Natalie Munro, Ph.D.

Professor of Anthropology · University of Connecticut

Professor Munro focuses on the origin of feasting and animal domestication, and the transition from foraging to farming in human evolution

Farming Evolution

Kali Kniel

Professor, Microbial Food Safety · University of Delaware

Prof. Kniel’s laboratory explores issues of food safety and public health that involve transmission of viruses and pathogenic bacteria.

Food Systems Pathogenic Bacteria Food Safety Public Health Microorganisms

Deena Weisberg, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences · Villanova University

Deena Weisberg, Ph.D., studies imaginative cognition and scientific thinking in young children and adults.

Child Development Imagination Public Understanding of Science‎ Galapagos Islands Pretend Play

Michael Krondl

food writer, author, culinary historian · Michael Krondl

Experienced speaker and presenter to both a general more specialized public about food and culture.

The Uses of Dessert How Spices Transformed the World The Invention of Italian Cuisine Italian Cooking in the Renaissance How the French Invented Cuisine

Keith Schneider

Professor · University of Florida

Keith Schneider’s research focuses on food safety and understanding foodborne illnesses.

Food Safety Foodborne Illnesses

Linda Copel, PhD

Professor | M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing · Villanova University

Dr. Copel, PhD, RN, CNS, BC, CNE, NCC, FAPA has extensive experience providing counseling in situations of familial and domestic violence.

Loneliness Bereavement Partner Abuse Mental Health Family Dynamics

Donia Bijan

Author and Chef · Movable Type Management

Bring Extra Napkins! Food can tell the most wonderful stories with celebrated chef & author of the memoir, Maman’s Homesick Pie

Food Writing Food Memoirs Cooking Food and Dining

Charles "Billy" Gunnels, Ph.D.

Expert in animal behavior and urban ecology · Florida Gulf Coast University

Billy Gunnels examines the interaction between humans and animals.

Animal Behavior Urban Ecology Wildlife Ecology Biological Stats Wasps

Natalie Reisman

Vice President - Legal · The Rose Corporation

Business minded in-house counsel and busy mother of three young children

Real Estate Development Affordable Housing Female Lawyers Women on Boards Healthy Cooking

Michelle L. Axe, MS, CHES

Community Health Program Manager · ChristianaCare

Michelle Axe is a Community Health Program Manager overseeing the departments food and social care initiatives.

Food as Medicine Social Care Strategic Planning Digital Transportation

Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Chancellor's Professor · UC Irvine

Jeffrey specializes in modern Chinese cultural history & world history, who has written on many contemporary as well as historical issues

Urban Globalization China Protest Gender

Allison Karpyn

Associate Professor, Education; Senior Associate Director, Center for Research in Education and Social Policy · University of Delaware

Prof. Karpyn can speak to topics such as obesity, food policy and community nutrition.

Farmer’s Markets Supermarket Access Obesity Food Insecurity Public Health

Tara Rayburn

Healthy Habit Coach · The Healthy Habit Coach

The Healthy Habit Coach, Inspiring Uplifting Habits for the Mind, Body and Soul

Change A Life Real Food Nutrient Rich Foods Essential Oils Allergy Friendly Recipes

Steffanie Scott

Professor, Department of Geography & Environmental Management · University of Waterloo

Leading international scholar on food security, food system change, and COVID-19 impacts on the food suppy.

Food Agriculture & Environment COVID-19 (Coronavirus) China Food Policy Local Food Systems

Sarah Lambert

CEO & Co-Founder · Ora Medical

Revolutionizing physical rehabilitation for patients with walking disabilities

Rehabilitation Physical Therapy Artifical Intelligence Mechanical Engineering

Peter Sham

Professor of Theatre Arts · Southern Utah University

Specializing in Suzuki movement, directing and producing musical theatre, and character development for actors

Stage Direction Voice and Speech Training Directing Musical Theater Voice Over Producing

Subha Das

Associate Professor · Carnegie Mellon University

Subha Das has helped developed conditions for click-chemistry for the rapid modification and functionalization of DNA and RNA.

Nanotechnology RNA Biochemistry Organic Synthesis Future of Science Nucleic Acids Chemistry

Philippa White

Founder and CEO · TIE Leadership

I’m passionate about helping businesses become more human.

Power of Business and Leadership Leadership Leadership Development Purpose Sustainability

Elliot Ryser

Professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition · Michigan State University

An internationally recognized authority on Listeria and other disease-causing bacteria in food, focusing on microbial food safety

Dairy Products Meat and Poultry Including Deli Meat Microbial Food Safety E. Coli Listeria

Sharon Collison

Clinical Instructor, Health Behavior and Nutrition Science · University of Delaware

Sharon Collison provides medical nutrition therapy (MNT) in University of Delware's Nutrition Clinic.

Weight/Health at Every Size Weight Management Sports Nutrition Healthy Aging Eating Disorders