Chris Melde

Associate Professor · Michigan State University

Chris Melde is an expert in youth violence, gangs, school violence, and youth violence prevention and intervention strategies

School Violence Program Evaluation Adolescent Development Youth Violence Gangs

Julia Lee

Associate Professor of English · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Fr. Tom Batsis

Professor Emeritus · Loyola Marymount University

Department of Specialized Programs in Professional Psychology

School Safety Youth Gangs Psychology and Catholicism Counseling Psychology

Conrad Fuentes

Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work Field Education · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Clinical Associate Professor with expertise in gang intervention and education.

Social Work Gang Prevention/Intervention Children, Youth and Families Latino Culture Social Work Education

Avelardo Valdez

Cleofas and Victor Ramirez Professor of Practice Policy Research and Advocacy for the Latino Population Professor of Social Work and Sociology · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Dr. Valdez is an expert on the relationship between substance abuse and violence and health issues among high-risk groups.

Substance Abuse Hiv/Aids Behavioral Health Social Development and Policy

Carl S. Taylor

Professor of Sociology · Michigan State University

Carl Taylor is an expert on youth violence, youth culture and gangs.

Youth Culture Youth Activism Gang Activity Youth Violence

Edmund McGarrell

Professor of Criminal Justice · Michigan State University

Edmund McGarrell is an expert in violence prevention, evidence-based crime policy, and community- and problem-oriented policing.

Gun, Gang and Drug Related Crime Violence Reduction Community Policing

Steven Kim

Adjunct Lecturer · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Steven Kim is an expert in gangs, mitigation investigation in capital penalty cases and working together with faith-based communities.

Faith-based Communities Gangs Mitigation investigation in capital penalty cases

Jessica Winter

Professor of Biomedical, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering | College of Engineering · The Ohio State University

Biomedical expert, revolutionizing our knowledge of the relationship between nanoparticles and biology

Neural Engineering Nanotechnology Biomolecular Engineering Biomedical Engineering Nanoscale neural prosthetic devices

Stephen Koffman

Adjunct Associate Professor · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Stephen Koffman is an expert in at-risk students and adolescents both in and out of school.

Public Speaking Leadership At-Risk Youth Students Staff Development

Alice Cepeda

Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Dr. Cepeda focuses on the social epidemiology of drug use and the related health risk behaviors affecting urban Mexican-origin populations.

Urban Affairs HIV and AIDS Drug Use and Abuse Social Work Social Work Education

Dorothy Espelage

Distinguished Professor of Education · UNC-Chapel Hill

Dorothy Espelage is one of the world's leading authorities on student well-being, school safety, and bullying.

Suicide Prevention Sexual Harassment and Discrimination in the Schools, Workplace, and Military Gender-based Trauma Lgbtq Awareness Bullying

Andre Norman

Corporate Trainer · Andre Norman Inc.

Motivational Speaker | Professional Training & Coaching

Motivational Speaking Anti-Gang Strategies Leadership Training and Development

Robert Hernandez

Senior Lecturer of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Educates and engages in practice-driven research to address critical areas of society.

Social Work Adolescent Gang Intervention Adolescent Social Issues Youth Development and Resiliency

Charles Kaplan

Interim Associate Dean of Research Hamovitch Center For Science In Human Services · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Charles Kaplan explores the patterns of drug use, drug treatment strategies and social policy.

Substance Abuse Hiv/Aids Diversity/Cross Cultural Behavioral Health Health

Eric Rice

Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Social work expert, focusing on community outreach, network science, and the use of social networking technology by high-risk youth

Artificial Intelligence for Social Good Homelessness HIV Prevention Application of social networking methods to social work research Social Network Theory

Karen Musalo

Professor of Law, International Law Professorship Chair and Director of the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: musalok@uchastings.edu / 415-565-4720 / Office 403-100

Refugee Law and Policy Gender Asylum Women's Rights Child Migrant's Rights Gender Justice / Central America

Laila Hlass

Professor of Practice · Tulane University

Professor Hlass focuses on law, policy and practices that affect access to justice within the immigration law regime.

Experiential Learning Asylum Law Children Access to Justice Immigration Law

David J. Thomas, Ph.D., LMHC

Expert in policing in America · Florida Gulf Coast University

David Thomas is a veteran police officer specializing in mental health, police and minority relations, active shooters and mass casualties.

Psychology of School Shooters Law Enforcement Mental Health Policing in America Police Psychology Use of Force by Police

Michael Bachmann

Associate Professor, Criminal Justice · Texas Christian University

Michael Bachmann uses predictive analysis and researches cybersecurity issues to better predict crime events.

Project Safe Neighborhoods - Violent Gang and Gun Crime Reduction Program German Culture Hackers Risk Terrain Modeling Crime Mapping

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