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Anna-Pavlina Charalambous

  Anna - Pavlina Charalambous

Courses: RMI 541: Research Methods
Degrees: Ph.D in Sensory and Cognitive Neuroscience
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Office Hours:  Available through video conferencing by arrangement
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Email: @nets.edu.cy
Biography

Anna Pavlina Charalambous has completed her PhD in Sensory and Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Essex, United Kingdom. She has a Masters in Psychological Research Methods from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Kent, United Kingdom. Her research interests focus on cognition and emotion and more specifically on emotional attention. Pavlina is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute.

Some of her main research interests are Research Methods in Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Clinical and Social Psychology, Cognition and Emotion, Cognitive Therapies, Personality, Attention, Attention Training and Education. Her PhD research focused on how personality affects attention to emotional and natural scenes and whether personality can be recognized through the facial structure. She has investigated with the use of eye-tracking equipment how traits such as anxiety/neuroticism and extraversion can affect the attention bias to affective information (negative and positive) and the attention bias towards the face and body. She has also researched whether people can recognize anxiety by simply looking at facial stimuli.

Selected Publications


 

Tom Flanagan

  Thomas Flanagan

Courses: CSD 532: Science of Dialogic Design
Degrees: Ph.D in Biology/Neurobiology
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Biography

Dr. Thomas Flanagan holds a PhD in Biology / Neurobiology (1982) form Wesleyan University, a Master in Management of Technology (MBA) (1995) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Master in Invertebrate Physiology (1975) from University of Massachusetts and a Bachelor in Marine Biology (1973) from the same university. Tom Flanagan is president of the Institute for 21st Century Agoras. He is also founder and director of the SouthCoast Community Collaborative Design Studio in Southeastern Massachusetts. He is a board member and officer of the corporation of the Barrington Public Library, and has served on the Barrington School Board, the New Bedford Economic Development Council, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Alumni Council, and the Massachusetts Office of Dispute Resolution and Public Collaboration. Tom's recent management work has focused on university-industry-government linkages related to sustainable, technology-based regional economic development. His current design mission is to bring democratic design practices that have been validated in many organizations into broad civic use throughout the greater New Bedford area.

His major research interest focuses in designing and managing projects and programs in self-organizing learning systems. His project management work has migrated from the academic research laboratory, through the biomedical R&D industry, and into the non-profit sector. Dr Flanagan focuses his efforts on innovative sociotechnologies that support complex human systems. Applications extend from futures forecasting within organizations to alignment for integrated management across different types of organizations (industry, academic, government, and civic communities). Within the field of systems science, he published on theory and technique that combine engineering design with cognitive neuroscience for framing collective understandings that enable collaborative enterprises.

Selected Publications


  • Body Wisdom in Dialogue (TR Flanagan and KC Bausch) Ongoing Emergence Press, Riverdale GA, 2012
  • A Democratic Approach to Sustainable Futures: a workbook for the study of the global problematic (TR Flanagan and KC Bausch) Ongoing Emergence Press, Riverdale GA, 201
  • Prologue, TR Flanagan in Body Wisdom: Interplay of Body and Ego (KC Bausch), Ongoing Emergence Press, Riverdale GA, 2010
  • The Talking Point: Creating an Environment for Exploring Complex Meaning, (TR Flanagan and AN Christakis), Information Age Publishing, Inc., Charlotte, NC, 2010
  • K. Weigand, Flanagan, TR, Dye, KMC, and Jones, PH. (2013). Collaborative Foresight in Long-Horizon Planning: Contrasting dialogic and rational planning traditions in R&D strategy. Technological Forecasting & Social Change (in press).

Susan Drucker

  Susan Drucker

Courses: CSD 631: Whole Systems:Sustainability, Equity and the Environment
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Biography

Prof. Susan J. Drucker holds a Juris doctorate (1982) from John's University School of Law, an M.A in Media Studies from College of the City University of New York and a B.A in Communication Arts & Sciences/Political (1979) from the same University. She is an Associate Professor in the School of Communication, Hofstra University, N.Y. and the incoming president of the Eastern Communication Association. She is the co-founder of Communication Landscapers, the co-editor of American Heroes in a Media Age and Voices in the Street: Gender, Media and Public Space and The Huddled Masses: Communication and Immigration. Her research has appeared in many journals in both the fields of communication and law.

Her research includes the medium of space, media law and the impact of regulation on social interaction, interpersonal communication in public space, the implications of new technologies, social cohesion and the field of legal geography.

Selected Publications


  • Drucker, S. & Gumpert G. (under contract). Urban Impulse. Peter Lang. (2014 deadline).
  • Herbeck, D. & Drucker, S. (eds.). (under contract) There Used to Be A Ballpark Here. Peter Lang. (2014 deadine).
  • Matsaganis, M., Gallagher, V. & Drucker, S. (Eds.). Urban Communication Reader, Vol. 3. Peter Lang. (2013).
  • Drucker, S. & Gumpert G. (Eds.). Regulating Social Media: Legal and Ethical Considerations. Peter Lang. (2013)
  • Drucker, S. & Gumpert, G. (Eds.). (2011). Convergence Regulation. Peter Lang.
  • Burd, G., Drucker, S. & Jassem, S. (Eds.). (2010). Urban Communication Reader, Vol. 2. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
  • Drucker, S. & Gumpert, G. (2008). Global Media Heroes. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
  • Burd, G., Drucker, S. & Gumpert, G. (Eds.). (2007). The Urban Communication Reader. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
  • Gumpert, G. & Drucker, S. (Eds.). (2002). Take Me Out to the Ballgame: Communicating Baseball. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
  • Guest supervisor co-editor with Gary Gumpert, Frauke Zeller & Seija Ridell. Double Special Issue on Mediated Urbanism. The International Communication Gazette. Vol. 75 (Summer-Fall 2013).
  • Guest co-editor with Gary Gumpert. Special Issue: Architecture and Planning for a Media Rich Environment. Journal of Architecture and Planning Research. (2008).
  • Guest co-editor with Gary Gumpert. Special Issue: Communicative Cities. The International Communication Gazette. Vol. 70 (Summer 2008).
  • Editor. Qualitative Research Reports in Communication. (2006-2008).
  • Editor. Free Speech Yearbook. (2001-2004).
  • Drucker, S. & Gumpert, G. (2013)."Steps in the Street.". The International Communication Gazette. Special Issue, Mediated Urbanism, Vol. 75 (Summer-Fall 2013).
  • Drucker, S. & Gumpert, G. (2012, July 23). "Walking the Check Points Walk in Nicosia, Cyprus," Greek News.

George Veletsianos

  George Veletsianos

Courses: ESD 521: Technology, Education and Learning Institutions in 2025
Degrees: Ph.D in Learning Technologies
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Office Hours:  Available through video conferencing by arrangement
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Email: @nets.edu.cy
Biography

Prof. George Veletsianos has completed his PhD in Learning Technologies at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, United States. He has a Masters of Arts in Learning Technologies from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, United States and a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts from Macalester College, St. Paul, United States. Dr. George Veletsianos is Canada Research Chair of Innovative Learning and Technology and Professor at Royal Roads University's School of Education and Technology.

His research interests focus on the design and study of emerging technologies and pedagogies in online and hybrid education settings, and their relationship to student and instructor experiences and practices. Most recently his research interests center on making sense of users experiences and practices in online learning settings. His goal is to understand learner and scholar experiences and practices in emerging learning environments (e.g., social media, open online learning).

Selected Publications



  • Veletsianos, G. & Russell, G. (2014). Pedagogical Agents. In Spector, M., Merrill, D., Elen, J., & Bishop, MJ (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Educational Communications and Technology, 4th Edition (pp. 759-769). Springer Academic
  • Veletsianos, G. & Russell, G. (2013). What do learners and pedagogical agents discuss when given opportunities for open-ended dialogue? Journal of Educational Computing Research, 48(3), 381-401.
  • Veletsianos, G., Kimmons, R., & French, K. (2013). Instructor experiences with a social networking site in a higher education setting: Expectations, Frustrations, Appropriation, and Compartmentalization. Educational Technology, Research and Development, 61(2), 255-278.
  • Veletsianos, G. & Kimmons, R. (2013). Scholars and Faculty Members Lived Experiences in Online Social Networks. The Internet and Higher Education, 16(1), 43-50.
  • Veletsianos, G., Doering, A, & Henrickson, J. (2012). Field-based professional development of teachers engaged in distance education: experiences from the Arctic. Distance Education, 33(1), 45-59.
  • Veletsianos, G. & Kimmons, R. (2012). Assumptions and Challenges of Open Scholarship. The International Review Of Research In Open And Distance Learning,13(4), 166-189. [HTML access or PDF access]
  • Veletsianos, G. (2012). Higher Education Scholars' Participation and Practices on Twitter. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 28(4), 336-349.