Dr. Robert M. Bernard is Professor Emeritus at Concordia University and the Leader of the Systematic Review Team at the Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance (CSLP). In the past 40 years, he has conducted research in educational technology and since 1995 has leveraged the methodology of meta-analysis to study feedback in computer-assisted learning, distance education, interaction in distant education, technology integration in education, online and blended learning, critical thinking, and the effects of student-centered and teacher learning. His teaching interests include research methodology and statistics, models of instruction, and technology use in classrooms, distance online, and blended learning. With his colleagues at the Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance, he has published numerous meta-analyses in Review of Educational Research and other high-quality research journals, as well as articles on the methodology of meta analysis and systematic review which has garnered more than 15,000 citations as of May 2023. In 2017, he retired from a 49-year career as a teacher.
Dr. Schmid is a certified psychologist and a Professor of Education and has previously served as Chair for the Department of Education at Concordia University. He is the Educational Technology Theme Leader for the Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance in Montreal, Canada. His research interests include examining pedagogical strategies supported by technologies, and the cognitive/affective factors they influence. Given that educational technology is an applied field, he is active in internships and theses carried out in local, national and international communities. Dr. Schmid's work involves supervising projects in analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation of learning and performance support environments in all levels of education, the private sector, not-for-profit organizations, NGOs, and government.
Dr. Tamim is a Professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science at York University and holds an adjunct faculty position in the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology at Dalhousie University. She has a PhD in epidemiology from McGill University and a Master’s in Public Health from Emory University. Dr. Tamim has over 20 years of professional teaching experience. She has extensive expertise in research methods and statistical analyses and has managed several community-based and multi-centre projects. Dr. Tamim's research interests are numerous with a major focus on maternal and child health with a substantive publication record that has garnered her more than 10,000 citations on Google scholar as of May 2023.
Dr. Ghamrawi is a Professor of Educational Leadership and international trainer. She is a holder of a PhD in Educational Leadership and Management from the University of Leicester, UK. Dr. Ghamrawi is a policy development, monitoring and evaluation expert endorsed by the UNESCO Paris on educational matters in the Arab States Cluster. She has extensive experience in educational management of change and leadership in educational institutions; school reviews and development of improvement plans; quality assurance and accreditation in K-12 and higher education; training of trainers (TOT) and designing training materials in various educational areas; and curriculum design, mapping, development, and review.
Dr. Chahine is an Associate Professor of Measurement and Assessment at Queen’s University. He is a holder of a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology and Education from OISE, Toronto University. Dr. Chahine is also the Managing Director of Metrein, an educational assessment, measurement, monitoring, and evaluation firm. He is an active researcher with an established publication record with expertise in psychometrics, survey design, educational change, competence-based education, international development, and health professions education.
Dr. Hojeij is an Associate Professor at Zayed University, Dubai, UAE. She holds an Ed.D in Educational Leadership and Administration from Saint Louis University, USA. Dr. Hojeij has an extensive leadership in higher education and teacher preparation programs. She is a Blackboard Certified Specialist, a Certified Online Instructor (COI), and CELTA & CELTYL certified. In addition, she is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has taught and coordinated both undergraduate and graduate courses with extensive involvement in teacher mentoring in the UAE.
Dr. Saleh is an assistant professor in Bahrain Teachers College at the University of Bahrain. He holds a PhD in science education from the University of Southern Mississippi. Dr. Saleh’s 17-year career in teaching spans a wide range of educational levels including K-12, undergraduate, and graduate education.
Dr. Saleh’ areas of expertise include pre-/in-service teacher education, STEM education, and curriculum development. Dr. Saleh also serves Ministries of Education in the Gulf region. Lately, he co-led the research design for evaluation of Bahrain Ministry of Education Pilot Organizational Structure, commissioned by the Bahrain Supreme Council for the Development of Education & Training.
Dr. van Barneveld is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at Lakehead University. She holds a PhD in Learning Design and Technology from Purdue University. Dr. van Barneveld's 25-year career in training, learning, and development spans several sectors including higher education, non-profit, private industry such as Nortel and IBM, the Canadian federal government, and independent consulting.
In her practice, Dr. van Barneveld focuses on learners' experience by integrating evidence-based strategies. She has extensive experience in higher education online teaching and learning, with a substantive track record in supporting educational institutions in transforming learning environments from face-to-face to online and blended learning formats. Her areas of expertise also include instructional/learning design in educational and corporate contexts. Dr. van Barneveld serves on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE-RCIE).
Dr. Borokhovski is an Affiliate Associate Professor at the Department of Education at Concordia University in Montreal,Canada. He is also the systematic reviews project manager at the Center for the Study of Learning and Performance. He holds a PhD in Experimental Psychology from Concordia University and has 30 years of experience in research, teaching, and applied psychology. Dr. Borokhovski is an expert in conducting systematic reviews and meta-analysis in social sciences and education, with more than 12,000 citations on Google Scholar as of May 2023.
Dr. Foster is an early childhood education specialist with extensive experience in policy and program development. She holds an EdD in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Missouri-Columbia, as well as certifications in TESOL for Very Young Learners, CELTA, Education Diplomacy, and Early Childhood Sustainable Development. She is also a former Fulbright Senior Scholar. Currently, she is serving as the Early Learning Program Manager at Mid-America Regional Council. Dr. Foster’s areas of expertise include Early Childhood policy, workforce development, teacher training, curriculum development, and advocacy. Moreover, Dr. Foster has also sat on numerous local, national, and international boards related to early childhood development and has advised several ministry offices regarding programs and policies that impact young children.
David Pickup is a librarian working as the information specialist for the Systematic Reviews team at Concordia University’s Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance (CLSP), as well as a member of the part-time faculty in the department of education. For the past eight years, he has also consulted with teams working on Campbell Collaboration systematic reviews, first as the trials search advisor for the Education Coordinating Group, and more recently consulting with the Disability Group. He routinely reviews the search strategies for Campbell Collaboration protocols and finished reviews.