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

Laura Wilson

Associate Professor and Director of Safe Zone · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Wilson focuses on post-trauma functioning, particularly in survivors of sexual violence or mass trauma

Terrorism Trauma Sexual Violence Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD

LaNina Cooke

Chair, Criminal Justice Department · Farmingdale State College

Dr. Cooke is chair of the Department of Criminal Justice, assistant professor in the department, and an author.

Juvenile Delinquency Public Policy Corrections Reentry Community Policing Program Evaluation

Kristal Brent Zook

Professor of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations · Hofstra University

Prof. Zook is an award-winning journalist and author who covers social justice, race, and gender issues in media and politics.

Journalism Media Analysis Social Justice Issues Politics Race and Gender Relations

Dr. Jane Barratt

Secretary General · International Federation on Ageing

As Secretary General of the IFA Dr Barratt is an internationaly respected speaker on age related issues across the globe.

Fostering Healthy Ageing Healthy Ageing Public Policy and Advocacy Population Ageing Women's Rights

Prof. Sarah Harper

Director and Professor of Gerontology · Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, Oxford University

Sarah trained as an ethnographer and her early research focused on migration and the social implications of demographic change

Addressing Inequalities Global Migration Public Policy Longevity Global Population Ageing

Susan Hess

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

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Incarceration and Racial Disparity Trauma Therapy Domestic Violence Social Work

Bo-Kyung Elizabeth Kim

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

Elizabeth Kim is committed to research that seeks to reduce racial disproportionality endemic to the juvenile justice system.

Translation Research Delinquency/Violence Schools Children & Families Juvenile Justice

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

Petra Molnar

Associate Director · Refugee Law Lab, Osgoode Hall Law School

Refugee and migration issues; technology and human rights; immigration detention; and the relationship between law, society, and culture

Technology and human rights Anthropology of Migration Ethnography and Ethnographic Writing Women's Rights Refugee and Human Rights Issues

Maxine Bryant

Interim Associate Provost, Office of Faculty Development and Diversity · Georgia Southern University

Dr. Maxine Bryant holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Human Services Degree from Walden University.

Offender Reintegration Motivational Speaking Public Speaking Criminal Justice & Corrections Unaddressed Trauma and Incarceration

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

Kristine Jacquin, PhD

Dean, School of Psychology + Doctoral Faculty, Psychology · Fielding Graduate University

Psychology professor and licensed clinical psychologist with a consulting practice focused on forensic and neuropsychological evaluations

Forensic Psychology Neuropsychology Substance Abuse in Interpersonal Violence Victims Use and Abuse of Prescription Psychostimulants Intellectual Disability in Capital Crimes

Dr. Ruth Finkelstein

Associate Director · Columbia International Longevity Centre

Dr. Ruth Finkelstein translates interdisciplinary scientific knowledge on aging and its societal implications into policy-focused practice.

Vaccination Public Policy Ageing in Place Lifelong Learning Active Ageing

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

Jesmyn Ward

Professor · Tulane University

Critically acclaimed author Jesmyn Ward is a two-time National Book Award Winner and professor of creative writing.

Communication English Creative Writing Media Studies

Lisa Kratz Thomas

Speaker, Author, Radio Talk Show Host · Lisa Kratz Thomas

"From the Crack House to the State House" Using the Adversity in my life to bring out the best your life"

Jay P. Kennedy

Assistant Professor, School of Criminal Justice · Michigan State University

Jay Kennedy is an expert on employee theft with a particular focus on small and medium enterprises.

Occupational Deviance Business Ethics Product Counterfeiting Corporate Crime Organizational Deviance

David Wohl, MD

Professor of Med-Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology, Co-Director of HIV Services, North Carolina Department of Corrections · UNC-Chapel Hill

Dr. Wohl is an infectious disease expert specializing in research related to HIV and Ebola.

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infectious Disease Ebola