Fred Dervin is Professor of Multicultural Education at the University of Helsinki (Finland). He is Director of the TENSION research group (diversities and interculturality in education) and Vice-Director of the SEDUCE doctoral school at Helsinki (Society, culture and education). Dervin also holds several professorships in Australia, Canada, China, Luxembourg, Malaysia and Sweden. Prof. Dervin specializes in intercultural education, the sociology of multiculturalism and student and academic mobility. He has widely published in international journals on identity, the 'intercultural' and mobility/migration (over 100 articles and 50 books). Dervin is one of the most influential scholars and critical voices on intercultural communication education in Europe.
Loh Sau Cheong
Prof. Loh had received the Darjah Kebesaran Sultan Ahmad Shah Pahang Yang Amat Di Mulia Peringkat Ketiga - Setia Ahmad Shah Pahang (SAP) award from His Royal Highness the Sultan of Pahang in 2017. In addition, she had received 7 international awards, 11 national awards and 18 university awards. Among them are: UM Excellence Award (Excellent Lecturer) 2016, UM Excellence Award (Teaching Category) 2013, SEAMEO-Jasper Research Award 2010, Fulbright Scholar Award 2010, Fulbright Occasional Lecture Fund Award 2010, Excellent Service Award (2005, 2008), Excellent Certificate Award (2004, 2007, 2012, 2014, 2018), Malaysia Top 20 Authors for 2009, 2011 & 2012 under the Malaysian Abstracting and Indexing System and she is also listed in the worldwide AcademicKeys Who's Who in Education Higher Education.
Lorella is the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters published in national and international peer-reviewed journals and edited collections. Her books include Justice and Equality in Education, Continuum (2008 and 2010), Winner of the 2011 Nasen Award 'The Special Educational Needs Academic Book' and the edited volume, Special Educational Needs: A New Look, by Brahm Norwich and Baroness Mary Warnock, Continuum, London and New York, and Tuttle-Mori (Japanese translation). She is an elected Fellow of the Human Development and Capabilities Association (HDCA), and has served for two consecutive terms on the Executive Committee of the Society for Applied Philosophy (2007-2011). She is a member of the Advisory Editorial Board for the British Journal of Special Education; Support for Learning and the Journal for Research in Special Educational Needs. She is also a member of the Scientific Committee of the Italian Journal of Disability Studies and of Frontiers In Education (Special Educational Needs).