Dr. Neva Helena Alexander 
Adjunct Assistant Professor 
City University of New York
USA. 
Director/Education Consultant 
Neva Alliance, USA

 
Dr. Neva Helena Alexander prefers to be called Dr. Neva. It is a name that she adopted in Saudi Arabia where it is customary in their culture to be called by one’s first name. Beyond academia, she has a global entrepreneurial spirit. Dr. Neva is the Founder of the NEVA Alliance Training Co., a company based in New York, which offers training, development and business consultancy globally. She is also the Owner of National Educational Venture Alliance (NEVA) which helps to support international students to study in the USA through sponsorship.

Dr. Neva’s is known as a Global Business Development Consultant. She connects the business world with entrepreneurs, corporates, and business persons. She builds bridges between the two. This mainly involves assisting in the whole process of setting up businesses and educational institutions in Africa and the Middle East. Passionate about Entrepreneurship, she goes the mile to assist entrepreneurs in developing and diversifying.

Dr. Neva has organized networking events and created public relations exposure for businesses and professionals who have been unable to utilize the many marketing internet opportunities within their local communities, nationally and internationally. In addition to being an educator in the classroom, she trains and coaches people from every walk of life and profession. She has published educational research and is the author of Females’ Guide to Understanding Leadership and #Risingleaders.

 

Prof. Dr.N. B. JUMANI 
Ph.D(PK), Post Doctorate (Deakin University Australia) 
Professor of Education and Dean Faculty of Social Sciences
International Islamic University
Pakistan

 

Professor Dr. Nabi Bux JUMANI has been working as Professor of Education/Chairman, Department of Education and Dean Faculty of Social Sciences, International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan. Dr Jumani has acquired his academic credentials for B.Ed, M.Ed., M.Phil., Ph.D., and Post Doc in Education. His areas of study and specialization have been Teacher Education, Curriculum Development, and Distance Education and Non Formal Education. Prof. Jumani has been in the field of education for over 26 years and dealt with different levels of educational systems from Secondary to University level as well as in policy making organization- Curriculum Wing of Federal Ministry of Education Pakistan. Moreover, he carries an expertise of working in international projects i.e Teacher Training Project assisted by Asian Development Bank and Pre-Service Teacher Education Program assisted by USAID. He has also served as Acting President of International Islamic University Islamabad.

For his Post Doctorate he has undergone training at Deakin University Australia. And for Modern Distance Education technology, he underwent training at Jilin University, China. This international exposure has enabled him to apply the acquired knowledge to the modern educational systems. He got trainings in educational leadership and training for impact from University of Nottingham, U.K and Maastricht School of Management, Netherlands.

Prof. Dr. Jumani has been widely published in different journals of repute both within country and outside the country. He has been publishing his research with highly reputed and recognized research journals. His work has got space in the International Journals published not only in Pakistan, also from India, USA, Turkey, Japan, South Africa and Azerbaijan etc. He has written a good number of chapters/units/books on education in general and teacher training in particular. Moreover, has also written and reviewed a lot of scripts of educational programs/teacher education programs for radio and T.V. He is member of national curriculum review committee of Higher Education Commission as well as Federal Ministry of Education Pakistan. He is associated with several universities as member of Board of Studies, Faculty Board and subject specialist in selections boards. He has also a privilege of being committee member on Education Policy constituted by the President of AJK.

Prof. Jumani is on the Editorial Board of Journals of high standards being published from Canada, Turkey United Kingdom, Japan and USA etc. These journals are very reputed and publish papers from authors after thorough and robust review process. He has also a privilege of being on the technical/advisory panel of many international conferences. Moreover, He is member of different national and international professional organizations/ associations in the field of education and training.

Prof. Jumani has been guiding research scholars for M.Phil., and Ph.D. level in different areas of education. In addition to that he has guided students for M.A. (Education) and M.Ed. also. He is also on the panel of external evaluators of Ph.D thesis in the universities of technologically advanced countries.

Prof. Dr. Jumani has visited countries like U.K, Canada, Greece, Australia, China and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Turkey, India . These countries reflect different cultures and degree of development. Interactions with other academics in those countries have provided him an understanding for international cooperation and cultures.

Prof. Dr. Jumani is interested in extra-curricular activities too, like having won Education Talent Award in 1996, Outstanding performance in English Essays in 1992-93, attending training of teachers in formal and non-formal education conducted by Ministry of Education, Govt. of Pakistan and Commonwealth Secretariat, London, online discussion to the Australia/Pakistan/Iran Education Project in 2007etc indicate his diverse abilities and interests.