Carolyn Dudek

Chair of the Political Science Department, Director of European Studies · Hofstra University

Professor Dudek specializes in comparative politics with regional focuses in Europe and Latin America

Latin American Politics European Politics Regional Economic Growth and Development Fluent in Spanish

Dominique Halaby

Director, Business Innovation Group · Georgia Southern University

Dr. Halaby oversees development of Georgia Southern University’s City Center.

Community Development Workforce and Economic Development Non-Profit Organizations Workplace Innovation Rural Entrepreneurship

Laura Reese

Director and Professor · Michigan State University

Laura Reese is an expert in animal welfare policy, animals in the city, animal sheltering, local economic development

Local Economic Development Animals in the City Animal Welfare Policy Animal Sheltering

Tyler Mulligan

Associate Professor of Public Law and Government and Director, Development Finance Initiative · UNC-Chapel Hill

Tyler Mulligan is an Associate Professor of Public Law and Government at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Government.

Affordable Housing Code Enforcement (Minimum Housing Codes) Community Development Downtown Revitalization Economic Development

Ashley English

Assistant Professor · Texas Christian University

Ashley English is an expert in contributions and community engagement strategies of faith-based organizations.

Megachurch Involvement in Economic Development Community Engagement Strategies Faith-Based Organizations

Inas Kelly

Professor of Economics · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Applied Microeconomics Labor Economics Health Economics Public Policy

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

Alina Ball

Associate Professor of Law · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: balla@uchastings.edu / 415-581-8852 / Office 300-100

Corporate Law Transactional Lawyering Community Lawyering Clinical Education Critical Race Theory

Judith Cone, M.S.

Vice Chancellor for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, UNC-Chapel Hill · UNC-Chapel Hill

Putting important ideas to use for the public good

Entrepeneurship Innovation & Economic Development Management & Leadership Humanitarian Affairs Commercialization

Prachi Jain

Assistant Professor of Economics · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Experimental Economics Development Economics Behavioral Economics

Ascanio Piomelli

Associate Dean for Experiential Learning and Professor of Law · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: piomelli@uchastings.edu / 415-581-8925 / Office: 100 McAllister Street, Suite 350

Social-Change Lawyering Clinical Legal Education Community Legal Services Wage & Hour Law Community Group Advocacy

Enrico Moretti

Professor · Haas School of Business & Department of Economics |University of California, Berkeley

Expert on urban economics and labor economics

Labor Economics Urban Economics The Economics of Cities and Regions

Peter Coclanis, Ph.D., M.Phil., M.A.

Distinguished Professor; Director, Global Research Institute, M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D · UNC-Chapel Hill

Albert R. Newsome Professor Professor and Director of the Global Research Institute

Southern Economy Asian Studies Globalization Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods Economic Development

T. William Lester, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC at Chapel Hill

Lester is an expert on the impact of minimum wage and living wage policies on urban economic development.

Economic Development Labor Market Institutions Living Wage Policies Minimum Wage Policies Labor Economics

Xiaoyun Yu

Associate Professor of Finance · Kelley School of Business at Indiana University

Expert in theoretical and empirical corporate finance, focusing on the nuances of information economics and the politics of economy finance

Information Economics Security Design Initial Public Offering Financial Institutions and Systems Political Economy of Finance

Catherine Wolfram

Cora Jane Flood Professor of Business Administration · Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Leading expert on energy and environmental economics

Energy policy and climate change Environmental Regulation Energy In The Developing World New Data Collection Techniques

Monder Ram

Director, Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship & Professor of Small Business · Aston University

Monder is an authority on small business & ethnic minority entrepreneurship research & has appeared frequently in the media on these topics.

Industrial Sociology Migrant and Refugee Entrepreneurship SMEs in the West Midlands Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship SMEs

John Cook

President and CEO · Greenchip Financial Corp.

John offers a unique and often entertaining perspective on challenges and opportunities presented by the emerging environmental economy.

Sustainable Investing Cleantech Socially Responsible Investing Environmental Economic Development Environmentally Responsible Investing

Manley A. Begay, EdD

Public Trustee · Fielding Graduate University

Faculty member at Northern Arizona University where he teaches courses on nation-building, curriculum development, and Indigenous education

Indigenous Nation-Building Indigenous Education

Don Holbrook

The Next America: Moving Beyond a Fragile Economy · Author and Keynote Speaker

Author/Keynote Speaker/Public Policy Business Incentives-Site Location Consultant

Public Speaking Site Location Public Incentive Negotiations