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Brandman participants highlight university’s cross-disciplinary approach at conference

January 12, 2018 by Cindy O'Dell
Hawaii Conference

Sheila Steinberg, Jalin Johnson, Monica Shukla-Belmontes, Melissa Meyer and Lata Murti give a shoutout to the host state with the Hawaiian hand sign or shaka.

Brandman University academic leaders kicked off 2018 by sharing their insights at the 16th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education in early January. The primary goal of the conference is to provide those with cross-disciplinary interests related to education the opportunity to meet and interact with others inside and outside their own disciplines.

Brandman participants reflected that cross-disciplinary approach with faculty members from the School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business and School of Education taking part in the conference by leading discussions, participating in roundtable discussions and presenting at a variety of sessions.

“We all worked together to generate some very exciting cutting-edge sessions,” said Sheila Steinberg from the School of Arts and Sciences. “Our sessions were well attended, and we made great contacts and innovative connections for Brandman.”

Brandman participants were:

  • Ronald Boren, workshop session chair for reading and presenter of “Making Music Matter to the Core.”
  • Doug DeVore, session chair for educational administration and presenter of “Leadership and the Imposter Phenomenon.”
  • Jalin Johnson, co-presenter of “From Mentee to Mentor: Using CRM Solutions and Our Diverse Campus Community to Build a Successful Mentorship Pipeline Technology” and “Competency-based Education: Engaging Active Duty and Veteran Students through Technology.”
  • David Long and Melissa Meyer, poster presenters of “An Approach to Reinventing an Undergraduate Legal Studies Program.”
  • Michael Moodian, presenter of “Building Intercultural Competencies in Postgraduate Education.”
  • Lata Murti, session chair for using technology for innovative approaches to adult learning and mentorship, with an emphasis on veteran and military applied strengths and co-presenter of “Teaching to Student Strengths: Drawing on Student Military and Veteran Experiences for Online and Blended Learning Success.”
  • Catherine Pearlman, leader of a roundtable discussion on “The Challenging Student: Turn the Worst-case Scenario into a Win for Teacher and Student.”
  • Monica Shukla-Belmontes, presenter of “Significance of Human Resources, Organizational Leadership and Business Analytics” and co-presenter of “From Mentee to Mentor: Using CRM Solutions and Our Diverse Campus Community to Build a Successful Mentorship Pipeline Technology” and “Competency-based Education: Engaging Active Duty and Veteran Students through Technology.”
  • Maxine Langdon Starr, presenter of “Red Light, Yellow Light, Green Light: Dos, Maybes and Don’ts of IEP for IEP Teams, a look navigating the Individual Educational Plan (IEP) for those involved in special education.
  • Sheila Lakshmi Steinberg, presenter of “Using Qualitative Case Studies for Applied Sociospatial Learning,” co-presenter of “Teaching to Student Strengths: Drawing on Student Military and Veteran Experiences for Online and Blended Learning Success,” “From Mentee to Mentor: Using CRM Solutions and Our Diverse Campus Community to Build a Successful Mentorship Pipeline Technology,” “Competency-based Education: Engaging Active Duty and Veteran Students through Technology” and “Innovative Online and Blended Higher Education: Incorporating GIS across the Curriculum.”
  • Lindsay Yossef, co-presenter of “Innovative Online and Blended Higher Education: Incorporating GIS across the Curriculum.”

Find additional descriptions of the presentations here.

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