A Charismatic Leader with a Fierce Soul, Brave Heart & Strong Mind

From the aftermath of a war to a revolution and finally a global pandemic, Dr. Dalia Sherif (Executive Dean, Baccalaureate Programs & Partnerships at Lone Star College) has witnessed unimaginable things come true at various stages of her life...

Creating a Superior Learning Environment for Future Entrepreneurs, Leaders, & Innovators

Dr. Hasan Pirkul is an award-winning academic leader, researcher, Ph.D. advisor, and professor. As the Dean and Caruth Chair, Dr. Pirkul has been leading the Naveen Jindal School of Management through tremendous growth to increasing stature since 1996. His...

A Global Thought Leader, Redefining the Future of the Public Research University

Pradeep K. Khosla, Ph.D., is an award-winning and internationally recognized higher education leader, strategist, researcher, consultant, and a member on the technology advisory boards of many start-ups. With a career spanning over 36 years, Chancellor Khosla has donned multiple...

Envisioning Educational Progress Through a Positive Vantage Point

Born in the Bahamas, Dr. Sidney A. McPhee had a humble beginning before moving to the US to equip himself with the tools he needed to become the man he is today. He came to America to get a...


Teaching and Research: An Intertwined Relationship

Didi Griffioen, PhD. is a Professor and Head of the Department of Higher Education, Research & Innovation (HERI) at the Amsterdam UAS. She is honored by a Comenius Leadership Fellow of the Dutch Minister of Education, which is similar...


How Artificial Intelligence is Empowering Students and Teachers

Tatiana is a certified professional in Virtual Education and E-learning. With more than 11 years of professional experience in the field of education, startups, and digital marketing, she has developed a project for the integration of blockchain technology in...

Scholars, Practitioners, and Policymakers Convene in DC for ‘Moving the Needle on College Completion’

Dr. Terrell Strayhorn is a Professor of Higher Education and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies at Illinois State University. Author of 12 books and over 200 peer-reviewed journal articles, books, and reports, Strayhorn is one of the nation’s most...

Using Project Management Principles to Develop Academic Learning Communities

A.J. Merlino is a five-time GRAMMY-nominated music educator with a passion for cultivating creativity and innovation in higher education. His background in the arts as a performer and large-scale project manager helps inform decisions as a business strategist, bringing...


Who Should Teach Students the Learning Skills they Truly Need? The University, The School or Both?

Leo Thompson MA, MEd is dedicated to empowering people to learn and grow through applied education research and innovation. Committed to global citizenship, Leo has a deep appreciation for different cultures and often visits schools internationally to appreciate their...

How to Create Impactful Cross-Cultural Training

Dr. Nikola Perovic is an international management consultant and coach, who specialized in cross-cultural relations challenges, and international marketing. He is the author of the book “The International Post-Acquisition Management” which includes 16 case studies on international management changes...


Master Minds of the Future World

Alvin Toffler, an American writer, futurist, and businessman known for his works discussing modern technologies, once said, “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and...

Dr. Cédric Poretti
Professor of Accounting
EHL Hospitality Business School

Dr. Dalia Sherif
Executive Dean, Baccalaureate Programs & Partnerships
Lone Star College

Dr. Darren Mundy
Interim Dean, Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education
University of Hull

Dr. Debashis Guha
Director – MAIB
S P Jain School of Global Management

Didi Griffioen
Professor and Head of the Department of Higher Education
Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Dr. Hasan Pirkul, Dean
Naveen Jindal School of Management
University of Texas at Dallas

Dr. Heidi Northwood
Vice President - Global Strategy
Wilfrid Laurier University

Pradeep Khosla
University of California, San Diego

Dr. Sidney A. McPhee
Middle Tennessee State University

Dr. Tracy Nicholson
Program Chair & Assistant Professor - School of Professional and Continuing Studies
University of Richmond