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

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

Fr. Tom Batsis

Professor Emeritus · Loyola Marymount University

Department of Specialized Programs in Professional Psychology

School Safety Youth Gangs Psychology and Catholicism Counseling Psychology

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

April M. Zeoli

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice · Michigan State University

An expert on domestic violence, homicide, gun policy, and the intersection of public health and criminal justice

Policy Analysis Homicide Domestic Violence Gun Policy

David Y. Choi, Ph.D.

Professor of Entrepreneurship, College of Business Administration · Loyola Marymount University

Director, Fred Kiesner Center for Entrepreneurship

New Venture Creation and Design Financing of Enterpreneurial Companies Management of High Tech Ventures Social Entrepreneurship Small Business

Michael Ostrowsky

Professor of Sociology · Southern Utah University

Sociologist specializing in the topics of education, drug use, deviance, delinquency theories, and violent behavior

Social Psychology Delinquency Theories, Trends and Issues Sociology of Drugs Violent Behavior in Sports Fans Applied Research

Charles Kurzman, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Sociology, and co-director of the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Charles Kurzman is a Professor of Sociology at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill specializing in Middle East and Islamic studies.

Sociology of Religion Islam and the Middle East Middle East Studies Democracy Building Terrorism

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

Michael Gerhardt, J.D.

Samuel Ashe Distinguished Professor in Constitutional Law · UNC-Chapel Hill

Professor Gerhardt specializes in constitutional conflicts

Impeachment Law Discrimination Media Law Legislation Legal Theory

Dr. Michael Commito

Director of Applied Research & Innovation · Cambrian College

Mike Commito is the Director of Applied Research at Cambrian College. He has expertise in research, Canadian history, and hockey.

Innovation Canadian History Applied Research Research Analysis History

Dr. Gunhild Waldemar

Professor of Clinical Neurology · Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen

Dr. Waldemar is a professor and chairman of the Danish Dementia Research Centre at the University of Copenhagen.

Alzheimer's Disease Dementia Neurology Medicine Medical Education