Farhang Moradi | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Farhang Moradi | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Mr Farhang Moradi, Iran University of science and Technology, Iran

Farhang Moradi is a dedicated English teacher from Tehran, Iran 📍. He holds a BA and an MA in TEFL from Mohaghegh Ardabili and Iran University of Science and Technology, respectively, both with a perfect GPA of 4.0 🎓. Ranked 4th among MA TEFL students and 127th in the National Entrance Exam for Graduate Studies, Farhang has over 8 years of teaching experience 📚. He is proficient in SPSS and Microsoft Office 💻 and is a native Persian speaker 🗣️. His professional experience includes teaching at various institutes and translating “Untold Stories of War” 📖.

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Education

🎓 With a distinguished academic background in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), He obtained my MA from the Iran University of Science and Technology (2014-2017), achieving an impressive GPA of 4. Prior to this, He earned my BA in TEFL from Mohaghegh Ardabili University in Ardabil (2009-2013). My journey in TEFL education has equipped me with extensive knowledge and skills, laying a strong foundation for my career in language teaching and research. 📚✨

Experience

He started teaching right after my BA, accumulating almost 8 years of experience as an instructor at various levels and institutes. As a CELTA holder, He taught English to pilots and engineers at Shahid Sattari Aeronautical University of Science and Technology as a full-time conscript instructor. Additionally, He served as a spontaneous interpreter at the Tehran Chamber of Commerce Industries Mines and Agriculture, worked at Respina Talk Institute, and taught at Iran Mehr Language Institute (Janat-Abad and Inghelab branches). I also translated the book “Untold Stories of War” and taught using Top Notch, Touchstone, American Files, Summit, Mindset, Complete IELTS, and New Insight into IELTS books. 📚✈️🌍🔍📖👨‍🏫

Honors and Awards

Ranked 4th among MA TEFL students in 2015 🎓, achieving a remarkable academic standing. In 2014, placed 127th out of over 10,000 competitors in the National Entrance Exam for Public University Graduate Studies 📚. In 2009, secured the 835th position out of 502,344 competitors in the National Entrance Exam for Public University Undergraduate Studies 📖. Also, proudly ranked 1st in undergraduate studies 🥇. These achievements reflect dedication, hard work, and outstanding academic capabilities. 🎉

Research focus

Based on the publications, this researcher primarily focuses on second language acquisition and teacher identity construction. Their work explores how contextual factors and practice influence language teacher identity and effectiveness. Key themes include the impact of practice on teacher identity, strategies for incidental vocabulary learning, and the role of test-wiseness in vocabulary assessments. Their studies contribute to understanding the complexities of language teaching and learning, particularly within diverse educational contexts. 📚🗣️🧠

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Agency in conflict with contextual idiosyncrasies: Implications for second language teacher identity construction

Conceptualising the role of practice level in language teacher identity construction: An identities‐in‐practice study

The Role of Persian Elaboration on Incidental Vocabulary Learning from Reading by EFL Learners

The Use of Test-Wiseness Strategies on Vocabulary Tests Among Intermediate EFL Learners

 

 

Tito Vagni | Social Sciences | Social Sciences Excellence Award

Tito Vagni | Social Sciences | Social Sciences Excellence Award

Prof Tito Vagni, Universitas Mercatorum, Italy

Prof Tito Vagni ha una laurea in Scienze della Comunicazione dall’Università La Sapienza di Roma e due dottorati, uno in Sociologia alla Sorbonne e uno in Comunicazione e Nuove Tecnologie allo IULM. Attualmente insegna Sociologia dei Media presso Universitas Mercatorum, Università di Macerata e Università della Tuscia. Ha ottenuto l’Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale come Professore di Seconda Fascia. È stato consulente della Commissione Segre e ha insegnato in prestigiose università internazionali. I suoi interessi di ricerca includono media, discorsi d’odio digitali, estetica e gastronomia. Dirige la collana editoriale “Culturologica” e collabora con diverse pubblicazioni. 📚🎓🌍

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Qualification

Nel 2022, ha ottenuto l’Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale (ASN) per le funzioni di professore universitario di Seconda Fascia, valida dal 3 ottobre 2022 al 3 ottobre 2032. Questo riconoscimento è stato conseguito nel Settore Concorsuale 14/C2, che riguarda la Sociologia dei Processi Culturali e Comunicativi. 🎓📚 Questo prestigioso titolo riflette la competenza e la preparazione nel campo della sociologia, specialmente in ambiti legati alla cultura e alla comunicazione, e rappresenta un’importante tappa nella carriera accademica. 🌟

Research focus

Tomas Vagni’s research focuses on the interplay between media, communication, and culture, with a particular emphasis on how digital platforms and media influence social practices and perceptions. His work explores the theoretical and practical dimensions of media consumption, political branding, and the representation of food in media. Vagni’s studies often investigate the implications of media on public imagination and consumption patterns, particularly within the contexts of reality TV, digital activism, and cultural policies. His research includes topics such as “lo-fi politics,” digital influence, and the aesthetics of media representation. 📺🌐🍽️

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Abitare la tv. Teorie, immaginari, reality show

Lo-fi politics. Il brand del politico e lo stile amatoriale in «bassa fedeltà»

L’influenza digitale

Food (is not) porn. Le immagini del cibo e l’orizzonte della scomparsa

La teoria dei media e l’immaginario. Uno studio a partire da Edgar Morin

EXPO 2015: la decrescita da utopia a stile di vita

Servizio pubblico televisivo e politiche culturali della disabilità: modelli di un immaginario consolatorio

Dall’esposizione all’algoritmo. Forme di organizzazione del consumo nelle piattaforme digitali

Comunicazione come consumo. Teorie, modelli e pratiche nello studio dei media

 

MBOHOU Sylvain | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

MBOHOU Sylvain | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Dr MBOHOU Sylvain, Universidade Estadual do Maranhão, UEMA, Brazil

Dr MBOHOU Sylvain is an Assistant Professor specializing in the History of Contemporary Africa and The Global South in International Relations. Currently a postdoctoral researcher at Universidade Estadual do Maranhão, Brazil, they also serve on the editorial committees of Nouvelle Afrique Editions and the International Journal of Business Diplomacy and Economy. With a Ph.D. in African History and International Relations from the University of Dschang, their research focuses on slavery, international relations, and heritage management. They have extensive teaching experience in Cameroon and have authored several impactful theses and reports. 🌟✍️

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Experience

Dr. Dr MBOHOU Sylvain is an Assistant Professor teaching courses like “History of Contemporary Africa” and “The Global South in International Relations” since April 2024. Currently a postdoctoral researcher at Universidade Estadual do Maranhão, Brazil, since June 2023, he also serves on the editorial committees of Nouvelle Afrique Editions and the International Journal of Business Diplomacy and Economy. An expert for AFFADA in Cameroon since 2015, he has been an associate researcher at CERPETA since 2014. He previously taught history at various institutions in Cameroon from 2009 to 2023. 🌍📚✍️✨

Academic Training and Certifications

Dr. MBOHOU Sylvain earned a Ph.D. in African History and International Relations from the University of Dschang, Cameroon, in 2021, graduating with the distinction “Very Honorable.” Prior to this, he completed a Master II in History of International Relations (2010-2012) and a Master I in the same field (2009-2010) at the same university. His academic journey began with a Bachelor’s Degree in History of International Relations, focusing on Political Science (2008-2009). He also obtained a Baccalaureate A4 in Spanish at the Government Classical High School of Malantouen in 2006. 📚🌍🎓

Awards

In 2024, I received a grant from the University of Virginia’s Center for Global Inquiry and Innovation (CGII). In 2023, I was awarded the Scientific Mobility Grant for the International Conference on “Slavery and Post-Slavery in Modern African History” and a scholarship from FAPEMA in collaboration with UEMA, Brazil. Additionally, I received an international scientific mobility grant from the Fondation pour la Mémoire de l’Esclavage (FME) and was a finalist for their best thesis competition on slavery. I also look forward to the Sue Peabody Award to support my attendance at the FCHS annual meeting. 🌍📚✨

Research focus

Sylvain Mbohou’s research focuses on the historical dynamics of slavery and post-slavery societies, particularly the experiences of enslaved children in the Bamum Kingdom of West Cameroon. His work explores the intersections of vulnerability, dependence, and social structures within these contexts. Through a detailed examination of the Bamum’s involvement in transatlantic and Arab-Muslim slave trades, Mbohou provides insights into the socio-cultural impacts on enslaved communities. His studies contribute to a deeper understanding of historical injustices and their lasting effects on contemporary societies. 📜🔍👶🏽✨

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Vulnerability and Dependence in Slavery and Post-Slavery Societies: A Historicisation of the Enslaved Children (<i>Pon Pekpen)</i> from the Bamum Kingdom West Cameroon)

 

Fentahun Admassu Yayeh | Social Impact of Scientific Discoveries | Best Researcher Award

Fentahun Admassu Yayeh | Social Impact of Scientific Discoveries | Best Researcher Award

Mr Fentahun Admassu Yayeh, Amhara Management Institute, Ethiopia

Fentahun Admassu Yayeh 🎓 is a seasoned professional dedicated to community-based development, aiming to enhance food security and livelihoods for vulnerable populations. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Bahir Dar University (2007), a Master’s in Development Economics from Civil Service University (2013), and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Political Economy and Governance at Amhara Leadership Academy. His extensive experience includes leadership roles at the Regional Cooperatives Promotion Agency, focusing on financial cooperatives development and rural financial intermediation. Proficient in advanced Microsoft applications and statistical software, Fentahun is also a published researcher in social capital and economic development. 📚💼

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Education

He earned my Bachelor’s degree in Economics in 2007 from Bahir Dar University in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia 🎓. In 2013, I pursued a Master’s degree in Development Economics at Civil Service University in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 🎓. Currently, He a Ph.D. student in Political Economy and Governance at Amhara Leadership Academy in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia 🎓. He academic journey reflects my dedication to understanding and influencing economic and political structures in my country 🌍.

Work Experience

From January 9, 2017, to February 24, 2020, I served as the Financial Cooperatives Development Directorate Director at the Regional Cooperatives Promotion Agency. My role involved providing strategic direction and technical oversight, assessing cooperatives’ needs, and developing a monitoring and evaluation framework 📊. I also prepared business plans, annual work, and budgets, and disbursed budgets to zones and woredas. Previously, from May 25, 2014, to January 8, 2017, I coordinated the Rural Financial Intermediation Programme 🌱, establishing international partnerships, implementing MIS, and liaising with various organizations. My earlier roles included cooperatives promotion expert and RUFIP Monitoring and Evaluation Expert 📈.

Research Experience

Fentahun Admassu Yayeh and Wondaferahu Mulugeta Demissie (2024) examine the crucial role of social capital in poverty reduction in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia in their study published in the African Journal of Commercial Studies. They argue that strengthening community networks and mutual trust can significantly alleviate poverty. In another paper, Yayeh and Mulugeta, along with Wuhibegezer Ferede (2024), explore the complex relationship between social capital and economic development in Ethiopia, as detailed in the Forum for Social Economics. They discuss how social ties can influence economic growth. Furthermore, Yayeh and Mulugeta (2024) analyze the economic performance of financial cooperatives in the Amhara Region through the lens of social capital in Technium EconomiA. In an earlier work, Yayeh (2021) discusses the effectiveness of focus group discussions as a data collection method in economics in the Daagu International Journal of Basic & Applied Research. Finally, Yayeh addresses the significant impacts of COVID-19 on Ethiopia’s manufacturing and service sectors in a 2020 report, highlighting the pandemic’s disruptions and challenges. 📉🏭🌐

Professional Certification 🏅

Fentahun holds several professional certifications, including strategic leadership, corporate governance, and rural financial cooperatives. His training as a master facilitator and a trainer of trainers underscores his commitment to capacity development and knowledge dissemination.

Research focus

Fentahun Admassu Yayeh’s research primarily focuses on economic development, social capital, and the impacts of socio-economic factors in Ethiopia. His studies include the relationship between social capital and economic performance, particularly in financial cooperatives in the Amhara region 🌍, the broader economic development dynamics in Ethiopia 💹, the effects of COVID-19 on various sectors of the Ethiopian economy 🦠📉, and the influence of religion on household saving behavior 💰🙏. Additionally, he explores methodologies in economic data collection, such as focus group discussions 🗣️📊. His work often intersects economics, social science, and development studies.

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Social Capital and Economic Performance of Financial Cooperatives: Evidence from the Amhara Region

Debating the Relationship Between Social Capital and Economic Development in Ethiopia

Focus Group Discussion as a data collection tool in Economics

The Impact of Religion on Household Saving Behavior

 

Surya Chelikani | Quantitative Hypotheses | Best Researcher Award

Surya Chelikani | Quantitative Hypotheses | Best Researcher Award

Dr Surya Chelikani, Quinnipiac University, United States

Dr. Surya Chelikani is an accomplished educator and researcher in finance, specializing in corporate finance, asset pricing, and market microstructure. With a Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University, he serves as an Associate Professor at Quinnipiac University. His expertise extends to both academic and corporate realms, with prior experience in engineering and consultancy. Dr. Chelikani’s research investigates topics such as market integration and regulatory impacts on financial markets. Recognized for his teaching excellence, he has received prestigious awards and consistently high evaluations. 📚💼🏅

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Education

After completing a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from Andhra University (India) in 1981, I pursued an M.B.A in General Management from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2003. Building upon this foundation, I obtained my Ph.D. in Finance from Oklahoma State University in 2010. 🎓 This educational journey reflects a diverse range of interests and expertise, blending technical skills with financial acumen. From engineering principles to the intricacies of financial markets, each step has contributed to a well-rounded perspective and a dedication to continuous learning and growth.

Experience

As an academic, I’ve dedicated years to teaching and shaping minds. Beginning as an Instructor at Oklahoma State University, I’ve covered various financial courses, earning commendable teaching evaluations. My journey progressed to Quinnipiac University, where I advanced from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor, fostering a dynamic learning environment. Alongside academia, I’ve also ventured into the corporate realm. As a partner in multiple enterprises spanning cold welding, systems programming, and consultancy for cement plants, I’ve honed practical insights that complement my academic endeavors. Balancing academia with real-world experience has enriched my professional journey, ensuring a holistic approach to education. 📚💼

Awards

In the realm of academia, achievements often serve as milestones of dedication and excellence. Such is the case for Surya Chelikani, whose academic journey has been adorned with accolades. Notably,  clinched the coveted Outstanding Graduate Teaching Associate award in Finance, an honor bestowed upon  in both 2006 and 2007—a feat unmatched by any other recipient. Securing a four-year assistantship from the Department of Finance further underscores [his/her/their] commitment and proficiency. [His/Her/Their] consistent presence on the President’s List throughout  MBA years reflects [his/her/their] unwavering academic prowess. Membership in esteemed societies like Delta Mu Delta and the Golden Key national honor society epitomizes scholarly excellence and distinction. 🎓

Research focus

S Chelikani’s research primarily focuses on financial economics, particularly in areas related to market efficiency, regulatory impacts, and financial contagion. Chelikani has explored the effects of regulatory changes such as Sarbanes-Oxley and Regulation Fair Disclosure on market integration and efficiency. Additionally, their work delves into the implications of financial crises, such as the 2008 financial crisis, on various financial sectors, including the Turkish financial sector and hedge funds. Their studies often employ quantitative methods like cointegration analysis to examine market dynamics and investor behavior.

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Financial crisis and contagion: The effects of the 2008 financial crisis on the Turkish financial sector

The impact of Sarbanes-Oxley on market efficiency: evidence from mergers and acquisitions activity

GASB mandatory disclosure rules and municipal bond yield spreads

Implied volatility spread and stock mispricing

The Hedge Fund Industry’s Market Timing Ability and Role in Financial Contagion: Evidence from the Strategic Response to the 2008 Financial Crisis

The Effect of Regulation Fair Disclosure on Market Integration

Past stock returns and the MAX effect

Volatility feedback effect and risk-return tradeoff

The impact of insider ownership level on equity market timing decisions

State-dependent intertemporal risk-return tradeoff: Further evidence

Revisiting the ICAPM under the distortion of risk–return tradeoff in short‐horizon stock returns

Cointegration Analysis of the Effect of Decimalization on Market Equilibrium and Price Discovery