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Candidate for President-Elect, Mathew White, Ph.D., FACE

September 6, 2018|

Education Division 
Election 2018

Biography
Mathew A. White, Ph.D., is an award-winning Australian academic and Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of Adelaide. He is also a Principal Honorary Fellow in Melbourne Graduate School of Education and an Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne. The past decade of his research has focused on character education, positive education, […]

Candidate for President-Elect, Gilda Scarfe

September 6, 2018|

Education Division 
Election 2018

Biography:
Gilda Scarfe is the CEO and Founder of Positive Action UK a leading and innovative company using research to develop, implement and evaluate mental toughness, wellbeing and resilience programmes in schools. With a degree in Philology, CPE in Law and Positive Psychology and over 15 years facilitating in business performance and education contexts, Gilda specialises in creating […]

Candidate for President-Elect, Thomas J. Ryan, Ph.D.

September 6, 2018|

Education Division 
Election 2018

Biography:

I earned my Ph.D. Organizational Leadership Curriculum and Instruction, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. During my graduate studies, I became interested in the potential impact of Positive Psychology in organizations and began to follow the work of Professor Martin Seligman. I joined IPPA 10 years ago after completing my doctoral program. I have incorporated principles […]

Candidate for President-Elect, Sean Abrahams

September 6, 2018|

Education Division 
Election 2018

Biography:

Sean Abrahams is the current IPPA regional representative for the African Continent. He is based at the University of Cape Town, South Africa in the Department of Student Affairs, Residence Life Division in work that blends a combination of research and a practitioner based approach. His Positive Psychology research and interest areas include, Hope, Grit, Flourishing and […]

Candidate for Secretary: Mahabbeh Mowakket

September 6, 2018|

Education Division 
Election 2018

Biography: 

Hello, I don’t know if you feel the same but “tell me about yourself” is one of the hardest questions that trips me whenever I have to answer it, as summarizing your life in few words or sentences is a bit tricky, but I am always ready to give it a try, so my name is Mahabbeh […]