Session 3


16:00 - 17:00


Session Chair: Dr. Paul Katuse


Session Chair: Dr. Winfred Kithinji


Session Chair: Prof. Rose Korir
Dr. Greig Krull

Dr. Greig Krull

Academic Director: Digital Learning

Commerce Faculty T&L Unit

University of the Witwatersrand


Greig Krull is a Senior Lecturer and Academic Director for Digital Learning in the Faculty’s Teaching and Learning Unit in the Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management (CLM) at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. His role involves supporting faculty academics around learning design. He holds a PhD in Technology-Enhanced Learning from the Open University of Catalonia (Spain) and an MCom (Information Systems) from Rhodes University. His research interests lie in open and flexible learning in higher education, particularly around effectively using technologies to promote quality teaching and learning and academic professional learning. He is currently co-Deputy Chairperson of the Higher Education Learning and Teaching Association of Southern Africa (HELTASA).


Session Chair: Mr. Edward Misava
Dr. Gabriela Pleschová

Dr. Gabriela Pleschova


Centre for Scholarship and Teaching

Comenius University Bratislava, Faculty of Arts

AKVV (Slovakia)

Gabriela Pleschová leads the Centre for Scholarship and Teaching in the Faculty of Arts at Comenius University in Bratislava where she also serves as an associate professor in the Department of Pedagogical Sciences. She is a graduate of Oxford University (2012, MSc. in Education) and the co-editor of the books Teacher Development in Higher Education: Existing Programs, Program Impact, and Future Trends (Routledge, 2013), Early Career Academics’ Reflections on Learning to Teach in Central Europe (SEDA, 2018) and Internationalising Teaching in Higher Education. Supporting Peer Learning (TU Delft, 2022). Her research interests include scholarship of teaching and learning, mentoring, student-centred learning, internationalisation, pedagogical conversations and issues of trust in higher education. Gabriela is the member of the Council of the International Consortium for Educational Development (ICED). In 2019, she was awarded a Principal Fellowship from the AdvanceHE. 

Dr. Sue Morón-García

Dr. Sue Morón-García

Principal Lecturer Education & Student Experience

Oxford Centre for Academic Enhancement & Development (OCAED)

Oxford Brookes University


I am an educational developer with nearly forty years of experience in teaching and facilitating learning. Experiencing the pandemic pivot and the GenAI maelstrom has been fascinating for someone with a PhD in Educational Technology who is hopeful about the way tech affordances can help us do things differently. I am a proponent of the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL), having delivered workshops in English and Spanish, and the power of critical reflection as explained by Stephen Brookfield.


Session Chair: Dr. Julius Otundo


Session Chair: Ms. Phanice Ambutsi
Dr. Chris Garrett

Dr. Chris Garrett

Assistant Director of Leadership and Faculty Development

Faculty Center

Brigham Young University

POD Network

Chris Garrett, PhD serves as Assistant Director of Leadership and Faculty Development at Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah, USA). Prior to BYU, he was a tenured Professor of Education and the Director of the Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence at Nevada State University. Chris has over fifteen years of experience leading faculty development programs and teaching college students. He holds a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in English Language and Literature, an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from Oregon State University, and a B.A. in American Studies from BYU. He was previously an Associate Professor of English and the Director of Faculty Development at the University of Southern Indiana. Prior to that he was the Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning at Oklahoma City University while serving in Assistant and Associate Professor of English roles. Chris has taught a variety of university courses, is a national leader with influence in faculty development, and publishes academic peer-reviewed research in this field. He has considerable experience in designing, planning, and leading professional development activities, providing training to academic leaders (e.g., department chairs, deans, associate deans) on best practices in leadership and how to evaluate teaching and faculty work. In addition to skills in networking across academic units, Chris has led and organized regional conferences on faculty development, has extensive event planning experience, and led POD's Institute for New Educational Developers in June 2023. 


Session Chair: Dr. Geoffrey Sikolia
Dr. Jan Folkert Deinum

Dr. Jan Folkert Deinum

Senior Educational Advisor and Researcher

Department for Educational Support and Innovation

University of Groningen

Dr. Jan Folkert (J.F.) Deinum is senior educational advisor and researcher at the University of Groningen. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Groningen in 2000. He became an assistant professor in teacher education in 1999 with main tasks on teaching educational science and supervising teacher trainees in their in-service practice. Since 2007 he is senior educational advisor and researcher and responsible for several local and international projects. Amongst them the implementation of e-assessment at University of Groningen, a large professional development project in Poland and trainings of academic leaders in Southern Africa. His research interest is on Higher Education, professional development of teachers, academic leadership and quality assurance of education.

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.


Session Chair: Dr. Eunice Mwangi
Ms. Kiran Qasim Ali

Ms. Kiran  Qasim Ali

Senior Instructor 

Institute for Educational Development (IED)

Aga Khan University


Ms. Kiran Qasim Ali is a Senior Instructor at the Institute for Educational Development and a Faculty Developer at the Network of Quality, Teaching, and Learning at Aga Khan University, Pakistan. She is also a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) in the United Kingdom. Kiran's diverse interests encompass faculty development, teaching pedagogy and assessment in higher education, game-based learning, and science education. With extensive experience, Ms. Ali has facilitated professional development workshops for over 1500 teachers across various contexts, including schools, higher education institutions, and community settings.


Session Chair: Dr. Ziphania Opati


Session Chair: Dr. Chip Kingsbury
Dr. Riley Caldwell-O'Keefe

Dr. Riley Caldwell-O'Keefe


Center for Teaching and Learning

Amherst College


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.