Session 5

THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2024

14:00 - 16:00

PAPER PRESENTATIONS T1 | ROOM SC6

Session Chair: Ms. Phanice Ambutsi | Co-chair: Dr. Eunice Mwangi
Prof. Steinar Saetre

Prof. Steinar Saetre

Associate Professor

Department of Music

University of Bergen

TELED

Steinar Saetre is an Associate Professor at University of Bergen, teaching music education and jazz studies. His main research focus is learning practices in jazz. He is currently engaged as Project PI for a capacity building project in Ugandan teacher education.

Ms. Aranee Manoharan

Ms. Aranee Manoharan

Senior Associate Director

King's Careers & Employability

King's College London


Aranee is an HE leader with experience across teaching, educational development, and student success. Currently leading careers & employability at King’s College London, she is a Board Director for AGCAS, the UK professional body for careers services and professionals, where she leads the portfolio on social mobility, widening participation, and regional inequality. As a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, she is recognised for her work in inclusive curriculum design to support student and graduate outcomes using high impact pedagogies and assessments. Aranee also works as a coach, trainer, and consultant, specialising in inclusive leadership development, widening access into postgraduate research, and equitable graduate development strategies. 

PAPER PRESENTATIONS T1 | ROOM SC4

Session Chair: Dr. Geoffrey Sikolia
Prof. Kogi Naidoo

Prof. Kogi Naidoo

Adjunct

Division of Learning and Teaching

Charles Sturt University

HERDSA

Prof Kogi Naidoo, FHERDSA and Principal Fellow (Advance HE), is HERDSA President, Academic Dean & Adjunct, Charles Sturt University. Kogi’s impact as President is evident in new initiatives: HERDSA Values, HERDSA Strategic Plans (2021-2023; 2023-2025), the inaugural Mentoring and Career Development Support (MACS) program. Kogi is a TEQSA Expert and has extensive international experience in HE academic/research leadership. Kogi’s awards include South African Junior Technikon Fellowship, Ernest Oppenheimer Gold Medal Young Achiever Award, Education 2.0 Outstanding Leadership Award (2024). Kogi is a Fellow of How Women Lead 2023 cohort. She has published widely and is the author of two books.

PAPER PRESENTATIONS T2 | ROOM SC8

Session Chair: Ms. Marion Amukuzi | Co-Chair: Dr. Winfred Kithinji
Dr. Siara Isaac

Dr. Siara Isaac

Researcher

Centre for Learning Sciences

école polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne

SFDN

Dr. Siara Isaac is a researcher at the Centre for Learning Sciences at the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne. The book Facilitating Experiential Learning in Higher Education (2022) and the article Educating Engineering Students to Address Bias and Discrimination Within Their Project Teams (2023) are representative of her focus on how students develop transversal skills such as teamwork and risk assessment in science and engineering contexts. Siara has previously worked as teaching advisor and has taught in Canada, China, France and Switzerland.

Dr. Stefanie Theresia Baier

Dr. Stefanie Theresia Baier

Director of Graduate Student and Postdoc Instructional Development

Graduate School

Michigan State University

POD

Dr. Stefanie Baier is the Director of Instructional Development for Graduate Students and Postdocs at the Graduate School at Michigan State University. As an educational developer, she designs curriculum for Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) preparation, the Certification of College Teaching and teaching professional development for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. Her research interests focus on holistic educator development, the impact of diversity, academic, and psychosocial factors on educator and student success, teaching as a transferable skill, and international student success. Dr. Baier has a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and has taught in elementary school, college, and adult learner environments. 

Dr. Robert Gray

Dr. Robert Gray

Associate Professor of University Pedagogy

Department of Education

University of Bergen


Robert Gray is Associate Professor of University Pedagogy at the University of Bergen in Bergen, Norway. He holds a Ph.D. in Instructional Technology from the University of Alabama (USA) and has over twenty years’ experience in university pedagogy and educational development, particularly in regard to digital learning. He has also taught composition, literature, and research writing at the University of Alabama, Michigan State University, Troy University, and the University of South Alabama. His research interests include teaching and learning in higher education, interaction, how technology impacts assessment practices in higher education, and how to define quality in teaching and learning.

PAPER PRESENTATIONS T2 | ROOM LT4

Session Chair: Dr. Edith Amuhaya | Co-Chair: Dr. Chip Kingsbury
Ms. Kiran Qasim Ali

Ms. Kiran  Qasim Ali

Senior Instructor 

Institute for Educational Development (IED)

Aga Khan University

AFELT

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.

Prof. Lisa Phillips

Prof. Lisa Phillips

Associate Professor

Interior Design

Thomas Jefferson University


Lisa Phillips, NCIDQ is an Associate Professor of Interior Design at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. She has a Bachelor of Architecture degree and Master of Education degree, both from Temple University. Ms. Phillips has over twenty years of experience teaching in interior design and has won multiple teaching awards. She currently teaches design, textiles and materials, and capstone research and programming. Her areas of research focus on design pedagogy, including topics related to collaboration, motivation, & assessment, and the study of the senses as they relate to the user experience in built environments.

PAPER PRESENTATIONS T3 | ROOM SC7

Session Chair: Dr. Syprine Otieno
Mr. Neil Barrett

Mr. Neil Barrett

Deputy Director Strategy

Strategy

University of Salford


Straddling practice and academia, I am passionate about working with public and private institutions to help them identify and address complex challenges, enhance their performance and deliver value to their stakeholders. With a background in Operational Research, I specialise in the tools of strategic planning, performance analytics, risk management and business modelling. I am currently working on how the academy can maximise its value to both students and society.

WORKSHOP T1 | ROOM SC2

Session Chair: Dr. Zephaniah Opati | Co-chair: Dr. Faisal Notta
Anneleen Cosemans

Ms. Aranee Manoharan

Senior Associate Director

King's Careers & Employability

King's College London


Aranee is an HE leader with experience across teaching, educational development, and student success. Currently leading careers & employability at King’s College London, she is a Board Director for AGCAS, the UK professional body for careers services and professionals, where she leads the portfolio on social mobility, widening participation, and regional inequality. As a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, she is recognised for her work in inclusive curriculum design to support student and graduate outcomes using high impact pedagogies and assessments. Aranee also works as a coach, trainer, and consultant, specialising in inclusive leadership development, widening access into postgraduate research, and equitable graduate development strategies. 

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.

WORKSHOP T2 | ROOM SC1

Session Chair: Mr. Edward Misava | Co-chair: Prof. Damary Sikalieh
Dr. Varia Christie

Dr. Varia Christie

Learning Consultant

Teaching&Learning

Copenhagen Business School (Denmark)

DUN

Varia Christie is a Learning Consultant at the Teaching & Learning Unit of Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. She supports educational development through direct work with faculty, design and delivery of pedagogical workshops and facilitation of reflective writing workshops on the pedagogical development programme for junior staff. She is also involved with strategic work on the implementation of graduate attributes and has a keen interest in promoting diversity and inclusion in teaching. She holds a PhD from the University of Edinburgh (UK) and a Senior Fellowship of Advance HE (SFHEA). 

Dr. Oludare Samuel Oladapo

Dr. Oludare Samuel  Oladapo 

Chief Lecturer

Geography 

Oyo State College of Education, Lanlate 


B. Sc (Geography), M Sc (Geography), M Ed (Educational Management), M Information Science, PGDE, Ph.D (Management Information Systems)

WORKSHOP T3 | ROOM SC3

Session Chair: Dr. Juliana Namada | Co-Chair: Dr. Veronica Kaluyu (9-12pm)
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.

WORKSHOP T3 | ROOM Sc5

Session Chair: Dr. Fredrick Odoyo | Co-chair: Dr. Julius Otundo
Dr. Cheryl R Richardson

Dr. Cheryl R Richardson

Director of Inclusive Teaching and Faculty Development

Academic Affairs

Adler University

POD

Cheryl R. Richardson supports faculty members and their development of skills and dispositions related to teaching, scholarship, and academic leadership. Working with faculty, graduate students, and academic administrators, she promotes inclusive, equitable practices and policies in higher education. Dr. Richardson has worked in educational development for 24 years, serving in private, public, comprehensive, and graduate universities in the United States, as a consultant to nonprofit and international organizations in Uganda, Botswana, and Italy, and as a secondary, tertiary, and graduate educator. She currently serves on-ground and online faculty of Adler University and is on the board of directors (Core Committee) of the Pod Network.

Ms. Rhea Woolgar

Ms. Rhea Woolgar

Education Developer

Center for Teaching and Learning

College of New Caledonia


Rhea Woolgar brings over 20 years of Education Developer at the College of New Caledonia in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada. As part of the executive team at the British Columbia Teacher Librarian’s association from 2013-2019, Rhea championed the movement to evolve libraries into dynamic learning commons. Rhea enjoys connecting teaching faculty with skills and resources to enhance learning in their classrooms. 

SYMPOSIUM T1 | ROOM LT3