Professor Nicholas Burbules
University of Illinois, United States
Nicholas C. Burbules is a Gutgsell Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership. He is a nationally preeminent scholar in the field of philosophy of education and is internationally recognized for his work on the uses of information technology in education.
Professor Celia Hammond
University of Notre Dame, Australia
Professor Hammond was appointed the third Vice Chancellor of The University of Notre Dame Australia (UNDA) in 2008. The Vice Chancellor is Chief Executive Officer and academic principal of the University with responsibility for:
(i) preserving and fostering the essential character of the University as a Catholic University;
(ii) managing the academic, administrative, financial and other affairs of the University;
(iii) leadership, management and development of the University; and
(iv) representing the University before the public.
Professor Hammond commenced her employment at UNDA in 1998, as one of five foundation academic staff members in the Fremantle School of Law. Prior to her appointment Professor Hammond had worked as a legal practitioner in private practice in WA and as an
academic lawyer at other universities.
Throughout her tenure at UNDA and prior to being appointed Vice Chancellor, Professor Hammond undertook a variety of roles including; Head of the University’s School of Law, University General Counsel and Assistant Provost. During her time as an academic lawyer she taught and published in commercial, corporate, property and insolvency law.
Professor Hammond is passionate about Catholic higher education, with its commitment to the harmony of faith and reason, to the rigorous pursuit of truth and wisdom within a Catholic moral framework, and to the provision of a culture and community that is conducive to the development of the whole human person.
Prof Vincent Shen
Department of Philosophy and Department of East Asian Studies, University of Toronto
Vincent Shen, Lee Chair in Chinese Thought and Culture, Departments of Philosophy and East Asian Studies, University of Toronto. Interested in Chinese and Comparative Philosophy, Phenomenology, and Philosophical Problems of Technology, Culture and Religion. Recently published Anthology of Vincent Shen; Technology, Humanities and Cultural Development; From Matteo Ricci to Heidegger; and edited Dao Companion to Classical Confucian Philosophy.