ANAHEI Award Winners


Patrick J. Moreo Global Education Leadership Award  ANAHEI Research Leadership Award - Global Issues Waynne B. James Outstanding Dissertation Award - Global Education

Dr. Gabrielle Malfatti, Director of Global Engagement and faculty, University of Missouri-Columbia

In her role as director, Dr. Malfatti has worked extensively to further the mission of international education by creating and leading several innovative collaborative partnerships and relationships. Gabrielle has been essential in mentoring younger professionals, especially those who desire to advance their careers in international education.

Dr. Patricia K. Kubow, Professor, Indiana University

Patricia K. Kubow is Professor in International Comparative Education in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Indiana University. She has also directed the Center for International Education, Development and Research, receiving federal grant awards that have brought prestigious Fulbright teacher and international educator programs to the IU School of Education. Her comparative research focuses on global-local constructions of democracy, citizen identity, and formal and indigenous education in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. Her research has been conducted in 25 countries worldwide.

Dr. Muna Saleh, Assistant Professor, Concordia University of Edmonton.

Muna’s doctoral research was a Killam Trusts-funded narrative inquiry into the experiences of Canadian Muslim girls and their mothers. Dr. Saleh’s research is of particular significance because of the ways it is grounded in an understanding of curriculum as experience, as life in the making. This orientation to curriculum supported Dr. Saleh to show aspects of, and connections and disconnections between and among, the girls’ and mother’s lived curriculum making in schools and other institutions, as well as in their family and community places.


Patrick J. Moreo Global Education Leadership Award  ANAHEI Research Leadership Award - Global Issues Waynne B. James Outstanding Dissertation Award - Global Education
Dr. Roger Brindley, Vice President for USF World, University of South Florida, USA

In his work at USF World, he is responsible for helping USF further develop international partnership and policies. This helps the university as they seek to broaden international engagement and extend international teaching and research endeavors. His research focuses on teacher beliefs and practices. A USF professor for 20 years, Brindley has received the Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award and the USF President's Award for Faculty Excellence, and he was identified as an Honored Professor by the National Society of Collegiate Scholars in 2001. Brindley has written numerous articles in North American and European publications on policy and practice in higher education, has served as editor for three national/international journals, and frequently speaks at international conferences around the world.

Dr. Carlos Alberto Torres, Professor of Social Sciences and Comparative Education, and former Director of the UCLA-Latin American Center

He is a political sociologist of education. He is also the Founding Director of the Paulo Freire Institute in São Paulo, Brazil; Buenos Aires, Argentina; and UCLA. Dr. Torres has been a Visiting Professor in universities in North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa. He has lectured throughout Latin America and the United States, and in universities in England, Japan, Italy, Spain, Tanzania, Finland, Mozambique, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica, Portugal, Taiwan, Korea, Sweden and South Africa.

Dr. Eyad Alfattal, Senior Coordinator of International Programs at CSUSB

He recently completed his doctorate degree in educational leadership at California State University, San Bernardino. Dr. Alfattal began his doctoral program in September 2014 and completed the program in three years where he received outstanding commendations on his dissertation entitled, Globalization, internationalization, marketing, and college choice: Key factors affecting international students’ mobility. His dissertation uses advanced qualitative and quantitative research methods, and it introduces a new theory that explains students’ cross-national mobility, the Essence-Controllers Model. Dr. Alfattal has extensive experiences living, studying, teaching, and leading educational programs in a number of countries around the world.


Patrick J. Moreo Global Education Leadership Award ANAHEI Research Leadership Award - Global Issues Waynne B. James Outstanding Dissertation Award - Global Education
Mr. Enver Yucel, Chairman of Board of Trustees of Bahcesehir University

Mr. Yucel has been an educational entrepreneur for 45 years receiving awards from Turkish National Grand Assembly and Secretary General of UN for his contributions to global education. He established 6 universities in 3 continents, 150 K-12 schools and is serving 150.000 students internationally. He offers scholarships to students in-need, including Syrian refugees, that is worth of $2.5 million each year.

Dr. Rita Verma is an Associate Professor in Social Studies Education and Peace Studies at Adelphi University.

She completed her doctoral studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her work is disseminated widely in various journals and books. In 2008 her work article on controversial teaching inRadical Teacher was highlighted in Controversies in the Classroom: A Radical Teacher Reader.   Dr. Verma is the author ofBacklash: South Asian Immigrant Voices on the Margins, Be the Change: Teacher, Activist, Global Citizen (Peter Lang 2010) and most recently she has authored an award winning book entitled Critical Peace Education and Global Citizenship: Narratives from the Unofficial Curriculum.  Dr. Verma collaborates with NGOs on curriculum development and participates in various steering committees at the United Nations on global citizenship education.

Dr. Sarah Lange is an Academic Counsellor at the Professorship of Primary Didactics at the Institute of Education at the University of Bamberg.

After completing her teacher training for primary schools at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg she was holder of a PhD scholarship from the Elite Network Bavaria. She completed her PhD in 2015 at the University of Bamberg, were she currently is a Post-Doc researcher. Her current research focuses on multilingualism in primary school, educational quality, teacher professionalism, empirical research in development cooperation countries and International and Comparative Education.