Plenary Speakers | RSACVP2018


Sana LOUE, PhD

Vice Dean for Faculty Development and Diversity; Professor in the Department of Bioethics of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (USA)

Sana Loue serves as the Vice Dean for Faculty Development and Diversity and is a professor in the Department of Bioethics of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.  She holds secondary appointments in Psychiatry, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Global Health. Dr. Loue holds degrees in epidemiology (PhD), medical anthropology (PhD), social work (MSSA), secondary education (MA), public health (MPH) and theology (MA). She is a licensed lawyer, a licensed independent social worker and an ordained interfaith minister. As the Vice Dean for Faculty Development and Diversity, she is responsible for the development of programming for over 2600 medical school faculty and for working with medical school and university leadership, faculty, staff, and students to enhance diversity and inclusion at all levels in the medical school. Dr. Loue has conducted research domestically and internationally, focusing on HIV risk and prevention, severe mental illness, family violence, and research ethics. She has authored or edited more than 30 books and more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles.


Lukas VALEK, PhD

Assistant Professor PhD, Institute of Social Work of the University of Hradec Kralove | CZECH REPUBLIC

Lukas Valek completed his bachelor´s degree in financial management in 2006 at University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic and master´s degree in corporate finance and business in 2009 at Brno University of technology, Czech Republic. Later on, he progressed to non-profit sphere and gained more experience in the area in following years later working as a trainer in non-formal learning approaches. After is appointment in a board of one of major voluntary organizations in Prague he found his own NGO in the city of Hradec Kalove in 2012. On parallel he begun a research in the field of complementary economy systems again at University of Hradec Kralove. At this moment he is assistant professor on Institute of Social Work of the University of Hradec Kralove as researcher, lecturer and developing international relations.


Aslanbek NAZIEV, PhD

Ryazan State University, Mathematics Department, Russian Federation

• Doctor of Sciences (=ScD) in Mathematics Education;
• Candidate of Sciences (=PhD) in Function Theory and Fuctional Analysis
• Specialist (=MS) in Mathematics and Computer Science

Awards & achievements
• Oct 2013 Grant: Victor Pinchuk’s Foundation “Territory of the Future: The Open University”, Ukraine
• Jan 2008 Award: Honorary Worker of Higher Professional Education of the Russian Federation
• Dec 1996 DAAD Scholarship

Teaching experience
• Developed and implemented in the practice of teaching at university level about ten author’s courses in mathematics and mathematics teaching;
• Prepared ten PhD students who successfully defended their thesis on the methodology of mathematics teaching.



Professor at the Department of Sociology and Social Work of the Faculty of Philosophy, Social and Political Sciences, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iasi (ROMANIA)

He is currently a Professor at the Department of Sociology and Social Work of the Faculty of Philosophy, Social and Political Sciences, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University (Iasi). His areas of interest include methodology of social research, program evaluation, supervision in social work, appreciative methods of social intervention, and appreciative models in the area of social work, case management and supervision.



Professor at the Faculty of Philosophy and Social-Political Sciences, University “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” of Iasi (ROMANIA)

His main fields of interest are modern philosophy, philosophical anthropology and psychoanalysis. His most significant volumes are: Descartes or the Doubts of Certainties (Descartes sau certitudinile indoielii) (1996), which won ”Mircea Florian Prize” of the Romanian Academy, What happens when philosophy is taken seriously? (Ce se intampla cand filosofia este luata in serios?) (1999), Plato in the mirror of time. A Journey in Philosophical Anthropology (Platon în oglinda timpului. Periplu in antropologia filosofica) (2002), Beyond the mysteries of philosophy and philosophers (Dincolo de tainele filosofiei si ale filosofilor) (2002), Alchemy of Human Becoming (Alchimia devenirii umane) (2007), and Psychoanalysis Applied in Philosophy and Art (Psihanaliza aplicata în filosofie si arta) (2014).


Gabriel GORGHIU, PhD

Professor PhD, Valahia University from Targoviste (ROMANIA)
Director of the Centre for Scientific Research and Innovation in Educational Sciences “I.T. Radu”

He graduated the Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Faculty of Engineering and Management of Technological Systems, and Valahia University Targoviste, Faculty of Sciences and Arts, specialization: Mathematics-Informatics. He is Professor at Teacher Training Department, Valahia University Targoviste. The area of interest is oriented on: educational technologies – e-learning, interaction and virtual communication, web-based learning platforms, using ICT for educational purposes. He coordinated several European Socrates Comenius 2.1 Projects, acting as present as local coordinator of the FP7 project “IRRESISTIBLE – Including Responsible Research and Innovation in Cutting Edge Science and Inquiry-based Science Education to Improve Teacher’s Ability of Bridging Learning Environments”, training manager of the Erasmus+ project “EduForHealth – Let’s make it better! Raising the awareness of the triad nutrition-health-food safety in school education”, and member of the research team of the FP7 project “ENGAGE – Equipping the Next Generation for Active Engagement in Science Project”. He is also the Director of the Centre for Scientific Research and Innovation in Educational Sciences “I.T. Radu” within ICSTM (Scientific and Technological Institute of Multidisciplinary Research of Valahia University Targoviste).


Adrian HATOS, PhD

Professor PhD, University of Oradea (Romania)

Adrian Hatos is full professor at the Sociology-Social Work Department of the University of Oradea where he has been teaching Research Methodology, Statistics and Education Policy. He was involved in several national and international research projects most on issues of education and social involvement. At the moment he is head of the Doctoral School in Sociology of the University of Oradea and vice-president of Society of Romanian Sociologist, co-director of Journal of Social Research and Policy. His main research interests are in the area of sociology of education, collective action and digital sociology.


Sorin-Tudor MAXIM, PhD

Professor PhD, Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava (ROMANIA)

His  areas of competence are moral philosophy and political philosophy. His studies are focused on elements of prospective ethics, moral conscience issues, moral responsibility and tolerance. He has published more than 10 books as author and coordinator and more than 100 studies in prestigious volumes from home and abroad, such as “Constiinta morala” Editura Junimea, Iasi, 1999; “Toleranta. Dreptul la diferenta”, Editura Didactica si Pedagogica, Bucharest, 2004; “Peripatethice” Editura PIM, Iasi, 2010, “Elemente de logica si teoria argumentarii, Editura LUMEN, 2014”

Ciulei_Tomita_WLC2016Tomita CIULEI, PhD

Associate Professor at the Faculty of Political Sciences, Letters and Communication, of Valahia University Targoviste (ROMANIA)

(b. 1969) graduated (1996) from the Faculty of Philosophy, specialization Philosophy of “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University , with a thesis on spiritual The Geography of Romanian Spirituality from Origins to Neagoe Basarab. In 2007, he becomes a PhD of the same University in Iasi with the thesis: The Classical Empiricism about the Sources of KnowledgeJohn Locke and David Hume.

He is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Political Sciences, Letters and Communication, of Valahia University Targoviste. He is the author of over 30 articles and studies published in national and international journals, and in proceedings of international conferences.

 Otilia CLIPA, PhD

Associate Professor PhD, Stefan cel Mare University from Suceava (ROMANIA)

Otilia Clipa is associate professor, Head of Science of Education Department, Stefan cel Mare University from Suceava. She has a BA in Pedagogy and Psychology and MD in Integrated Pedagogy. She attended Faculty of Science of Education and Faculty of Psychology from “Al. I. Cuza” Iasi in 1991- 1997 and 1996-2000 periods. PhD thesis approached a theme about Evaluation in Higher Education. She published three books and many articles in international journal (over 40 articles).  Also, she is involved in many research projects in science of education field. Areas of interest: preschool and primary education, assessment in education, teacher education and didactics for university teachers.



Associate Professor PhD, ”Stefan cel Mare” University of Suceava (ROMANIA)

Dan Ioan DASCALU is an associate professor at the “Stefan cel Mare” University of Suceava. He teaches sociology and social psychology courses in the social work and political science study programs. He is a part of the Department of Human Disciplines, Social and Political Science. He is licensed in sociology at the University of Bucharest, Faculty of History and Philosophy and has received his PhD in psychology at the “Al. I. Cuza” University of Iasi in 2001. His research focuses are on totalitarianism, political social psychology and the dimensions of contemporary individualism. His publications include the 2002 volume „Totalitarian personality”, the 2007 volume “Consumer behavior”, and the 2006 collective volume “Violence in sports”.



Associate Professor  PhD“Gr. T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, School of Medicine,  Department of Bioethics and Medical Ethics, Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Iasi | ROMANIA

Elena Toader is gastroenterologist and internal medicine physician,  PhD in Medicine, associate professor of Bioethics Department “Gr.T.Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi. She graduated the  Faculty of Law at “Al.I.Cuza” University Iasi and she followed postgraduate courses of Health Management. She is IRB member of the “Gr. T.Popa” University, member of the International Forum of Teachers of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and editorial board member of Romanian Journal of Bioethics. Her publications include several academic articles with ethical, social and medicine topics. Ms Toader’s is also member in many professional societies, within which she conducted activities recognized by each professional organisation.

Simona-Irina DAMIAN, PhD 
University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Gr. T. Popa” Iasi(ROMANIA)

Ph.D. in Medical Sciences at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Gr. T. Popa” Iasi, Romania, 2012. M.D., graduated University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Gr. T. Popa” in 1998 and Faculty of Juridical Sciences, University “Mihail Kogalniceanu” Iasi in 2006. Master in Penal Sciences and Criminalistics in 2007. Post-doctoral researcher in Ethics and Psychiatry. Currently works as Assistant Professor at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Gr. T. Popa” Iasi, Romania and as MD, specialty Forensic Medicine, at the Institute of Legal Medicine Ia?i. Author and co-author of various papers in journals and conferences.

PhD Roxana NECULA, PhD

President of the territorial department of CNASR Iasi, ROMANIA; PhD Associated professor at University „Alexandru Ioan Cuza” Iasi, Department of Philosophy and Social Sciences and Department of Psychology and Educational Sciences (ROMANIA)





Loredana TEREC- VLAD, PhD Candidate

PhD Candidate, “Stefan cel Mare” University of Suceava (ROMANIA)

Researcher Assistant –  LUMEN Research Center in Social and Humanistic Sciences, Iasi (ROMANIA)

Loredana Terec-Vlad has graduated from the Faculty of Political and Administrative Sciences within Petre Andrei University of Iasi, and the Faculty of History and Geography (Philosophy) within Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava. She is an expert in Organizational Ethics and Ethical Auditing andvhas published various scientific papers in fields such as bioethics, transhumanism, artificial intelligence, business ethics and organizational sociology. The author has built a model of understanding the Superman from Nietzsche and Hitler to transhumanism, seeing soft slavery as an alternative to classical slavery. She is currently a PhD Student within Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava and a Research Assistant within Lumen Research Center in the field of Social and Humanistic Sciences, Romania.