Katie Peek

Coastal Research Scientist · Western Carolina University

Hazard Mapping Climate Change Adaptation Sea-Level Rise Coastal Processes Natural Hazard Vulnerability Assessments

David Walton

Assistant Professor of History and Director of the Global Black Studies Program · Western Carolina University

David Walton's current research projects focus on the Black Power Movement of Detroit and Detroit's underground economy of the 1980s-1990s.

African Studies Black Radical THought History of Hip-Hop Black Power Movement African American Studies

Rick Eckstein, PhD

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

Rick Eckstein, PhD, is an expert in sports and society, youth sports, gender and sports, intercollegiate spending and stadium financing.

Title IX College Athletics Reform Sociology of Sport Stadium Financing Labor and Unions

Kristin Joys

Director/Lecturer · University of Florida

Kristin Joys is an impact strategist who has spent 25 years educating and empowering changemakers.

Societal Impact Leaders Social Entrepreneurship Sustainability Strategic Impact Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Veena Dubal

Associate Professor of Law · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contact: dubalv@uchastings.edu / 415-565-4860 / Office 364-200

Critical Race Theory Sociology of Social Movements Legal Anthropology Work Law Law and Social Change

Deborah Fein, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences · University of Connecticut

Distinguished Professor focused on autism spectrum disorders and behavioral therapy for autism.

Clinical Research Neuropsychological Assessment Autism Autism Spectrum Disorders Parent Training

Nicholas Passalacqua

Associate Professor · Western Carolina University

Nicholas Passalacqua is a co-founder and a current co-editor of the journal Forensic Anthropology.

Education Biological Anthropology Human Skeletal Biology Forensic Anthropology Ethics

Vicki Szabo

Associate Professor, Darth Vader Chair of Ancient and Medieval History · Western Carolina University

Vicki Szabo's research focuses on medieval environmental history, the medieval North Atlantic and the history of whaling.

Medieval History Viking Age Environmental History Medieval North Atlantic World Ancient History

James A. DeMeo, M.S.

Adjunct Professor · Tulane University

James DeMeo is an expert in sports security, event security, risk mitigation, risk management and risk assessment.

Risk Management Risk Mitigation Sports Security Event Security Risk Assessment

Greg Sawicki

Associate Professor, Automation / Mechatronics · Georgia Tech - COE

Dr. Sawicki directs the Human Physiology of Wearable Robotics (PoWeR) laboratory.

Robotic Exoskeletons Terrestrial Locomotion Human-machine Interfaces

Elizabeth McRae

Associate Professor · Western Carolina University

Elizabeth McRae’s teaching and research interests include the intersection of race, gender and politics in America and in the modern South.

American History American South Race and Politics Gender and Politics Modern South

Emile Lester

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Lester is an expert in church and state issues, especially controversies surrounding teaching religion in schools.

American Constitutional Law Church and State Issues Teaching Religion in Schools Minority Religious Groups Political Philosophy

Kelli R. Brown

Chancellor · Western Carolina University

Kelli R. Brown is the chancellor of Western Carolina University, serving more than 11,000 students with a wide range of bachelor’s degrees.

Institutional Planning Community Engagement Leadership Higher Education Management

Michael Laine

President · LiftPort Group

Think Big! There is a profound difference between 'difficult', 'very hard' and 'impossible'. We're building an Elevator to Space. Really.

Space Advanced Technology Leadership Operational Management Nanotechnology

Rebecca L. George

Instructor of Anthropology and Assistant Director of Forensic Anthropology Facilities · Western Carolina University

Rebecca L. George focuses on the utility of dental morphology and metrics to estimate population affinity within forensic anthropology.

Forensic Anthropology Dental Anthropology Osteology Skeletal Processing Bioarchaeology

J. Adam Langley, PhD

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

Adam Langley, PhD, focuses his research on how ecosystems respond to, and may determine the severity of, environmental change.

Wetlands Climate Change Global Change Ecology Carbon Cycling Coastal Wetland Sustainability

Teal Benevides, PhD, OTR/L

Associate Professor & Director of Faculty Development, Institute of Public and Preventive Health · Augusta University

Teal Benevides has a passion for addressing disparities among those on the autism spectrum, including racial and ethnic minorities.

Mental Health Research Autism Adults With Autism Services and Support Autism Research and Treatment

Lois Weithorn

Professor of Law, Harry & Lillian Hastings Research Chair · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: weithorn@uchastings.edu / 415-565-4660 / Office 366-200

Bioethics and the Law Criminal Law Family Law Mental Health Law Social Science and Law

Mary-Kate Lizotte, PhD

Professor of Political Science · Augusta University

Lizotte is an expert in public opinion and is an expert in gender in politics and voting.

Gender Differences in Effect of Attractiveness on Political Candidacy‎ Race and Politics Gender Differences in Political Interests Gender Differences in Public Opinion

Shawn Howton, PhD

Faculty Director, The Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate; Professor of Finance | Villanova School of Business · Villanova University

Shawn Howton, PhD, is an expert in commercial real estate.

Business Corporate Social Responsibility Corporate Governance Mortgage Backed Securities Fixed Income Markets