Ryan M. Niemiec, Psy.D. is a leading figure in the education, research, and practice of character strengths that are found in all human beings. He’s education director of the VIA Institute on Character, a global, non-profit organization in Cincinnati that advances the latest science of character strengths. Ryan is author of 9 books including the brand new consumer-oriented books The Power of Character Strengths (a #1 Amazon bestseller) and The Strengths-Based Workbook for Stress Relief, as well as practitioner-focused books that are leaders in their respective fields including, Character Strengths Interventions, Mindfulness and Character Strengths and Positive Psychology at the Movies. He’s penned over 80 scholarly/peer-reviewed articles and given more than 700 workshops, keynotes, and webinars on positive psychology topics across the globe. He’s an award-winning psychologist, annual instructor at the University of Pennsylvania, and adjunct professor at Xavier University. Ryan received a “distinguished early career award” from the American Psychological Association in 2011, and was granted Fellow status of the International Positive Psychology Association in 2017.
Lecturer in Sport Psychology, Developmental Psychology on Coaching and Phsyical education setting, Theory and Practice of Pencak Silat (Indonesian Martial Art) at Malang State University, Faculty of Sport Science, Sport Science Department, since 2009 until present time. Researcher in Cultural Sport Psychology and Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and health
Assoc. Prof. Hasan Said TORTOP has his masters and doctoral degrees on science and physics education. After working as a gifted learners’ educator in the Turkish Ministry of National Education, he started working as assistant professor at Bulent Ecevit University in 2011 at Science Education Department. He established Special Education Services Application and Research Center (SESRAC) at Bulent Ecevit University. He has also established Education Program for Gifted Students Bridge with University (EPGBU) at SESRAC. He has received the title of associate professor in 2014. He is head of Special Education Department in Gifted Education Division at University of Istanbul Aydin, Turkey. He has several articles about gifted learners and science education in academic journals. He is the editor of two journals; Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientists (ISSN: 2149-1410) and Journal of Gifted Education and Creativity (ISSN: 2149-360X). His two books entitled Differentiated Instruction in Gifted Education, Differentiation Models and Education Program for Gifted Students Bridge with University, EPGBU Model have been published. His research interests are gifted learners’ education, science education, teacher training, higher education, and renewable energy education.