James Costa

Professor and Executive Director of Highlands Biological Station · Western Carolina University

Jim Costa's interests include insect behavior and ecology, environmental history and philosophy, and the history of science.

Charles Darwin Conservation Ecology Insect Behavior Evolutionary Biology

Brianne Gilbert

Managing Director, StudyLA; Senior Lecturer, Political Science; Senior Lecturer, Urban & Environmental Studies · Loyola Marymount University

Center for the Study of Los Angeles

Los Angeles Social Science Research Public Opinion Research Survey Methodology Geospatial Data Mapping

Amanda J. Crawford

Assistant Professor · University of Connecticut

Professor Crawford is a veteran political reporter, literary journalist, and expert in journalism ethics and misinformation.

Literary Journalism Media News Literacy Misinformation Journalism Ethics

Jennifer Andrews

Professor, Department of English · University of New Brunswick

Jennifer Andrews’s areas of interest include nineteenth- and twentieth-century English-Canadian and American literature

Nineteenth and Twentieth Century English-Canadian and American Literature Native North American Literature Literary Theory Border Studies Cultural Studies

Paul Harris

Professor of English · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Geo-Poetics & Geo-Philosophy Literary Theory Interdisciplinary study of time Outsider Art/The Watts Towers of Los Angeles OULIPO/writing under constraints

Selmer Bringsjord

Director, Rensselaer AI & Reasoning Lab; Professor, Cognitive Science and Computer Science · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Expert in logic and philosophy, specializing in AI and reasoning

Artifical Intelligence Philosophical Foundations of AI Computational Economics AI Systems Formal Logic

Ruthellen Josselson, Ph.D.

Doctoral Faculty - Clinical Psychology · Fielding Graduate University

Psychodynamic and an existential psychotherapist

Life Span Development Theories of Relationship Group Dynamics and Group Therapy Individual Psychotherapy Narrative and Life History Research

Chuck Rosenthal

Professor Emeritus of English · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Fiction Narrative Narrative Theory Magic Journalism Animal Consciousness

Scott Rader

Associate Professor · Western Carolina University

Charles “Scott” Rader has entrepreneurial work experience in the areas of information technology product development and management.

Literary Deconstruction in Consumption Meanings Ethnographic Exploration of Experiential Consumption Postmodern Consumer Culture Postmodern Consumption Social Media Marketing

Angel M. Díaz-Dávalos

Assistant Professor of Modern Languages & Literatures - Spanish · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Hispanic Studies U.S.-Mexico Border Studies Mexican Literary and Cultural Studies

Richard A. Wilson, Ph.D.

Gladstein Distinguished Chair of Human Rights and Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor · University of Connecticut

Dr. Wilson is an expert on hate speech and incitement on social media.

Human Rights Truth and Reconciliation Commissions Anthropology Human rights trials International Human Rights

Michelle Richmond

Founder · The Book Doctor

Bestselling Author, Publisher, and Corporate Writing Retreat Leader

Writing Publishing Creativity Books

Neelanjana Banerjee

Lecturer of Asian and Asian American Studies · Loyola Marymount University

Neelanjana Banerjee is an expert in Asian American arts, and Asian Pacific American and Asian diasporic literature.

Asian Pacific American and Asian Diasporic Literature American American Arts Creative Writing Third World Studies

Elliott Piros

Lecturer of Classics and Archaeology · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Greek and Latin Novels Roman Poetry Classics Roman Social and Economic History

David Dodell-Feder

Assistant Professor of Psychology · University of Rochester

David Dodell-Feder's research looks at the processes that contribute to healthy and disordered social functioning, and their improvement.

Empathy Behavioral Methods Psychotic Spectrum Disorders Neuroimaging Relationship Psychology

Antonia Petro

Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures - Spanish · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Medieval Spanish Literature Spanish cinema

Ronald Rash

Professor · Western Carolina University

Ron Rash is the author of the 2009 PEN/Faulkner finalist and New York Times bestseller Serena and Above the Waterfall.

Southern Writing Poetry English Appalachia Novelist

Shayne Piasta

Associate Professor | Teaching and Learning · The Ohio State University

Expert in reading and literacy in early and middle childhood education.

Child Development Early Childhood Education Childhood Literacy Literacy Reading and Literacy

Beth Howells

Chair, Literature · Georgia Southern University

Beth chairs the Literature Department & her research areas are 19th century British Literature, women's literature, & rhetoric and writing

19th Century British Literature Gender and Women’s Studies Writing Rhetoric Composition Studies

Paul Froese, Ph.D.

Professor of Sociology, Director of Baylor Religion Surveys · Baylor University

Dr. Froese focuses on the sociology of meaning, religion, comparative historical sociology, political sociology and ideology.

Sociology Religion Religion Politics & Culture Society's Images of God Russians and Religious Ideology