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

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

Lawrence Levy

Associate Vice President and Executive Dean of the National Center for Surburban · Hofstra University

Dean Levy works close with Hofstra’s academic community to shape an innovative agenda for suburban study

Suburban Spaces and Development Suburbs Education Taxation Politics of the Suburbs

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

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

Kartik Ariyur

Assistant Professor · Purdue University

Assistant Professor at Purdue University

Matlab Algorithms Simulations Controller Design Health Monitoring

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

Colette Santasieri

Executive Director, Center for Community Systems, NJ Brownfields Assistance Center @NJIT, and NJIT Technical Assistance to Brownfields Communities Program · New Jersey Institute of Technology

Santasieri steers projects, programs and research in environmental, infrastructure, and land-use planning and community revitalization.

Placemaking Climate Change Research Brownfields Redevelopment Brownfields Civil Infrastructure Systems

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

Lance Hunter, PhD

Professor of Political Science · Augusta University

Dr. Lance Hunter studies the connection between terrorism and political stability in democracies.

Politics Terrorism International Relations Voting Civil Liberties

Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux

Chair on Truth and Reconciliation · Lakehead University

Dr. Wesley-Esquimaux's research addresses unresolved intergenerational trauma and grief primarily within the Canadian Indigenous community.

Community Development Government Community Outreach Leadership Teaching

Kurt Rohloff

Associate Professor, Computer Science · New Jersey Institute of Technology

Professor Rohloff focuses on encrypted computing, homomorphic encryption, lattice-based and applied cryptography and cybersecurity

Contact Tracing Software Engineering Cryptography Computer Security and Privacy Cybersecurity Cryptography

Clem Clay

Director of Extension Agriculture Program · University of Massachusetts Amherst

Clem Clay oversees professionals serving the agriculture, forestry, fruit-growing and commercial horticulture industries in Massachusetts.

Agriculture Extension Farming Sustainability Environmental Policy Public Policy

John Baumann

National Speakers Association Inspirational Speaker · JK Success Enterprises, LLC

Embrace Adversity & Reclaim Positive Perspective Inspirational Speaker

Reclaiming Posi-Spective (Positive Perspective)

Michael J. Vitacco

Professor · Augusta University

Professor Vitacco is an established expert in the field of forensic psychology.

Public and Preventive Health Psychiatry Clinical Psychology Forensic Psychology Health Behavior

Dr. Marianne Mader

Managing Director, Earth & Space/Fossils & Evolution, Royal Ontario Museum · Co-Founder & Board Member, STEAMLabs Community Makerspace

Cultivating curiosity. Inspiring passion for exploration. Empowering people to engage with science & tech. www.mariannemader.com

Space Exploration Planetary Science Science Communication Maker Culture STEAM Education

Isabella Velicogna

Professor, Earth System Science, Physical Sciences Associate Dean Graduate Studies, Equity and Inclusion · UC Irvine

Isabella Velicogna is a Professor of Earth System Sciences and a Faculty Part time at NASA/Caltech’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Physical Climate Sea Level Rise GRACE Satellite Climate Change

Annette Bergeron, P.Eng., MBA, FEC

Corporate Director · Electrical Safety Authority, Engineers Canada / Ingénieurs Canada

Experience in speaking & media on topics of women in STEM, women on boards, engineering regulation, advocacy, governance, policy, education

Governance, Not-For-Profit Regulation of Engineering, Regulation of Electrical Safety Advocacy for Engineering Engineering Education, post-secondary and professional development

Jonathan Gilligan

Associate Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences · Vanderbilt University

Expert on the impact of human behavior and public policy on climate, with a focus on how small changes add up to make big differences.

Atmospheric Science Environmental Policy Climate Change Water Conservation Risk Management

Tanya Harrison

Fellow · Outer Space Institute

Professional Martian who has worked on rocks and robots on the Red Planet.

Space and Astrophysics Climate Change Satellite Based Remote Sensing of the Earth/atmosphere System Earth Science Women in STEM Careers