Prof. Aldert Vrij

University of Portsmouth, UK

 

Aldert Vrij is Professor of Applied Social Psychology, University of Portsmouth (UK). His main research interest is deception, resulting in more than 500 publications, including an article in the Annual Review of Psychology (Vrij, Hartwig, & Granhag, 2019). His work has been widely cited (> 22,500 citations and H-index 77). He has received 73 grants to date from British Research Councils, Trusts and Foundations, Insurers, Federal Bureau of Investigation, High value detainee Interrogation Group, and American, British, Dutch, and Singapore Governments, totalling > $8,500,000. He works closely with practitioners (police, security services and insurers) in terms of conducting research and disseminating it’s findings. His 2008 book Detecting lies and deceit: Pitfalls and opportunities is a comprehensive overview of research into (non)verbal and physiological deception and lie detection. In 2016 he received the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group (iiiRG) Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his significant contribution to investigative interviewing.

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Prof. Bruce Marlowe

University of South Carolina Beaufort, USA

 

Bruce Marlowe, Ph.D., is a Professor of Educational Psychology and Special Education and Chair of the Department of Education at the University of South Carolina Beaufort. Over the course of a 30-year career in education, Dr. Marlowe has worked as a high school English teacher, a special education teacher and a special Education consultant. He has served as an interim university dean, a coordinator of graduate education, and a Professor of Special Education and Educational Psychology. Dr. Marlowe is a co-author of three books: Creating and Sustaining the Constructivist Classroom, (2005); Educational Psychology in Context: Readings for Future Teachers, (2006); and Educational Foundations: An Anthology of Critical Readings, 3rd Edition, (2013). A fourth book, Handbook of Educational Foundations: International Perspectives, is under contract. It is expected soon from a publishing house in the United Kingdom. He is the author of a six-part video series entitled, Creating the Constructivist Classroom (The Video of Journal Education), which complements his first book.
Dr. Marlowe has presented at 41 academic conferences throughout the U.S. and in Canada, Finland, Paris, Italy, Malta and Turkey. He is the author of six book chapters or forewords with a seventh in press, and 18 periodicals or proceedings in academic publications. He has authored three pre-publication book reviews and his views have been sought numerous times for news stories in the print and broadcast media.

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Prof. Tomokazu Nakayama

Jissen Women’s University, Japan

 

T. Nakayama A. was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. Nakayama earned a bachelor degree in English Literature and Linguistics from Obirin University in 1991, and MA in TESOL at Teachers’ College Columbia University in 2001 and Ph.D. at Hiroshima University in 2013. He is specialized in learning science. His current research interests are English as an International Language (EIL) and development of new learning methods to promote proficiency of EIL learners. He developed VA shadowing method to improve Japanese EIL learners’ listening skills and the book on its mechanism will be released this year. Now he and his colleagues are developing the new method called Instant Translation method to promote proficiency of Japanese EIL learners. He is currently an associate professor at Jissen Women’s University in Tokyo and teaches English and English teacher training courses.

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Prof. Budsaba Kanoksilapatham

Silpakorn University, Thailand

 

Budsaba Kanoksilapatham is currently a professor of English with the Faculty of Management Science, Silpakorn University.She completed the bachelor’s degree in English(Hons.)at the Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University.She received the master’s degree in linguistics and EFL from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and the Ph.D.degree in linguistics with a concentration in applied linguistics from Georgetown University, USA.Her research interests include discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, phonetics, and language teaching.Her most recent books are Pronunciation in Action and English Sociolinguistics at Work.Her research articles were published in international journals including English for Specific Purposes and The IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication.

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