Helen Harris, Ed.D.

Associate Professor, Diana R. Garland School of Social Work · Baylor University

Expert on grief and social relations, redefining the intersection of loss and religiosity

Grief and Cognition in Children Grief and Cognition in Adults Trauma Loss and Grief Current Applications of the Work of Alan Keith-Lucas Faith and Adoption

Cynthia Rollo-Carlson

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

Ms. Rollo-Carlson is an expert in diagnosing and assessing mental disorders and substance abuse along with grief, loss and bereavement.

Religion/Spirituality Mental Health Grief, loss and bereavement Human behavior and the social environment Trauma, loss and suicide

David Maginley

Spiritual Care Practitioner · Nova Scotia Health Authority

Spiritual counsellor, four-time cancer survivor, near death experiencer, public speaker and author

Near-Death Experiences Cancer Care Psychosocial Oncology Spiritual Care Palliative Care

James Ellor, Ph.D.

Professor of Social Work · Baylor University

Dr. Ellor works with older adults around issues of mental and spiritual health

Meaning Oriented (Logo) therapy The Role of the Church as Service Provider Training Needs for Paraprofessionals and Professionals Hunger among Older Adults Spiritual Assessment Among the Elderly

Dora Carpenter

Founder · The ANIYA Group Life Coaching Center

Achieve Personal and Professional Success When You Decide To Say Yes!™

Navigating the Wilderness of Grief

Candi Cann, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Baylor Interdiscipinary Core and Religion · Baylor University

Dr. Cann teaches World Cultures, Social World, World Religions, and Buddhism.

World Religions Buddhism Death and Dying Digital Afterlife Modern Mourning Practices

Katherine Kortes-Miller

Assistant Professor, School of Social Work and Palliative Care Division Lead, Centre for Education and Research on Aging and Health (CERAH) · Lakehead University

An unconventional death educator and researcher with a passion for palliative care and improving end of life care for all

Gerontology Palliative Care End-Of-Life Care Interprofessional Education and Care LGBTQ

Connie Corley, PhD

Doctoral Faculty - School of Leadership Studies · Fielding Graduate University

Connie Corley, PhD is a member of the doctoral faculty in the School of Leadership Studies

Human Development and Consciousness Spirituality Positive Psychology Interdisciplinary Teamwork Family Caregiving

Robert Darden, M.A.

Professor, Journalism, Public Relations and New Media · Baylor University

Darden is a professor in the department of journalism, PR & new media. He directs Baylor's Black Gospel Music Restoration Project.

African-American Gospel Music Civil Rights Movement Music on B Sides of Gospel Recordings African American Museum in D.C. Black Gospel Music Restoration Project Journalism

Sabreena Ghaffar-Siddiqui

Professor, Sociologist & Researcher, DEI Expert · Sheridan College

DEI, Social Inequality; Immigration; Integration; Refugees; Racism; Islamophobia; Deviance; Radicalization; Terrorism; Hate Crimes.

Sociology Social Activism Politics Global Media and Culture Immigration and Ethnicity Immigration and Citizenship

Greg Garrett, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of English · Baylor University

Popular theologian and cultural critic, exploring the intersections between film and popular culture, literature, religion, and politics.

Public Speaking Media Resource Creative Writing Religion and Culture Popular Culture and Society

Lauren Beverung, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor · Milwaukee School of Engineering

Dr. Lauren Beverung holds degrees in developmental psychology and human development & family sciences.

Research Methods Grief and Bereavement Child Development Psychology Parent-Child Relationships and Parenting

Stacy Overstreet

Associate Professor · Tulane University

Professor Overstreet focuses on children at risk for maladjustment due to the presence of chronic stressors in their lives.

Coping Strategies Violence Adolescents Resilience Children

Richard Cleveland

Assistant Professor · Georgia Southern University

Richard Cleveland's research is focused in school counseling outcome research, quantitative research methods and factor analysis.

Stress Response Student/Client Spirituality Assessment School Counseling Outcome Research Mindfulness

Billie Murray, PhD

Associate Professor of Communication; Inaugural Faculty in Residence, Center for Peace and Justice Education | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Billie Murray, PhD, explores the timely territory of community responses to hate speech, and on issues of rhetoric and social justice.

Rhetoric and Social Justice Rhetoric of Protest Movements Community Responses to Hate Speech Civic Engagement Communication

Dr. Rick Kirschner

Speaker, Trainer, Coach, Bestselling Author · The Art of Change LLC

Change is inevitable, but progress is not. We help YOU make the difference!

Communication Persuasion Leadership Conflict Resolution Communication With Difficult People

Dr. Howard Keeley

Assistant Professor · Georgia Southern University

Dr. Howard Keeley is the director of the Center for Irish Research and Teaching at Georgia Southern University

Modern Irish Literature

Hans M. Hirschi

Founder & Partner · Yāree AB

Exceptional personality with a passion for communication, leadership, learning & development across cultures

Common Sense Communication Cross-Cultural Learning Development

Christopher Finlay

Associate Professor of Communication Studies, College of Communication and Fine Arts · Loyola Marymount University

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

Political Science Communication New Media Global Communications Journalism

Shannon Moroney

Author & Public Speaker · National Speakers Bureau & Global Speakers Agency; Random House Canada, Simon & Schuster USA/UK/Australia

Shannon Moroney: Speaker, Author, Advocate

Forgiveness/Reconciliation Restorative Justice Violence Prison Reform Resilience