Dr. Johannes Strobel is Director, STEM & CS Education at SRI International after a 20-year career in higher education (Concordia U; Purdue University; Texas A&M and U of Missouri). Dr. Strobel’s research focuses on STEM as an innovation in education; maker culture; online professional development of teachers; and defiance, empathy and care in engineering. Dr. Strobel has been PI, Co-PI and key personnel of research and development grants totaling over $36,000,000 in the US and Canada. Funding sponsors have included: NSF, U.S. Department of Education, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), FQRSC (Provincial Funding, Quebec), SSHRC (Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council) and several private and corporate foundations. He has published more than 170 papers in journals, proceedings, and book chapters and co-edited five books.
Dr. Strobel is founding editor of the Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research (J-PEER) and has served on several editorial boards of ISI ranked journal. Dr. Strobel received several STEM education awards and has been a regular visiting professor at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (2008/2012/2018) and was selected as the 2019 Forrest Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia. Dr. Strobel has disseminated his research for example, he was the lead designer of Hands-on Standards STEM in Action™—an internationally available set of learning modules for preK-5th grade published by ETA hand2mind®. The US version is used in 200,000 classrooms reaching 6,000,000 students. The international version has been used in 35 countries and was selected as a finalist for two international education awards.
Dr. BouJaoude graduated from the University of Cincinnati, USA in 1988 with a doctorate in in science education. From 1988 to 1993 he was assistant professor at Syracuse University, Syracuse, USA. In 1993 he joined the American University of Beirut (AUB) where he served as Director of the Science and Math Education Center (1994-2003 and 2009-2013), Chair of the Department of Education (2003-2009), Director of the Center of Teaching and Learning since 2009, and is currently Interim Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Dr. BouJaoude has published in international journals such as the Journal of Research in Science Teaching (JRST), Science Education, International Journal of Science Education, Journal of Science Teacher Education, the Science Teacher, and School Science Review, among others. In addition, he has written chapters in edited books in English and Arabic, edited one book, and has been an active presenter at science education conferences. Dr. BouJaoude is member of several international science education research associations and has served as the International Coordinator and a member of the Executive Board of National Association for Research in Science Teaching. Presently he is an associate editor of JRST and serves on the editorial boards a number of science education journals and is a reviewer for others.
Dr. 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 distance 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 12,000 on citations on google scholar as of Jan 2022. In 2017, he retired from a 49-year career as a teacher.
Dr. Ghamrawi is a Professor of Educational Leadership at the College of Education at Qatar University. 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.