Thank you to our keynotes, honorary guest speakers, and presenters for delivering their outstanding conference presentations and for connecting with participants, sharing their experiences, and mentoring young scholars. These talented public speakers have received the Advena World Amazing Speaker Award.
Angela Dawn Shaffer, Graduate Student, American Public University System, Charles Town, West Virginia | Kent Humerickhouse, Student, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN.
Abdulrahman Alqefari, Second year Ph.D. student, in Applied Linguistics, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, and Lecturer, English Department, Al-Majmaah University, Saudi Arabia | Zeynep Kızıltepe, Ph.D, (Honorary Guest Speaker) Professor of Educational Psychology, Faculty of Education, Department of Educational Sciences, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul Turkey
Jason le Grange (Honorary Guest Speaker), Director of Research for the Performing Dignity Project, OMNI HRC, Cape Town, South Africa and Performing Dignity Project, Bangkok, Thailand. | Naghmeh Esmaeilpour,Visiting Scholar, German Department, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, and Member, PhD-Net Program, Humboldt Universität zu, Berlin, Germany
Dr. Dominic Mentor (Keynote), Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Science & Technology, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY | Sarah Schmidt (Honorary Guest Speaker), Outreach Program Coordinator of Global Education Initiatives, Kent State University, North Canton, OH.
Corina-Mihaela Beleaua, M.A., PhD Student, University of Georgia, Athens, USA, and Teaching Assistant, Department of Comparative Literature, UGA | Sarah Schmidt (Honorary Guest Speaker), Outreach Program Coordinator of Global Education Initiatives, Kent State University, North Canton, OH. Sarah holds a master’s degree in Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs from American University, Washington D.C.
Jimmy A. Payne, Ph.D. Student in Organizational Leadership, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA. | Suad Dukhaykh, Ph.D. Student, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, and Lecturer, Business College, King Saud University. Saudi Arabia.
Keynote, Guest Speaker, and Presenter Award Recipients
Recognizing Excellence. Promoting Research. Honoring Scholars.
Rana Raddawi, Ph.D (Keynote), Associate Professor, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE | Alfred A. S. Showunmi, Financial Analyst, and Professional Business Accountant with wealth of experience in financial management, CEO, ABRESS Consult & Training Professional (PTY) LTD., and Ph.D candidate, University of Johannesburg, South Africa