Poster Presentations t1

THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2024

09:15 - 10:30

ROOM SC1

Session Chair: Dr. Paul Katuse
Mr. Daniel Bajka

Mr. Daniel Bajka

University lecturer

Life sciences and facility management

Zurich University of Applied Sciences


Daniel Bajka is a distinguished lecturer and data scientist with a profound expertise in generative AI, currently serving at the Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften in Zurich, Switzerland. With a career spanning over three decades, Daniel has been at the forefront of integrating generative AI into teaching and research, emphasizing innovation in educational methods through AI technologies. Holding a MSc in Computational Life Sciences and a BSc in Computer Science, his academic background is solidly rooted in the intersection of technology and life sciences.

Daniel's professional journey includes founding and leading technology companies focused on IoT and digital solutions demonstrates his entrepreneurial spirit in the development of visionary solutions at the interface between man and machine. His tenure at Apple as a Multimedia Director further highlights his contribution to multimedia technologies and education.

Fluent in German and English, Daniel's linguistic skills complement his technical and leadership capabilities. His work aims at fostering a human-centered approach to AI, enhancing the learning experience for educators and students alike. This blend of experience, innovation, and dedication positions Daniel as a key influencer in the future of AI and education.

Dr. Michele DiPietro

Dr. Michele DiPietro

Executive Director

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Kennesaw State University

POD

Dr. Michele DiPietro is the Executive Director for Faculty Development, Recognition, and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and a Professor in the School of Data Science and Analytics at Kennesaw State University. Dr. DiPietro is a co-author of “How Learning Works: 8 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching” (revised and expanded 2nd edition). They have presented hundreds of workshops and keynotes at numerous institutions and conferences in the US and abroad, and their scholarship has been translated into 7 languages. Dr. DiPietro is a former president of the POD Network and a recipient of the Bob Pierleoni Spirit of POD award, the highest honor bestowed by the POD Network in Higher Education.

Dr. Elizabeth Rose

Dr. Elizabeth Rose

Assistant Professor

Global Health

Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Dr. Elizabeth Rose is an assistant professor at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center where she teaches public health and medical students, and leads faculty training workshops. She is Co-director for the Global Health track in the Vanderbilt University Master of Public Health Program; the Research Director for the medical student Community and Global Health Research Immersion Area; and Co-director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Research Design & Ethics.

Her professional passion lies at the intersection of education and health in helping others enhance their skills to lead their communities to improved health outcomes. Dr. Rose works with global partners to design professional development programs for university professors and other learners. She has developed and led training programs on teaching methods, mentorship, and leadership in Zambia, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Pakistan, and Nigeria. She hold bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in education, including a doctorate of education from Northeastern University, in which she focused her dissertation on research colonialism in global health.

ROOM SC2

Session Chair: Dr. Edith Amuhaya
Dr. Marie Martin

Dr. Marie Martin

Associate Director / Associate Professor

Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health

Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Marie Martin serves as the Associate Director for Education and Training at the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) and as an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy in the Vanderbilt School of Medicine (VUSM). At VIGH, she is responsible for curricular and academic program development in global health at Vanderbilt and abroad. Dr. Martin co-directs the Global Health track of the Vanderbilt MPH Program, oversee the Graduate Certificate in Global Health, teaches multiple courses in global health across the university, and chairs the Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) Global Health Education Committee. She is dedicated to building local and regional capacity for future practitioners and leaders in the field, and works with universities in multiple countries to build robust training and educational programs. Her current grant-funded work in Zambia, Liberia, Nigeria and Vietnam is focused on faculty development, mentorship, and health science education strengthening. Prior to her current role, she was as a Fulbright Scholar to Japan in international education, directed a multi-site international service-learning program, and managed the first parliamentary internship program in the Czech Republic under the European Union. Dr. Martin was awarded the 2021 Consortium of Universities in Global Health (CUGH) Velji Global Health Award for Teaching Excellence and the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center Mentorship Award in 2022.

Ms. Ahnis Fraga do Nascimento

Ms. Ahnis Fraga do Nascimento

Master Student

Faculty of Learning and Society

Malmö University 

NERA - membership 65657

Senior Service Designer and Strategic Digital Transformation Specialist at Ericsson AB working in Sweden at Global Journey Transformation bringing over 25 years of experience in technology and eight years as social scientist in teaching and learning. Worked in Rio de Janeiro City Hall as digital transformation and innovation strategist for the city, looking into improving the quality of life for citizens and providing innovation for digital services part of the Comitê Integrado to the Planejamento e Desenvolvimento Sustentável da Prefeitura do Rio de Janeiro. Guest professor at UFRJ for ITLab’s post degree as Digital Transformation modules. Special interest in intuition as an ability for decision making for a digital mindset and leadership. TEDx speaker and mentor for women in roles as leaders, investors and entrepreneurs.

Dr. Angelika Thielsch

Dr. Angelika Thielsch

Educational developer

Section for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

University of Göttingen

dghd (German Association for Academic Development)

Angelika Thielsch is educational developer at the University of Göttingen and board member of the German Association of Academic development. Currently she works at the Heidelberg University of Education as deputy professor for media education. Beyond her focus on teaching and learning in the context of digitality, she is interested in the connection between learning and identity, the internationalization of the curriculum, and the decolonization of academia.

ROOM SC3

Session Chair: Dr. Juliana Namada
Dr. Ásta Bryndís Schram

Dr. Ásta Bryndís Schram

Associate Professor and Educational Developer

School of Health Sciences

University of Iceland


Asta B. Schram - Ph.D., M.Ed. - is an Associate Professor and Educational Developer at the School of Health Sciences at the University of Iceland. She completed her PhD in Educational Psychology from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA. Her research area includes teaching strategies and their relationship to student motivation and self-regulation, as well as teacher motivation and development. Ásta is involved in local and international projects concerning faculty development, as well as teaching workshops and providing personal advice to university teachers.

Prof. Antonella Lotti

Prof. Antonella Lotti

Full Professor

Department of Humanities. Letters, Cultural Heritage, Education Sciences

University of Foggia

ASDUNI, ITALY

Antonella Lotti, PhD in Medical Education, is Full Professor of Didactics at the Department of Humanities. Letters, Cultural Heritage, Education Sciences, University of Foggia, Italy.
Her interests are: Innovative Teaching Methods (like Team Based Learning and Problem Based Learning) and Faculty Development in Higher Education.
She is a member of Scientific Committee for Academic Development in some Italian Universities (Genova, Verona, Foggia) and at University of Cote d’Azur (France).
Board Member of Italian Society of Medical Education (SIPeM) and ASDUNI (Italian Society for Academic Development).
She is author of one hundred papers published in journals and books in the areas of Innovative teaching methods, Medical Education, Faculty Development.

ROOM SC4

Session Chair: Dr. Geoffrey Sikolia

ROOM SC5

Session Chair: Dr. Julius Otundo

ROOM SC6

Session Chair: Dr. Fredrick Odoyo
Dr. Carl Moore

Dr. Carl Moore

Executive Fellow

Innovation and Design

The Propel Center

POD President Elect

Dr. Carl S. Moore, currently the President of Youniversal Luv Unlimited, is committed to inspiring self-value in individuals and groups. His professional journey includes an Executive Fellowship for Learning Innovation at EdFarm Propel, along with leadership roles at Howard Community College and the University of the District of Columbia. He is a valued teaching faculty at USC's Equity Institute, a board member of the Online Learning Consortium, and a Middle States Commission on Higher Education peer evaluator. As a certified StrengthsFinder Coach and MBTI administrator, Carl offers expertise in leadership development and team building, assessment, inclusive teaching, and faculty development. He is known for creating faculty development units and designing numerous traditional and micro-credential courses in face-to-face, hybrid, and online formats. Carl holds a Doctorate in Urban Education from Temple University, and a Masters in Educational Policy and Leadership from the Ohio State University.

Dr. Carl Moore

Dr. Carl Moore

Executive Fellow

Innovation and Design

The Propel Center

POD President Elect

Dr. Carl S. Moore, currently the President of Youniversal Luv Unlimited, is committed to inspiring self-value in individuals and groups. His professional journey includes an Executive Fellowship for Learning Innovation at EdFarm Propel, along with leadership roles at Howard Community College and the University of the District of Columbia. He is a valued teaching faculty at USC's Equity Institute, a board member of the Online Learning Consortium, and a Middle States Commission on Higher Education peer evaluator. As a certified StrengthsFinder Coach and MBTI administrator, Carl offers expertise in leadership development and team building, assessment, inclusive teaching, and faculty development. He is known for creating faculty development units and designing numerous traditional and micro-credential courses in face-to-face, hybrid, and online formats. Carl holds a Doctorate in Urban Education from Temple University, and a Masters in Educational Policy and Leadership from the Ohio State University.

Dr. Riley Caldwell-O'Keefe

Dr. Riley Caldwell-O'Keefe

Director

Center for Teaching and Learning

Amherst College

POD

Dr. Riley Caldwell-O’Keefe is the founding Director (2017) of the Amherst College Center for Teaching and Learning. Riley provides pedagogical support for curricular initiatives at the individual, departmental, and institutional level including consultations on assignment, course, and curriculum design, and assessment of teaching and student learning. She serves as a consultant and external reviewer for CTL development around the United States and is contributing editor for To Improve the Academy, peer-reviewed journal of the Professional and Organizational Development Network (POD) Diversity Committee. Riley was previously lecturer in the theatre department at Boise State where she served as the Associate Director of the general education program, implementing and assessing a new curriculum. She served 10 years in the U.S. Air Force and drew on this experience for her master’s and doctoral work which she completed at UC Santa Barbara with a Feminist Studies doctoral emphasis. She has taught many courses over the last 15 years including theatre history, performance studies, feminist studies, and first and second year seminars on a variety of topics. She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts with her wife, child, and exceptionally loving bernadoodle.

ROOM SC7

Session Chair: Ms. Phanice Ambutsi