International Forum of Teaching and Studies (IFOTS)
International Forum of Teaching and Studies (IFOTS) provides an academic exchange forum for scholars, educators, and professionals to disseminate research on theory building and practice-based information on education. This peer-reviewed journal publishes biannually and particularly dedicates to the development and improvement of teaching within international contexts since 2004.
Current Issue Vol. 14 No 1, 2018
Zita Tiamuh is pursuing her Ph.D. in Education, with emphasis in Research, Evaluation, Statistics and Assessment student at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Educational Research and Administration (ERA) department. She received a master’s degree in business administration at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Currently, she is appointed as a graduate assistant for the department’s Dissertation Research Support Center. Her research interests focus on the doctoral students’ educational experience and the influence of technology in supporting graduate student learning.
Kim Lewis is completing her M.A. at DePaul University. She was inspired to develop her research focus in Designing STEM Leadership Programs because giving back is one of her core values. She has a professional background in Information Technology. Since 2013, she has been concurrently pursuing her Master's in Divinity.
Xin Lin is a PhD graduate in Adult Education at Auburn University. Her research interests focus on learning motivations, educational technology, and cultural diversity. Working at Women's Leadership Institution, Xi also conducts research in gender and leadership within educational contexts. Xi is a computer game designer and game vlogger, and she desires to involve games in teaching and research.
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Cheryl Kennedy is a second-year doctoral student in the Learning Leadership and Organizational Development program at the University of Georgia. She is interested in Transformative Learning Theory and mentoring as a form of support for adult learners in their pursuit of growth and development. In her spare time, she enjoys baking sweet treats to share with family and friends. She hopes to pursue a career in adult education.
Sheila Lynch is a student in the DePaul M.A. in Educating Adults program, with focus areas in Community-Engaged Learning and Bilingual-Bicultural Education. She received her BA with a focus area in Business Community from DePaul's School for New Learning in 2015. Her current practice site is the Aquinas Literacy Center in McKinley park, where she works as an ESL tutor for learners who are native Spanish and native Chinese speakers. She lives in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago and has an 18 year-old son.
Chris Cavallo is currently completing his B.A. in Individualized Studies at DePaul University – School for New Learning. His area of concentration is Graphic Design which he pursues by also taking courses in the University’s College of Computing and Digital Media. a
Jo Hanna Friend D’Epiro holds a Master’s degree in Public Health and is a PhD candidate in Workforce Development and Education at The Ohio State University. Her research interest focuses on older health care professionals’ adoption of technology for professional learning. She is a practicing Physician Assistant in primary care.
Milton Rodriguez is a Chicago native of the Humboldt Park community. He received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from DePaul University’s School for New Learning. Milton is the CEO of a successful boutique insurance firm and serves as vice-chairman for a social services organization which spans throughout the Chicagoland area with over 170 employees, nearly 2,000 clients and impacts over 10,000 lives annually.