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Dr Conor Carroll, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick
Dr Conor Carroll is a lecturer in marketing at the University of Limerick. Conor is a prolific case study writer, has written over 65 published marketing case studies. He has won numerous accolades for his case study writing, winning national and international awards. He has presented case study research/writing seminars at Harvard Business School. Conor is the winner of the 2004 and 2009 Teaching Excellence Award at the University of Limerick, and has won other international teaching awards. Conor has been consistently nominated for UL Teaching Excellence Awards in Small, Medium and Large Class Size Categories. Areas of expertise include: Crisis Communications, Strategic Sales Management, Retailing, and Marketing.
Dr Patricia Kennon, Lecturer in English Literature, Froebel College of Education
Dr Patricia Kennon is a Lecturer in English Literature and the Coordinator of the Programme for Lifelong Learning at Froebel College of Education, Blackrock, Dublin. She is the co-editor of Inis: The Children’s Books Ireland Magazine, the secretary for the Irish Society for the Study of Children’s Literature and the President of iBbY Ireland, the national section of IBBY, an organization dedicated to promoting intercultural dialogue through children’s literature. She was a member of the judging panel for the Children’s Books Ireland Bisto Book of the Year Awards. Her research interests include gender and diversity issues in children’s literature and popular culture, visual culture and Victorian literature.
Dr Eilish McLoughlin, School of Physical Sciences, Dublin City University
Dr Eilish McLoughlin’s interest in science began while in school in Westport, Co. Mayo and she completed a BSc and a PhD in Physics (Nanotechnology) and has been an academic in DCU for the past ten years. She is co-ordinator of the FP7 funded project ESTABLISH, which focuses on supporting teachers to adopt an inquiry based approach to teaching science at second level while involving industrial partners as key stakeholders. She is Director of the Centre for the Advancement of Science and Mathematics Teaching and Learning (CASTeL) in Dublin City University, which undertakes research to inform and enhance the teaching and learning of science and mathematics at and across all educational levels. Eilish is married to Ger, also a Physicist, and they have two sons Cian and Sean.
Dr Ann O’Shea, Mathematics Department, NUI Maynooth
Dr Ann O'Shea holds a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana and has been a lecturer in the Mathematics Department at NUI Maynooth since 1992. She established and is the director of the NUIM Mathematics Support Centre. She is course director of an MSc in Mathematics for Education, which is aimed at out-of-field teachers and is delivered in conjunction with the University of Cambridge. Her research interests lie in the area of Mathematics Education. With her collaborators and students she has studied mathematical literacy, affect in mathematics, the influence of high-stakes examinations, the effectiveness of mathematics support, and advanced mathematical thinking processes.
Dr Dagmar Stengel, Botany and Plant Science, NUI Galway
Dr Dagmar Stengel began her academic career in Biology at the University of Würzburg, Germany, before moving to Queen’s University Belfast to complete her undergraduate degree in Environmental Biology. There she also undertook her PhD in algal research before taking up a position at NUI Galway, where she was appointed to a permanent lectureship in Botany in 2003. Dagmar teaches 1st-4th year classes of all sizes, ranging from 5 to 350 students, and has supervised several MSc and PhD students and postdoctoral researchers. Her undergraduate teaching in marine and plant science is strongly influenced by her research interests and activities in the application of algae in environmental research and biotechnology. By capturing students’ interest she encourages their own learning and development and the acquisition of transferable skills and competencies through the promotion of student engagement.
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