Assoc. Prof. PaedDr. Silvia Barnová, PhD., MBA currently works at DTI University in Dubnica nad Váhom and is also the director of a private educational institution providing pre-primary, primary and secondary education. She is a member of the Scientific Board of DTI University in Dubnica nad Váhom and the Accreditation Committee of the Faculty of Education of Comenius University in Bratislava. Within her research activities, she focuses on the issues of online education, crisis planning in education, inclusive education, resilience, and the dual system of education and training. She has been the chief-investigator or a co-investigator in several scientific projects, including national projects, as well as KEGA and VEGA projects. She regularly participates in scientific conferences both in Slovakia and abroad and is the author of a range scientific monographs and research studies, several of which are included in the WoS and SCOPUS databases. She is the managing editor of the scientific journal Acta Educationis Generalis and a member of the editorial boards of Auspicia, International Journal of Language and Translation Studies, Pedagogická revue a Psychológia a patopsychológia dieťaťa.