Confirmed keynote speakers for ICOMEU2023 are the following:

Susan C. Badger, EdD, is a K-12 public school administrator at George Washington High School, Danville, Virginia, and a Virginia Tech alumnus. As an instructional leader and teacher mentor, she leads in a way that supports the development of teaching and learning. As a transformational leader, she has led two high schools that were low performing in need for improvement in mathematics to academic achievement. She created an alternative program for out of school suspensions for another school division to help improve chronic absenteeism. As a mentor in changing teacher mindsets, Dr. Badger is a leading authority for providing effective classroom and school leadership strategies for inspiring school wide excellence. Keynote Speech: “Emergency Remote Teaching, a Pathway of Contention at the Middle School Level”

Carol A. Mullen, PhD, is a tenured full Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, a J. William Fulbright Senior Scholar alumnus, and former editor of Mentoring & Tutoring. A pedagogical researcher in educational leadership, teacher development, and mentoring, she applies policy, justice, and equity lenses within international and national contexts. She has authored or edited 28 academic books, including the Handbook of Social Justice Interventions in Education (2021, edited, Springer) and The Risky Business of Education Policy (2022, coedited, Routledge). Her publishing record includes over 240 book chapters and articles in high-impact journals. The University of Toronto honored her with the 2020 Excellence Award, an OISE Leaders and Legends Award. Other prestigious accolades include the 2022 Master Professor Award and the 2016 Jay D. Scribner Mentoring Award, both from the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA). Currently, she is President of the UCEA and the Society of Professors of Education. Her PhD is from the University of Toronto, Canada. Keynote Speech: “Emergency Remote Teaching, a Pathway of Contention at the Middle School Level”

Dr. Spyros Doukakis (Fulbright Foundation Scholarship, 2017 & Harvard Prize Book Teacher Award Recipient, 2014) is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Informatics of Ionian University in the field of Digital Technologies and Knowledge Transformation and a member of the Bioinformatics and Electrophysiology Lab in the same University. In the last decade, he has taken on the roles of special counselor and scientific project manager for teacher professional development. He has co-authored more than 120 papers in journals and conferences as well as books and book chapters. Keynote Speech: “The Role of Educational Neuroscience to the Future Educational Ecosystems”

Leah P. Hollis EdD, associate professor at Morgan State University, a senior scholar at Boston University’s Center for Character and Social Responsibilitiy, and senior researcher at Rutgers University, is a noted national and international expert on workplace bullying. Her most recent book, Black women, Intersectionality and Workplace Bullying, Intersecting Distress, which was released by Routledge publications in 2022, is an extension of her work on bullying in higher education. Other notable work includes Human Resource Perspectives on Workplace Bullying in Higher Education addresses structural problems that enable workplace bullying. She has spoken nationally and internationally to help over 350 schools address incivility on campus. Dr. Hollis has an extensive career in higher education administration and has held senior leadership and faculty posts. Dr. Hollis has taught at Northeastern University, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Rutgers University. Dr. Hollis received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Africana Studies from Rutgers University and her Master of Arts in English Literature from the University of Pittsburgh. She earned her Doctorate of Education from Boston University as a Martin Luther King, Jr. Fellow. Also, Dr. Hollis continued her professional training at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, Higher Education Management Development Program. She earned certification in Project Management and Executive Leadership at Stanford University and Cornell University, respectively. Further, she has earned certifications in EEO Law/Affirmative Action and Conflict Resolution and Investigation from the American Association for Affirmative Action. With over 70 peer-reviewed publications, her research focuses primarily on workplace bullying, race, and gender. She is the president and founder of her own consultant group Patricia Berkly LLC, a healthy workplace advocate. Keynote Speech: “Ecosystem of Incivility: Systems approach to understanding workplace bullying in higher education”

Anastasia Sideri holds a degree in Chemical Engineering and brings with her 35 years of professional experience in the Marketing, Strategic Communications & Public Affairs fields. She started her career with Procter and Gamble and held a series of senior positions in large greek and multinational companies, including FAGE, Boutari, DIAGEO, DHL the Athens
International Airport and the Coca- Cola Company. She joined The Coca-Cola Company in 2002 and retired in February 2021. She held a series of positions of increased responsibility and in her latest role as Communications Director she
provided Communications leadership and crisis management in 26 countries in Central and Southeast Europe. In June 2020 she has been appointed as Honorary Professor at the ADAM SMITH School of Business at the University of Glasgow. She also served as the Chair of the Women in Business (WIB) Committee of American Chamber of Commerce in Greece and is member of the Board of the charitable Foundation ESTIA Agios Nikolaos in Galaxidi, a lifesharing community for people with special needs She is a founding member of the Hellenic Network of Corporate Social Responsibility and the
Hellenic Communications network and served as Board member in the Hellenic Advertisers Association. She is an advocate of lifelong learning, is NLP trained, speaks 6 languages and is very active in areas related to Effective communications, Crisis communications, CSR, Volunteerism, Ethical leadership, Accountable Marketing, Growth mindset, Archetypes and Greek Mythology and Women and Youth empowerment. She is a travel blogger and a frequent speaker in universities fora and conferences around the globe in all areas above. She was also a Tedx Talker at the Agricultural University of Athens . Keynote Speech: “Managing Conflict like a pro”