Joel Wm. Friedman

Jack M. Gordon Professor of Procedural Law & Jurisdiction, Director, Master of Jurisprudence Program · Tulane University

Joel Friedman has expertise in employment discrimination law, labor law, civil procedure and mediation

Kerri Raissian, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Public Policy · University of Connecticut

Public administration expert, focusing on child and family policy

The impact of early childhood investments on child well-being Role of policy in family violence and contraception subsidies How policy generates family complexity, data collection and decision making in the child protective system

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

Stacy Lee Burns

Professor of Sociology · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Sociology of Law Criminal Justice Social Problems Drugs and Society

Jill McCorkel, PhD

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

Jill McCorkel, PhD, examines the social and political consequences of mass incarceration in the United States

#SayHerName Prison Education Programs Race, Class and Gender Inequality Prisons and Punishment Law and Criminal Justice Policy

Melissa Bemiller, PhD

Assistant Professor · Augusta University

Professor Bemiller's research focuses on violent victimization: homicide, sex crimes, and portrayals of violence in mass media.

Sex Crimes Child Abuse Homicide Violent Victimization Portrayals of Violence in Mass Media

Karen Busby

Professor of Law & Director, Centre for Human Rights Research · University of Manitoba

Karen Busby teaches Constitutional Law, Gender and the Law, Human Rights and Administrative Law

Constitutional Law Human Rights Sexual Violence Assisted Human Reproduction Sex Work and Prostitution Law

David Levine

The Honorable Raymond L. Sullivan Professor of Law · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: levined@uchastings.edu / 415-565-4677 / Office 350-200

Federal Civil Procedure California Civil Procedure Remedies Institutional Reform Litigation

Bethany Berger, J.D.

Professor of Law · University of Connecticut

Professor of Law with a focus on federal Indian law and property law.

Legal History Property Law Tribal Law Litigation and Policy Federal Indian Law

Shaun Nelms

Professor (Clinical), Co-Chair Educational Leadership, William & Sheila Konar Director of the Center for Urban Education Success · University of Rochester

Nelms is also vice president for community partnerships at the University of Rochester

School Systems for Underserved Communities Urban Education Success School Culture School Turnaround K-12 Education

Melissa Powell-Williams, PhD

Professor of Sociology · Augusta University

Dr. Powell-Williams' research interests include domestic violence victim advocacy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Deaf culture Domestic Violence Victim Advocacy Subcultures Social Movements Organizations

Linda Trinh Vo

Professor, Department of Asian American Studies · UC Irvine

Dr. Linda Trinh Vo is a Professor and former Chair of the Department of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Irvine.

Gender Relations Racial and Ethnic Relations Vietnamese Experience Asian American Studies Immigrants and refugees

David Cuillier

Director · University of Florida

David Cuillier’s expertise is in freedom of information, particularly the ability for journalists to acquire government records.

Freedom of Information Access to Information

Melissa Martinez

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

Dr. Martinez is an expert on human rights, criminal organizations and post-conflict societies in Latin America.

Post-Conflict Societies in Latin America Human Rights Criminal Organizations

Amira Elghawaby

Communications Director · The National Council of Canadian Muslims

Amira Elghawaby leads the NCCM’s media relations, public engagement and strategic communications.

Ethnic Media & Diversity Anti-discrimination Civic Engagement Human Rights Civil Rights

Laila Hlass

Professor of Practice · Tulane University

Professor Hlass focuses on law, policy and practices that affect access to justice within the immigration law regime.

Experiential Learning Asylum Law Children Access to Justice Immigration Law

Ralph Russo

Program Director, Professor of Practice, Applied Computing · Tulane University

Ralph Russo is an expert on technology in the homeland security and public safety domains.

Software Development Computer Science Emergency Management Public Safety Emergency Operations

Sharon Austin

Professor · University of Florida

Sharon Wright Austin’s teaching and research interests are in American government, urban politics and African American politics.

Southern Politics African American Politics Urban Politics

Norbert Ross

Associate Professor of Anthropology · Vanderbilt University

Expert in child centered anthropology, including children and violence.

Central America Culture and Cognition Children and Violence Child Anthropology Theatre and Social Science

Rayid Ghani

Distinguished Career Professor · Carnegie Mellon University

Rayid Ghani is a reformed computer scientist who wants to increase the use of large-scale Machine Learning in solving large public policy.

Predictive Analytics Machine Learning Ethics Public Policy Information Systems