David Weintraub

Professor of Astronomy; Director of Undergraduate Studies; Director of Program in Communication of Science & Technology · Vanderbilt University

Expert in astrophysics who also writes about extraterrestrial life, human space travel and space colonization.

Space colonization Extraterrestrial life Mars colonization Mars Space travel

Sascha Usenko B.S., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Environmental Science. Director, Environmental Science Graduate Program · Baylor University

Dr. Usenko is the Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Director, Environmental Science Graduate Program at Baylor University.

Anthropogenic Contaminants Spatial and Temporal Scales The Transformation and Bioavailability of Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic Chemicals in the Environment Environmental Forensic Chemistry Identifying Unique Chemical Fingerprints

Robert (B.J.) Johnson

Graduate Program Director and Clinical Assistant Professor of Computer Science · Loyola Marymount University

Seaver College of Science and Engineering

Computer Systems Organization Software Engineering Computer Science Database Systems Agile Development

Angela Stuesse

Associate Professor · UNC-Chapel Hill

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, Stuesse can discuss immigrant labor and food chain workers – especially in the U.S. meat industry.

Immigration Immigrant labor Labor The South Immigrant

Michael Scullin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience · Baylor University

Professor Scullin’s research investigates how sleep physiology impacts memory, education, health, and aging.

Neuroscience Sleep Physiology Cognitive Neuroscience Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Psychology

Nigel Raab

Professor of History · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Theories of Civil Society Habermas 19th Century Russia Urban History Global Encounters

B. Frank Gupton, Ph.D.

Floyd D. Gottwald, Jr. Chair in Pharmaceutical Engineering; Chair, Professor, Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Professor Gupton's research is focused on the development of new technologies that will streamline organic synthesis

Cross-Coupling Catalysis Flow Chemistry / Continual Chemical Processing Organic Synthesis in Pharmaceutical Applications

Carly Alyssa Thorne

CEO - Collaborative Empowerment Implementer & Muse · Linked Local Network

Multi-Sensory, Multi-Media Conscious Business Transformations - Link Locally - Connect Globally

We Leadership Social We Media Paying It Forward the Ripple Effect Conscious Business Collaborations Compassionate Passionate Communications

Russel Lolacher

Professional Speaker, Consultant, Voice Talent · Communications Kitchen

I will show you how communicating better and using social media can build those customer relationships you’ve always wanted.

Public Relations Social Marketing Customer Service & Customer Relations Branding Social Media

Ivan Hernandez

EMEIA Digital & Emerging Tech Community Leader · EY

Former Flying Trapeze Artist turned Change Catalyst. Speaker on IoT, Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, Business Development.

Digital Transformation Customer Experience Experience Design Internet of Things IoT & Mobility

Karon N. LeCompte, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction · Baylor University

Karon LeCompte, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Social Studies Education

Social Studies Education Civics Education Leadership Elementary Education Action Research

Boise Thomas

Actor, TV Host, Speaker, Activist, Environmentalist

Boise has inspired, entertained and educated over 100,000 people in a live setting. His ability to connect with anyone is second to none.

Being A Green Tv Host Activist and Environmental Cause Agent Ethanol and Alternative Fuels Grass Roots Marketing and Branding Relationships

Stéfan Danis

CEO & Chief Talent Officer · Mandrake

25 years of experience in executive recruiting & has led 100's of executive engagements in Finance, Sales, HR, Marketing, & Strategy.

Career Transitions Leadership Development Succession Planning Organizational Development and Change Management Overcoming Adversity

Ken Foote, Ph.D.

Professor of Geography · University of Connecticut

Ken Foote has studied sites associated with individual murders, as well as those associated mass murder and many other events.

Genocide Individual Murders Memorials Violence and Tragedy Natural Disasters

John Amatt

President · One Step Beyond Worldwide

Everest motivational speaker, author and global adventurer, who has addressed corporate and professional audiences in 48 countries worldwide

No Mountain Too High: Challenging Change With the Adventure Attitude Meeting the Challenge of Change Everest Adventure Motivation

Ronald Rash

Professor · Western Carolina University

Ron Rash is the author of the 2009 PEN/Faulkner finalist and New York Times bestseller Serena and Above the Waterfall.

Southern Writing Poetry English Appalachia Novelist

Paloma Barhaugh-Bordas

Assistant Professor of Studio Arts (Printmaking) · Loyola Marymount University

Assistant Professor of Studio Arts (Printmaking)

Ronnie Clark

Senior Lecturer of Theatre Arts · Loyola Marymount University

Part-time lecturer of Theatre Arts

Pratfalls Fight Choreography Ensemble Devising On-Camera Shakespeare

Paulo Verardi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor · University of Connecticut

Expert on vaccine development & virology (Smallpox, Rinderpest, Zika, coronaviruses, Rift Valley, Powassan, SFTSV, Heartland, & more)

COVID-19 Mosquito-borne Diseases Tick-borne Diseases Zika Smallpox

Daphnie Sicre

Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts · Loyola Marymount University

Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts

Performance Pedagogy Dramaturgy Theatre from el Siglo del Oro Theatre of the Oppressed Entertainment