Shawn Brixey

Professor; Affiliate Faculty · VCU College of Engineering

Affiliate Faculty in Computer Science, former Dean School of the Arts.

Immersive Media Film & Video Production Stereoscopy Computer Graphics Spatial Imaging

Lauren Fournier

Creative Director, Writer, Curator, Consultant, Researcher · Middlebrook Prize Winners

Visual Culture & Theory Curating Filmmaking Environmental Humanities Contemporary Literature

Elizabeth Chodos

Assistant Professor · Carnegie Mellon University

Elizabeth Chodos has focused her career on promoting the work of contemporary artists through higher education and public programming.

Higher Education Public Art Arts and Creative Expression Contemporary Art Curatorial Practice

Lynn Adler

Professor of Biology · University of Massachusetts Amherst

Lynn Adler examines the interaction between flowers, pollinator (especially bees) and pathogens.

Bee-Pathogen Dynamics Ecology and Evolution of Insect-Plant Interactions Plant-Animal Interactions Floral Traits Bees

Nefertiti Walker

Professor of Sport Management and Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion · University of Massachusetts Amherst

Nefertiti Walker's research centers on sports culture and developing diverse and inclusive cultures in sports and other organizations.

Gender in organizations Intersection of Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation in Intercollegiate Sports Sports Culture Organizational Diversity and inclusion Women & Leadership in Sport Organizations

Tatishe M. Nteta

Provost Professor of Political Science / Director of UMass Poll · University of Massachusetts Amherst

Tatishe Nteta's research lies at the intersection of the politics of race and ethnicity, public opinion, and political behavior.

Political Polls American Politics Politics and Political Analysis Race Culture and Ethnicity Polling

David Julian McClements

Distinguished Professor of Food Science · University of Massachusetts Amherst

D. Julian McClements is the most highly cited food scientist in the world, known for his leading research on plant-based food.

Plant-based Food Food Science Food Nanotechnology Food Architecture

Sonya Atalay

Provost Professor of Anthropology and Director of Center for Braiding Indigenous Knowledges and Science (CBIKS) · University of Massachusetts Amherst

Sonya Atalay explores ways that repatriation and reclaiming of heritage provides lessons for decolonizing and Indigenizing institutions

Indigenous Knowledge Indigenous Studies Native American Studies Cultural Anthropology Critical Heritage Studies

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

Ivan Lee

Associate Professor, Manning College of Information and Computer Sciences · University of Massachusetts Amherst

Ivan Lee develops mobile and personalized health solutions.

Mobile and Personalized Health Wearable Health Sensing Embedded Systems Sensor Data Analytics

Richard Peltier

Professor of Environmental Health Sciences · University of Massachusetts Amherst

Richard Peltier's research looks at how poor air quality affects human health.

Global Health Air Pollution and Health Environmental Health Face Masks Aerosol filtration

Meghan Huber

Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering · University of Massachusetts Amherst

Meghan Huber's research focuses on understanding how humans and robots can learn from their physical interaction

Exoskeletons Bioengineering Biomedical Engineering Robotics Human-Robot Interaction

Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina

Paul Murray Kendall Chair in Biography and Professor of English · University of Massachusetts Amherst

Gretchen Gerzina is a specialist on the novel and biography, focusing on Black British studies, Victorian studies and mixed race studies..

Victorian Studies Black British Studies African American Women’s Writing Mixed Race Studies

Larry Payne

Instructor · Loyola Marymount University

Todd Robert Petersen

Professor of English · Southern Utah University

Specializing in formal structures of visual storytelling, creative writing, film theory, and aesthetics

Traditional and Contemporary Models of Successful Writing Creative Writing Techniques Coming-of-Age Storytelling Project-Based Learning in HIgher Education Project Management

Deena Weisberg, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences · Villanova University

Deena Weisberg, Ph.D., studies imaginative cognition and scientific thinking in young children and adults.

Child Development Imagination Public Understanding of Science‎ Galapagos Islands Pretend Play

Esther Lim

CEO and Chief Experience Architect · The Estuary, LLC

Passionately exploring the convergence of social media, storytelling, big data and emerging tech in marketing and digital entertainment

Transmedia Storytelling Digital Narratives: Co-Created Storyworld Communities Social Media Analytics Big Data Narrative Gamification

Julie Byrne

Professor and Monsignor Thomas Hartman Chair in Catholic Studies · Hofstra University

The Professor and Monsignor Thomas Hartman Chair in Catholic Studies at Hofstra University

Religion and Popular Culture Religion and Sports Pope Francis Independent Catholics Roman Catholics

Megan Ennes

Assistant Curator · University of Florida

Megan Ennes supports science interests using family museum programming, professional development and climate change communication research.

Civic Engagement for the Environment Climate Change Education Family Science Museum Education Science Career Aspirations

Garland Kirkpatrick

Professor of Graphic Design, College of Communication and Fine Arts · Loyola Marymount University

Professor of Graphic Design

Typography Adobe Creative Suite Concept Development Product Design User Experience