Speakers

World Future Forum Paper, Poster and Best Practice Presenters can be found at the bottom of this page.

MASTER OF CEREMONIES

Dianne Jardinez

General Master of Ceremonies

World Future Forum Event Coordinator – California, USA

Alyssa Sanchez

General Master of Ceremonies

Assistant to World Future Forum Coordinator – Illinois, USA

Natalie Martinez

Thursday Morning Master of Ceremonies

General Assignment Reporter at NBC5 Chicago – Illinois, USA

RADHI AL-MABUK, PH.D.

Master of Ceremonies for Awards Ceremony

Director of Future Institute Research Center – Iowa, USA

DAY 1 AND DAY 2 REMARKS

Dan Green

Thursday Morning Welcoming Remarks

President, Future Institute Board – Illinois, USA

Charles Franklin

Friday Morning Welcoming Remarks

Vice President, Future Institute Board – Illinois, USA

RADHI AL-MABUK, PH.D.

Friday Afternoon Closing Remarks

Director of Future Institute Research Center – Iowa, USA

PERSPECTIVES ON TRANSITION AND POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION PANEL
This panel will highlight post-secondary transition in terms of how their respective institutions prepare students to transition students smoothly into college, and recommendations for high schools to ensure students are prepared for post-secondary transition.

Radhi Al-Mabuk, Ph.D

Moderator

Director of Future Institute Research Center – Iowa, USA

Cynthia Bice, Ed.D

Panelist

Dean of Faculty and Chief Academic Officer, Miami Dade College – Florida, USA

Irene Tan, Ed.D

Panelist

Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic for Veritas University College – Selangor, Malaysia

JANETTE HUGHES, PH.D

Panelist

Canada Research Chair, Technology & Pedagogy at Ontario Tech University – Ontario, Canada

Future Review Panel: APPROACHES TO STUDYING STUDENT SUCCESS IN HIGHER EDUCATION
This panel will highlight the work that is published in Future Review, our publication.
Authors from Future Review’s second and third Issues will discuss their areas of research and will focus on providing new and aspiring researchers with guidance on publishing. The panel features discussion of important areas of research, methods of research, research variables related to post-secondary transition that are important regardless of a specific area of focus. Panelists will also discuss the role of journals in disseminating knowledge, choosing journals, writing to an audience, and sharing their thoughts on the current state of publishing.

JOHN KLATT, PH.D.

Moderator

Assistant Dean for Student Development in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at University of Wisconsin-Madison – Wisconsin, USA

An-Pyng Sun, PhD, LCSW, LCADC

Panelist

Professor, School of Social Work, University of Nevada, Las Vegas – Nevada, USA

Michele Mahr, Ph.D

Panelist

Assistant Professor, University of Wyoming School of Counseling, Leadership, Advocacy, and Design – Wyoming, USA

Today's Workforce Skills and Demands Panel
This panel will address some of the critical issues related to today`s workforce demands and how to prepare our students to ensure career attainment and upward mobility

Dean Antonio Cantu, Ph.D.

Moderator

Associate Dean and Director of Education, Counseling, and Leadership, Bradley University – Illinois, USA

Anthony P. Carnevale, Ph.D

Panelist

Director of Center on Education and the Workforce, Georgetown University – Washington, D.C., USA

Catherine Voss Plaxton, EdD, PPS

Panelist

Associate Vice President of Health, Wellness, and Student Services, San José State University – California, USA

Joseph B. Fuller

Panelist

Professor Of Management Practice, Harvard Business School – Massachusetts, USA

Graduate Research Panel
This panel will highlight the work from our Fall 2020 Graduate Research Scholarship recipients.
Associate Research Fellows will focus on post-secondary education (teaching/learning), transitions (secondary education to undergraduate, undergraduate to graduate, education to career), and college and career success.

SCOTT RICHARDSON P.T, PH.D

Moderator

Graduate Scholarship Chair & Future Institute Research Center Fellow

YI-JUNG WU

Panelist

University of Wisconsin-Madison – Wisconsin, USA

HANNAH RAPP

Panelist

University of Wisconsin-Madison – Wisconsin, USA

Jean Parrella

Panelist

Texas A&M University – Texas, USA

Randi Ferguson

Panelist

Rutgers University–Camden – New Jersey, USA

Breakout Session and Poster Presenters

Harpreet Kaur Dhir, Ed.D

Hacienda La Puente Unified School District - California, USA

Curriculum Instruction and Assessment –
Instructional Methods Compatible with Developing 21st-Century Competencies

Jennifer Laffier, Ph.D.

Ontario Tech University - Ontario, Canada

Teacher Education –
Can future teachers change their mind that creativity can be learned: What does that mean for student learning?

Leslie Bohon, Ph.D

University of Richmond - Virginia, USA

Remote/Distance Learning –
Effects of Online Learning on International Students’ English Language Concerns

Yune Tran, Ph.D.

Montclair State University - New Jersey, USA

Community Partnerships –
A Seamless Transition from Associate’s to Bachelor’s Degrees in Teacher Education

Aneta Stolba

Educational Informatics Lab (EILAB) University of Ontario Institute of Technology - Ontario, Canada

Community Partnerships –
Increasing Employer Capacity for Hiring and Retaining People with Disability

Mark Trexler, Ed.D.

John Hopkins School of Education - Maryland, USA

Remote/Distance Learning –
The importance of self-determination skill acquisition during COVID-19 for students with disabilities and how the digital portfolio can assist with that process

Renée D. Edwards, PhD

Rutgers University - New Jersey, USA

Student Support Services –
Student Decision Making about Community College Information Technology Programs and Careers

AJ Marsden, Ph.D.

Beacon College - Florida, USA

Curriculum Instruction and Assessment –
Differences in Males and Females with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Academic Achievement in Critical Thinking

Jerell Hill, Ed.D.

Pacific Oaks College - California, USA

Curriculum Instruction and Assessment –
Pivot of Pedagogy: How the Pacific Oaks College Community adapted to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Rabab Darwish

Bowling Green State University - Ohio, USA

Curriculum Instruction and Assessment –
First-year college students’ transition to institutions of higher education

Jayme Beckham, Ed.D

Connecticut Technical Education and Career System, Abbott Tech – Connecticut, USA

School Culture –
Teacher Attendance and School Climate and Culture

TJ Warren

University of Northern Iowa - Iowa, USA

Student Support Services –
Conversing with Students on Purpose

Kym Acuña, Ed.D.

Midwestern State University - Texas, USA

Remote/Distance Learning –
Supporting Principal Candidates through the Pandemic via Distance Learning

Kara Snider

Southern Oregon University- Oregon, USA

School Culture –
Gun Violence Prevention: The Unheard Voices

Bahman Ghorashi, Ph.D.

Tennessee Tech University - Tennessee , USA

Community Partnerships –
On the Self-Limiting Constraints of Regional Comprehensive Universities, Their Challenges and Opportunities

Christopher Hinbest

Ontario Tech University - Ontario, Canada

Student Mental Health –
Childhood Traumatic Grief & The Death of a Teacher

Melissa Cheese, Ed.D.

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania, USA

Remote/Distance Learning –
Pandemic Teaching: From Best Practice to Next Practice in Higher Education

Mitch Reed

Florence School District - South Dakota, USA

School Culture –
The Little Things that Make the Biggest Difference

Russell B. Olwell, Ph.D.

Merrimack College - Massachusetts, USA

Remote/Distance Learning –
Early College: Remote but Still Connected;

Student Support Services –
Using First Year Seminars to Build Community Engagement: Merrimack College and Young Athletes

Coby Fletcher, Ed.D.

Escanaba Area Public Schools - Michigan, USA

Community Partnerships –
Partnering to Build a Student-Centered Early Middle College Program

Daryl D. Green, DSL

Oklahoma Baptist University - Oklahoma, USA

Curriculum Instruction and Assessment –
Wired for Life: Building Learner-Centered Teaching for Generation Z Students

Curt Baker, Ed.D.

Frostburg State University - Maryland, USA

Community Partnerships –
THRIVE! – Creating a Replicable Model of Recovery for Rural and Small Urban Communities

Sam Taylor M. Ed.

No Starch Press - California, USA

Access for All –
Learn to Code Without a Computer!

Kristen Horton, Ed.D

Continental Colony Elementary School - Georgia, USA

School Culture –
Creating a Culture of Feedback and Collaboration

Kimberly D. Hellerich, Ed.D.

East Windsor High School and New England College - Connecticut, USA

School Culture –
Establishing a Classroom Culture: Student Voice

Janet Bayer Ph.D

ASVAB Career Exploration Program - Virginia, USA

Remote/Distance Learning –
Adapting to the Virtual Learning Environment: A Case Study

Stacey Jere McCann

Bloomfield Public Schools - Connecticut, USA

Curriculum Instruction and Assessment –
Systems Thinking: Creating a Culturally Responsive Professional Learning Community

Jennifer Campbell, M.S.

Suwannee Virtual School and Toccoa Falls College - Florida, USA

Curriculum Instruction and Assessment –
Read the Label: Real-World Applications of Reading in the Classroom

Norma E. Martinez

Centralia Elementary School District (CESD) - California, USA

School Culture –
Leading with Trust and Confidence through Complex Times

Stacy Chang, Ed.D.

Centralia Elementary School District (CESD) - California, USA

Student Support Services –
Model Tiered Re-engagement Strategies for Students

Breakout Session Moderators

Jennifer Laffier, Ph.D.

Ontario, Canada

Associate Teaching Professor at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Philip Acree Cavalier, Ph.D.

Tennessee, USA

Provost at University of Tennessee

Leslie Bohon, Ph.D

Virginia, USA

Interim Director of ESL of University of Richmond

TJ Warren

Iowa, USA

Assistant Director, Career Services at University of Northern Iowa

Curt Baker, Ed.D.

Maryland, USA

Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at Frostburg State University

Eugena Griffin, Ph.D.

New York, USA

Licensed Clinical Psychologist at Creating Change Psychological Services, PLLC

Richard Gebauer, Ed.D.

Pennsylvania, USA

Executive Director, First-Year Experience and Student Transition at Cabrini University

JOHN KLATT, PH.D.

Wisconsin, USA

Assistant Dean for Student Development in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at University of Wisconsin-Madison

CHRISTOPHER MURPHY, ED.D.

Illinois, USA

Chief Strategic Growth and Communications Officer for Concept Schools

KOFI APPIAH OKYERE, PH.D.

New York, USA

Professor at Syracuse University

Marsha Nelson-Duncan

Maryland, USA

Program Analyst in Education Outreach and Training at National Cancer Institute at Frederick

Scott Richardson P.T, Ph.D.

Arizona, USA

Professor at Franklin Pierce University

ROBERTA GENTRY, PH.D.

Virginia, USA

Assistant Professor at Virginia State University

Benjamin Forsyth, Ph.D.

Iowa, USA

Department Head, Educational Psychology, Foundations, and Leadership Studies at University of Northern Iowa