Dr Christina Harnett is a licensed psychologist and Associate Professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education. Her faculty appointment is in the Counseling and Human Development Program where she teaches graduate courses in clinical mental health counseling; she also teaches in the Master of Health Professions Education Program, an inter-school initiative at the university. She was awarded her doctorate in Psychology from The Catholic University of America and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology and MBA in Executive Studies from Loyola University of Maryland. Dr Harnett’s professional background includes delivery of clinical and management services in non-profit health and community organizations as well as administrative and significant teaching experience in universities principally at the graduate level. She has given presentations and provided consultations and educational training activities for organizations around issues pertaining to work-force and executive/professional development to include delivery of specialized trainings promoting resilience and professional wellness for diverse populations of professionals. Additionally, Dr Harnett has worked with local, regional and national law enforcement agencies, and state, national and international military organizations in delivering services related to principles and strategies for building dispositional resilience and behavioral health issues.
Dr Cristina Hava Muntean is a Senior Lecturer with School of Computing, National College of Ireland. She holds a B.Eng. degree in Computer Science and a Ph.D. degree awarded by Dublin City University, Ireland in 2005. Dr Cristina Muntean has been constantly involved in various research related activities over the past 16 years fostering and promoting research, leading research projects, supervising PhD and MSc students and publishing over 90 publications in international peer-reviewed books, journals and conferences. Adaptive and personalised e/m- learning, user modelling, technology enhanced learning, game-based learning, self-directed learning, consumer behaviour, end-user Quality of Experience, adaptive multimedia, energy saving solutions are the main research areas she is involved in. Dr Cristina Hava Muntean chaired or served as technical program committee member for top international conferences and acted as reviewer for several journals.
Dr Neil Kenny is an assistant professor at the School of Inclusive and Special Education at the Institute of Education, Dublin City University. He holds an B.A. in Psychology from University College Dublin, was awarded his PhD from Maynooth University in 2011 and a Specialist Diploma in teaching, learning and Scholarship from the University of Limerick in 2014. He teaches on a range of post-graduate courses for practicing teachers in the domains of autism specific education and provision for students with complex needs. Dr Kenny has many years’ experience of working in educational settings with children, young people and adults on the autism spectrum. The focus of his research work has been on inclusive and person-centred education spanning the full continuum from early intervention services to learners in third level education. He has been the principal investigator on a range of funded collaborative research projects focusing on inclusive education, autism and participatory research. Dr Kenny has an active research agenda and has published in national and international peer reviewed education journals.