2019 International Conference in the Future of Education

Program Committee

Program Committee Chair:

Dr. Mohamed Fteiha

Abu Dhabi University, United Arab Emirates

Associate Professor of Special Education and Chair of Education Department at the College of Arts and Sciences specializing in Autism and Assistive Technology at Abu Dhabi University. Dr. Fteiha has previously worked as a speech therapist, autism specialist and training coordinator.

Dr. Fteiha’s educational background includes MA degree in Speech and Language Pathology and Communication Disorders from Jordan University, Jordan. Dr. Fteiha earned his Ph.D. (Honors) degree in Special Education from Amman Arab University for Graduate Studies, Jordan.

Dr. Fteiha's research interests focus on assistive technology in inclusive education, special education, methods of teaching, working with families of children with disabilities (especially children with autism), inclusive practices and early intervention, communication disorders, autism, and special needs. Other research interests of Dr. Fteiha include using technology in education and teaching competencies. One of Dr. Fteiha’s main publications is the Autism Encyclopedia, which is one of the few resources that addresses all aspects related to autism spectrum disorder.

Program Committee Co-chair:

Dr. Eila Burns

JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Finland

Dr. Eila Burns is an experienced and distinguished teacher educator, currently working as a Senior Lecturer at the School of Professional Teacher Education in JAMK University of Applied Sciences in Finland. In addition to her extensive experience in teacher education and VET education, her expertise areas also include workforce and cultural diversity and online pedagogy.

These are reflected in both her educational and professional achievements. She has a PhD from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland; an MEd from the University of Birmingham, UK, and dual Bachelor Degrees from the Netherlands. Dr. Burns has extensive experience of working in multicultural environments in managerial position (e.g. in Bosnia-Herzegovina), in teaching positions (e.g. as a Special Educational Needs (SEN) teacher in the UK), and in international projects as a project manager and as a pedagogical expert.

Currently, Dr. Burns’ research interests focus on professional identity development by utilizing videos as reflection tools, designing and developing accessible and collaborative online learning environments, along with teacher resilience.

Program Committee Members:

  • Prof. Ghanem Al Bustami

    Abu Dhabi University, United Arab Emirates
  • Dr. Nadera Alborno

    American University In Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Dr. Ismini Vasileiou

    University of Plymouth, United Kingdom
  • Prof. Barba Aldis Patton

    University of Houston-Victoria, United States of America
  • Prof. Mikhail A. Rodionov

    Penza State University, Russia
  • Dr. Eila Burns

    JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Finland
  • Dr. Omar Al Noursi

    Institute of Applied Technology, United Arab Emirates
  • Dr. Mohammed Musah

    Abu Dhabi University, United Arab Emirates
  • Dr. Siska Sulistyorini

    Islamic University of Indonesia, Indonesia
  • Dr. Khadeegha Alzouebi

    Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University, United Arab Emirates
  • Dr. Venkat Rao Vishnumolakala

    Abu Dhabi University, United Arab Emirates
  • Dr. Regina Enwefa

    Southern University Baton Rouge, United States of America
  • Dr. Madhu Kushwaha

    Banaras Hindu University, India
  • Prof. Hairuddin Mohd. Ali

    International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Dr. Kamal J.I Badrasawi

    International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Dr. Mikail Ibrahim

    University Sain Islam Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Dr. A.Y.M. Atiquil Islam

    East China Normal University, China
  • Dr. Emmanuel O. Acquah

    University of Turku, Finland
  • Dr. Moayad Al Humaidi

    University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Prof. Saleh Al Shurfat

    Al al-Bayt University, Jordan
  • Dr. Ahmad Fteiha

    Birzeit University, Palestine
  • Dr. Catherine Hill

    American University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Dr. Victor W. Harris

    University of Florida, United States of America
  • Mr. Abduladheem Adnan Mohammed Hashem

    University of Malaya, Malaysia

Important Dates

Submission Deadline - January 01, 2019
Author Notification - January 25, 2019
Final Manuscript - February 07, 2019
Submission Deadline Second Cycle - February 25, 2019
Conference - 27th to 29th March 2019


The ICFE conference proceedings will be submitted to Scopus for indexing (ISSN: 2631-8458)