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 17 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 22 years.
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 Wisconsin-Washington County, from 1990 to 2003. In 2003 he was appointed as CEO of Penn State York and was promoted to Chancellor in 2005. In 2007 he added the Chair of the Penn State Commonwealth College’s India Initiative to his responsibilities. He retired from Penn State in 2011. He is founding editor of the journal, ALBION, and a publish scholar in the field of British Studies. 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.
Dr. Ananda Padhan is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at Apeejay Stya 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 years 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 areas 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 the Founding Life Member of the Learning Community & Global Educational Research Association.
He has to his credit 4 books and 27 publications in various journals and periodicals. He has attended 28 national and international conferences/seminars as a 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.
Sr. Assistant Professor
Dr Vijay Kumar is serving as Sr. Assistant Professor in the School of Education, Apeejay Stya University (ASU). He is also the Programme Coordinator for NSS at ASU, Programme In-charge of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan, Coordinator of IQAC Cell as well as NAAC. Having completed his schooling from Delhi, he did his M.Com in Business Management, M.Ed., M.Phil (Education) and Ph.D. in Educational Studies from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. He has qualified NET in Education too. He specialises in the Education of Deprived Sections of the Society, Sociology of Education, Teaching of Commerce (Accountancy and Business Studies), Educational Administration, Planning & Organisation, and Holistic Education through campus-community engagement. He is expert in integration of ICT in educational processes and is a recipient of the ‘National Award for Best ICT Integration’ by Intel Incorporation during his B.Ed and also the ‘Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Award’ in 2016 & 2017. In 2019, he was awarded by Sri Aurbindo Society, New Delhi, for promoting and using 'Zero Investments Iniiatives in Education' processes. He has presented papers in many national & international conferences and seminars and has authored a book on OBCs along with the research papers published in national and international journals. He has developed manuals and modules for PGT Commerce of Delhi Government through SCERT Delhi. He is in the team of expert educationists developing national resources in the field of education at NRCE, NIEPA/NUEPA, New Delhi. He has been a resource person in training programmes of SCERT Delhi, SCERT Haryana, MG NCRE and in many other teacher education institutions.