Bland Simpson

Kenan Distinguished Professor, Department of English & Comparative Literature, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Bland Simpson is an award-winning author, musician, playwright and songwriter and an expert on N.C.'s coast and waterways.

Creative Writing North Carolina's coast and waterways Writing on the Natural World Coastal Studies Playwriting

Michelle Bauml

Clotilda Winter Professor of Education · Texas Christian University

Professor Bauml focuses on early childhood/elementary teacher education and teacher decision-making.

Early Childhood Teacher Education Elementary Social Studies Education Teacher Decision-Making iEngage - Civics Education Teacher Knowledge and Beliefs

Jacquelyn Mc Croskey

John Milner Professor of Child Welfare Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Holds the John Milner Professorship in Child Welfare and serves as co-director of the Children’s Data Network

Social Services Data Analysis Community Services Foster Care Family and Child Services

Tamara Erickson

Founder & CEO · Tammy Erickson Associates

Top 50 global business thinker, award-winning author, and expert on organizations, the changing workforce, and generations at work

Executive Development Organizational Leadership Leadership Education Strategic Planning Management Consulting

Dr. Anne Martin-Matthews

Professor, Ageing and Lifecourse · University British Columbia

Anne Martin-Matthews' current research focuses on two areas of inquiry in the sociology of aging.

Public Policy Work Carers and Caregiving Active Ageing

Howard Mielke

Research Professor · Tulane University

Professor Mielke focuses on the urban environment and its chemical impact on human health and disease.

Lead Poisoning Environmental Signaling Human Health Urban Environments Disease

Kevin Rose

Frederic R. Kolleck ’52 Career Development Chair in Freshwater Ecology · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Computational modeling of links between freshwater ecology and carbon cycling

Climate Change Aquatic Ecology Carbon Cycling Freshwater Ecosystems Biogeochemistry

Christine Hladik

Assistant Professor · Georgia Southern University

Professor Hladik specializes in the application of geospatial data to address a range of ecological and management goals

Coastal Wetlands Geography Remote Sensing Geospatial Data Mapping Remote Sensing and Data Assimilation

Colin Polsky, Ph.D.

Director of the Florida Center for Environmental Studies · Florida Atlantic University

Colin Polsky is trained as a geographer, specializing in the human dimensions of global environmental change.

U.S. Climate Vulnerabilities Geography Humanities Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Mathematics

Edward M. Feasel, PhD

Vice President for Academic Affairs, Chief Academic Officer, Professor of Economics · Soka University

Professor Feasel is responsible for academic affairs at Soka University.

Foreign Aid Economic Growth Economic outcomes and societal values Foreign aid, international trade and foreign direct investment Orange County Economy

Shane Barter, PhD

Associate Professor of Comparative Politics · Soka University

Professor Barter focuses on Southeast Asian politics, Civilians in war, as well as autonomous areas and conflict resolution

Minorities Separatism Indonesia Conflict Resolution Southeast Asia

Michael Weiner, PhD

Professor and Assistant Dean of Faculty · Soka University

Professor of East Asian History and International Studies, Associate Dean of Faculty and Director of Faculty Research and Development.

Race, Ethnicity and Migration in Modern and Imperial Japan Japan's Minorities Economic and Social History of Modern Japan

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

Dara Parker

Vice-President, Grants & Community Initiatives · Vancouver Foundation

A nonprofit executive who is helping shift the sector from charity to justice.

Nonprofit Leadership Nonprofit Management Gender Lgbtq Issues Diversity and Inclusion

Norman Garrick, Ph.D.

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department · University of Connecticut

Professor with a focus on civil engineering, transportation behaviors, parking, public transit, and bicycle lanes.

Bicyclist and Pedestrian Facility Design and Planning Urban Street Networks Civil Engineering Urban Planning Transit Planning

Isaac Chun-Hai Fung

Professor · Georgia Southern University

Dr. Isaac Chun-Hai Fung is a digital health expert and an infectious disease epidemiologist.

Digital Health Outbreak Responses Epidemiology Infectious Disease Epidemiology Emergency Preparedness

David J. Vogel

Soloman P. Lee Chair Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Business Ethics | Professor Emeritus, Political Science Department | Editor, California Management Review · Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Environmental Politics and Policy Global corporate social responsibility History of Regulatory Policy Innovation in California Politics of Health, Safety, and Environmental Regulation Consumer and environmental regulation in the global economy

Mitra Fakhrashrafi

Curator and Mixed Media Artist · Middlebrook Prize Winners

Mitra Fakhrashrafi (she/her) is an independent curator and mixed media artist indebted to border abolition organizing.

Borderlands Placemaking Geography Street Art Curation

Thomas Pogge

Director, Global Justice Program ; Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs · Yale University

Examining solutions to issues of global inequality and justice in health care are long-standing concerns for this Yale professor & author

Justice in Health Care Social and Political Philosophy Ethics and Moral Philosophy Globalization and Inequality

Malinda Maynor Lowery, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of History & Director, Center for the Study of the American South, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Malinda Maynor Lowery's research interests include Native American history, Southern history, foodways, oral history and more.

Social and Political History Native American History Southern History Historical Geography Foodways