Visiting Scholar Profiles

Current Visiting Scholar Profiles

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Associate Professor and Fulbright Senior Scholar

Visiting Research Scholar in the Department of Organization and Leadership

Dr Les Joynes is examining creative mentoring and coaching models and tools that enhance the implementation, effectiveness, and measurement of coaching in multicultural organizations. Dr Joynes brings his experience as a Coach and Mentor at Columbia Business School, University of Melbourne, University of London, and Yale. He is now launching India's first Mentoring and Coaching Program serving tribal communities.

Nationality: United States of America

Research Interests: leadership coaching; intercultural collaboration in education; thought leadership, curriculum design for MA and PhD programs, Coaching and Mentoring in Art Management, leadership and academic coaching within universities and museums


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Professor of Science Education, Auburn University

Visiting Research Scholar in the Department of Mathematics Science & Technology

Dr. Russell's research addresses strategies that improve the quality of teaching through culturally relevant teaching, anti-racist pedagogy, multicultural science education and broadening participation and engagement in STEM for women and traditionally underrepresented students.

Nationality: United States 

Research Interests: Equity, Multicultural Science Education, Broadening Participation in STEM

Associate Professor, Universidad Autónoma de Manizales

Visiting Research Scholar in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching

Andrea Suarez is a Ph.D. candidate in Social Studies. She's examining homeschooling practices in Colombia from different conceptual, pedagogical, ideological, and legal perspectives. Her study explores the lived experiences, motivations, and perceptions of homeschooling leaders, school principals, parents, and homeschooled kids and teens.

Andrea brings her experience not only as an Associate Professor at Universidad Autónoma de Manizales but also as the School Principal of Colegio León de Judá.

Nationality: Colombia

Research Interests: Educational Leadership, Curriculum Design, Homeschooling

Dr. Tali Yariv Mashal, Hebrew University, Jerusalem

Visiting Research Scholar in the Department of Organization & Leadership

After years of running a philanthropic foundation, Dr. Yariv Mashal's current research delves into the role of professional leaders in philanthropy and their impact on advancing social causes. Using a system psychodynamic perspective, the study explores the lived experiences and perceptions of top-level directors from diverse philanthropic entities, offering insights into the complexities within philanthropic organizations, and providing practical implications for stakeholders in the philanthropy and NGO sector

Nationality: Israel

Research Interests: philanthropy, civil society, activism, social justice, policy, educational policy, comparative educational research

Former Visiting Scholar Profiles

Associate Professor, TED University

As an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education at TED University, Dr. Akin-Sabuncu is currently carrying out research on teaching and teacher education for social justice/immigrant and refugee students/disadvantaged students; culturally relevant pedagogy; educational equity; inclusive education; critical pedagogy; effective mentoring; and effective faculty-school partnership for high quality pre-service and in-service teacher education.

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Master Student and AI consultant

Jan is now involved in countless AI projects in projects in Germany, some even dealing with motion-capturing, which was Jan's field of study at TC including the incorporation of deep-learning algorithms.

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Researcher, Teachers College Columbia University

Dr. DeLazzero is currently involved in academic research

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Professor, Keio University

Professor Fujimoto currently teaches at Keio University in Japan. As an action researcher, Professor Fujimoto is involved in lesson study meetings at junior high schools and elementary schools across Japan.

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Professor, Korea National University of Education

Professor Kang is currently pursuing reasearch in science/physics teacher education and teacher professional development

Senior Research Associate, The College of St. Scholastica

Dr. DongMei Li is currently based in Texas working in education evaluations.

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Professor, Department of Education, Sukkur IBA University

Professor Irfan Ahmed Rind currently holds academic appointment at Sukkur IBA University, Pakistan

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Ramon y Cajal Senior Researcher at the Department of Theory and History of Education, University of Barcelona.

Dr. Ruiz-Eugenio is the Ramon y Cajal senior researcher in the Department of Theory and History of Education at the University of Barcelona. 

Dr. Ruiz-Eugenio is also a part of CREA, Community of Research on Excellence for All. As member of CREA, Dr. Ruiz-Eugenio works on the analysis of the social impact of successful educational actions implemented in Schools as Learning Communities; among them the dialogic literary gatherings, the family involvement and the dialogic model of conflict prevention and resolution, within the framework of preventive socialization of violence.

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Professor Japanese painting

Professor Shimizu currently teaches Japanese painting at the Department of Japanese Painting, Faculty of Fine Arts, Aichi University of the Arts 

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Associate Professor of Education

Dr. Unwin is currently an Associate Professor at the University College London, Institute of Education, United Kingdom. 

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