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 ๐Ÿ“. 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 ๐ŸŽ“. Ranked 4th among MA TEFL students and 127th in the National Entrance Exam for Graduate Studies, Farhang has over 8 years of teaching experience ๐Ÿ“š. He is proficient in SPSS and Microsoft Office ๐Ÿ’ป and is a native Persian speaker ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ. His professional experience includes teaching at various institutes and translating “Untold Stories of War” ๐Ÿ“–.

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Education

๐ŸŽ“ 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. ๐Ÿ“šโœจ

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. ๐Ÿ“šโœˆ๏ธ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ

Honors and Awards

Ranked 4th among MA TEFL students in 2015 ๐ŸŽ“, 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 ๐Ÿ“š. In 2009, secured the 835th position out of 502,344 competitors in the National Entrance Exam for Public University Undergraduate Studies ๐Ÿ“–. Also, proudly ranked 1st in undergraduate studies ๐Ÿฅ‡. These achievements reflect dedication, hard work, and outstanding academic capabilities. ๐ŸŽ‰

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. ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ๐Ÿง 

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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 identitiesโ€inโ€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

 

 

Alina Lipowicz-Budzyล„ska | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Alina Lipowicz-Budzyล„ska | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Assist Prof Dr Alina Lipowicz-Budzyล„ska, Bydgoszcz University of Science and Technology, Poland

Dr. Alina Lipowicz-Budzyล„ska is an Assistant Professor and Senior Architect at the Bydgoszcz University of Science and Technology ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ›๏ธ. Specializing in glass architecture, she integrates art and technology, focusing on energy-saving systems and multimedia facades. Formerly head of the Architecture and Urban Planning Department (2021-2023), she initiated events like Laboratorio di Venezia and the Festival of Architecture in Bydgoszcz ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸชŸ. Her work includes designing multi-family housing and collaborating with international glass art companies. Dr. Lipowicz-Budzyล„ska holds a Ph.D. in Engineering, an M.A. in Fine Arts, and an M.Sc. in Architecture. She’s a member of the Italian association Il Baglio in Sicily ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ“š.

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Education

Dr. Alina Lipowicz-Budzyล„ska is a distinguished professional with a Doctor of Engineering from the Faculty of Architecture at Wrocล‚aw University of Science and Technology ๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ›๏ธ. Holding a Master of Arts from the Faculty of Fine Arts at Nicolaus Copernicus University, they are a certified contemporary artist and glass designer ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ. Additionally, they earned a Master of Science in Architecture from Biaล‚ystok University of Technology, becoming a certified architect ๐Ÿ—๏ธ๐Ÿ“. This unique blend of engineering, fine arts, and architecture showcases their diverse expertise and commitment to integrating artistic vision with architectural precision.

Experience

Alina Lipowicz-Budzyล„ska is an architect, artist, and glass designer, specializing in glass in architecture, art glass, and glass energy-saving systems. ๐Ÿ›๏ธ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ’ก From 2021-2023, she led the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, organizing events like Laboratorio di Venezia and the Festival of Architecture in Bydgoszcz. ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿข During her Ph.D., she interned at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Wroclaw and the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. She authored numerous articles and is a member of Il Baglio in Sicily. โœ๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Alina ran her own architectural office, designed housing and public projects, and collaborated with art glass companies in Germany and Italy. ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ 

Grants

๐Ÿš€ Leading innovative research in glass tempering, the project focused on developing a method to fix glass enamels. This groundbreaking work received the Grant Step into the Future from the European Social Fund and Human Capital Fund. As project manager for editions IV, V, and VI, significant strides were made. The research continued under the GRANT PLUS Operational Program – Human Capital, Regional Innovation Strategies, where I also served as project manager. These projects have advanced the fie

Research focus

Alina Lipowicz-Budzyล„ska’s research focuses on the integration of multimedia and graphic design within architecture to enhance social communication. Her work explores the coexistence of art glass and architecture, particularly in facade graphics, where she investigates design techniques and applied formal treatments. She has contributed to the understanding of how graphics on glass can be used to create metaphorical and aesthetic expressions in architectural settings. Her studies involve the use of interference effects in glass facades and the role of architectural elements as a form of social messaging. Her interdisciplinary approach combines architecture, art, and technology. ๐Ÿข๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธโœจ๐Ÿ’ฌ

Publication top notes

MULTIMEDIA IN ARCHITECTURE AND SOCIAL COMMUNICATION

Aspects of Coexistence between Art Glass and Architectureโ€”Faรงade Graphics

Graphics on glass โ€“ design and applied formal treatments

Image using interference effects in the glass facade

Obraz na szkle โ€“ strategie tworzenia metafory w architekturze

Articulation of Facade Graphics and Techniques of its Implementation

Letter Graphics in the Facade of a Building โ€“ Composition and Message

Visual interference in the glass Facade

Art glass as an external partition โ€“ its impact on visual and functional properties

Facฤ…de Art Glass in Three Contexts: Urban Landscape, Elevation of the Building and Its Interior

 

MONHESEA OBREY PATRICK BAH | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

MONHESEA OBREY PATRICK BAH | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Mr MONHESEA OBREY PATRICK BAH, Wuhan University of Technology, China

Monhesea Obrey Patrick Bah is an accomplished Operations Manager at BSD Group โ€“ China ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ, focusing on innovative product research and customer relationship management for the West Africa market. Since 2022, he has been a Shareholder and Operations Manager at Market Lead Africa โ€“ Abidjan, handling business development and sales management. Bah also manages BPM Technology, supplying major companies like Orange-CI and GVA-CI. As Vice-President of Expรฉrience pour Tous Foundation, he oversees youth work placements. He holds a PhD in Enterprise Management from Wuhan University of Technology ๐ŸŽ“, a Masterโ€™s in HR Management, and a Technical Baccalaureate from EMPT ๐Ÿซ.

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Educationย 

Dr. Mr MONHESEA OBREY PATRICK BAH completed a PhD in Enterprise Management with a focus on Risk and Strategy from Wuhan University of Technology, China (2018-2024) ๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ. They earned a Master’s degree with honors in Human Resources Management from Institut Universitaire dโ€™Abidjan, Cรดte dโ€™Ivoire (2015-2017) ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ, where they also obtained a Licence in Human Resources Management (2012-2015) ๐Ÿ“˜. Their academic journey began with a Technical Baccalaureate in Vehicle and Machinery Maintenance from the Technical and Preparatory Military School (EMPT) (2011-2012) ๐Ÿ”ง. Dr. [Name] has a robust educational background in both management and technical fields.

Experience

As the Operations Manager at BSD Group in China, overseeing the outsourcing company for the West Africa market, I focus on innovative product research, customer relationship management, and shipping logistics. Since April 2022, I’ve also been a shareholder and Operations Manager at MARKET LEAD AFRICA in Abidjan, managing sales and business development. Previously, I managed BPM Technology, supplying major companies like Orange-CI and the Ministry of Mines. As Vice-President of Expรฉrience pour Tous Foundation, I oversee work placements for young graduates. I have also interned at Sociรฉtรฉ Ivoirienne de Raffinage, enhancing HR processes. Additionally, I presented at the 16th International Conference on Management and Innovation in Spain. ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ“ˆ๐Ÿ“ฆ๐Ÿ‘ฅ

Research focus

This study, published in Sustainability, explores how employee involvement impacts the success of organizational change within telecommunications and refinery sectors. By examining these industries, the authors, Monhรฉsรฉa Obrey Patrick Bah, Zehou Sun, Uzapi Hange, and Akadje Jean Roland Edjoukou, provide evidence that active employee participation enhances adaptability and sustainability during transitions. The research highlights the importance of inclusive strategies for achieving effective change management. ๐Ÿ“ˆ๐Ÿ”„๐Ÿ“ฑ๐Ÿ›ข๏ธ

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Effectiveness of Organizational Change through Employee Involvement: Evidence from Telecommunications and Refinery Companies

Gizachew Jekamo | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Gizachew Jekamo | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Mrs Gizachew Jekamo, university, Ethiopia

๐ŸŽ“ With a robust educational background, this individual began at Berkuncho Junior School and advanced through Wachamo Comprehensive High School, Awassa Teachers Education College, and Hawassa University, earning a BA in Business Management (2008), an MA in Development Management (2015), and an MBA (2012). Currently pursuing a PhD in Community Development at Hawassa University, focusing on youth participation. ๐Ÿ“š With over 8 years of experience, they have held various roles, including Director at SNNPR’s Bureau of Youth and Sport and BoWCYA. ๐Ÿข Their responsibilities span youth development, training, and project coordination, demonstrating a commitment to empowering youth and community development. ๐Ÿ’ผ

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Education

๐ŸŒŸ Starting at Berkuncho Junior School, progressing to Wachamo Comprehensive High School, and then Awassa Teachers Education College, I built a solid educational foundation. ๐Ÿ“š I earned a Diploma in Physics from Hawassa College of Teachers Education and a BA in Business Management from Hawassa University in March 2008. ๐ŸŽ“ I advanced with an MA in Development Management in March 2015 and an MBA from the Institutes of International Church Management in September 2012. ๐Ÿ“ˆ Currently, I am pursuing a PhD in Community Development at Hawassa University since 2022, focusing on youth participation in community development. ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ’ผ

Experience

With 8 years of extensive experience in youth development, I have served as the Director of the Youth Personality Development Directorate at SNNPR. My roles at SNNPRโ€™s Youth and Sport Bureau and Women, Children, and Youth Bureau involved coordinating UNFPA-assisted programs, providing technical support, improving youth centers, and organizing various training and networking events. Additionally, I facilitated sports events, managed sports facilities, and mobilized community resources at SNNPRโ€™s Bureau of Youth and Children. My expertise also extends to monitoring and evaluation in transport and road projects, and human resource management in security and administration. ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ“Š๐Ÿ‘ฅ๐Ÿ…

Research focus

Gizachew B. Jekamo’s research focuses on exploring the intricate relationship between youth participation in community development and their positive development outcomes in the Hadiya Zone, Ethiopia. Using a CB-SEM analysis, the study highlights the significant impact of community engagement on youth empowerment, skills acquisition, and overall well-being. The research emphasizes the importance of active youth involvement in fostering sustainable development and social change. This study provides valuable insights for policymakers and practitioners aiming to enhance youth development programs. ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ”ฌ๐Ÿ“ˆ

Publication top notes

Exploring the Relationship Between Youth Participation in Community Development and Positive Youth Development in Hadiya Zone, Ethiopia: A CB-SEM Analysis

 

Marc-Andreas Muendler | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Marc-Andreas Muendler | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Prof Marc-Andreas Muendler, University of California, San Diego, United States

Prof. Marc-Andreas Muendler is a distinguished professor at the University of California, San Diego, specializing in economics since July 2017 and serving as the Department Chair since July 2023. He is the founding director of the Globalization and Prosperity Lab (GP-lab). With extensive affiliations, he is a research professor at the ifo Institute, a research associate at NBER, and a research fellow at CESifo. His work focuses on international trade, economic growth, and labor economics. His research has been published in top-tier journals, highlighting his influential contributions to the field ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ.

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Education

๐ŸŽ“ Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, with a dissertation titled “Essays on International Trade, Growth, and Finance” (May 2002). ๐Ÿ“š Spent 2000-01 as a visiting doctoral student at Pontifรญcia Universidade Catรณlica in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ๐ŸŒ Holds a Diplom-Volkswirt in Economics from Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, with a thesis on “The Impact of Government on Family Planning” (May 1998). ๐ŸŽ“ Earned an M.A. in Economics from Boston University (September 1997) and a Baccalaureat in Economics from Ludwig Maximilian University Munich (September 1996). ๐ŸŒŸ

awards

Marc-Andreas Muendler is a distinguished Revelle College Faculty Fellow at UC San Diego (2023-2024). He has collaborated with Reto Follmi and Hartmut Egger on projects funded by SNF and DFG (2021-2024). Muendler’s article on offshoring was among the top five most cited in the Journal of International Economics (2014-2016). He has co-investigated research for CEPR, PEDL, and Weiss Family Program Fund. He received numerous grants from NSF and the World Bank. Muendler’s work earned him the UCSD Faculty Teaching Award (2013-14) and the Journal of Development Economics Prize (2001). ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ“Š๐ŸŒ

Research focus

Dr. Marc-Andreas Muendler’s research focuses on international trade and its economic impacts. His work explores firm-level export behaviors, market learning in employee spinoffs, and the relationship between trade and inequality. His studies often analyze data from various countries, examining how trade policies influence labor markets, wage inequality, and the allocation of tasks and skills both onshore and offshore. Key themes in his research include export dynamics, firm productivity, and multinational labor substitution. Dr. Muendlerโ€™s comprehensive approach bridges theoretical models with empirical evidence to better understand global economic patterns and their implications. ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ“ˆ๐Ÿ’ผ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ

Publication top notes

Do employee spinoffs learn markets from their parents? Evidence from international trade

Trade and inequality: From theory to estimation

Trade and tasks: An exploration over three decades in Germany

Export or merge? Proximity vs. concentration in product space

Exporters and their products: A collection of empirical regularities

Sources of wage inequality

Offshoring and the onshore composition of tasks and skills

Employee spinoffs and other entrants: Stylized facts from Brazil

Margins of multinational labor substitution

 

Chuma Maxwele | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Chuma Maxwele | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Dr Chuma Maxwele, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa

Dr. Chuma Maxwele is an accomplished economist with a PhD from Nelson Mandela University ๐Ÿซ. He holds a Master’s in Commerce in Economics ๐ŸŽ“, along with a Bachelor’s in Education (Economics and Business Management) from the University of Fort Hare ๐Ÿ“˜. His expertise spans international trade, applied microeconomics, and econometrics ๐Ÿ“ˆ. Dr. Maxwele has taught at various educational institutions and conducted significant research, focusing on economic complexity and governance in Sub-Saharan Africa ๐ŸŒ. He is proficient in Xhosa and English ๐ŸŒ and has published multiple papers in renowned journals ๐Ÿ“‘.

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Education

๐ŸŽ“ Dr. Chuma Maxwele’s academic journey began at Qokolweni S.S.S., Mthatha, where he completed Grade 12 with top marks in IsiXhosa, English, Mathematics, and more. He earned a Bachelor of Education in Economics and Business Management from the University of Fort Hare (2012-2015), excelling in modules like Basic Classroom Research and Community Development. At Nelson Mandela University, he achieved a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Economics (2017) and later, a Master’s in Commerce in Economics, specializing in Advanced Macroeconomics and Economic Impact Assessment. Dr. Maxwele culminated his studies with a PhD in Economics, producing an impactful thesis. ๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŒŸ

Research Skills

Conducted basic classroom research at UFH, and a research treatise at NMU. Completed a research paper on โ€œDeveloping content knowledge in Economicsโ€ and โ€œEffect of the exchange rate on economic growth in South Africaโ€ over two months (August-September 2015) at UFH, and 11 months at NMU.

Research focus

Chuma Maxwele’s research focuses on the intersection of economic complexity and governance in Sub-Saharan Africa. His work explores how intricate economic activities and structures impact the quality of governance across different countries. By analyzing cross-country data, he aims to uncover patterns and relationships that can inform policy and drive sustainable development. This research is crucial for understanding how economic diversity and sophistication contribute to better governance outcomes, ultimately fostering growth and stability in the region. ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ“Š๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ“ˆ

Publication top notes

Economic Complexity and Good Governance in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Cross Country Analysis

 

dilan Kilic Onar | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

dilan Kilic Onar | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

 

Dr dilan Kilic Onar, University of Southampton, Turkey

Dr. Dilan Kฤฑlฤฑรง Onar is a dedicated psychologist and researcher specializing in sexual health and romantic relationships. She holds a BA in Psychology from Hacettepe University, an MSc in Health Psychology, and is pursuing a PhD in Psychology at the University of Southampton. Her research interests include women’s sexuality, communication about sexual preferences, and sexual satisfaction in relationships. Dr. Kฤฑlฤฑรง Onar has published extensively and presented at international conferences. She also has teaching experience and has volunteered as a psychologist in disaster relief efforts. ๐Ÿง โค๏ธ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซโœจ

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Qualifications

Graduating from Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey, with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology ๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท in 2013, the journey continued at Ege University in Izmir, Turkey, where a Master’s in Family Counselling was completed between 2014-2016 ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ‘ช. Further advancing in the field, an MSc in Health Psychology was earned from the University of Southampton in the UK during 2017-2018 ๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง. Currently, the pursuit of a Ph.D. in Psychology at the same institution has been ongoing since April 8, 2019 ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿ“š, demonstrating a deep commitment to psychological research and practice.

Experience

With a robust background in psychology, I’ve worked on various projects, including my MSc under Prof. Roger Ingham and Prof. Haluk Arkar, and my PhD under Prof. Cynthia Graham and Dr. Heather Armstrong. Since 2019, I’ve been part of the CCCAHP and an affiliate of the CSHR. My roles included being a Research Assistant under Verena Klein and a Volunteer Researcher for a project on sexual re-partnering in later life. As a teaching assistant at the University of Southampton (2020-2023), I taught and marked various courses. Additionally, I’ve served as a psychologist in Turkey and contributed to disaster relief efforts. ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿง 

Research Interests ๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ”

My research focuses on sexual health and romantic relationships, emphasizing women’s sexuality and pleasure. Key areas include communication about sexual preferences, addressing sexual problems, and maintaining sexual satisfaction over time. ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’ฌโค๏ธ

Presentations ๐ŸŽค๐Ÿ“…

Presented at international conferences including the International Academy of Sex Research and the World Association for Sexual Health on topics like women’s solo masturbation and mutual masturbation. ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ

Awards

In 2020, he received funding from the COST-funded Action CA18124 “European Sexual Medicine Network” (ESMN) Training School, and I attended the European Research Workshop in Sexual Medicine from October 18-20, 2021, in Porto, Portugal ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น. He was honored with the Young Investigator Award by the Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy in November 2020 ๐Ÿ†. Additionally, I participated in the International Postdoc Week, a research retreat at the psychology department of Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany, from October 24-28, 2022 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช. These experiences have significantly enriched my research and professional development in sexual medicine and psychology ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ก.

Research focus

Dilan Kฤฑlฤฑรง Onar’s research focuses on sexual health, particularly within the context of relationships. Her work explores women’s experiences, motives, and perceptions of masturbation while in a relationship, as well as the role of mutual masturbation in enhancing sexual satisfaction and sexual self-esteem. By systematically reviewing qualitative studies, she sheds light on how these intimate behaviors contribute to overall relationship dynamics and individual sexual well-being. Her studies aim to provide a deeper understanding of sexual practices and their psychological and emotional impacts, highlighting the importance of open communication and mutual satisfaction in relationships. ๐Ÿ’‘๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ“š

Publication top notes

What does research tell us about womenโ€™s experiences, motives and perceptions of masturbation within a relationship context?: A systematic review of qualitative studies

The Role of Mutual Masturbation within Relationships: Associations with Sexual Satisfaction and Sexual Self-Esteem

 

Daniel Montez | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Daniel Montez | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Mr Daniel Montez, University of Arizona, United States

Daniel Montez is a Ph.D. candidate in Communication at the University of Arizona, focusing on intellectual humility in digital political environments under advisor Kate Kenski. He holds an M.A. in Mass Communication from Brigham Young University, where he researched social aggression in U.S. election debates. His B.A. in Communication is from Arizona State University. Montez has published on topics such as argument strength, Russian troll social media attacks, and trolling behaviors. His work has appeared in journals like Western Journal of Communication and Social Media + Society. ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ๐Ÿ—ณ๏ธ #PhD #Communication #Research

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Education

Pursuing a Ph.D. in Communication at the University of Arizona, expected December 2024, with a dissertation on “Communicating Intellectual Humility in Digital Political Environments” advised by Kate Kenski ๐Ÿ“š. Holds an M.A. in Mass Communication from Brigham Young University (2017) with a thesis on “Social Aggression in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Primary and General Election Debates” ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ. Completed a B.A. in Communication with a minor in Spanish at Arizona State University (2014) ๐ŸŽ“. Engages with American Politics as a minor at the School of Government and Public Policy ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ.

Awards

The recipient of numerous awards, including the University of Arizona SBSRI Dissertation Research Grant (March 2024, $1,290) and the GPSC Research and Project Grant (February 2024, $1,022.50). Earned the Department of Communication Special Research Funding (December 2023, $1,000) and was a keynote speaker at BYU’s Masterโ€™s Alumni Networking Event (March 2023). Awarded the Russell J. and Dorothy S. Bilinski Fellowship (March 2023, $42,000) and multiple Ed Donnerstein Media Research Scholarships (August 2022, $700; August 2021, $700). Received professional development funding (August 2020, $576), an international measurement certificate (August 2018), and accolades for academic excellence and research contributions ๐Ÿ†๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ“š.

Presentation

Daniel Montez has contributed significantly to the field of communication through various papers presented at esteemed conferences. In April 2024, he co-authored a paper on trolling moderation for the NCA Conference. In November 2023, he co-authored research on online engagement dynamics, presented at the NCA Political Communication Division. His work on Russian troll attacks during the 2016 election was presented in 2022. Montez also explored uncivil discourse on Reddit, presented at the 2018 AEJMC conference. In 2017, he presented a paper analyzing Donald Trumpโ€™s campaign aesthetics at the WSCA convention. ๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ

Experience

From May 2019 to August 2020, worked as a Business Analyst at Zignal Labs, creating media analyses for clients like ExxonMobil and CVS Health, and analyzing the impact of automated activity on social discussions ๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“Š. As Social Media Director at Stand Up Republic (December 2018 โ€“ August 2020), managed local event postings and attended strategic meetings ๐Ÿ“…๐Ÿ“ฑ. Assisted the Utah Operations Director for the Evan McMullin presidential campaign (September โ€“ November 2016), organizing rallies and calling lawmakers ๐Ÿ“ž๐Ÿ—ณ๏ธ. As a Research Assistant at BYU (August 2015 โ€“ August 2017), collaborated with professors on various projects ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ”ฌ.

Research focus

Daniel Montez’s research primarily focuses on political communication, social media dynamics, and media effects. His work explores how social media platforms, like Twitter and Reddit, influence political campaigns and voter behavior. He examines the impact of trolling and aggressive communication on political discourse and debates. Montez also delves into the appeal of reality TV and its effects on viewers. His interdisciplinary approach spans various aspects of media and communication, contributing to understanding how digital and traditional media shape public opinion and political processes. ๐Ÿ“ฑ๐Ÿ—ณ๏ธ๐Ÿ“บ

Publication top notes

Russian Troll Social Media Attacks on Presidential Candidates during the 2016 U.S. Election: The Role of Frontrunner Status, Political Party, and Candidate Gender

Political Party Tweets during the 2020 Presidential Campaign

The Power of Schadenfreude: Predicting Behaviors and Perceptions of Trolling Among Reddit Users

Savvy viewers and (simulated) reality TV: An analysis of the Bachelor’s appeal to viewers

Making debating great again: U.S. Presidential candidatesโ€™ use of aggressive communication for winning presidential debates

 

Social Sciences Excellence Award

Social Sciences Excellence Award

Introduction:

Welcome to the Social Sciences Excellence Award, recognizing outstanding achievements and contributions in the field of social sciences. This prestigious award celebrates individuals or teams who have made significant advancements in understanding human behavior, society, and culture.

About the Award:

The Social Sciences Excellence Award honors scholars, researchers, and practitioners who have demonstrated excellence in the social sciences. From pioneering research to impactful community initiatives, this award celebrates endeavors that deepen our understanding of human societies and contribute to positive social change.

Eligibility:

  • Open to individuals and teams worldwide
  • No age limits
  • Candidates must have made notable contributions to the field of social sciences
  • Qualifications may include relevant degrees, professional experience, or demonstrated expertise in social science research or practice
  • Publications, research papers, or other scholarly works are encouraged

Recurrence:

Annual

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Significance and originality of contributions to the field
  • Methodological rigor and soundness of research
  • Impact on advancing knowledge and understanding in social sciences
  • Relevance and applicability of findings to real-world issues

Submission Guidelines:

  • Submit a detailed description of the contributions or achievements in the social sciences
  • Provide evidence of impact, such as publications, research outputs, or testimonials
  • Include any relevant publications, research papers, or other supporting documentation
  • Follow the specified format and submission deadlines

Recognition:

Recipients of the Social Sciences Excellence Award receive a prestigious certificate, public recognition through various channels, and opportunities for further collaboration and support from academic and professional networks.

Community Impact:

The Social Sciences Excellence Award aims to inspire and empower individuals and organizations to address pressing social challenges and foster positive social change. By recognizing and promoting excellence in social science research and practice, this award contributes to building a more informed, inclusive, and equitable society.

Biography:

Applicants are invited to provide a brief biography highlighting their contributions to the social sciences, relevant experience, and notable achievements in the field.

Abstract and Supporting Files:

Include a comprehensive abstract summarizing the contributions or achievements in the social sciences, including objectives, methodology, findings, and implications. Supporting files such as research papers, publications, or project reports can enhance the submission and demonstrate the impact and significance of the work.