Keynote Speakers

Prof. Murali Krishnamurthi
Northern Illinois University, USA

Murali Krishnamurthi received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 1978 from University of Madras, a master’s degree in industrial and systems engineering in 1982 from Ohio University, and a doctorate in industrial engineering in 1988 from Texas A&M University. 

He is Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Permanent Provost for Faculty Affairs at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, U.S.A. His teaching and research interests include project management, information systems, system simulation, optimization techniques, faculty development, and distance learning. 

Dr. Krishnamurthi is a member of the American Association for Engineering Education (ASEE) and the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network. In 2011, he received the Presidential Teaching Professor Award and the Deacon Davis Diversity Award at Northern Illinos University.

Speech Title: Addressing Academic Integrity in Education and Innovation
Abstract:Globalization has given rise to new opportunities for innovations in education and technology.  However, globalization has also exacerbated some of the challenges related to integrity in the creation, sharing and consumption of information by a worldwide community of educators, students, institutions, and society, as a whole. Concerns of integrity have a broader impact ranging from personal to global markets for goods and services. Academic institutions have been exploring ways to engage faculty in developing new tools and techniques to promote academic integrity in education and innovation. This keynote presentation will cover faculty, students, and institutional perspectives on academic integrity, what one institution has done to provide faculty with tools to promote academic integrity in teaching and learning, results and lessons learned from that experience, and how others can extend these ideas to address academic integrity in education and innovation.


Prof. Boyd L. Bradbury
Minnesota State University Moorhead, USA

Boyd L. Bradbury is from Minnesota. He is an honors program graduate, and he earned a BA from Bemidji State University in Bemidji, Minnesota, with a major in Spanish, minors in philosophy and anthropology, and an emphasis in international studies in 1988. He earned a MAT in Spanish and an Ed.S. from Mankato State University in Mankato, Minnesota in 1991 and 1996, respectively. He completed doctoral work at the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities, and he earned a Ph.D. in General Education through Capella University in 2005. He served as a high school Spanish teacher, secondary school principal, and superintendent of schools prior to his full-time appointment at Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM) in 2007. He is a professor of educational leadership and curriculum and instruction, he coordinates the doctor of education degree, and he served as the dean of the College of Education and Human Services and Graduate Studies at MSUM. Scheduled and recent publications include: The Validity of Utilizing the National School Lunch Program as Proxy for Students’ Socioeconomic Status and Its Impact on Academic Performance (Thousand Oaks: CA, Sage Research Case Methods, April 2007), and the Mirage of Educational Equity among Involuntary Minorities and an Involuntary Majority: A Comparison of Public Education Systems Serving Indigenous Populations in the United States and South Africa (Volume 4, No. 2, Summer 2013, The Roundtable, retrieved from Research interests include academic achievement, indigenous populations, and pedagogy. Dr. Bradbury received the Bemidji State University Outstanding Alumni Association Award in 2002.