Daniel A. Smith

Professor · University of Florida

Daniel A. Smith examines how political institutions affect political behavior across and within the American states.

Election Administration Voting Ballot Measures Florida Politics State Politics and Elections

Eric Simanek

Robert A. Welch Chair of Chemistry · Texas Christian University

Dr. Simanek’s interests include whiskey, science education and basic scientific research aimed at the design of new medicines.

Medicinal Chemistry Whiskey Intellectual Property & Patent Management Expert Witness Interdisciplinary Education

Theodore Arapis, PhD

Associate Professor of Public Administration | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Theodore Arapis, Ph.D. focuses on financing, fiscal savings, fiscal transparency and the practice of budgeting at state level.

Public Administration Fiscal Transparency & Accountability School District Financing Budgeting Public Finance

Walter Schilling, Jr., Ph.D.

Professor · Milwaukee School of Engineering

Dr. Walter Schilling is an expert in software verification, software reliability, software security and embedded systems software.

Static Analysis Embedded Systems Software Engineering Software Reliability Cybersecurity

Beth Vallen, PhD

Professor of Marketing and Business Law | Villanova School of Business · Villanova University

Beth Vallen, PhD, is an expert on consumer behavior, with a focus on health-related decision making

Food Marketing Consumer Goals/Motivation Consumer Behavior Health-related Decision Making Business

Julian Ford, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Psychiatry · University of Connecticut

Director, Center for Trauma Recovery and Juvenile Justice and Center for the Treatment of Developmental Trauma Disorders

Psychiatry Treatment of Trauma Trauma Stress Trauma in Children

Claudia Buchmann

Professor and Chair | Department of Sociology · The Ohio State University

Expert in gender, race and class from a sociological perspective.

Social Stratification Education Gender Race and Ethnicity Comparative and International Sociology

Juan Perilla

Assistant Professor · University of Delaware

Juan Perilla develops physical and chemical based methodologies for the understanding of biological process related to life and disease

Computational Physics Computational Chemistry Data Science Machine Learning Molecular Virology

Michelle Kelly, PhD

Associate Professor | M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing · Villanova University

Michelle Kelly, PhD, CRNP, is an expert in children's health, neonatal intensive care, and long-term health effects of premature birth.

Premature Births Neonatal Intensive Care Children's Health Pediatrics Nurse Practitioner Education

Richard Franza, PhD

Faculty, James M. Hull College of Business · Augusta University

Dr. Richard M. Franza is a professor and former dean of the James M. Hull College of Business.

Management Operations Research Entreprenuership Intentional Leadership Higher Education Leadership

Aparna Gupta

Professor, Lally School of Management; Director, Center for Financial Studies · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Leading quantitative finance and risk management expert advancing cutting-edge solutions to address risk challenges of the 21st century.

Networked Systems Analytical Methods Financial Engineering Risk Management Quantitative Finance

Kholoud Al-Qubbaj

Associate Professor of Humanities · Southern Utah University

Specializing in diversity and inclusion in higher education, transnationalism, and middle eastern studies

Diversity & Inclusion in Higher Education English as A Second Language Diversity and Inclusion in Utah Global Diversity Social Justice

Jeffrey Rummel

Associate Professor in the Practice of Information Systems & Operations Management · Emory University, Goizueta Business School

Manufacturing planning and control Project Management Service operations and strategy

Gokila Dorai, PhD

Assistant Professor · Augusta University

Dr. Dorai’s area of expertise is mobile/IoT forensics research and developing a targeted data extraction system for digital forensics.

Algorithms Mobile Computing loT forensics research Mobile Research Digital Crimes

Nathaniel Kinsey, Ph.D.

Engineering Foundation Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Nathaniel Kinsey's research broadly lies in the field of nanophotonics, studying the interaction of light with materials on the nanoscale.

Nanophotonics/Plasmonics Nonlinear optics Optical Materials Integrated Optics Consumer Nanophotonics

Sam Angus

Partner, Corporate Group · Fenwick & West LLP

Entrepreneurship and venture financing for start-ups have been long-standing specialties for this lawyer and conference panel moderator

Start-Up/Venture-Backed Companies Equity and Debt Financings Mergers and Acquisitions Securities Matters Intellectual Property Licensing

Daphnie Sicre

Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts · Loyola Marymount University

Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts

Performance Pedagogy Dramaturgy Theatre from el Siglo del Oro Theatre of the Oppressed Entertainment

Gordon Coonfield, PhD

Associate Professor of Communication | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Gordon Coonfield, PhD, has expertise in visual communication, popular culture, philosophy of technology, and new media.

Popular Culture and Cultural Studies New Media Race and media Gender and Media Visual Communication

Manuel N. Ponce, Jr.

Clinical Associate Professor & Director, Institute for School Leadership and Administration (ISLA) · Loyola Marymount University

Department of Educational Leadership and Administration

Charter and Traditional Public School Collaboration Systems Thinking K-12 School Leadership and Administration Communities of Practice Urban School Reform

Kartik Ariyur

Assistant Professor · Purdue University

Assistant Professor at Purdue University

Matlab Algorithms Simulations Controller Design Health Monitoring