Prof. Dr. Andrea Bencsik
Prof. Dr. Andrea Bencsik is a professor at the University of Pannonia in Hungary and J. Selye University in Slovakia. She is doing research in the fields of knowledge-, change- and human resources management and teaching these disciplines at the same time. In these disciplines, she focuses on human resources, their necessary soft skills and the challenges of IT-based and gamified education. She is the author of a number of scientific publications, a member of some international scientific committees and a member of the editorial boards of some international scientific journals.
Dr. Dana Egerová
Associate Professor Dr. Dana Egerová is Head of the Department of Business Administration and Management, Faculty of Economics at the University of West of Bohemia, Czechia. She earned her Ph.D. from Charles University in Prague. She teaches many of the courses in the Economics and Management programme, including Management, Personnel Management and Human Resource Management. Her main research interests are in the field of personnel and management research. In particular, she deals with talent management, age management and gender management, as well as human resource training and development. She has been published as author and co-author in over 65 peer-reviewed papers and 6 books.
Dr. Helena Kovacs
Dr. Helena Kovacs is a scientific collaborator at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland where she explores changes in teaching methods, strategies of adaptability, and pedagogical innovations. She also works on developing a better understanding of teaching and learning transversal skills in engineering education, as well as in topics related to project-based learning. Dr. Kovacs holds a Doctorate in Education Sciences, obtained through a Marie Curie Fellowship in the European Doctorate in Teacher Education (EDiTE), and graduated with highest honours from Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary, and University of Lisbon, Portugal. Prior to her fellowship, Helena worked as a consultant for Technopolis Group (Brighton, UK) and she completed a traineeship at the European Commission, in the Directorate-General for Education and Culture (Brussels, Belgium). Most of her research work and her academic interests rotate around topics of teacher learning and development, pedagogical innovations, systems and sociology of learning and the future of education.
Dr. Edit Kovari
Dr. Edit Kovari is an associate professor at the University of Pannonia Faculty of Business and Economics. Her PhD thesis which was completed at the University of Derby Business School focusing on hotel managers’ emotional intelligence and its relation to task and contextual performance within organisational culture. She also wrote several books and articles, took part in various national and international projects as a professional expert. In 2015 she founded the Faculty’s mentor program (Pannon Pentor Program) for Hungarian and international students. Apart from being a professor she is a practising coach and trainer of emotional intelligence, communication and resilience. She also works with Hungarian settlements’ decision makers and influencers to develop liveable city environments. Edit was presentation member for European Capital of Culture (ECOC) bid for Veszprém 2023 and after winning the title she became the University of Pannonia representative of ECOC.
Sophia Mavridi is a Digital Learning Specialist and a lecturer in English currently working at De Montfort University in Leicester, UK. Her research focuses on e-learning and the increasingly important role of digital literacies in language education. She is a regular keynote speaker at international conferences and her latest co-edited book volumes are ‘English for 21st Century Skills’ (Express Publishing) and ‘Digital Innovations and Research in Language Learning’ (IATEFL). Website: www.sophiamavridi.com
Dr. Jonathan van Melle
Dr. Jonathan van Melle obtained his doctorate degree from the University of Liverpool, UK. He is specialised in developing the intercultural sensitivity and competences of students and staff. He has lived in the Netherlands, Indonesia, Lebanon, and the United States. Currently, he works at the Avans University in the Netherlands. As a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory, a tool to measure intercultural sensitivity, he conducts research with staff from overseas to investigate the impact of universities’ internationalisation activities. Dr. van Melle’s mission in life is to make a contribution to establish cooperation and tolerance between people from all walks of life. He is always open to discuss new (research) projects.
Dr. Natanya H. Meyer
Dr. Natanya H. Meyer commenced her career as an academic in 2012. Recently, she joined the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, as an Associate Professor. She has been involved in the development of entrepreneurial student societies, served as an executive member of the Golden Triangle Chamber of Commerce (GTCOC) and as a community of practice member in the Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (EDHE) initiative launched by the South African Department of Higher Education in 2017. She has, so far, published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles in national and international journals and conference proceedings. Her research focuses on entrepreneurial and economic related topics with a focus on females, youth and the enabling environment. She is a co-editor, guest editor, editorial board member, reviewer for several national and international journals and has collaboration links with various Asian and east European universities.
Dr. habil. Andrea Tick - Managing Editor
Dr. habil. Andrea Tick is a professor with over 26 years of experience in higher education. She graduated in Mathematics, Computer Science and English language at the University of Szeged, Hungary. She studied Mathematics at the University of Naples Frederico II, Italy, then received an ESP degree at the University of Warwick, England. Later Dr. Tick graduated as an economist in Budapest. Her Ph.D. and Dr. habil. research areas included digital teaching and learning with special aspects of methodologies. Dr. Tick is currently lecturing as a full-time associate professor at Óbuda University, Hungary, since January 2019. She has always been interested in the most up-to-date educational methodologies, and regularly conducts research in eLearning and digital learning. She is a developer of several digital courses and is author and co-author of a number of research papers and books. Beyond possessing theoretical knowledge, Dr. Tick has respectable experience and practice in the field of blended and digital learning. During her career, she has developed a number of new solutions to enhance successful knowledge delivery. She enjoys good relations with partner universities abroad and is regularly invited to give guest lectures in European higher educational institutions.
Dr. Lukasz Tomczyk
Dr. Lukasz Tomczyk completed a Ph.D. in Adult Education at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, and a Ph.D. in Media Education and Social Pedagogy at Pedagogical University of Cracow, Poland. He has authored 6 monographs and 130 scientific articles, and is an editor of 13 collective monographs. He has been involved as a researcher in a few international projects. Dr. Tomczyk is a member of the Academic Association of Andragogy and lectures at several universities (in Poland, Czechia, Slovakia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Croatia, Brasil, and Republic of Dominica). He is a member of research networks; EU KIDS Online and COST Action CA16207 European Network for Problematic Usage of the Internet. His research interests concern media education, information society and lifelong learning. He is a reviewer of textbooks from the Ministry of National Education and was a scholarship holder of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (young scientists).