Melita Garza

Associate Professor · Texas Christian University

Melita Garza’s areas of expertise include journalism history, diversity, businesses and economic news and literary journalism.

Media Literacy Fake News Journalism History Literary Journalism Diversity

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

Stuart Ching

Associate Professor and Associate Chair of English · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Literacy Education Rhetoric and Composition Children's Literature Fiction Writing

The Honorable Shirley Ann Jackson

President · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Serves as the 18th President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the oldest technological research university in the United States

Research Women in STEM Science Innovation Leadership

Jeff Grabill

Associate Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Technology · Michigan State University

Responsible for facilitating innovation in learning via my role as Director of the Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology

Community Literacy Professional Development Education/Learning Writing Educational Technology

Kim Gans, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Professor, Human Development & Family Studies · University of Connecticut

Dr. Gans research focuses on interventions in community-based settings with diverse populations.

Dietary Assessment Physical Activity Healthy eating/nutrition Obesity Prevention and Treatment Health literacy

Irene Oliver

Professor Emerita · Loyola Marymount University

Department of Teaching and Learning

Balanced Literacy Instruction Early Literacy Beginning Teacher Support

Huan Chen

Assistant Professor · University of Florida

Dr. Chen’s research interests include AI and communication, new media and advertising, social media and health communication.

International and Intercultural Communication Digital and Mobile Media Communication Integrated Communication Strategic Communication A.I. and Communication

Vianne Timmons

President and Vice-Chancellor · University of Regina

Dr. Vianne Timmons, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Regina

Community Affairs Academic Leadership Education and Educational Leadership Innovation Developmental Disability

Jim Riddlesperger

Professor, Political Science · Texas Christian University

Professor Riddlesperger focuses on American politics, with emphasis in the presidency, Congress, and Texas politics

Political Parties American Political Institutions Congress and the Presidency Congress Issues in American Politics

Marc-Andre Pigeon

Director, Financial Sector Policy · Credit Union Central of Canada

Experienced financial services professional, researcher, and credit union advocate

Credit Unions Policy Finance Advocacy Research

Prof. Dr. Şehnaz Karadeniz

Ophthalmologist and Immediate Past Chair of the International Diabetes Federation European Region · Istanbul Florence Nightingale Hospital

Dr. Karadeniz has been involved in medical and scientific programs in the field of diabetes for the past 25 years.

Association Development Inequality Diabetes Policy and Advocacy Eye Health Diabetic Eye Disease

Jennifer Roberts

Co-Author Of Power Up and Digital Lead Teacher · Point Loma High School

Linking Literacy and Technology for Teachers and Students

Curriculum Development Curriculum Design Teacher Training Google Apps Common Core Literacy

Laura Tamblyn Watts, LLB

President and CEO · CanAge

Nationally and internationally recognized expert on law and aging issues, with a specialty in law reform, policy, partnerships, and more.

Financial Literacy for Vulnerable Populations Plain Language Tool Development Legal Research Elder Law Mediation

Dr. Prakash Tyagi

Executive Director of GRAVIS and Founder-Director of GRAVIS Hospital · GRAVIS

Dr. Tyagi leads GRAVIS in India nd has made global contributions to healthy ageing programs and dialogues

Occupational Health Public Policy and Advocacy Reproductive Health Disaster Risk Reduction Geriatric Medicine

Yvette Lapayese

Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Student Success · Loyola Marymount University

Department of Teaching and Learning

Youth Participatory Action Research Critical and Feminist Methodologies Feminist Theories and Epistemologies Critical Social Theories Critical Media Literacy

Kate Einarson, Ph.D.

Knowledge Translation (KT) Specialist · Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

I am a behavioural scientist with a passion for getting research evidence out of scientific silos and making it useful to people who need it

Science Communication Language and Literacy Mental Health and Substance Use Arts Education Music and Mind

Ethan Zuckerman

Associate Professor of Public Policy, Communication and Information · University of Massachusetts Amherst

Ethan Zuckerman's work focuses on building alternatives to the commercial internet.

Social Media Governance Technology and Social Change Digital Public Infrastructure Online Community Governance Social Media

Robert Beck, PhD

Professor of Computing Sciences | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Robert Beck, PhD, is an expert in social networking, technological literacy, and gender roles in science and technology.

Computer Science Technology Literacy and Trends Social Networking Computing Education Gender Roles in Science and Technology

Maya Clark

Program Director and Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders · Georgia Southern University

Maya Clark is an expert in language development and disorders in school-age children, literacy acquisition and development.

Social cognitive theory and clinical education Literacy acquisition and development Language development and disorders Cultural, linguistic and socio-economic factors in communication and cognition Service-Learning