School Of Education

Dr. Joel M. Rodney earned a BA in History, cum laude, from Brandeis University in 1959 and a Ph.D in the History of England from Cornell University in 1965. Dr. Rodney taught at Washington State University from 1963 to 1969 and has held various positions in different universities and colleges of USA. He was Associate Professor of History and Campus Executive Officer and Dean of the University of WisconsinWashington County, from 1990 to 2003. He also served  as the Chancellor of the Penn State York and as the Chair of the Penn State Commonwealth Campuses India Initiative articles since 2007. In 1971, he was awarded a 'Summer Fulbright' grant to India and has been involved in Indian/US joint ventures with Elmira and Rockford Colleges as well as with the University of Wisconsin and the Pennyslvania State University.

Prof. V.S. Garg
Honarary Advisor

School Of Education

Prof. V. S. Garg is a noted educationist who has been actively involved in educational innovation and research for over four decades. He has served as the Chief Examiner, A/L, at the University of London, and has worked as Professor & Head at NIE, Bhutan.

A Chartered Physicist from the Institute of Physics, UK, and a trained teacher-educator from the College of Education, Edinburgh & the Institute of International Studies, Columbia University. Prof. Garg has served in the United Nations and the US Peace Corps as a Teacher-Educator for over 15 years. He was conferred the ‘UN Award for Exceptional Contribution in the field of Science Education’. Prof. Garg was awarded the UGC Research Fellowship while working at IIT, Kanpur. He is also a recipient of the Commonwealth Foundation Award in Education [UK]. Prof. Garg is presently working as Educational Advisor, Apeejay Education Society, for the past 16 years.

Dr. Ananda Padhan
anandaAssociate Professor

School Of Education

Dr. AnandaPadhan is Associate Professor in the School of Education at ApeejayStya University. He is a first batch qualifier of NET in Education conducted by UGC in 1985 and completed his Ph.D from Nagpur University availing fulltime UGC fellowship. He has over 24 years of experience in the field of academics – research, teaching and training, including 6 year of teaching experience abroad in African countries of Ethiopia and Eritrea.

He has previously worked in premier national institutions in India such as NCERT, NUEPA and IGNOU in the area of research and training. He specialises in the area of curriculum and instruction, research methods & educational technology, and has also worked extensively in the area of curriculum development for teacher education in India and abroad. He is a lifetime member of the All India Association of Educational Research & Indian Association of Teacher Educators, and founding life member of the Learning Community & Global Educational Research Association.

He has to his credits 4 books and 27 publications in various journals and periodicals. He has attended 28 national and international conferences/seminars as participant, paper presenter and resource person. He has also been a consultant to the Certified Hospitality Trainer (CHT) program of the National Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, New Delhi for the Pedagogy course. He received the Shiksha Rattan Award from the India International Friendship Society, New Delhi in 2012 for his distinguished work in the field of teaching and research.

Vijay Kumar
Assistant Professor

School Of Education

Mr. Vijay Kumar, Assistant Professor has his schooling from Delhi and completed M.Com in Business Management, B.Ed., M.Ed. and M.Phil. (Education) and UGC-NET in Education from JamiaMilliaIslamia, New Delhi. He is pursuing Ph.D. in Educational Studies from the same University. He specializes in the Education of Deprived Sections of the Society, Sociology of Education, Teaching of Commerce (Accountancy and Business Studies) along with Educational Administration, Planning and Organisation. He was recently felicitated with Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert award 2015 by software MNC Microsoft. He has also won National Award by Intel Inc., USA for Best Integration of Technology in the Teaching Learning Process during B.Edprogramme at JamiaMilliaIslamia. He has more than 8 years of teaching experience at School, College and University levels. Before joining ASU, he was a faculty in Central University of Haryana. He has authored a book titled Status of Other Backward Classes in Indiaand has contributed research papers in edited books and National & International Journals. He is life member of Indian Association of Teacher Educators (IATE), All India Association of Educational Researcher (AIAER) and Indian Commerce Association (ICA)

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