Four New Organising Committee Members Join ACE2022

Four new Organising Committee members have joined The 14th Asian Conference on Education (ACE2022).

  • Susie Kung, Manukau Institute of Technology, New Zealand
  • Leandro Loyola, De La Salle University, Philippines
  • Tati D. Wardi, Indonesian International Islamic University (UIII), Indonesia
  • Aki Yamada, Tamagawa University, Japan
  • Organising Committees are composed of distinguished academics who are experts in their fields. The Organising Committees are responsible for nominating and vetting Keynote and Featured Speakers; developing the conference programme, including special workshops, panels, targeted sessions, and so forth; event outreach and promotion; recommending and attracting future Organising Committee members; working with IAFOR to select PhD students and early career academics for IAFOR-funded grants and scholarships; and overseeing the reviewing of abstracts submitted to the conference.

    The ACE2022 Organising Committee is currently calling for papers to be presented at the event. Submit your abstracts by September 4, 2022, to participate. To benefit from discounted registration rates, submit your abstract before the Early Bird deadline, July 4, 2022.

    To participate in ACE2022 as an audience member, please register for the conference.


    Susie Kung
    Manukau Institute of Technology, New Zealand

    Susie KungSusie Kung has been in education since 1980 and in teacher education for over 18 years. She responded to the call to teach at MIT in 2006 and has substantial experience in the field both in Malaysia and New Zealand.

    She teaches across the Bachelor of Education and the Diploma in Early Childhood and Care programmes. Her passion for teacher education includes teacher identity, teaching philosophies, human development theories, teaching for social justice, nurturing reflective, critical thinking and preparing student teachers for a fast-changing, diverse world. She has a special interest in appreciative inquiry as a research methodology, effective teaching-learning spaces and a reconsideration of teacher education as a holistic endeavour.

    Leandro Loyola
    De La Salle University, Philippines

    Leandro Loyola, De La Salle University, PhilippinesDr Leandro A. Loyola is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Management and Organization of the Ramon V. del Rosario College of Business of De La Salle University, Philippines. He also served as Director of College Student Affairs at the De La Salle University Laguna Campus. Dr Loyola is the Immediate Past National President of the Philippine Association of Practitioners of Student Affairs and Services (PAPSAS), Inc. He is also active with international student affairs and services groups being the President-elect of the Asia Pacific Student Services Association (APSSA) and as Regional Director for Asia of the International Association of Student Affairs and Services (IASAS). He consistently imparts his expertise in developing professionally competent and socially responsible students to become global citizens and leaders. His research interests include Student Development and Welfare, Leadership, Management, and Organization Development.

    Tati D. Wardi
    Indonesian International Islamic University (UIII), Indonesia

    Tati D WardiTati Lathipatud Durriyah (Tati D. Wardi) is the Head of the MA Education program at the Indonesian International Islamic University (UIII), Indonesia. She was a Fulbright recipient for her Master’s degree at Teachers College, Columbia University, and earned a PhD from the School of Education and Human Ecology from Ohio State University.

    Her research interests revolve around literacy education in teacher education, specifically digital literacy, literature-based literacy education, and children’s literature. Dr Wardi’s article was published in Reading Horizons and was included in the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)’s 2021 Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of English which is carefully curated by literacy luminaries. Tati has authored chapters on children’s literature and student teachers’ reading engagement in two books published by Rowman & Littlefield, United States.

    Aki Yamada
    Tamagawa University, Japan

    Aki YamadaAki is currently an Assistant Professor at Tamagawa University, Japan. Her research interests include globalisation, contemporary Asian immigration, transnational identity, STEM & STEAM education, and internationalisation of higher education. She has published several comparative studies on higher education trends in Japan and the United States. Aki co-edited New Directions of STEM Research and Learning in the World Ranking Movement: A Comparative Perspective, published by Palgrave MacMillan as part of its International and Development Education series – a series for which John Hawkins, Reiko Yamada, and W. James Jacob served as co-editors. She has also published "Japanese Higher Education: the Need for STEAM in Society 5.0, an Era of Societal and Technological Fusion" in the Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education, 2021, and three book chapters on "Globalisation in Higher Education: Bridging Global and Local Education'' (Springer 2022, International Handbook of Globalisation, Education and Policy Research), "Globalisation and Higher Education Reform in Japan: Pre and Post Covid-19" (Springer 2022, Discourses of Globalization and Higher Education Reforms: Emerging Paradigms), "STEM Field Demand and Educational Reform in Asia-Pacific Countries'' (The Oxford Handbook of Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific Region).

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