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Shlomo ArielIsreal FULL

Israel
Psychology

Dr. Areil FULLDr. Shlomo Ariel is Director of the Israeli Play Therapy Institute in Ramat Gan, Israel, and a Co-director and Therapist with the Israeli Integrative Psychotherapy Center. Dr. Ariel's career is very diverse and extensive. Throughout his career, Dr. Ariel worked as the Chairperson of the Israeli Association of Psychotherapy Integration, Director of Research and Academic Development and M.A. dissertations supervisor at the Israeli branch of Lesley College for Creative Arts Therapy. Dr. Ariel is widely published in the area, both in Israel and the U.S. Dr. Ariel holds a PhD in Linguistics from London University.


Susan BarnesUnited States FULL

United States
Communications

Susan BarnesDr. Barnes is the Associate Professor, Department of Communication New Media and Visual Communication Specialist, University of Rochester and an Associate Chair, Department of Communication and Media Studies, Fordham College. She has taught courses at Marymount Manhattan College, New York University, Fashion Institute of Technolgy, Pratt and Parsons School of Design. Her most recent publications include Computer-Mediated Communication: Human to Human Communication Through the Internet, Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon, (2003); Hacker Culture, [Book Review], Technology and Culture, Vol. 44 (January, 2003), pp. 194-196, and The Development of Graphical User Interfaces and their influence on the Future of Human-Computer Interaction; Explorations in Media Ecology, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 81-95, 2002. Dr. Barnes holds a PhD Media - Ecology, Department of Culture & Communication, New York University.


Nilufer BharuchaIndia FULL

India
Literature

Nilufer Bharucha HALFDr. Nilufer Bharucha is a Professor of English Literature at the University of Mumbai, India. She holds a PhD from University of Bombay (Mumbai). Dr. Bharucha is a leading Indian critic in the field of post-colonial literature. She sits on the Awards Committee of the Commonwealth Prize in Literature and is the author of tens of articles and papers on post-colonial issues; a translation from the Urdu of the Dharampur Saga; five-book length critical studies in English and her own short stories. She has taught at universities in England, Germany, Spain and India.


Ann CattanachUnited Kingdom FULL

United Kingdom
Psychology

Susan BarnesDr. Ann Cattanach has worked in the field of play therapy and drama therapy for over a decade. She held such posts as Specialist Practitioner in Drama Therapy, Play Therapy, Family Therapy, Family Psychiatry and Family Support Centre; Child Care Consultant Therapist for Social Services; Child Psychotherapist and Course Director, Play Therapy, Surrey University. She is currently a freelance consultant/therapist in play therapy and drama therapy and Honorary Visiting Fellow, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of York. Her publications include Speech Communication in the Classroom, Play Therapy with Abused Children, Drama for People with Special Needs and Children's Stories in Play Therapy. Dr. Cattanach holds a PhD from University of Surrey.


Cheng Ming YuMalasia FULL

Malaysia
Business

Cheng Ming Yu FULLDr. Cheng Ming Yu is the Head of the Economics Unit of the Faculty of Management at the Multimedia University in Malaysia. She holds a PhD from University Putra Malaysia. Dr. Cheng specializes in Econometrics, Development Economics, and ASEAN studies. She has published six books in England and Malaysia on economic crises in Asia, K-economy and emerging Asian markets.


Tomas Chuaqui Chile FULL

Chile
Political Science

Tomas Chuaqui FULLDr. Tomas Chuaqui is a political scientist currently working as a Professor at the Instituto de Ciencia Politica of the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile. He holds a PhD, MA in Politics from Princeton University. Dr. Chuaqui is a published political scientist whose area of interest is political ethics.


Viorela D. CiucurRomania FULL

Romania
Music

Viorela D. Ciucur FULLDr. Viorela D. Ciucur is an Assistant Professor of Piano Accompaniment Department at the Music Academy in Bucharest. Dr. Ciucur performed over 200 piano and chamber music recitals in Romania and toured Europe, United States and Canada. She participated in many international festivals in Europe. Her music was recorded for Radio Romania, Radio Moldova and Sudwesfunk, Germany. Dr. Ciucur issued one LP and one CD with arias and canzonettas for voice and piano. She won ten first prizes as a pianist and chamber music groups member; was a finalist in Marsala, Italy in 1985 and won first prize in Stresa, Italy in 1983. She published two books on music and is a weekly contributor to Ecart (cultural publication). She holds a PhD in Musicology from the Music Academy of Bucharest, Romania


Richard CranowskiSwitzerland FULL

Switzerland
Health and Medicine

Richard Cranowski FULLRichard Cranowski is an MD, MPH Swiss Medical Association, Dept. Quality and Health Technology. Dr. Cranowski’s interests include Health Echnology Assesment, Diffusion of Medical Innovations, Transformation of Health Care Systems in Eastern Europe (former Head of HTA and Public Health Project in Poland, Council of Europe Expert for Georgia). His experience is in the area of Health Policy, Access to Care, Coverage, Accreditation of Health Care Organizations and Medical Innovations and Patients Safety.


Ales DebeljakSlovenia FULL

Slovenia
Social Science

Dr. Ales Debeljak FULLDr. Ales Debeljak is a social scientist and cultural anthropologist. He holds a PhD in Social Theory from Syracuse University. Dr. Debeljak has published widely both in Europe and the U.S. His work is in the area of cultural criticism. He is also a well known poet in Slovenia and other Balkan states. His poetry was published in the U.S., Italy, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Lithuania, France, Croatia, Austria and Yugoslavia.


Linh DinhItaly FULL

Italy
Communication Arts

Linh Dinh FULLLinh Dinh was born in Saigon, South Vietnam, 1963, and educated at The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, 1982-1986. His books include Night, Again: Contemporary Fiction From Vietnam (New York: Seven Stories Press 1996), which he edited and co-translated; Drunkard Boxing (Philadelphia: Singing Horse Press 1998), poetry, and Fake House (New York: Seven Stories Press 2000), short stories. His poems and stories have appeared in Kenyon Review, Sulfur, American Poetry Review, Denver Review, Sonora Review, New American Writing, and many others. He is also an editor and translator. He is currently residing in Italy.


Ben DuncanBelgium FULL

Belgium
Public Relations

Ben Duncan FULLMr. Ben Duncan is a European liaison Officer of the British Medical Association in Brussels. He is an EU lobbyist whose major lobbying campaigns over the past years have been raising EU minimum training requirements for general medical practitioners to three years and directive on labeling presentation and content of tobacco products. His responsibilities within the BMA and EU range from inputting BMA policy to the EU institutions and advising elected members and senior management on EU policy developments to developing policy and position papers and letters. Mr. Duncan holds a LLM, specializing in EC Law from the University of Edinburgh.


Norval EdwardsJamaica FULL

Jamaica
Literature

Norval Edwards FULLDr. Norval Edwards is a Lecturer at the Department of Literatures in English at the University of West Indies in Jamaica. He holds a PhD from York University, Canada. Dr. Edwards is particularly interested in post-colonial literatures, literary theory, popular culture and nationalism, and contemporary poetry. His two books on Caribbean Poetics and Culture are forthcoming from the Indiana University Press. Dr. Edwards has written numerous articles on Caribbean literature, culture, economy and society.


William FutterSouth Africa FULL

South Africa
Health and Medicine

Dr. William Futter FULLDr. William Futter is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy, Rhodes University, South Africa. His teaching experience is in the areas of management, communication, health related behavior and interventions in health systems, aspects of drug supply management and education. Dr. Futter is interested in innovative teaching and learning activities – he recently set up an electronic journal to publish undergraduate research (J.R.A.T.S.).


James GallagherUnited Kingdom FULL

United Kingdom
Forensic Science

James Gallagher FULLJames Gallagher is a member of the British Academy of Forensic Science and Forensic Science Society. He retired from the Metropolitan Police Service (Scotland Yard) after thirty four years of police service. He worked as a Detective Crime Scene Coordinator. His areas of expertise include crime pattern analysis, body recovery, fire scene investigation and offender profiling. Mr. Gallagher is currently a consultant in the fields of training and development for crime scene management, crime scene investigation, interpretation and examination. He has been a lecturer to the Metropolitan Police Service, The National Crime Faculty, Bramshill; Hellenic National Police, Greece; Abu Dhabi Police, United Arab Emirates; Civil Police, Brazil; Kings College, University of London, England; University of Glasgow, Scotland; and Fairleigh Dickinson University.


Alexander HuangUnited States FULL

United States
Literature

Susan BarnesAlexander Huang is an exchange scholar at the Department of Comparative Literature, Harvard University. He's taught courses such as Chinese Fiction and Drama (Stanford) Chinese Imaginary Space (Harvard)and Shakespeare in Asia: A Study of Intercultural Theatre (Tufts). He has published a number of articles and chapters in English, German and Chinese. His publications include The Tragic and the Chinese Subject, SJEAA: Stanford Journal of East Asian Affairs; The Vicissitudes of the Tragic in Modern Chinese Literature: the Case of Lu Xun Comparative Literature: East and West; Can You Sort Out What It's All About? Bona-Fide Tykes versus New Comers, Pegasus. Leeds: ELU, University of Leeds, September, 1994. Professor Huang is a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature & Joint Ph.D. in Humanities, Stanford University. He holds a BA in English Literature from National Tsing-Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan.


Mohja KahfUnited States FULL

United States
Literature

Dr. Kahf FULLDr. Kahf is a professor of Literature at the Department of English & Middle East Studies Program, University of Arkansas. Her publications include Western Representations of the Muslim Woman: From Termagant to Odalisque. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press. 1999. Emails from Scheherazad University Press of Florida. She holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from Rutgers University.


Thomas KennedyDenmark FULL

Denmark
Communication Arts

Dr. Thomas Kennedy FULLDr. Thomas Kennedy is an American writer who has been living in Denmark since the 1970s. He holds a BA from Fordham University in English language and literature, an M.F.A. from Vermont College, and a PhD from Copenhagen University. His books include seven works of fiction (most recently the novels Kerrigan's Copenhagen, A Love Story (2002) and The Book of Angels (1997) and story collection Drive Dive Dance & Fight (1997). A new novel, Bluett's Blue Hours, A Winter Tale is forthcoming in 2003. His other books include a collection of essays on the craft of writing, Realism & Other Illusions (2002) and several anthologies and volumes of literary criticism (including book-length studies of the short fiction of Andre Dubus and Robert Coover). His stories, essays, poems, travel writing, interviews, and translations from the Danish appear regularly in American and European periodicals and anthologies and have won numerous awards, including the Charles Angoff Award, the O'Henry Prize, the Pushcart Prize, and story competitions such as The European and the Gulf Coast. [website]


Kumar KetkarIndia FULL

India
Communication Arts

Kumar Ketkar FULLMr. Kumar Ketkar is an Indian journalist. He is a senior political columnist for the Times of India. He has served as a special correspondent, resident editor and editor of the Economic Times, the Observer and Maharashtra Times. His specialization is international affairs. In his 30-year career as a journalist, Mr. Ketkar covered four U.S. presidential elections, two British elections, served as a reporter from Bejing, Shanghai and Guongdong covering the economic transformation of China. He also covered Hong Kong's reintegration with the Mainland China (from Hong Kong), collapse of the Soviet Union (from Moscow), and the unification of Germany. Mr. Ketkar was invited by Israel for a lecture assignment during Israel's 50th anniversary and served as a delegate at the NGO Peace Conference in Geneva. He is a regular visiting lecturer at the University of Mumbai, University of Pune, both in India. He also served as a visiting lecturer at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.


John LennardUnited Kingdom FULL

United Kingdom
Literature

John Lennard FULLDr. John Lennard is a freelance academic and writer who lives in Cambridge, UK. Educated in Bristol, Oxford, and St Louis, MO, he worked within the academic system for ten years, including seven as Fellow and Director of Studies in English at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, but eventually found it too stifling and bureaucratic. As well as on-line teaching for FDU, he is presently Dean of the Shakespeare Programme of the British-American Drama Academy, a small London-based conservatoire, and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Notre Dame's London campus. He also teaches poetry and drama for various Cambridge colleges.

John's doctoral thesis was in the history of punctuation, and became But I Digress: The Exploitation of Parentheses in English Printed Verse (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991). He has continued to publish on punctuation history and theory, including material for the mass-market Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms, and has also produced two best-selling textbooks, The Poetry Handbook: A Guide to Reading Poetry for Pleasure and Practical Criticism (Oxford: OUP, 1996), and with Mary Luckhurst The Drama Handbook: A Guide to Reading Plays (Oxford: OUP, 2002). A Prose Handbook is in the works. Another book called The Case of Ronald Merrick: Class, Moral Judgement, and the Raj, about Paul Scott's epic Raj Quartet (televised as The Jewel in the Crown) and the domestic reception of his insistence on British imperial failure, is so long no one has yet been willing to publish it. Shorter work includes the current essays on Paul Scott, Derek Walcott, R.K.Narayan, Reginald Hill, and Ian Rankin for the Scribners British Writers and World Writers series.


Petsy LewisJamaica FULL

Jamaica
History

Susan BarnesDr. Petsy Lewis is a historian with specialization in International Relations/Contemporary History. Dr. Lewis is currently working as a Fellow at Sir Arthur Lewis Institute for Social and Economic Studies at the University of West Indies, Jamaica. Her professional career includes a number of posts in Jamaica and abroad, including a Research Fellow at the Faculty of Social Science at the University of West Indies, Rockefeller Post Doctoral Fellow at the Center of African and Afro-American Studies at the University of Michigan where she pursued research on the Windward Islands’ banana industry as part of the African Peoples in the Industrial Age project. Dr. Lewis published a number of articles. Her book Surviving Small Size: Regional Integration in Caribbean Ministates (University of West Indies Press: Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago) is currently in press. Dr. Lewis holds a PhD in History from Trinity College, Cambridge University, England.


Jacob LomranzIsreal FULL

Israel
Psychology

Jacob Lomranz FULLDr. Jacob Lomranz is an Israeli Psychologist currently teaching at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Tel Aviv. He holds a PhD from Duke in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Lomranz specializes in gerontology and is the President of the Israeli Gerontological Society. He is also the founder and director of the Herzog Institute on Aging. Dr. Lomranz has published extensively on the topic of aging and mental health. He is also actively involved at the Center for Psychological Support of Holocaust survivors.


Philip LyonSouth Korea FULL

Korea, South
Education

Dr. Philip Lyon FULLDr. Philip Lyon is an educator working at the Payap University in Thailand. Mr. Lyon holds a PhD in Exceptional Children from the Ohio State University. He is currently working as the Director of International Programs at the Payap University. From 1989 to 1995, Dr. Lyon was an Associate Dean of Edward Williams College at FDU, as well as Dean of Students at the Rutherford campus. Dr. Lyon taught at the College of Micronesia (Thailand), the Hong Kong Institute of Education (Hong Kong) and FDU. He currently serves on the editorial board of Scholar and Educator, San Juan, PR. He is a well-published author in Hong Kong and Asia. Some of his books include: Technology in Teaching: Partners in Growth, Honk Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong, 1998; School Based Research: Partnership in Professional Development, Department of Special Education HKIED, Hong Kong, 1998, etc.


Sunaina LoweUnited Nations FULL

United Nations
Law and Diplomacy

Susan BarnesMs. Lowe joined the United Nations in 1985 and since 1995 she has been with the Department of Peacekeeping Operations. Prior to her work with DPKO, she worked in the Department of Public Information of the United Nations Secretariat, as an Information Officer and Editor. Ms. Lowe has worked in various field missions for the United Nations as well. She served in the former Yugoslavia (1998), Liberia (1995-1996) and South Africa (1994) in various functions, including Political Affairs Officer, electoral observer, and public information and media liaison officer. Before joining the United Nations, Ms. Lowe was a journalist and writer. She holds an MA from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. Ms. Lowe is a national of Jamaica.


Amir MahmoodAustralia FULL

Australia
Business

Susan BarnesDr. Amir Mahmood is an economist from Australia. Dr. Mahmood is currently a director of Australasia International Development Consulting. Dr. Mahmood worked as a Director of Research and Research Training at the Graduate School of Business, University of New Castle, Australia as well as Director of Doctoral Program. Dr. Mahmood was a visiting scholar at universities in Canada, Pakistan and Malaysia. He has published numerous articles in journals, books and internet publications. His most recent research includes Economic Integration, regional production Networks and Competitiveness of the ASEAN Economies; Structure, Conduct and Performance of the Malaysian Automobile Industry; Physical Infrastructure, Economic Growth and Competitiveness of the Malaysian Economy. Dr. Mahmood holds a PhD in Economics from University of Manitoba, Canada.


Brenda MallinsonSouth Africa FULL

South Africa
Computer Science

Susan BarnesBrenda Mallinson is a Lecturer at the Department of Information Systems, University of Rhodes, South Africa. Professor Mallinson runs community based Computer Literacy Programs, facilitating literacy courses for rural teachers, and other disadvantaged adult learners. She has been involved in the field of interactive multimedia development since 1994.


Fomba Emanuel MbebebCameroon FULL

Cameroon
Psychology

Professor Mbebeb FULLLecturer at the Faculty of Letters and Social Sciences, University of Dschang and at the Bamenda University of Science and Technology in Bamenda, Cameroon. Professor Mbebeb holds a BA and an MS in Psychology from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. In addition to his academic career, Professor Mbebeb spent five years working for the Human Rights Clinic and Education Center, Bamenda, Cameroon as a counsellor. His publications/papers include Challenging HIV/AIDS Management Through Community Health Counselling, Training Community Counsellors, Project Hope, Njinikom; Capacity Building for Personal Excellence at Work, Ballotiral, Bamenda; Farmer-Grazier Conflict, Environmental Stress and Extension Work, Ballotiral, Nkambe;Psycho-legal Extension: An Alternative Extension Paradigm, Ballotiral, Nkambe/Bamenda.


Russel McDougalAustralia FULL

Australia
Literature

Susan BarnesDr. McDougall is an Associate Professor at the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of New England, Australia. Additionally, Dr. McDougall is a research consultant for People in Pictures film and video. In addition to his academic career, Dr. McDougall has served as an Interim Dean at the University of New England. His publications include Ed.Austarlian/Canadian Literatures in English: Comparative Perspective, Ed. South of Capricornia: Stories 1925 to 1934 by Xavier Herbert, Coll. A northward Flitting: Colonial Travels by Albert Norton. Dr. McDougall was the guest editor for several literary journals.


Samia MehrezEgypt FULL

Egypt
Literature

Susan BarnesDr. Samia Mehrez is Associate Professor of Arabic Literature at the American University in Cairo Egypt. Professor Mehrez published a number of articles and books. Her publications include Egyptian Writers between History and Fiction: Essays on Naguib Mahfouz, Sonallah Ibrahim and Gamal al-Ghitani as well as Spoken Egyptian Arabic. Dr. Mehrez received a number of awards which include Distinguished Visiting Professorship from Northwestern University and Faculty Fellow at Cornell University where she worked as an Assistant Professor or Arabic Language and Literature. Professor Mehrez is currently working on two books: Arab Women Writers and the Nation (English) and The Complete Works of Labiba Hashim (1880-1947) with Critical Introduction (Arabic). Professor Mehrez holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from UCLA.


Elisabeth MulderNetherlands FULL

The Netherlands
Ethics

Elisabeth Mulder FULLPresident of the Committee of the Humanistisch Verbond for Humanist Counselors. Ms. Mulder holds a BA in Classical Languages and a BA in Music from the University of Amsterdam. Most of her professional carrier has been in the area of human rights. She has served as a member of the board of one of the local departments of the Humanistisch Verbond (The Dutch Humanist Organisation); Hofflants Huys (a Humanist Retirement Home). Ms. Mulder's professional committments include such posts as President of the Committee for Appeals Against Decisions of the City Council, Member of the board of the local public library, President of the sub-committee of the city council dealing with arts, President of the board of a public primary school. She continues to work actively in the area of human rights and public education.


Michael MullinAustralia FULL

Australia
Literature

Susan BarnesDr. Mullin is a Senior Research Scientist, National Center for Supercomputing Applications and a Founder and Managing Director Motley Pty, e-Learning Environments on the Web in Melbourne, Australia. He has worked with a number of multimedia developers and educators in arts and humanities in Australia, North America, United Kingdom, Europe, China, Japan, Korea, and Brazil. His academic career includes a post as an Associate Professor of English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: 1977-1996. His projects include CyberShakespeare, a fresh approach to teaching and studying on the Web. Inspired by traditional classroom teaching methods, in this new learning environment structured modules explore different areas of Shakespeare study. His publications include Theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon: A Catalogue-Index to Productions of the Shakespeare Memorial/Royal Shakespeare Theatre: 1879-1980; 1979-1993, Greenwood Press (New York and London) and Designing and Making Costumes for the Stage, by "Motley", edited and with an introduction by Michael Mullin, Herbert Press (London), 1992. He holds an MPhil., PhD, in English from Yale University.


Niti Sampat PatelIndia FULL

India
Literature

Dr. Sampat-Patel FULLNiti Sampat Patel is a Lecturer at the Department of English, St. Xavier's College, Mumbai, India. Dr. Sampat-Patel has a keen interest in post colonial literatures in English. Her most recent publications include Erasing Africa: Myth and Memory in Apocalypse Now, Conrad at the Millenium: Modernism, Postmodernism, Postcolonialism, vol.2 and Postcolonial Masquerades: Culture and Politics in Fiction, Film, Video and Photography. Dr. Sampat-Patel holds a PhD in English Literature and Film from New York University.


Velma PollardJamaica FULL

Jamaica
Literature

Velma Pollard FULLDr. Velma Pollard is a Caribbean writer and poet. She has published three volumes of short stories, and poetry and essays in a number of journals and literary reviews and anthologies of Caribbean poetry. She is a former lecturer at the University of West Indies. Her interests include Caribbean women's writing, the language of Caribbean literature and Creole languages of the Anglophone Caribbean. Most recently she has been a visiting Professor at the University of Richmond in Virginia.


Mirjana RadovicSerbia-Montenegro FULL

Serbia-Montenegro
Economics

Dr. Radovic FULLProfessor of Management and Entrepreneurship at Belgrade University, Serbia-Montenegro. Dr. Radovic has written numerous articles, reviews and essays in a number of professional journals and popular magazines, as well as six books. A native of Belgrade, she holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Belgrade University, Faculty of Economics. In 1982, she earned her Master’s Degree in Theoretical Economy and eventually a PhD in Economics from Belgrade University. She guest lectured at a number of universities, foundations and institutes in Moscow, The Hague, New York, Washington DC, San Francisco, St Paul, Atlanta, Portland, and New Orleans. She won a scholarship from the United Nations twice - to attend Lomonosow University (Russia) and Kerala University (India). Dr. Mirjana Radovic is the owner and director of the first business magazine in her country, “Small Business News.”


Sridhar RajeswaranIndia FULL

India
Literature

Dr. Sridhar Rajeswaran FULLDr. Sridhar Rajeswaran worked as an Assistant Professor of English at the Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Hodeidah, Yemen and a visiting lecturer at universities in India. His numerous articles and papers were published in India, Germany and Austria. Dr. Rajeswaran also wrote several plays for radio and stage. He is currently working on his book From Idea to Ideology – Historicising the Philosophy of Ideas. Dr. Rajesawaran holds a PhD in English, University of Mumbai, India.


Victor Rangel-RibeiroUnited States FULL

United States
Communication Arts

Susan BarnesVictor Rangel-Ribeiro, the award-winning Indian novelist, was born in Goa in 1925 when it was still a Portuguese colony, but he counts English among one of his three mother tongues. Having migrated to Bombay in 1939, his short stories were first published in the late 1940s and early 50s in the British Indian press; more recently they have been featured in three of America's top international literary journals — the North American, Iowa, and Literary Reviews — as well as in the Indian-American. The New York Foundation for the Arts awarded him its fiction fellowship in 1991; seven years later, his first novel, Tivolem, earned him the Milkweed National Fiction Prize, awarded each year to the best work of literary fiction published by Milkweed Editions of Minneapolis; Booklist, the influential journal of the American Library Association, picked Tivolem as "one of the twenty notable first novels" of 1997-98. A subsequent book tour and readings took him to eight states and to Toronto, Canada. Penguin's paperback edition was short-listed for India's prestigious Crossword Book Award, and remained on that nation's bestseller list for several months.


Bino A. RealuyoUnited States FULL

United States
Communication Arts

Bino A. Realuyo FULLBino A. Realuyo was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. He has a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the School of International Service of The American University in Washington, D.C. and Universidad Argentina de la Empresa in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His poetry and fiction have appeared in several literary journals and anthologies in the U.S. and the Philippines including The Kenyon Review, Manoa, New Letters and The Nation. He received the 1998 Lucille Medwick Memorial Award from Poetry Society of America and 2000 New York State Foundation for the Arts Fellowship for fiction. He edited The NuyorAsian Anthology: Asian American Writings in New York City published by the Asian American Writer's Workshop and Temple University Press in 1999 (awarded PEN Open Book Award 2000). His acclaimed debut novel, The Umbrella Country was released in March 1999 by Ballantine Reader's Circle, Random House. The novel was included in Booklist's "Top Ten First Novels of 1999," a finalist for Barnes and Noble's "Discover Great New Writers Award" and a recipient of an Asian American Literary Award 2000. He is an educator in adult literacy and lives in Manhattan.


Andrew RobinsonUnited States FULL

United States
Computer Science

Mr. Andrew Robinson FULLMr. Robinson is a Founder, President, and Chairman of the Board of the Information Security Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation that promites information security awareness and preparedness. He is also the owner and President of NMI Infosecurity Solutions, founded in 1990, providing information security consulting, implementation, testing, and support services to customers in the financial, public utlity, and insurance industries. During his 13 years professional experience as an information security consultant, and over 19 years as an IT professional (systems analyst & software engineer), Mr. Robinson has been a speaker on information security topics at national and international conferences including CERT, NSA/NIST, CSI SSGRR, SHARE, Vanguard Enterprise Security Expo, and others.


Michael RoweUnited Kingdom FULL

United Kingdom
Forensic Science

Susan BarnesDr. Rowe is a Lecturer in Policing at the University of Leicester, United Kingdom. His posts include Director: MSc Police Leadership and Management and MSc Policing and Social Conflict; Principal researcher, Home Office: Evaluation of Police Community and Race Relations Training and a Chair of departmental Learning & Teaching Committee. Dr. Rowe's publications include Policing, Race and Racism, Cullompton: Willan Publishing; Racism and Antiracism in Football, Basingstoke: Palgrave, with J. Garland and The Racialisation of Public Order in Twentieth Century Britain,Aldershot: Avebury, Research in Ethnic Relations Series (doctoral thesis). Dr. Rowe holds a PhD from the University of Leicester, UK.


Birgit SchreiberGermany FULL

Germany
Sociology

Susan BarnesDr. Schreiber is a researcher and lecturer at the Philipps-University in Marburg, Germany. Her research focuses on family relations and educational strategies within the global context. Her publications include Leaps of Faith – Die “Krise des Zeugnisses“ in Deutschland. Nichtjuden und Juden im Dialog. Zeitschrift für Politische Psychologie, Bonn; Die Nazis lauern noch immer meinem Garten“. Wie jüdische Mütter und ihre Töchter heute mit den Folgen des Holocaust leben, Psychosozial, Gießen, 23 (2000) II, 80, p. 119 - 133. Currently in press are Zwei Leben in Deutschland: Versteckte jüdische Kinder in der Nazizeit und heuteEin Leben auf zwei Ebenen – die Erfahrung des Ausschlusses als zentrales Lebensthema von in der NS-Zeit versteckten jüdischen Kindern in Deutschland. Prior to her academic career, Dr. Schreiber has worked as a journalist, a public relations assistant for YWCA, a free-lance writer and an editor with the Ostfriesen-Zeitung in Norden, Germany. She holds a PhD in Sociology from Univeristy of Oldenburg, Germany.


Ami Shak'edIsreal FULL

Israel
Psychology

Susan BarnesDr. Ami Shak'ed is a psychologist /sexologist. Dr. Shak'ed holds a PhD in Rehabilitation Counseling Psychology from University of Wisconsin at Madison. He has been teaching for the past 20 years at the Sackler School of Medicine of the Tel Aviv University in Israel. He was a Professor of Psychology and a Chair of the Psychology Program at FDU's Israel Campus from 1996 to 1999. Dr. Shak'ed published extensively on topics such as: Human Sexuality in Physical and Mental Illness and Disabilities and Human Sexuality in Rehabilitation Medicine.


Christopher StonesSouth Africa FULL

South Africa
Psychology

Professor Christopher Stones FULLProfessor Stones is a member of several professional associations and holds a variety of executive portfolios, including being the Chairman of the South African Society for Clinical Psychology and the Vice-President of the South African Association for Psychotherapy. In addition to having edited two academic books, he is one of the founding editors of an on-line journal, the Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology. He also serves on the editorial panel of two further electronic journals. Over the years, Professor Stones has been awarded several national and international research grants and scholarships. He has published extensively in professional and academic journals, as well as having written several book chapters and presented papers at numerous national and international conferences, in particular, in the USA, the UK, Israel, Austria and Singapore.


Anna Varkonyi Hungary FULL

Hungary
Science

Anna Varkonyi FULLDr. Anna Varkonyi is a Hungarian environmentalist. She holds a PhD in Environmental Economics from Budapest University, an MA in Political Sciences and Sociology and an MS in Chemical Engineering. Dr. Varkonyi has served as a researcher with the Hungarian Commission on Sustainable Development and as a representative of the Hungarian government at the 5th Session of Commission on Sustainable Development and the UN General Assembly Special Session. Dr. Varkonyi was a visiting scholar for Science and Environment at the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung in Brussels and at the PANOS Institute in London (International Institute for Environment and Development and Reuters). She is currently in New Jersey.


L.N. VijayaraghavanIndia FULL

India
Civics

Susan BarnesL.N. Vijayaraghavan is Secretary to Government of Tamil Nadu, Department of Rural Development, Chennai, India. Mr. Vijayaraghavan has been working in various areas such as Education, Housing and Urban and Rural Development, Poverty, Rehabilitation of Refugees, Population, Health and Nutrition, Planning, Child Labor, Women Empowerment, Energy and Community Development. His work involves close relationship and active interaction with international organizations, such as World Bank, UNICEF and UNDP. Mr. Vijayaraghavan holds a Masters Degree in Commerce, University of Delhi, India.


Clive Barstow

Australia
Fine Arts

Susan BarnesMr. Barstow is a Program Director and also works as an Associate Professor for the School of Contemporary Arts at the Edith Cowen University, Perth. His specializes in Sculpture and Printmaking. He holds a MA in Fine Art (Printmaking) from Chelsea School of Art, The London Institute; and BA Hons. in Fine Art (Sculpture) with commendations in the History of Art and Theoretical Studies from The Gloucestershire College of Art and Design.


Ram Kishan

USA
Political Science

Susan BarnesMr. Kishan is currently an Adjunct Professor of Comparative Politics at The Fairleigh Dickinson University. While he has had over 10yrs experience in Academia with various Universities as Oglethorpe University, Clark University and Worcester State College; he has also worked in different capacities of responsibility with The Government of India, where he has supervised and headed international diplomatic, political and economic relations for the country. He holds a Master in Public Administration from Clark University, Worcester, MA; and a Bachelor of Law from University of Delhi, India.


Serigne Ndiaye

Senegal
Literature

Susan BarnesDr. Ndiaye is the Resident Director of the Senegal Program of Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) at The Suffolk University. With his 10yrs experience in Teaching, he has also published various conference papers and journal articles with Research in African Literatures, UCLA Journal of African Activists and American Profiles. He holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Emory University.


Emily J Yozell

Costa Rica
Law

Susan BarnesMs. Yozell is a practicing Attorney at Law, specializing in Law on Environment, Human Rights and Development. She has over 25yrs of experience in Academia and Consultancy, dealing with developing nations and environment, during which she has co-coordinated legal investigations of human rights’ abuses. She has worked with various Consultancies and Projects where she provided legal representation to numerous human rights’ communities, where some included cases filed before the OAS Inter American Commission for Human Rights and other International bodies. She holds a Juris Doctor from Northern University School of Law at Boston, MA; and BA in ‘Arts in Latin American Studies’, at Yellow Springs, OH.


Pratt Lawrence

Alajuela
BusinessManagement

Susan BarnesMr. Lawrence is the Associate Director at The Latin American Center for Competitiveness and Sustainability Development (CLADS) at INCAE and a professor in INCAE’s Master’s degree and executive education programs. Along with teaching he has published many books, chapters and Journals, as also worked as Consultant to numerous organizations and Projects such as Ministry of Tourism, US Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law Institute, World Bank etc. He holds a M.P.P.M. from School of Organization and Management, Yale University, with concentration in Production and Operations Management; and A.B. from College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, with concentration in Economics.


Jubrai Rahil

Canada
Biochemistry & Enzymology
 

Susan BarnesDr. Rahil is the Director and Senior Research Scientist at MethylGene Inc., Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is a mechanistic enzymologist with several years of experience in inhibitor/drug characterization and design, enzymatic assay development and automated screening. He holds two Ph.D. degrees, one from Penn. State University, University Park, and from Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT.


Kendell Geers

Belgium
Art


Jiang Fei

China
International Communication

Susan BarnesMr. Fei is an Assistant Professor in the Institute of Journalism and Communication at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and also a Deputy Director and General Secretary for the Centre of World Media Studies (CWMS). He is engaged in the field of Communication theory, Intercultural Communication theory and Post-colonial theory studies. In 2005, he was awarded the Special Award of Canadian Studies 2005 Program (SACS). He holds a Bachelor in Economics from the Department of Economic Management, Shanxi Normal University; Maters of Journalism and Ph.D. of Literary Theory from Institute of Literature and Journalism, Sichuan University.


Kathleen Dudzinski

USA
Marine Biology

Susan BarnesMs. Dudzinski has many years of experience in the field as a researcher, a consultant and a teaching faculty. She holds a B.S. in Biological Sciences from the University of Connecticut, Storrs; and a Ph.D. in Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences from Texas A&M University, College Station. Her dissertation was ‘Communication in Atlantic spotted dolphins (Stenella Frontails) and Relationships between vocal and behavioral activities’.


Brahim Herbane

UK
Business Management

Susan BarnesMr. Herbane is a Principal Lecturer at Leicester Business School, DeMontfort University in Leicester, UK. His main teaching areas are Strategic Management, Crisis and Continuity Management, and Risk Management. He has previously taught in Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC), Madrid, Spain; University of Birmingham and University of Sheffield. He holds a BA (Hons.) in Business Management & Administration from University of Leeds; and a Ph.D. in Strategic Management from Leicester De MontFort University.


Olga Yurievna Antsyferova

Russia
Philology

Susan BarnesDr. Antsyferova is a Professor and Chair of Comparative Literature Department at Ivanovo State University. She has experience in teaching courses in Antique, Medieval and Renaissance Literature, as well as courses in American Culture and History of American Literature. She has given seminars in West European Literature from Middle Ages to 20th Century. She has a doctoral dissertation in Philology, ‘Self-Reflexive Dimensions of Henry James’, which was defended at Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia. She also holds a Ph.D. from Ivanovo State University, Ivanovo, Russia, where her dissertation was on ‘Poetics of the Early Tales of Henry James’, which was defended at Saint Petersburg University.
 


Jasmin Zine

Canada
Philosophy

Susan BarnesDr. Zine is an Assistant professor at the Department of Sociology, Wilfrid Laurier University. She has experience in Research and Teaching in the area of Education and Social Justice, Sociology of Education, Antiracism and Equity in Education, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Social Inequality, Critical Ethnography, Post-Colonial/Anti-Colonial Studies, Gender and Islam, and Canadian Muslim Diaspora. Further, she has published work on Muslims in Canada, specifically on Youth, Gender and Islamophobia. She holds a M.A., Thesis titled ‘Muslim students in Public Schools: Education and the Politics of Religious Identity’; and Ph.D., Thesis titled ‘Staying on the Straight Path: A Critical Ethnography of Islamic Schooling in Ontario’ from the Department of Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto.