Greg Garrett, Ph.D.

Carole McDaniel Hanks Professor of Literature and Culture, Department of English · Baylor University

Popular theologian and cultural critic, exploring the intersections between film and popular culture, literature, religion, and politics.

Public Speaking Media Resource Creative Writing Religion and Culture Popular Culture and Society

Jay Urbain, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor · Milwaukee School of Engineering

Dr. Jay Urbain is an expert in machine learning, data science, artificial intelligence, database systems, and software architecture.

Artificial Intelligence Computer Science Data Science Database Systems Mobile Computing

Dr. Marianne Mader

Managing Director, Earth & Space/Fossils & Evolution, Royal Ontario Museum · Co-Founder & Board Member, STEAMLabs Community Makerspace

Cultivating curiosity. Inspiring passion for exploration. Empowering people to engage with science & tech. www.mariannemader.com

Space Exploration Planetary Science Science Communication Maker Culture STEAM Education

Julia DeLancey

Professor of Art History · University of Mary Washington

Dr. DeLancey is an expert in the art history of early modern Italy, 15th & 16th century Italian painting, history of art in Venice & more

History of Disabilities Pigments Color Sellers Art History of Renaissance Italy Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-century Italian Painting

Tony Ulwick

Founder & CEO · Strategyn

Tony is the pioneer of Jobs-to-be-Done Theory and the inventor of Outcome-Driven Innovation® (ODI).

Outcome-Driven Innovation Marketing Strategy Innovation Management Strategy Innovation Consulting

Barbara Mennel

Professor/Chair/Director · University of Florida

Barbara Mennel’s research interests are transnational cinematic practices and the intersection of urban studies and film studies.

Urban Studies and Film Feminist Theory Humanities Film Studies German Studies

Debra Hydorn

Professor of Mathematics · University of Mary Washington

Debra Hydorn is a professor at the University of Mary Washington with interests in math and statistics education and mathematical art.

Statistics Mathematics Education Mathematics and Art Global Positioning Systems (Gps) Geographic Information Systems (Gis)

Susan Mackey-Kallis, PhD

Professor of Communication | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Susan Mackey-Kallis, PhD, is an expert in film analysis and commentary, particularly in regard to pop culture.

Communication Political Rhetoric Gender, Media and Pop Culture American Film

Tom Ashcraft

Distinguished Professor of Visual Art · Western Carolina University

For more than 30 years, Tom Ashcraft has navigated his inquiry based practice, combining object making and community engagement.

Collaborative, Community and Socially Engaged Art Contemporary Art Sculpture Public Art

Dave Balter

CEO · WOMMA - Word of Mouth Marketing Association

Word of Mouth

Word of Mouth Marketing Social Media Marketing Digital Marketing Wom Social Media

Matthew Johnson-Roberson

Professor · Carnegie Mellon University

Matthew Johnson-Roberson's research goal is to develop robotic systems capable of operating in complex dynamic environments.

Folding Space Structures Robotic Vision 3D Reconstruction Artifical Intelligence Robotics/Autonomous Vehicles

Fei Fang

Assistant Professor · Carnegie Mellon University

Fei Fang's research lies in the field of artificial intelligence and multi-agent systems, focusing on computational game theory.

Multi-Agent Systems Optimization Artificial Intelligence Game Theory Computer Science

Cathy Whitlock

Principal · Cathy Whitlock

Savvy speaker and panel moderator on the subjects of film, design and style

Cinema Style: Trends and Inspirations in the Movies Designs On Film: A Century of Production Design Design and the Golden Age of Hollywood Interior Design Specialties Decorators of the Past

John Covach

Professor of Music and Director of the Institute for Popular Music; Professor of Theory at Eastman School of Music · University of Rochester

John Covach is an expert on the history of popular and rock music, 12-tone music, and the philosophy and aesthetics of music.

Rock 'n' Roll Music and Culture Progressive Rock in the 1970s The Beatles Popular Music

Philip Santangelo

Professor, Biomedical Engineering · Georgia Tech - COE

Philip J. Santangelo researches optical microscopy and in vivo imaging, RNA virus pathogenesis, HIV/SIV.

Therapeutics and Vaccines RNA Regulation RNA Virus Pathogenesis Optical Microscopy and In Vivo Imaging HIV/SIV and hRSV

Nikki Koontz

Assistant Vice President of Marketing Communication · Southern Utah University

Specializing in branding, integrated marketing and communication planning, and crisis communication

Higher Education Marketing Crisis & Emergency Management Crisis Communication Strategic Marketing and Communications Reputation Management

Luke Weber, P.E., Ph.D.

Associate Professor · Milwaukee School of Engineering

Dr. Luke Weber has expertise in bulk power system stability and control.

Bulk Electric System Stability and Control Power System Analysis Electromechanical Energy Conversion

Robert Schwartz

Visiting Professor of Law · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: schwartr@uchastings.edu / 415-581-8947 / Office 603G-200

Health Law Bioethics Health Care Decision-Making Legislative Process and Procedure Tort Law

Professor Marina Novelli

Professor of Tourism and International Development · University of Brighton

She is committed to generating new knowledge on ways in which tourism can play a key role in sustainable development.

Travel Policy Tourism in Africa International Tourism Sustainable Tourism International Development

Alexandra Neel

Associate Professor of English and Director of Humanities · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Nineteenth-Century British Literature Visual Cultures Theories and Histories of Photography Travel Literature Polar Studies