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Keynote Speaker & Invited Speakers

                                                
Prof. Gary E. Swanson
Dimage Studios LLC Ellwood City, USA

Chair of the Media & Film section of the International Academic Advisory Board & Member of the Academic Governing Board – The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Nagoya, Japan

Guest Professor and Senior Fellow – Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan

CEO of Dimage Studios and Art Gallery LLC, Ellwood City, Pennsylvania, USA

Gary E. Swanson is an internationally recognized and highly acclaimed educator, photojournalist, documentary and news producer, director, editor, speaker and consultant. He has given numerous keynote speeches, served as organizer and chair at conferences, presented workshops and lectured at embassies, festivals, and universities throughout China, South Africa, India, Sri Lanka, Papua New Guinea, Japan, Korea, The Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Laos, Indonesia, Singapore, Greece, Italy, Germany, Jordan, Spain, Portugal, Peru, the United Kingdom, British Columbia, and the United States. Professor Swanson is a three-time Fulbright Scholar to Portugal and the People's Republic of China. From 2007-2015 Swanson was the Mildred S. Hansen Endowed Chair and Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence at the University of Northern Colorado, USA. Previously, Swanson was Professor and Director of Television for nine years at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He has also taught at DePauw University in Indiana and at Elon University in North Carolina. In 1992 Swanson covered the Olympics in Barcelona, Spain for NBC News, and in 2008 was commentator for China Central Television International (CCTV-9) and their live coverage of the Beijing Olympic Games. Professor Swanson continued his on-air work with CCTV-4 as distinguished live guest and commentator in London the summer of 2012.

Swanson has earned more than 76 awards for broadcast excellence and photojournalism including three national EMMY’s, the duPont Columbia Award, two CINE “Golden Eagles,” 16 TELLY’s, the Monte Carlo International Award, the Hamburg International Media Festival’s Globe Award, the 2011 Communitas Outstanding Professor and Educator award, the 2012 Professor of the Year Award, the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award in Education from the University of Illinois, and many others. His photography has won numerous awards and his works have been published in magazines, books, and displayed in art galleries worldwide.

Speech Title: Investigative Journalism: Going Undercover to Reveal the Story
Abstract:
It is investigative journalism at its most compelling. You suspect that a supermarket chain is selling old meat so you get some ABC network television employees jobs in one of the stores by falsifying identities and place tiny, hidden cameras on them. If you’re right and everything goes according to plan, then the evidence will be there on camera, on screen – shots of employees affixing new dates to packages of old meat. The resulting news story provides the public with meaningful evidence that affects them directly. In this case and others journalists used some form of deception to gain access and to get information. And for American news organizations, this is also journalism at its most ethically questionable in which reporters and producers struggle between keeping the principle of honesty and fulfilling their journalistic obligation of truth telling.

Speech Title: Investigative Journalism: Going Undercover to Reveal the Story
Abstract: It is investigative journalism at its most compelling. You suspect that a supermarket chain is selling old meat so you get some ABC network television employees jobs in one of the stores by falsifying identities and place tiny, hidden cameras on them. If you’re right and everything goes according to plan, then the evidence will be there on camera, on screen – shots of employees affixing new dates to packages of old meat. The resulting news story provides the public with meaningful evidence that affects them directly. In this case and others journalists used some form of deception to gain access and to get information. And for American news organizations, this is also journalism at its most ethically questionable in which reporters and producers struggle between keeping the principle of honesty and fulfilling their journalistic obligation of truth telling.

 

Hui-Wen Vivian Tang
Ming Chuan University, Taiwan

Hui-Wen Vivian Tang Professor of the Teacher Education Center of Ming Chuan University, Taiwan. In 2007, she received an Ed.D in educational leadership and counseling from Texas A & M University, Kingsville, Texas, USA.

Her current research focuses on leadership development, emotional intelligence, cross-cultural studies, multiple criteria decision making and teacher education. She is currently the Dean of Institute of General Education and the Director of Teacher Education Center, Ming Chuan University. Prof. Tang is a lifelong member of the Emotional Intelligence Training and Research Institute (EITRI) organized by a collegial association located in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA, and formerly the chief editor of “Journal of Applied English”.

Prof. Tang’s recent publications include “Forecasting performance of Grey Prediction for education expenditure and school enrollment” published in 2012 by Economics of Education Review (SSCI), “On the fit and forecasting performance of grey prediction models for China’s labor formation” published in 2013 by Mathematical and Computer Modelling (SCI), “Constructing a competence model for international professionals in the MICE industry: An analytic hierarchy process approach” in 2014 by Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education (SSCI), “Developing a short-form measure of personal excellence for use among university students in Taiwan” in 2015 by Total Quality Management & Business Excellence (SSCI), “On the fit and forecasting performance of grey prediction models for projecting educational attainment” in 2016 by Kybernetes (SCI), “Critical factors for implementing a programme for international MICE professionals: A hybrid MCDM model combining DEMATEL and ANP” in 2017 by Current Issues in Tourism (SSCI), “Evaluating service quality of leisure farms: The Taiwan case” in 2018 by International Journal of Organizational Innovation (EI), and “Modeling critical leadership competences for junior high school principals: A hybrid MCDM model combining DEMATEL and ANP” in 2018 by Kybernetes (SCI).

Speech Title: Developing an Organizational Climate Assessment Tool for Junior High School in Taiwan

Abstract: The study aimed to benchmark a school climate assessment tool for junior high school in Taiwan. Derived from an evolving body of research studies on components of school climate and expert panel discussions, an initial framework was extrapolated from prevalent reviews of school climate components into a 22-factor model clustered under five-dimensions. Statistical procedures, including EFA and CFA, were employed to validate the a priori factor structure of the construct. The school climate assessment tool can be used in scenario-based analyses of junior high schools, so as to prioritize climate components of schools in need of change. Armed with such scientific inquiry, school principals, teachers and faculty are in a position to engage in developing systematical strategies for improving school climate. Future studies may expand the present undertaking by incorporating sociological, bio-ecological and psychological perspectives to develop school performance appraisals, targeting at providing incremental and value-added contributions to leverage the competitive advantages of Taiwan’s junior high school education.

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