2017 Recipients

Annabella Fung

Annabella Fung

Monash University Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Anneblla Fung is a recipient of numerous scholarships, fellowships, research grants, academic/community awards, and an Australian cultural ambassador. She is a musician-educator, internationally published composer, and psychotherapist. Fung completed postgraduate studies in music, psychology and languages, and recently graduated from her PhD which was sponsored by the Australian Postgraduate Award and Postgraduate Publications Award. She has been a research-teaching associate in the Faculty of Education at Monash University since 2014. Her transdisciplinary research interests include psychological, sociocultural and philosophical aspects of teaching, learning and being. Fung is also engaged in providing pro-bono counselling, teaching adult migrant English and studio music.

Karen Peel

Karen Peel

The University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia

Karen Peel, University of Southern Queensland, has proven expertise in the field of classroom behaviour management. Recently, she completed an Australian research project, investigating the teachers’ roles in providing opportunities for students to self-regulate their learning. The findings from this research have led to a greater understanding of how teachers’ approaches to designing and implementing learning experiences, and managing classrooms, align with an educative and humane view of behaviour management. Karen brings over 25 years of school teaching experience to her research, having taught across all years; and also seven years of tertiary experience, teaching classroom behaviour management in initial teacher education programs.

Tina Montreuil

Tina Montreuil

McGill University, Montreal, Québec, Canada

Dr. Tina Montreuil is an Assistant Professor in the department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and an Associate Member of the department of Psychiatry at McGill University. She is also a Regular Investigator of the Research Unit of Children’s Psychosocial Maladjustment (GRIP) at McGill. As a licensed member of the Quebec Order of Psychologists and a credentialed member of the Canadian Association of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapies, she practices privately with children and family, focusing on cognitive-behavioural and mindfulness approaches. Dr. Montreuil has published in several peer‐reviewed journals and has been a lecturer at several international conferences. In 2013, Dr. Montreuil was awarded the title of "Champion" in Mental Health in the "Research" category from the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health. Her current research focuses on investigating the role of emotion regulation in anxiety disorders and how deficits at the level of these strategies may interfere with self-regulated learning in a group context, as well as to developmentally contribute to the development of psychopathology. Parental socialization of emotions on the use of emotion regulation strategies in children is also investigated. C.A.R.E. Research Group has developed a manualized intervention targeting emotion and self regulation, as well as executive functioning and metacognition in school-aged children aimed at improving academic achievement and overall social functioning as well as currently developing a Teacher Training guide focused on Resiliency and Mental Health.

Felicia Wider

Felicia Wider

Edward Water College, Jacksonville, Florida, USA

Dr. Felicia Wider Lewis is assistant professor at Edward Water College and coordinator of mathematics for the Department of Mathematics and Sciences. Felicia Wider Lewis research interests are in curriculum and instruction, statistic education and mathematics education particularly with a focus on preparing future teachers in STEM and mathematics majors in STEM careers. Her current research is related to urban agriculture and economic sustainability in urban communities through STEM education. Additionally she is co­director of private K­12 school with her husband Darrell Lewis.

Gladys Clay

Gladys Clay

Carson-Newman College, Jefferson City, Tennessee, USA

Gladys Clay received her Bachelor of Science, Education degree from Knoxville College in Knoxville, TN and her Master of Arts Degree from Union College in Barbourville, KY. She comes to us from Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, TN where she holds the honor of being the first Black instructor, Director of Academic Skills, and Supervisor of the campus-wide Tutoring Lab.

Mrs. Clay taught English in Maryland, Virginia, Tennessee and Florida to the Talented and Gifted and International Baccalaureate students at the academic and collegiate levels.

Mrs. Clay is the Director of the Tutoring Labs at Edwards Waters College; Jacksonville, FL.

In Their Words

Attending an international conference has made me more aware that educational research is being conducted worldwide and that we have colleagues from many different countries and universities with whom we can confer and collaborate, to our mutual benefit."

Rosemary Carolan, 2014 Awardee

My favorite part of the conference was the discussion sessions. I liked the conference format - (it) was very insightful but in an informal mode. Additionally, I liked when I had to present my work and my colleague graduate scholar had to chair my session. It was just a memorable experience."

Julien, 2014 Awardee