Speakers

Speakers at The 7th Asian Conference on Education & International Development (ACEID2021) will provide a variety of perspectives from different academic and professional backgrounds. This page provides information about presenters. For details of featured presentations, the conference schedule and other programming, please visit the Programme page.


  • Shingo Ashizawa
    Shingo Ashizawa
    Toyo University, Japan
  • Joanne Duklas
    Joanne Duklas
    Association of Registrars of the Universities and Colleges of Canada (ARUCC), Canada
  • Keiko Ikeda
    Keiko Ikeda
    Kansai University, Japan
  • Anthony Manahan
    Anthony Manahan
    University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Koichi Nakasaki
    Koichi Nakasaki
    The Institute of Future Engineering, Japan
  • Hiroshi Ota
    Hiroshi Ota
    Hitotsubashi University, Japan
  • Jay Segeth
    Jay Segeth
    My eQuals, Australia
  • Craig N. Shealy
    Craig N. Shealy
    Western Washington University, United States

Previous Speakers

View details of speakers at past ACEID conferences via the links below.

Shingo Ashizawa
Toyo University, Japan

Biography

Shingo Ashizawa is a professor at Toyo University in Tokyo. His research involves the comparative study of higher education management and quality analysis of the internationalisation review process. Currently, he is leading a joint-research project supported by the Japanese government agency, JSPS (Japan Society for Promotion of Science). The project is focusing on foreign credential evaluation and the comparative study of the National Qualification Framework.

His publications include The impact of Tokyo Recognition Convention and Digital Student Portability (2019), and Student Mobility Trends and the Role of University Networks in the Asia Pacific Region – UMAP and Its New Initiatives – (2019). He serves as an advisor for MEXT on the UNESCO’s Tokyo Recognition Convention Committee as well as a referee for a number of JSPS funding bodies related to internationalisation of Japanese universities. Shingo Ashizawa is also serving as Deputy Secretary General for UMAP (University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific) as of 2016. He teaches a number of courses including “Immigration and Cross-cultural issues”, and “International Student Mobility”. As an outgrowth of these activities, he has organised several online communities for global education, including “RYUGAKU NO SUSUME Dot JP (Invitation to Study Abroad)”.

As a Fulbright scholarship grantee, Shingo Ashizawa studied at Harvard Graduate School of Education. His past professional experience includes positions at the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), Keio University, Osaka University, and Meiji University.

Panel Presentation (2021) | Transformation of Global Education Under COVID-19: A New Wave of Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)
Joanne Duklas
Association of Registrars of the Universities and Colleges of Canada (ARUCC), Canada

Biography

Joanne Duklas, executive lead, ARUCC National Network; founder, Duklas Cornerstone Consulting Inc.; former president, Association of Registrars of the Universities and Colleges of Canada (ARUCC)

Joanne Duklas is an award-winning leader in higher education who serves as the executive lead for the ARUCC MyCreds™ | MesCertif™ National Network project and owner of a Canadian-based research and consulting firm, Duklas Cornerstone Consulting Inc. Joanne has been formally recognized in her field provincially, nationally, and more recently, internationally with the Distinguished Service Award (2020) by the American Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council (PESC). She is an expert in the higher education field and has authored several publications, presentations, and keynote addresses to advance best practice, standards, transfer, and student mobility.

Joanne is a member of several national and international organizations including the Association of Registrars of the Universities and Colleges of Canada (ARUCC - Honorary Member), AACRAO, and PESC. Her firm is a signatory and participant in the Groningen Declaration Network, an international organization dedicated to student mobility through data mobility. Her career includes serving as the vice president and president of ARUCC (2010 - 2012), a member of the 2020/21 TAICEP Strategic Task Force, and as a former registrar and assistant vice president at one of Canada’s largest post-secondary institutions.

Panel Presentation (2021) | Digital Transformation for Student Data Portability Through Internet of Education (IoE)
Keiko Ikeda
Kansai University, Japan

Biography

Keiko Ikeda is a Professor in the Division of International Affairs, and KU-COIL Coordinator at Kansai University. Recently, she has taken the role as the principal project manager for the Inter-University Exchange Project funded by MEXT, 2018-2022 (COIL Plus Program to Develop Global Career Mindset). Keiko is Vice-Director for the newly established organization at Kansai University, Institute for Innovative Global Education (IIGE). She has a PhD from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, specializing in Japanese linguistics, foreign language education, and conversation analysis. Her interests in the international education field are internationalization at home, constructing active learning programs collaborating with universities overseas. Keiko also plays a vital role in another line of the on-going government-funded project, SUCCESS-Osaka Project (2017-2021). It promotes the employability of international students who have studied in Japan.

Panel Presentation (2021) | Transformation of Global Education Under COVID-19: A New Wave of Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)
Anthony Manahan
University of Melbourne, Australia

Biography

Anthony Manahan is Associate Director, Admissions, Fees and Scholarships at the University of Melbourne. He has been involved in My eQuals from the outset, leading the DSD Taskforce work that led to the establishment of the My eQuals Platform. Anthony also serves as the My eQuals business sponsor for My eQuals, is a long-standing member of the My eQuals Operations Committee and is the Australian representative on the Board of the Groningen Declaration Network.

Anthony provides a perspective on how My eQuals is serving university needs and offers insights on the potential for the My eQuals roadmap to deliver future benefits to the university and the sector.

Panel Presentation (2021) | Digital Transformation for Student Data Portability Through Internet of Education (IoE)
Koichi Nakasaki
The Institute of Future Engineering, Japan

Biography

Koichi Nakasaki is the Chief Research Officer of the Institute for Future Engineering (IFENG), a Tokyo-based non-profit think tank, previously working as the Head of Business Development and Product Strategy at Thomson Reuters.

He is currently leading the national digital transformation program for higher education learning records within a voluntary team of researchers at the Research Consortium for Sustainable International Education (RECSIE) as well as collaboratively with the relevant voluntary research teams at UNESCO, IEEE and other international organisations.

He has worked and lived in Singapore, Bangkok and Tokyo, and has a wealth of international experiences in strategic design, development and execution of information business and public policies. His research interest is evolutionary psychology, marketing and organisational behaviour.

Panel Presentation (2021) | Digital Transformation for Student Data Portability Through Internet of Education (IoE)
Hiroshi Ota
Hitotsubashi University, Japan

Biography

Dr Hiroshi Ota is a Professor at the Center for General Education at Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, where he serves as Director of the Hitotsubashi University Global Education Program. Prior to his current position, he worked for the Office for the Promotion of International Relations at Hitotsubashi University, the School of Commerce and Management as International Student Advisor at Hitotsubashi University, the Office of International Education at the State University of New York at Buffalo, and Toyo University, Tokyo. His research primarily focuses on higher education policies and practices related to internationalization and international student mobility from a comparative perspective. From the State University of New York at Buffalo, Ota received his EdM in 2001 and PhD in Social Foundations of Education with a dual title in Comparative and Global Studies in Education in 2008. He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study international education administration in the United States in 1996.

Panel Presentation (2021) | Digital Transformation for Student Data Portability Through Internet of Education (IoE)
Jay Segeth
My eQuals, Australia

Biography

Jay Segeth is the My eQuals Program Director. Jay has been involved in My eQuals since mid-2015, first as a Consultant advising to what was then called the Digital Student Data (DSD) taskforce and now as the My eQuals Program Director with Higher Ed Services the appointed managing organisation for My eQuals.

In these roles, Jay has led and supported initial cost/benefit modelling, the vendor/solution selection & evaluation process, the development of the business case, the implementation of My eQuals, operations management and the “My eQuals Future State” work

Jay’s focus is now on the Australian National Credentials Platform, a government supported initiative that seeks to evolve My eQuals to enable lifelong learning journey and ensuring the workforce of the future continues to evolve with the dynamic shifts in the labour market.

Panel Presentation (2021) | Digital Transformation for Student Data Portability Through Internet of Education (IoE)
Craig N. Shealy
Western Washington University, United States

Biography

Craig N. Shealy, PhD (http://ibavi.org/content/craig-n-shealy-phd.php) is Executive Director of the International Beliefs and Values Institute (IBAVI) and Professor of Psychology at Western Washington University. Craig Shealy leads a range of international activities including the Cultivating the Globally Sustainable Self Summit Series; various research and applied projects from the Summit Series will be published in a book that Craig is editing for Oxford University Press. Shealy, Merry Bullock, and Shagufa Kapadia also co-edit Going Global: How Psychology and Psychologists Can Meet a World of Need, a forthcoming volume from APA Books, which presents the work of leading psychologists in the United States and internationally. Craig Shealy’s research on the etiology, maintenance, and transformation of beliefs and values – explicated through Equilintegration (EI) Theory, the EI Self, and the Beliefs, Events, and Values Inventory (BEVI) – has been featured in multiple publications, including Making Sense of Beliefs and Values: Theory, Research, and Practice, a recent volume with Springer Publishing, and other scholarly forums. The BEVI is used in a wide array of settings and contexts (e.g., clinical, educational, forensic, leadership, organizational), both in the United States and internationally, and has been selected for several grant-based initiatives. A licensed clinical psychologist, Dr Shealy is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Past President of the APA’s Division of International Psychology, a recipient of the Early Career Award from the APA’s Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy, a Nehru Chair at the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India, and a National Register Legacy of Excellence Psychologist.

Panel Presentation (2021) | Transformation of Global Education Under COVID-19: A New Wave of Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)
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