jenni Redifer, Western Kentucky University
Dr.  Delia Richards, University of the District of Columbia
Dr.  Philip Robey, Loyola University Maryland
Dr.  Maria Rodriguez de France, University of Victoria
Dr.  Elif Safak, Florida Gulf Coast University
Dr.  Hakan Sari, Necmettin Erbakan University

Dr.  Jose Salgado, Salem State University
Dr.  Angela Salmon, Florida International University
Dr.  Otilia Salmón, University of North Florida
Dr.  Prathyusha Sanagavarapu, Western Sydney University
Dr.  Clea Schmidt, University of Manitoba
Dr.  Megan Schramm-Possinger, University of North Florida
Dr. Vicki Schriever, University of the Sunshine Coast
Dr.  Maura Sellars, University of Newcastle
Dr.  Christine Shaw, Merrimack College
Dr.  Melanie Shores, University of Alabama Birmingham
Dr.  Victoria Showunmi, University College London
Dr.  Betsy Sisson, Central Connecticut State University
Dr.  Diana Sisson, Central Connecticut State University
Dr.  Amelia Spencer, Birmingham Southern College
Dr.  Jared Stallones, University of Kentucky
Dr.  Jan Stenton, University of Southern Qld
Dr.  Lucille Strain, Bowie State University
Dr.  Peter Summons, The University of Newcastle
Dr.  Melora Sundt, University of Southern California
Dr.  Antonia Szymanski, Western Kentucky University
Dr.  Khaled Taktek, Laurentian University
Dr.  Winona Taylor, Bowie State University
Dr.  Mandayam Thirunarayanan, Florida International University
Dr.  Kate Tilleczek, University of Prince Edward Island
Dr.  Christy Tirrell-Corbin, University of Maryland
Dr.  Vinh To, University of Tasmania
Dr.  Miglena Todorova, University of Toronto
Dr.  Ron Toomey, Victoria University
Dr.  Pamela Toulouse, Laurentian University
Dr.  Evanthia Tsaliki, UCL Institute of Education
Dr.  Kimberly Tucker, Indiana State University
Dr.  Ralph Turner, Eastern Kentucky University
Dr.  Phyllis Underwood, Florida State University
Dr.  Eva Van Der giessen, Laurentian University
Dr.  Dina Vyortkina, Florida State University
Dr.  Sue Walker, Queensland University of Technology
Dr.  Vincent  Werito, University of New Mexico
Dr.  Tammy Wilborn, The University of New Orleans
Dr.  Josephine Wilson, Bowie State University
Dr.  Taajah Witherspoon, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Dr.  Penelope Wong, Berea College
Dr.  Velda Wright, Lewis University
Dr.  Christina Wright Fields, Indiana University
Dr.  Tony Yeigh, Southern Cross University
Dr.  Hongzhi Zhang, Monash University
Dr.  Jingshun Zhang, Florida Gulf Coast University
Dr.  Sumin  Zhao , University of Southern Denmark
Dr.  Yadi Ziaee, Athens State University
Dr.  Barbara Zirkin, Stevenson Univeristy

Scientific Relations Coordinators:

  • Cavusoglu, Muhittin, M.S., College of Education, University of South Florida, USA
  • Ciftci, Lena, M.S., College of Hospitality and Tourism Leadership, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee
  • Cobanoglu, Bora, Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Florida International University
  • Sarac, Tugba, M.S., College of Hospitality and Tourism Leadership, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee

Conference Organization:

The students in the Conference and Exhibitions class organize and manage this conference.