keynotes, invited lectures, conference presentations

Keynote Addresses

“The Role of Communities in Sustainable Engineering,” Second International Conference on Sustainable Materials Processing and Manufacturing. Sun City, South Africa 8-10 March 2019

"Creative Communities:  Where Knowledge Economics and Creative Eco-systems Intersect." Changwon International Conference on Culture and Arts Education.  Chongwon, Korea. 23 May 2017.

“Sustainable Higher Education Systems in Poorly Resourced Communities: An Endogenous Model” 2015 UKZN 9th Annual Teaching & Learning Conference in Higher Education, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa, 21-23 September 2015.

“The Value of Knowledge,” Collaboratively Transforming Teacher Preparation through Global Partnerships Conference, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, 31 July 2015.

"Common Knowledge: The New Social Good,"[Keynote Speaker] Knowledge Management 2014 Russia.  26- 27 November 2014.

"Women’s Leadership in the Knowledge Economy," 2014 Women's HR Forum; Ehwa University, Seoul. 24 May 2014.

"The Shift of Knowledge from Stock to Flow to Network," 4th Annual Conference on Knowledge Management Russia. Moscow. 27-28 November 2013.

"Does Knowledge Economics Address Learning Challenges Problems in Poor Countries?" International Conference on Knowledge Economics, Cape Town, South Africa 27-30 October 2013.

"Rethinking Development Theory and Practice" Encuentro 2012, Hannam University, Daejeon. 16 November 2012.

"New Growth Theory and International Development," Principles of International Development Conference, Keimyung Adams College. 4 April 2013. (Keynote Speaker) "Globally Necessary and Locally Relevant Higher Education in Poor Countries" Blurring Boundaries, International Education Development Conference. Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, 10-11 April, 2012.

“Impact, Cost and Benefits of Addressing HIV in the Workplace.” International Conference on Donors and NGOs role in addressing HIV and AIDS in the workplace. Amsterdam, the Netherlands. January 23-24, 2008.

"Education's Role in Stabilizing Market Environments." Fourth annual Oxford Conference on Education and Development. Oxford University, UK. 11-15 September 1997.

“Education and training implications of new human resource demands of a global economy.” U.S. Agency for International Development; San Salvador. Human Capacity Development Seminar for Central and South America, Asia and Africa human resource officers. September 1995.

Invited Lectures

“A Paradigm Shift for Engineering: Using Knowledge Economics to Tackle Poverty,” University of Johannesburg, Department of Engineering, South Africa. 14 March 2019.

“Knowledge Economics: How It Changes Our Views of Economic Growth and Development,” Covenant University, Nigeria. Centre for Economic Policy and Development Research.  28 March 2019.

“International Knowledge Economics and International Professional Experience.”  Chonnam National University.  22 September 2016.

TED talk "Capturing Local Community Value Using Global Learning." Advanced Institute for Convergence Technology. Seoul National University.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BojCTcSTBh8 December 2013.

"Creating a Safe Environment For Learning," Catholic University of Korea, Proceeding of "Workshop for Foreign Faculty. Catholic University of Korea. 21 November 2013.

"Using Students' Voice to increase learning in an English mediated classroom." Catholic University of Korea, Proceeding of "Workshop for Foreign Faculty. Catholic University of Korea. 22 November 2013.

"The Role of Learning and Equality in Emerging Economic Theory," Emerging Issues in International Development Education," University of Cape Town. 29 October 2013.

"Global Knowledge Alliance: A learning Strategy for a Globally-linked, Locally Sustainable World," University of Kwazulu Natal. 31 October 2013.

"Economic Gains to Women’s Empowerment, "Seoul Foundation of Women and Family. 14 May 2012.

"Multicultural Education in Globalization," Global Education Development and Cooperation Conference, Educators Without Borders, 24 October 2010.

“Engineering as a Cross-Cultural Learning System.” University of Washington, the United States. April 1, 2010.

"How a globalized world has placed an emphasis on innovation, creativity and human goals in science." Global Leadership Workshop for the Gifted in Science. Korea Foundation for the Advancement of Science and Creativity (KOFAC). November 20, 2009.

"Knowledge Society and Innovation Education." College of Education, Kyungnam University. Masan, Korea. November 7, 2009.

"Teaching College When Learning Counts". Office of International Affairs, Korea Nazarene University. August 27, 2009.

"Leadership for Globalizing Education." Kyungnam University. Masan, Korea. July 17, 2009.

Lessons in Educational Development in Africa 1990-2007. Educators Without Borders Global Academy. Korea UNESCO Peace Center. Incheon, Korea. June 24-25, 2009.

"Building International Collaborative Networks." BK21 Science & Environment Studies. Seoul National University. Seoul, Korea. June 17, 2009.

"The Economics of Leaning Society and Lifelong Learning." Kyungnam University. Masan, Korea. April 11, 2009.

"Asking the Right Questions in Research." BK21 Education. Seoul National University. Seoul, Korea. March 27, 2009.

"Educational Development in Africa." Global Educational Development Cooperation Conference. Educators Without Borders. Seoul, Korea. March 27, 2009.

“Economics of Education and Economic Development” (invited panel). Comparative and International Education Society. New Orleans, March 2003.

Lecture in Dr. Alfonso (Economics) class on Women and Development. 4 November 2003.

American Association of University Women. New York State Conference. “University and Social Costs of Poor Institutional Procedures for Investigating Complaints.” April 2002, Tampa, Florida.

Comparative and International Education Society. Speaker in the Symposium: The Quest for Sustainable and Accessible Futures: Local Knowledge Context of Education Reform and Civil Society Transformations. Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society. Orlando, Florida. March 2002.

Fulbright Economics Program, Vietnam. "The Emerging Knowledge Economy." March 2001.

Seoul National University. International Conference on Education Research, November 9-10, 2000, Seoul, Korea.

Center for Continuing Professional Education. "Understanding the Global Economy and its Effects on Public Education." April 2000.

School of Management, University of Lancaster, UK. Lecture on the impact of the emerging knowledge economy on life-long learning. Nov 1999.

Comparative and International Education Society. Panel discussant on "Conversations with Journal Editors, Academics and Young Scholars." Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society. Toronto, Canada; April 1999.

Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, "The Global Economy and the Future of Education." February 1999.

Buffalo State College, "The Technology Explosion and the Emerging Knowledge Economy." Buffalo, New York. November 1998.

Comparative and International Education Society. Panel discussant on "Community Schools: National Institutions/Local Programs." Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society. Buffalo, NY; March 1998.

Comparative and International Education Society. Panel discussant on "Are NGOs Overrated Critical Reflection on the Expansion and Institutionalization of NGOs." Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society. Buffalo, NY; March 1998.

Buffalo State College, "Higher Education Competitiveness in a Global Economy." Buffalo, New York. 8 November 1997.

U.S. Japan Foundation, "Rethinking the U.S. Japan Educational Exchange." Presented findings on U.S. demand for language training resulting from expanding globalization of business. New York.  June 1996.

American International Education Association, Texas. Talk on the globalization of professional education in U.S. universities. Part of a panel that represented various professional schools. April 1996.

Comparative and International Education Society. Panel discussant on "Gender Issues in International Agencies," Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society. San Diego, CA; 18-22 March 1994.

Comparative and International Education Society. Panel Session on "Structural Adjustment" Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society. San Diego, CA; March 1994.

"The Crisis (Collapse) of Education in Sub-Saharan Africa" (with Elizabeth Leu). Graduate School of Education (SUNY Buffalo) Newsletter. January 1991

Hawaii 2000 Seminars, Honolulu, Hawaii. Conducted seminars on Micronesian culture and culture change problems for seminar members traveling through Micronesia. 1977-1979.

Suomi College, Hancock Michigan. Led seminar on acculturation problems for a conference on Micronesian College Student Problems. April 1976.

Other talks and conference presentations

"Language Learning in the Age of Smartphones." Linguistic Structures, Culture and Foreign Language Conference. Seoul National University, Seoul. 30 November 2017.

"The New Economics of Learning." 61st Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society. Atlanta. 5-9 March 2017.

“Research Approaches Relevant to the African Context.” Workshop on Publishing for Faculty. Kwame Nkrumah University, Kabwe, Zambia. 26 November 2015.

“A Learning Strategy for a Globally-Linked, Locally-Sustainable World” Africa Roundtable. Policy Research Division of Korea-Africa Future Strategy Center.27 May 2015.

“Learning Institutions in an Adaptive Economy,” 59th Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society, Washington, D.C., 10 March 2015.

“Local Knowledge and Sustainable Learning Systems: A Zambian Prototype,” Ninth International Technology, Education and Development Conference, Madrid, 2-4 March 2015.

“Why Does Culture Matter in Education?” Program in Culture and Development. University of Zambia. 3 February 2015.

"Networked Wellbeing: Convergence Theories in an Age of Knowledge."  Knowledge/ Culture/ Economy International Conference. University of Western Sydney. 3-5 November 2014. Sydney, Australia.

"Emerging Role of Creativity in Lifelong Learning and Development Education." 15th International Conference on Educational Research. Hoam Convention Center, Seoul National University. 15-17 October 2014.

"The Economics of Equity, Social Well-Being and Learning," University Council of Education Administration Annual Conference.  Indianapolis, Indiana. 4-9 November 2013.

"Healing Practices in the Humanities" (Moderator) UNESCO 2nd World Humanities Forum, Busan, Korea. 1-3 November 2012.

"Using Smartphone Apps for Learning in a Major Korean University." Society for Design and Process Sciences – Technology of Complex Systems.  Conference, Berlin, Germany.  18-22 June 2012.

"Using Collective Adaptive Networks to Solve Education Problems in Poor Countries" Society for Design and Process Sciences – Technology of Complex Systems. Berlin, Germany, 18-22 June 2012.

"Wither Human Capital" 56th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society. Puerto Rico, 24-29 April 2012.

"Enhancing the Quality of International Faculty Engagement." 2012 Forum on University Globalization. Korean Council for University Education. Ewha Womans' University, Seoul. 28 March 2012.

"The Economics of Knowledge applied to African Community Learning" International Conference on Knowledge Economics.  East London, South Africa. 24-28 October 2011.

"Knowledge Mobilization in Korea: Linkages with Economic, Political and Social Development." Symposium on Research in Education: Mobilizing Research and Knowledge in Education. International Alliance of Leading Education Institutes Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada.  June 2011.

"The World's Poor and the Cost of the Uneducated" Center for International Development, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.  Seminar. June 2011.

“Educational Leadership When Competitiveness Means Collaboration," Exploring Leadership and Learning Theories in Asia Conference. Penang, Malaysia. 15-18 February 2011.

"The Cost of Not Educating the World's Poor.” Annual Conference of Korean Society for the Study of Anthropology of Education. Seoul, Korea. December 4, 2010.

“How Ideas Shape Innovation and Reshape Education.” Korean Educational Research Association International Conference. Seoul, Korea. October 29-30, 2010.

“Literacy Education of Women in the Developing Countries.” Second National Institute for Lifelong Education International Conference on Lifelong Learning. Daegu, Korea. October 7-8, 2010.

“Education Leadership for Innovation and Change.” Eighth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities. Los Angeles, the United States. June 29 – July, 2, 2010.

“Innovation: When Capabilities Have Outcomes.” XIV World Congress of Comparative Education Societies. Istanbul, Turkey. June 14-18. 2010.

“The Balance between Teacher Education and Research.” International Symposium on Undergraduate Education in Research Universities. Seoul, Korea. June 2-4, 2010.

“Global Alliance for Poverty Alleviation in Africa.” Educators Without Borders International Conference. Seoul, Korea. January 26, 2010.

"Global Learning Systems: The Future of Lifelong Learning Societies." 10th International Conference on Education Research. Seoul National University. Seoul, Korea. October 29-30, 2009.

"Emerging Theory of Learning Economics.” International Conference on Knowledge Economy. Center for Informatics, Knowledge Management and Knowledge Economy. Sandton, South Africa, October 20-22, 2009.

"The Importance of Local for Competing Globally." Fifth Annual SNU International Conference on Liberal Education. Seoul, Korea. June 11, 2009.

“The Reshaping of Education as a Global Force.” International Conference on Education Research. Seoul National University. Seoul, Korea. October 27-28, 2008.

“HIV and AIDS Workplace Programmes Benefit Zambia Employers.” XVII International United Nation's AIDS Conference. Mexico City, Mexico. 3-8 August 2008.

"Do Employer-based HIV and AIDS Workplace Programmes Pay Returns" Conference to discuss results of research conducted in Zambia. September 20, 2007.

"Sustainable Programmes: What Lessons Have We Learned" U.S. Agency for International Development Annual Meeting of Partners. Lusaka. October 2006.

"Cost-Effective School Inputs: Is Class Size Reduction the Bests Educational Expenditure for Florida" Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. April 2005.

"Beyond Dichotomies: Globalization vs. Localization," Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society. (Also chaired the panel) Palo Alto, California. March 2005.

"Role of Education in Transatlantic Development," Transatlantic Congress, Miami. May 2004.

"Educational Roles in a Globalized World," Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society. Salt Lake City, Utah. March 2004.

"Identity and culture" Annual COE Research Conference. (Moderator) April 2004.

"Education as Global Security," Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society. New Orleans, LA. March 2003.

“The Myth of Objective Expertise.” Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society. Orlando, Florida. March 2002.

"Comparative Education in a Knowledge Economy," Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society. San Antonio, Texas. 6-10 March 2000.

"Global Parameters for Poverty-Focused Educational Strategies," Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society. Toronto, Canada 14-18 April 1999.

"Globalization and the Little Red Schoolhouse," Paper presented at the International Comparative Education Conference. Cape Town. 12-19 July 1998.

"Theoretical Challenges for Comparative Education," Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society. Buffalo, NY. 18-22 March 1998.

"Human Resource Environments and Competitiveness: Economic Pressures on Education." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society. Mexico City, Mexico. March 1997.

"Western New York's Best Kept Secret: Labor Force and Educational Value in the Greater Buffalo Community." Paper presented at the Graduate School of Education Research Conference (SUNY Buffalo). Buffalo, New York. 16 November 1996.

"Global Pariah: Economic Determinism or Educational Challenge." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society. Williamsburg, Virginia. March 1996.

"Confronting the Bully: Regional Education Trends in a Global Economy." Paper presented at the Oxford Conference on Education and Development. New College, Oxford University, UK. September 15, 1995.

"Regional Education Responses to the Global Economy." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society. Cambridge, Massachusetts. March-April 1995.

"Financing Education of the Poor in a Global Economy" (October 1994) Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Regional Comparative and International Education Society. Kent, Ohio. October 30- November 2, 1994.

"Globalization and Education: A Woman's Place" (March 1994) Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society. San Diego, March 24-28, 1994.

"The Global Impetus for Privatized Schooling." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Regional Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society. Michigan State University, 30 October 1993.

"Critical Issues on Testing in the Third World" (with Carolyn Massad). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society. Annapolis: March 1992.

"Political Economy and the Global Village: Implications for Education." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Comparative International Education Society. Pittsburgh: March 1991.

"Extending the Debate on Privatized Schooling: The Case of Zimbabwe." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Comparative International Education Society. Los Angeles: March 1990.

"Planning Education in Microstates." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society. Toronto: March 1986.

"Economic and Educational Evaluation: Conflicts in Theory and Approach." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Division G. New Orleans: February 1986.

"Integrating Economic Analysis into Educational Evaluation: Problems and Prospects." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Florida Educational Research Association. Miami: November 1985.