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Internationally recognized expert in education with extensive experience in physical education and research, Dr. Ellie Abdi is a former gymnast, dancer, and coach who is now a faculty and researcher. She has worked in capacity of a teacher, teacher trainer, teacher leader, professional development coordinator and is a member of an urban district's physical and health education leadership team in New Jersey. With the district's partnership Professor Abdi is a research coordinator and clinical faculty member at Center of Pedagogy in Montclair State University. An Associé de recherche and Professeur associé at Université de Reims in France, a Content Expert for University of Grand Canyon, School of Doctoral Studies in Arizona and a consultant with the Global Professional Skills Program (GPS) at The American University of Paris, France  are among her other academic endeavors. Furthermore, Dr. Abdi was a Vice President of physical education for New Jersey Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NJAHPERD, 2016-2018) and now is an elected co-chair of Diversity and Inclusiveness for SHAPE-America (Society of Health And Physical Education) who advocates on behalf of NJ teachers and students before Congress in Washington, DC. She is also a Vice President for Jerome Lohez 9/11 Scholarship Foundation in New York City and director of Scholarship program for Little Falls, New Jersey Democratic Club. Dr. Abdi is an Editorial Board Member for 3 peer-reviewed journals in Turkey, India, Bulgaria, and a review editor for Frontiers International Youth Journal in Switzerland in addition to Elsevier International plus an invitee member of scientific committees at many international conferences. An author and presenter of many papers, keynotes and workshops domestically & internationally who holds a Masters of Education in Philosophy for Children from Montclair State University in New Jersey and an Education Doctoral in Educational Leadership from Northcentral University in San Diego, California. Professor Abdi's research, interviews, and articles have been published in various international and national journals and sites. She is the author of 2 books named 'Diversity in American Schools and Current Research Issues in Educational Leadership' and 'From Leadership in School Organization to Pragmatic Research in Physical Education Professional Development'.

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