Prof. Amirul Mukminin, S.Pd., M.Sc. Ed., Ph.D.
Prof. Amirul Mukminin, S.Pd., M.Sc. Ed., Ph.D. is a Professor in educational policy at the Graduate School/Faculty of Education, Universitas Jambi, Indonesia. He holds a PhD from Florida State University in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies with a specialization in sociocultural and international development education studies, an MS in educational sciences from Groningen University, the Netherlands, and BA in English Education from Universitas Jambi. He received a Fulbright scholarship to pursue his PhD and was an Erasmus Mundus postdoctoral researcher at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. He also received a 2016–2017 Fulbright Senior Research at Claremont Graduate University, California. In 2020, he was awarded a full fellowship for 6 months by the Institute of Advanced Studies Kőszeg, Hungary as a Senior Researcher for doing research on “The State of the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme: Internationalizing Hungarian Higher Education Institutions.” He will start his program in 2021.
He is particularly interested in international education policy, educational policy, educational technology, curriculum policy, teacher policy reforms, the standardized exam policy reforms, English/Indonesian language policy reforms, and bilingual/multilingual education policy, which will influence educational outcomes for underachieving student populations and family. His research has appeared in numerous scholarly journals, including IEEE Acess, Heliyon, the Qualitative Report, Journal of International Students, Journal of Baltic Science Education, Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, and Islamic Quarterly, and Teaching English with Technology.
In 2020, Prof. Mukminin with his co-researchers was awarded a World Class Research Grant by the Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia to conduct a study of factors that support the use of Internet in learning English in Indonesia. Total award about $US 80.000 for three years. Since 2018 and member of the Higher Education Quality Council of Turkey (THEQC).
Prof. Dr. Marjolijn Verspoor
Prof. Dr. Marjolijn Verspoor is Professor Emeritus of English Language at the University of Groningen, Netherlands, and Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Pannonia, Hungary. Her main research interests are second language development from a dynamic usage based perspective and instructional approaches in foreign language teaching, including those with digital tools for enhanced language teaching. Prof. Dr. Marjolijn Verspoor is also a member of several professional organizations, including the International Association of Applied Linguistics and the European Second Language Association. She has received numerous awards and grants for her research and teaching, including the prestigious European Award for Language Testing and Assessment.
Prof. Florante P. Ibarra, EdD
Prof. Florante P. Ibarra, EdD is an accomplished Accredited University Professor and International Music Education Researcher/Specialist. He was born on July 22, 1968 in the Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, Philippines. Dr. Ibarra is a Roman Catholic and speaks fluently in English and Filipino (Tagalog).
Florante P. Ibarra, EdD is an accomplished Accredited University Professor and International Music Education Researcher/Specialist. He was born on July 22, 1968 in the Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, Philippines. Dr. Ibarra is a Roman Catholic and speaks fluently in English and Filipino (Tagalog).
Dr. Ibarra is an OIC Head of the Department of Elementary Education and a former Head of the Department of Advanced Studies in Education at the Graduate School of Education, College of Education, Central Luzon State University – Philippines. He is a Full-fledged Professor VI and an International Music Education Researcher/Specialist.
Siti Zulaiha, M.A., Ph.D.
Siti Zulaiha, M.A., Ph.D. is an academician and researcher from Indonesia. She currently holds the position of Lektor Kepala/IIID at an undisclosed university in Jakarta. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in English Language Education from Universitas Tanjungpura, Pontianak, Indonesia in 1998, and later pursued her Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics at the University of Queensland, Australia, where she also completed her Ph.D. in the same field.
Her research interests include English language teaching, language assessment, and research methodology. She has published several books and research papers in these areas. In 2020, Siti Zulaiha was awarded the Dosen Teladan (Exemplary Lecturer) award by UHAMKA, an Indonesian university. She is an active member of various academic associations and institutions in Indonesia and has been involved in several research projects funded by national and international organizations.