Barbara D. Boyan, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Institute for Engineering and Medicine | B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Rice University · VCU College of Engineering

Dr. Boyan specializes in cell and tissue engineering

Cell and Tissue Engineering Response of Cells to Biomaterials Mechanisms of Action of Hormones and Growth Factors in Cartilage and Bone Normal and Pathological Calcification Stem Cell Delivery Technologies

Jess Joss

Executive Director · York Angel Investors

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Jasmine McNealy

Associate Professor · University of Florida

Jasmine McNealy studies information, communication and technology with a view toward influencing law and policy.

Ethical AI Communication Technology Media Law and Policy Newsroom Policy Communications

Greg Stewart, MD

W. Kennon McWilliams Professor of Sports Medicine; Chief, Section of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation; Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery · Tulane University

Dr. Stewart specializes in sports medicine, physical medicine, rehab and age-related research of former NFL players and military veterans.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Orthopedic Surgery Rehabilitation Sports Medicine Physical Medicine

Anna McAlister

Assistant Professor of Advertising and Public Relations · Michigan State University

Anna McAlister is a consumer behavior expert.

Developmental Psychology Consumer Behavior advertising to children Food and Nutrition

Reshma Shah

Professor in the Practice of Marketing · Emory University, Goizueta Business School

Relationship Marketing Customer and Partner Retention Integrated Marketing Communications Brand and Category Management Marketing Processes and Performance

Roy C. Vella

Managing Director · Vella Ventures Ltd.

Digital Strategy Expert, NED/Advisor & Entrepreneur

Innovation Digital Transformation Business Development & Partnerships Business Strategy

Michael Hess

CEO/Founder · Skooba Design

Founder/CEO Skooba Design, CBS/Business Writer, Speaker

Entrepreneurship Product/Brand Development Creative Marketing Public Relations Customer Service

Kaitlynn Furse

Director, Corporate Communications · CAA South Central Ontario

Media spokesperson and subject matter expert on winter driving, road trips and travel.

Winter Driving Travel and Tourism Strategic Communications Road Trips

Kent Messer

Professor, Applied Economics · University of Delaware

Prof. Messer specializes in topics in the nexus of agriculture and the environment and the economics of stigma.

Agri-Environmental Policy Food Labeling Stigma Water Recycling Behavioral Economics

Eric Swanson

Professor of Economics · UC Irvine

Eric Swanson is an expert on inflation, recessions and what changes in interest rates mean for the economy.

Monetary Economics Macroeconomics Macro-Finance Time Series Econometrics

Spiro Kiousis

Executive Associate Dean/Professor · University of Florida

Spiro Kiousis’ research interests include political public relations, political communication and digital communication.

Public Relations Campaign Public Relations Research Public Relations Strategy Political Communication

Matt Barton

Professor of Communication, Department Chair · Southern Utah University

Specializing in rhetoric and persuasion in public discourse, communication theory, and critical thinking

Communication Theories Professional Writing and Presentations Public Discourse Teaching Communication Theory Conflict and Communication in Relationships

John Taylor

Associate Professor of Biology · Southern Utah University

Specializing in bat research, collegiate program development, STEM education, and professional development

Herpetology Impact of Biological Problems on Human Affairs Collegiate Program Development STEM Education and Policy Biological Education

Laurence Ales

Associate Professor · Carnegie Mellon University

Laurence Ales' research interests include macroeconomics, optimal taxation, and contract theory.

Disruptive Technologies Tax Policy Economics Optimal Taxation Macroeconomics

Robert Bryce

Senior Fellow · The Manhattan Institute

One of America’s most prominent energy journalists, a dynamic public speaker, and a regular commentator on national television.

Energy Green Energy Technology Oil and Gas

Robert Novy-Marx

Lori and Alan S. Zekelman Distinguished Professor of Finance · University of Rochester

Robert Novy-Marx is an award-winning expert on empirical asset pricing, empirical methods, and public finance.

Public Finance Empirical Asset Pricing Empirical Methods

Ronald Schurin, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus · University of Connecticut

Expert in the politics of presidential campaigns

American Politics and Elections Connecticut Politics Electoral Politics American Politics Education Policy

Martha Buell

Professor, Human Development and Family Sciences · University of Delaware

Research focuses on policies related to early childhood care and education.

Teacher Education Teacher Development Literacy Development Early Childhood Education Childcare

Craig M. Wheeland, PhD

Senior Vice Provost for Academics; Professor of Public Administration · Villanova University

Craig M. Wheeland , PhD, is an expert in urban politics, local government, and public administration.

Public Administration Urban Politics Local Government Higher Education Academic Integrity