Senior Lecturer in Research Methods and Statistics in the College of Education, Psychology and Social Worker at Flinders University Adelaide, Australia. Psychologist and trained secondary teacher as well as Co-Director of the Student Wellbeing and Prevention of Violence (SWAPv) Research Center. In 2014 she was the recipient of the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Early Career Researchers in recognition of outstanding contributions to excellence in research.
Current Co-President of the International Observatory on School Climate and Violence Prevention.
Teachers College, Columbia University; Co-founder and President-Emeritus National School Climate Center (www.schoolclimate.org/about/founder); and a practicing clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst. He is a member of the Educational Advisory Council for Characgter.org as well as the Council of Distinguished Scientists, National Commission on Social, Emotional and Academic Development, Aspen Institute. He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed articles, chapters and five books. He learns and works with schools, State Departments of Education, Educational Ministries, UNICEF and the World Bank about a range of school climate/social emotional learning, mental health and risk prevention issues.
Current Co-President of the International Observatory for School Climate and Violence Prevention.
Lic. en Psicología por el Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO), Maestra en Psicoterapia Gestalt por el Instituto de Terapia Gestalt Región Occidente (INTEGRO) Docente jubilada en la Universidad de Guadalajara (UdeG), en la Escuela Preparatoria No. 2 y en el Centro Universitario de los Altos (CUALTOS) en las cátedras de Investigación, Dinámica de Grupos y Psicoterapia; Jefe de Departamento de Ciencias de la Salud en CUALTOS, de la UdeG.
Dirigió varias investigaciones con y sin financiamiento institucional acerca de la Violencia en la Escuela y Programas de Intervención para Eliminarla. Miembro de la Red de Convivencia, Disciplina y Violencia Escolar del consejo Mexicano de Investigación Educativa (COMIE).
Ha participado como ponente en 6 de los 7 Congresos realizados hasta ahora por el Observatorio Mundial de Violencia en la Escuela. Miembro del comité directivo del ahora Observatorio Mundial del Clima Escolar y Prevención de la Violencia
Fundadora y actualmente presidenta de la Fundación Vivir en Armonía, A.C.
General coordinator of the VIII World Conference
Azucena Ramos Herrera
Holds a Bachelor's and PhD in Educational Sciences from the universities of Córdoba, (Argentina) and the RENE DESCARTES, Paris V, (France) respectively. He has been in Mexico since 1976. He was the head of the Department of Pedagogy in the ENEP Iztacala. Professor of the career of Pedagogy and in the post grade of Pedagogy of the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters of the National Autonoma University of Mexico (UNAM). Member of the curricular research group at FESI. Author of numerous publications, among other topics, on school violence.
Alfredo José Furlán Malamud
Bachelor of Arts, Specialized in Sociology and Education, Queens College of the City University of New York; Master on Science with specialization in Educational Research, Department of Educational Research, CINVESTAV-IPN. PhD in Pedagogy, Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, Universidad Nacional Autónoma of México. Retired from the University Autónoma de Chapingo. Active member of the Mexican Council of Educational Research A.C. and the International Observatory on Violence in Schools (now Observatory on School Climate and the Prevention of Violence).
Terry Carol Spitzer
PhD in Pedagogy (UNAM). PROMEP. Presea to the Merit in Prevention, Combat and Elimination of the Discrimination in the State of Mexico. Teacher-Researcher of the Higher Institute of Education Sciences of the State of Mexico (ISCEEM). She has published in Spain, Venezuela, Colombia, Argentina and Russia. Speaker at the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th, World Conference on School Violence, held in Quebec, Canada in 2003, Bordeaux, France (2006), Lisbon, Portugal (2008) Mendoza, Argentina (2013), Lima, Peru (2015), Quebec, Canada (2018) respectively . Speaker in countless state, national and international conferences.