Laura Reese

Director and Professor · Michigan State University

Laura Reese is an expert in animal welfare policy, animals in the city, animal sheltering, local economic development

Local Economic Development Animals in the City Animal Welfare Policy Animal Sheltering

Deborah Stienstra

Professor · University of Manitoba

author, researcher, advocate, speaker on inclusion, accessibility, gender-based analysis, disability policy, and global development

Disability Rights Disability Access and Advocate Gender analysis Women International Development

Leslie Kern

Director, Women's and Gender Studies Program · Mount Allison University

Expert in urban social issues, including gentrification, gender, and inequalities.

Gentrification/Displacement Gender Cities Urban Affairs Enviromental Justice

Xuefei Ren

Associate Professor · Michigan State University

An expert in the politics of urban development, globalization, social change, art and cultural industries

International architecture China Urban Development

Frances (Jack) Putz

Distinguished Professor · University of Florida

Frances "Jack" Putz applies science to real-world problems related to ecosystem management and conservation.

Plant Ecology Indonesian Consevation Issue Economic Botany Applied Ecology Florida Natural History

Peter Ricci, Ed.D.

Clinical Associate Professor and Director · Florida Atlantic University

Peter Ricci is an expert in food service, lodging, incentive travel, and destination marketing.

Casinos & Gaming Travel and Tourism Hotel Guest Services Hospitality Marketing

Jean Philippe Bouchard

Vice-President, Data & Analytics · International Data Corporation (IDC)

Leads the Data & Analytics research group at IDC Canada

Canadian AR/VR Market Tablets Mobile Phones Wearables Forecasting & Modeling

Stacey Curtis

Clinical Assistant Professor · University of Florida

Stacey Curtis is passionate about student development through teaching and community pharmacy practice.

Wellness and Well-being Pharmacy Management Community Pharmacy Immunizations Over-the-Counter Medications

David Yalof, Ph.D.

Professor and Department Head, Department of Political Science · University of Connecticut

Dr. Yalof specializes in constitutional law, judicial politics and executive branch politics.

Executive Branch Politics Supreme Court Regulation Supreme Court The Presidency Constitutional Law

Barry Balleck

Professor and Chair, Political Science and International Studies · Georgia Southern University

Barry Balleck's research interests include human rights issues and the rhetoric of international relations.

Model United Nations Political Psychology International Studies American Foreign Policy International Organizations

Tiffany Muller Myrdahl

Urbanist and Feminist Geographer · Simon Fraser University

Specializes in equity and inclusion. Uses policy analysis and collaborative research with women and LGBTQ people to examine urban change.

Geographies of social difference (with an emphasis on gender and sexuality) Municipal Social Inclusion Policy Qualitative and Mixed Method Research Oral history methods for research and policymaking

Jan-Benedict E.M. Steenkamp

Knox Massey Distinguished Professor, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School · UNC-Chapel Hill

J.B. Steenkamp is a world-renowned scholar on global branding and marketing.

Private Label Brands Marketing Strategy Emerging Markets Marketing Branding

Daneal Charney, CHRL

Executive in Residence for high-growth tech companies · MaRSDD - Largest Urban Innovation Hub

Award-Winning Human Resources Leader| Growth Coach for Start-ups| Keynote Speaker on AI, Future of Work, Employee Experience.

People Analytics Hr & Talent Management global skills Employment Brand Leadership Entreprenership Startups

Marie Shanahan

Associate Professor · University of Connecticut

Professor Shanahan is an expert in the intersection of journalism and digital communication technology, online news and digital discourse.

News Literacy Digital Discourse Journalism Local news Media

Andrew Pearson

President · Intelligencia Limited

President at Intelligencia Limited

edge analytics Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning eSports sports betting Automobile Marketing

Daniel Peppe, Ph.D.

Associate Professor & Graduate Program Director Department of Geosciences · Baylor University

Daniel Peppe's research focuses on understanding how plant and animal communities respond to changes in climate through Earth history.

Paleobotany Paleoclimatology Paleomagnatism Ecosystems Paleoecology

Amy Anderson

Assistant Professor Professional Practice · Texas Christian University

Amy is a visiting fellow and a professor at Texas Christian University. She is a founder of Global Nurse Consultants Alliance.

Nursing Healthcare Workforce Issues Health Policy Healthcare Reform Political Strategy

Marcello Canuto

Professor and Director of the Middle American Research Institute · Tulane University

Marcello Canuto researches integrative mechanisms that the ancient Maya used to build and maintain a socio-politically complex society.

Ancient Maya Anthropology Mesoamerica Archaeological Remote Sensing Socio-Political Complexity

Erin Devlin

Associate Professor of History and American Studies · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Devlin focuses on race, public memory, and social justice

American Studies Social Justice Race Public Memory American History

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