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. 


  • Lubbe, JC. 2022. Narrating the Forces of Change: Supporting Faculty during the Transition to Online Teaching and Assessment. CHE Kagisano 14.
  • 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.
  • Rymarenko, M., Dunajeva, J. Faculty approaches to diversity in Eastern European education: Implications for teaching sensitive topics. Society Register 6(2), 2022.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Royer, C. (2022) 'Strange Multiplicity' as a Moral-Political Value: Potential and Costs of Normativity in World PoliticsInternational Political Theory.
  • 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.
  • Royer, C. (2022) When Democracies Perish Democratically - Then What? Comparative Political Theory. 
  • 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.
  • 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, S. Braham, B. Kapralos, A. Nakajima, J. Tyerman & L.C. Jain (Eds.), Recent Advances in Technologies of Inclusive Well-Being: Virtual patients, gamification and simulation. Dordrecht: Springer. 
  • Robb, N., Boyle, B. Politis, Y., et al. 2021. Participatory technology design for autism and cognitive disabilities: a narrative overview of issues and techniques. In: A. Brooks, et al.,  (eds.), Recent Advances in Technologies of Inclusive Well-Being: Virtual patients, gamification and simulation. Dordrecht: Springer.  
  • Royer, C. (2021) Ideological Struggle as Agonistic Conflict: (Anti)Hypocrisy, Free Speech, and Critical Social Justice. Jus Cogens, 3: pp. 257-278.
  • Matei, L. (2020) Academic freedom, university autonomy and democracy’s future in Europe In: Sjur Bergan, Tony Gallagher and Ira Harkavy (eds), Academic freedom, institutional autonomy and the future of democracy (Council of Europe Higher Education Series No. 24).
  • Roberts Lyer, K., Potapova, E. (2020) Academic Freedom in Ireland. In: Researching Academic Freedom. Guidelines and Sample Case Studies. Erlangen: FAU University Press, p. 25-61.
  • Lubbe, JC., Turner, A., Wolvaardt, L. 2020. Incorporating the mature student’s voice and lived experiences into continuous quality improvement. South African Journal of Higher Education. Vol 34 eISSN: 1753-5913
  • Jekatyerina, D. 2021. Constructing Identities over Time. "Bad Gypsies" and "Good Roma" in Russia and Hungary. Budapest: CEU Press, 2021. ISBN: 9789633864159 (available open access:  

Conference Presentations 

  • Lucas, K., Kozakowski, M. and Rudnev, I. 2022. Internationalization, Community, and Online Learning Environments. Digital Pedagogy Institute.
  • Politis, Y. 2021. Just-in-time curriculum re-design & digital delivery of accredited professional development for UG supervisors. Polytechnic Summit.
  • Kozakowski, M. 2021. Longing for “Normality”? Faculty Engagement & The Challenges of Blended Learning Post-Crisis. AMICAL.
  • Lucas, K. 2021. Offering UDL Workshops Remotely During the Pandemic & Beyond. Universal Design for Learning Higher Education (UDLHE) Digicon.
  • Lubbe, JC. 2021. Navigating the Forces of Change: Supporting Faculty  (Success and Failure in the Transition to Online Teaching and Assessment During a Crisis). OnlineEd.
  • Lubbe, JC., Adam, S.2021. Unconventional assignments: Giving students voice, choice and responsibility. SAAHE Conference.
  • Politis, Y., Kozakowski, M. 2021. Roundtable: Enabling Early Career Researchers' pursuit of an academic career. Canadian Society for the study of Higher Education. 
  • Lubbe, JC., Coetzee, M.2021. Escaping the dreary revision (or re-teaching?) session. SAAHE Conference.
  • Politis, Y. 2021. Gender Bias in Science Textbooks (GBiST): An examination of the genderness levels of an Irish Science textbook. European Conference in Educational Research. 

Handbooks / Reports / Policy Papers

External Workshop Facilitation

  • Dunajeva, K., Lucas, K. 2022. Inclusive Online Education. Erasmus+ SENSI-CLASS Project.
  • Lubbe, JC. 2021. Game-based learning workshop. FODES.
  • Kozakowski, M. 2021. CEU’s Experience as a Highly International University
    Implications for Teaching & Learning. Erasmus+ IMPACT Project.
  • Lubbe, JC. 2021. Gamifying learning in Higher Education. December 2021. Paray School of nursing (Lesotho).
  • Kamatovic, T. 2021. Promoting Equity in the Classroom. Ashesi University.
  • Lucas, K. 2021. Universal Design for Learning. Ashesi University
  • Kozakowski, M. 2021. Teaching Critical Thinking. Ashesi University.
  • Lubbe, JC. 2021. Game-Based Learning. Ashesi University.
  • Politis, Y. 2021. Supervising Undergraduate Research. Ashesi University.
  • Politis, Y. 2021. Developing Researchable Questions & Designing a Research Study. Ashesi University.

PhD dissertations of Yehuda Elkana Fellows