The Elkana Center is dedicated to innovative and applied research in higher education and the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). Elkana Center colleagues frequently work together and in partnership with international collaborators to advance research in these fields, as well as to puruse their own research on education and other topics. 

Below, please find a sampling of some of the many recent publications and presentations of Elkana Center faculty and staff. The selection is meant to highlight the diverse facets of colleagues’ work, rather than to be comprehensive. Additional publications can be found via the profiles of the respective colleagues. Current and recent Elkana Center colleagues are bolded in multi-author publications. 


  • Dang, Q. A., Highman, L., Lim, M. A., & Năstase, P. (forthcoming). "Rethinking Sustainable Internationalisation of Higher Education beyond the Pandemic: Findings from Hungarian and English Universities" in Learning and Teaching (LATISS), Berhhahn Books, Copenhagen. 
  • Politis, Y., Clemente, I., Lim, Z. & Sung, C. (forthcoming). The Conversation skills Assessment Tool (ChAT): Development and validation. Autism & Developmental Language Impairments. 
  • Kamatovic, T. (forthcoming). Coercion Takes Many Forms: A Posthuman Reading of Educational Disciplining. Special issue of the International Journal for Philosophical Studies on Post/Transhumanism and Education. 
  • Kozakowski, M. (forthcoming). “The Skills of Citizenship: Vocational Training for Algerian Migrants and the Problem of Work” French Historical Studies 46:4: 583-611.
  • Lubbe, JC. & Politis, Y. 2023. Finding synergy in diversity during interprofessional team teaching. Advances in Online Education, 1(3), 219-232 
  • McNulty, J. & Politis, Y. 2023. Empathy, emotional intelligence and inter-professional skills in healthcare education. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, Online. 
  • Kozakowski, M., Lucas, K., Rudnev, I. 2022. “Internationalization, community, and pandemic pedagogies: a reflective case study of a highly international university during the COVID-19 pandemic.” Przegląd Krytyczny [Critical Review]. Special Edition: Higher Education during the Pandemic.
  • Lubbe, JC. 2022. Narrating the Forces of Change: Supporting Faculty during the Transition to Online Teaching and Assessment. CHE Kagisano 14.
  • Géring, Z., Abozeid, O., Andrási, G., Kováts, G., Năstase, P., Szendrei, E., & Veiga, P. 2022. "Hungary case study" in A., & Seidenschnur, T. (Eds.). The Role of European Universities in an Age of Pandemic., CHEF, Danish School of Education, Aarhus University : Copenhagen.
  •  Adam, S. & Lubbe, JC. 2022. HEAd’22. Simulation as part of programmatic assessment to create an authentic learning experience. Full conference publication. 
  • Rymarenko, M., Dunajeva, J. 2022. Faculty approaches to diversity in Eastern European education: Implications for teaching sensitive topics. Society Register 6(2).
  • Dunajeva, J. 2022. Teaching about Roma in contemporary Hungary” in Katarzyna Górak-Sosnowska and Urszula Markowska-Manista (eds.) Teaching about “Invisible Others”. The Central and East European Perspective. Springer.
  • Orosz, K., Proteasa, V., & Crăciun, D. 2021. The use of instrumental variables in higher education research. In: Huisman, J. & Tight, M. (Eds.) Theory and Method in Higher Education Research, Volume 6. Emerald Publishing Limited, p. 61-80.
  • Donnelly, R. & Politis, Y. 2021. Embracing online engagement with undergraduate supervisors: Collective perspectives on the online pivot. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, Special issue on Online/Remote/Distance Supervision 
  • Turner, A., Ross, W., Lubbe, JC. 2021. A ray of sun in the COVID-19 environment with a virtual sunburst elective. African Journal of Health Professions Education 13(3): 189-190. Online ISSN: 2078-5127
  • Politis, Y., Newbutt, N., et al. 2021. Case Studies of Users with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities: Showcasing Their Roles in Early Stages of VR Training Development. In: A. Brooks, et al. (Eds.), Recent Advances in Technologies of Inclusive Well-Being: Virtual patients, gamification and simulation. Dordrecht: Springer. 
  • Kozakowski, M. 2020. Becoming Workers of Greater France: Vocational Education in Colonial Morocco, 1912-1939, in Education and Development in Colonial and Postcolonial Africa, eds. Damiano Matasci, Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo, and Hugo Gonçalves Dores. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Crăciun, D., Orosz, K., & Proteasa, V. (2020) Does Erasmus mobility increase employability? Using register data to investigate the labour market outcomes of university graduates. In: Curaj, A., Deca, L., and Pricopie, R. (Eds). European Higher Education Area: Challenges for a new decade. Dordrecht: Springer, p. 105-119.

Conference Presentations 

  • Kozakowski, M. 2023. “Why Are Centers for Teaching & Learning Created and Why Do(n’t) they Grow? Historical Lessons and Present Opportunities.” AMICAL.
  • Politis, Y. & Lubbe, JC. 2023. Team-teaching tips & good practices in a HE context: Professional development of early career researchers. Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia. 
  • Kamotovic, T. 2023. Redefining Authorship for New Writing Futures. Technology, Art and the Posthuman: The End or a New Beginning for Humanism? John Cabot University, Rome. 
  • Năstase, P. 2023. The Impact of ERP Implementation on University Governance and
 the Relations between Administrators, Faculty and Senior Leaders. Annual Conference of CHER -Consortium of Higher Education Researchers. 
  • Lucas, K. & Lubbe, JC. 2023. Ungrading Online: Co-Creating a Self-Assessment Rubric with Students. E-learning & Distance Education Network. 
  • Politis, Y. 2023. Gender Bias in Science Textbooks (GBiST): An examination of the genderness levels of an Irish Science textbook. Educational Studies Association of Ireland. 
  • Kamatovic, T., Lucas, K. & Kozakowski, M. 2022. Democratic Classrooms: Challenges and Affordances within Online Learning Ecosystems. Why Still Education? Conference. Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory. 
  • Lucas, K., Nyikes, N. & Rudnev, I. 2022. Keynote Address: Integrating UDL into University Systems: A Central European Approach. Universal Design for Learning Higher Education (UDLHE) Digicon. 
  • Lubbe, JC. 2022. Ludic pedagogy: It is all about suspense, fun and (free) games. And yes – learning as well! FODES / Fully Online Distance Education Symposium. 
  • Kozakowski, M. 2021. Longing for “Normality”? Faculty Engagement & The Challenges of Blended Learning Post-Crisis. AMICAL.
  • Szabo, M. 2021. Helping University Teachers in the Internationalization of their Courses: Coaching in the IMPACT Project. ICOLLE Conference. 

Handbooks / Reports / Policy Papers

External Workshop Facilitation

  • Szabo, M. 2023. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL). OSUN, CLASP Fellows Program.  
  • Kamatovic, T.Kozakowski, M. 2023. “Modeling Democracy through Teaching: Approaches and Challenges.” American University of Central Asia.
  • Politis, Y. 2023. What you need to consider as an early-stage researcher to forge an academic career. South East Technological University, Ireland. 
  • Lubbe, JC. 2023. Digital Narratives in the Classroom: Using Fictional Games to Teach Critical Thinking & Problem-Solving. Serious Games / Gaming for Education Symposium cum Workshop. University of Johannesburg & UNISA. 
  • Szabo, M. 2022. Revising BA and MA Level Program Learning Outcomes. American University Central Asia. 
  • Dunajeva, K., Lucas, K. 2022. Inclusive Online Education. Erasmus+ SENSI-CLASS Project.
  • Kozakowski, M. 2021. CEU’s Experience as a Highly International University: Implications for Teaching & Learning. Erasmus+ IMPACT Project.
  • Kamatovic, T. 2021. Promoting Equity in the Classroom. Ashesi University.
  • Năstase, P. 2021. Overview of Institutional Research Issues in Universities, Ashesi University. 

PhD dissertations of Yehuda Elkana Fellows