Amilcar Shabazz

Professor of History and Africana Studies, W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies · University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amilcar Shabazz has been a prominent voice in the movement to make reparations to descendants of former enslaved Americans.

Reparations for Slavery Juneteenth African American Educational History and Public Policy Afro-Americans in the Caribbean, Central and South America African American Biography

Katherine Mattes

Deputy Director, Tulane Law School Criminal Clinic · Tulane University

Professor Mattes specializes in criminal litigation at all levels of practice.

Post-Conviction Procedure Appellate Law Criminal Law Trial Practice Appellate Courts

Willie D. Spears Jr.

Speaker, Author, Teacher, Coach, Story Teller · The Willie Spears Experience

Willie has talked to youth & adults about Leadership, Life Choices, Teacher Inservice. Charismatic speaker. www.williespears.com .

Life Choices/Management Health and Fitness Leadership/Motivation Building the Team/Relationships Diversity

Jesmyn Ward

Professor · Tulane University

Critically acclaimed author Jesmyn Ward is a two-time National Book Award Winner and professor of creative writing.

Communication English Creative Writing Media Studies

Michael L. Parsons, Ph.D.

Expert in coastal water health · Florida Gulf Coast University

Michael Parsons studies the causes of harmful algal blooms and how their toxins can impact marine and human lives.

Phytoplankton Ecology Coral Reef Ecology Ciguatera Outbreaks Coastal Water Health Plankton Ecosystems

David Calamas

Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering · Georgia Southern University

David Calamas is an expert in computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer.

Computational Fluid Dynamics Heat Transfer

Michael Wallace

Program Director, Senior Professor of Practice, Emergency & Security Studies · Tulane University

Michael Wallace, Ed.D., is a retired military intelligence officer with 20 years active service

Intelligence collection and analysis Counter-proliferation Counter-Terrorism Special warfare

Michelle Richmond

Founder · The Book Doctor

Bestselling Author, Publisher, and Corporate Writing Retreat Leader

Writing Publishing Creativity Books

Beth Howells

Chair, Literature · Georgia Southern University

Beth chairs the Literature Department & her research areas are 19th century British Literature, women's literature, & rhetoric and writing

19th Century British Literature Gender and Women’s Studies Writing Rhetoric Composition Studies

Mosfequr Rahman

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering · Georgia Southern University

Mosfequr Rahman is an expert in Wind Turbines, Nanofluids, Tribology, and Photostrictive Optical Actuators.

Laminar Natural Convection Nanofluids and Tribology Wind Turbines - Savonius / Vertical Axis Photostrictive Optical Actuators

Daniel J. Meara, M.D., DMD, FACS

Chair, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery & Hospital Dentistry · ChristianaCare

Dr. Dan Meara leads ChristianaCare’s Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Hospital Dentistry.

Jaw and Mouth Pathology Facial Injury / Trauma Obstructive Sleep Apnea Oral Surgery Maxillofacial Surgery

Marshall Jones

Assistant Professor and Director | School of Psychology · Florida Tech

Dr. Jones is a recognized innovator in public safety and law enforcement, both as a practitioner and applied researcher.

Organizational Behavior Implicit Bias Training Law Enforcement Policies and Procedures Leadership Pathfinding Leadership Development

Joe Brown

Assistant Professor, Environmental Engineering · Georgia Tech - COE

Joe Brown’s research interests include water infrastructure sustainability and detection methods for pathogens in the environment.

Water and Wastewater Microbiology Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment Engineering Applications in Underserved Communities Bioaerosols

Sijun Wang, Ph.D.

Professor of Marketing, College of Business Administration · Loyola Marymount University

Cross-Cultural Studies Relationship Marketing Service Marketing

Colin Rafferty

Associate Professor · University of Mary Washington

His research has taken him to the mountains of central Vietnam, the concentration camps of WWII, and the house of Rutherford B. Hayes.

History Rutherford B. Hayes Creative Writing World War 2 Monuments and Memorials

Jan Barton

Associate Professor of Accounting · Emory University, Goizueta Business School

Financial Reporting and Disclosure Financial Statement Analysis Equity Valuation Design Thinking Nonprofit Accounting

Dr. Lee Hamm

Dean, Tulane University School of Medicine · Tulane University

Dr. Hamm is an expert on kidney diseases and hypertension

Hypertension Nephrology

Teresa Boyer, EdD

Founding Director, Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women's Leadership; Associate Professor, Education and Counseling · Villanova University

Teresa Boyer, EdD, is an innovative leader in economic and social equity for women

Equity in Education Work-Life Balance Women's Advancement Pay Equity Gender Equity

David Noble, Ph.D.

Director · University of Connecticut

Professor Noble focuses on digital entrepreneurship, higher education innovation, and futurist development

Name, Image, and Likeness Mobility Venture Capital Blockchain Digital Transformation

Jack Mateffy

Author, Employee Engagement Speaker · Mateffy & Company

Infectious Passion for Workforce and Personal Engagement

Workforce Engagement Employee Engagement Advanced Sales Skills Advanced Presentation Skills Motivational Presentations