Dr. Graham Pike, Dean of International Education



Dr. Graham Pike ( is Dean of International Education at Vancouver Island University, where he has responsibility for VIU’s international programs and services for 2000 international students. His previous positions include Dean of Education at the University of Prince Edward Island and Co-Director of the International Institute for Global Education at the University of Toronto. He has worked as an education consultant in more than 20 countries and directed many projects in environmental education, global education and human rights education, in partnership with UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, business corporations, and charitable foundations. He has written extensively on global and international education, including ten books for teachers and teacher educators; his books have been translated into eight languages. He is the 2006 winner of the Award for Innovation in International Education, given by the Canadian Bureau for International Education.

Associate Professor Fatima Pirbhai-Illich, University of Regina

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Distinguished Professor Toh Swee-Hin (S.H. Toh) ( of the UN-mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica, Toh was also the founding Director of the Multi-Faith Centre of Griffith University in Australia. Born in Malaysia, he has taught in universities in Australia and Canada in the fields of international/intercultural education, peace education and global education. Prof. Toh has been extensively involved since the 70s in education, research and action for a culture of peace, human rights, local/global justice, multiculturalism, sustainability and interfaith dialogue in both North and South contexts. He has contributed to several international networks and organizations including UNESCO, the International Institute on Peace Education, World Council for Curriculum & Instruction, the UNESCO-affiliated Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding, Parliament of the World’s Religions and Religions for Peace. In 2000, he was awarded the UNESCO Prize for Peace Education.


Judith Stewart and hilary Landorf Professor Emeritus Ken Cushner from Kent State University in Ohio visited the University of Newcastle at GERT’s invitation. He gave lectures to undergraduate students at Callaghan and Ourimbah campus around international education, global education, developing intercultural competence and teaching internationally and on Friday 15th April he was the keynote speaker for the STARR postgraduate conference where he spoke on “Developing Intercultural Competence in Teachers and Children: Challenges for Researchers and Educators”. He worked with the GERT group to enhance our skills and resources for developing Intercultural Competence with preservice teachers, teachers and their students. Professor Cushner currently directs the new international student teaching initiative for the ECIS global network of 400+ international schools in 90 countries. He is author and editor of many books and articles in the field of intercultural relations and education. He has taught in schools in Switzerland, Australia and the United States, and has travelled with young people and teachers on all seven continents. A former East-West Center scholar in Hawaii, Dr. Cushner is a Founding Fellow and Past-President of the International Academy for Intercultural Research as well as a Fulbright Scholar to Sweden and Poland.
Judith Stewart and hilary Landorf Dr. Hilary Landorf ( is the Director of Florida International University’s (FIU) Office of Global Learning Initiatives where she oversees FIU’s successful university-wide curriculum and co-curriculum internationalization initiative, Global Learning for Global Citizenship. She is also an Associate Professor of International and Intercultural Education in FIU’s College of Education. Landorf has published over 30 articles and book chapters on international education, has been an internationalization consultant to several colleges and universities, and has given over a hundred presentations and workshops on the development, implementation, leadership, and assessment of international teaching and learning in K-20 settings. Hilary Landorf has a Ph.D. in International Education from New York University, an M.A. in English from the University of Virginia, and a B.A. in English with Honors from Stanford University.
Feldman Eric M. Feldman, M.S is the Coordinator in the Office of Global Learning Initiatives at Florida International University, where he manages high impact programs which  extend the global learning experience beyond the classroom, including internships. Eric is working on his doctorate in adult education and human resource development, and is interested in how social media impacts the public’s understanding of the role of justice in society. Eric teaches a first-year Honors course on research, writing, and civic engagement, and holds a consulting role at FIU’s Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean CenterBrad Maguth, University of Akron
Hilburn Jeremy Hilburn, Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, his alma mater. His primary research interest is social studies curriculum and pedagogy specific to immigrant students in new gateway states. A second strand relates to the spatial dimension of citizenship education; in particular the ways teachers conceptualize and teach civic action at the local, national, and global levels. Jeremy’s most recent publications are featured in The Urban Review, Journal of Social Studies Research, and Social Studies Research and Practice. He recently co-edited a Routledge book (2015) titled, The state of global education: Learning with the world and its people.

Carolyn O’Mahony is Associate Professor of Social Studies Education at Oakland University, Michigan. She teaches online and face-to-face courses in social studies education, international-mindedness, and comparative education. Her research focuses on curriculum, learning, and teacher development in elementary social studies. Currently President of the International Assembly of the National Council for
the Social Studies.

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Ruth Reynolds and Debbie Bradbery working hard at the International Assembly, NCSS and CUFA conference of Social Studies Educators, Boston 2014. With Ashley Lucas, Towson University; Lee Bisland, Queens College, CUNY; Hilary Landorf, Florida International University; and Laura Meyers, Georgia State.

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