Jim Riddlesperger

Professor, Political Science · Texas Christian University

Professor Riddlesperger focuses on American politics, with emphasis in the presidency, Congress, and Texas politics

Political Parties American Political Institutions Congress and the Presidency Congress Issues in American Politics

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

David Webb

Chief Financial Officer · Deer Park ISD

Experienced, thought-provoking and dynamic speaker on the history and current status of Texas school finance

Legislation Public Funds Investment Public Education School Risk Management

Stephen Sloan, B.B.A., M.A., PhD.

Director of Institute for Oral History, Associate Professor of History · Baylor University

Stephen Sloan is an Associate Professor of History at Baylor University.

Public History Oral Histories Of Genocide Texas WWII Vets And Liberation Of Concentration Camps Cold War Crises and Conflicts American West

Marcia Ory

Regents and Distinguished Professor · Texas A&M School of Public Health

Marcia Ory's primary passion is to promote population health through innovations in research, education, and practice.

Women's Health and Aging Rural and Environmental Health Injury Prevention and Control Evidence-based Prevention Research Doctor-Older Patient Interactions

Becky Johnson

Professor of Professional Practice · Texas Christian University

Professor Johnson focuses on environmental management, complex subsurface investigations, and surface and ground water studies.

Groundwater Environmental Management Systems Water Supply Wind Energy Hydrogeology

Jeremy Everett, B.A., MDiv.

Senior Director of the Texas Hunger Initiative · Baylor University

The founder and executive director of the Texas Hunger Initiative (THI), a capacity-building, anti-hunger project within Baylor University

Poverty Hunger Policy National Hunger Issues Texas Hunger Initiative Food Insecurity

Avelardo Valdez

Cleofas and Victor Ramirez Professor of Practice Policy Research and Advocacy for the Latino Population Professor of Social Work and Sociology · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Dr. Valdez is an expert on the relationship between substance abuse and violence and health issues among high-risk groups.

Substance Abuse Hiv/Aids Behavioral Health Social Development and Policy

Timothy Matovina

Chair, Department of Theology · University of Notre Dame

Timothy Matovina works in the area of theology and culture, with specialization in U.S. Catholic and U.S. Latino theology and religion.

Catholic Church Latino Theology Catholic History in the American Southwest Mexico's Guadalupe Tradition

Johnny Nhan

Associate Professor and Graduate Director, Criminal Justice · Texas Christian University

Nhan's research focuses primarily on technology and policing - cyber security, police culture and collaborative security networks.

Police Culture Policing Race and Crime Cybercrime White Collar Crime

Sascha Usenko B.S., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Environmental Science. Director, Environmental Science Graduate Program · Baylor University

Dr. Usenko is the Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Director, Environmental Science Graduate Program at Baylor University.

Anthropogenic Contaminants Spatial and Temporal Scales The Transformation and Bioavailability of Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic Chemicals in the Environment Environmental Forensic Chemistry Identifying Unique Chemical Fingerprints

Efstathios Michaelides

W.A. "Tex" Moncrief Jr. Founding Chair of Engineering · Texas Christian University

Professor Michaelides focuses on lifetime of fossil fuel resources, alternative energy, geothermal energy and nanofluids.

Multiphase Flow Nanofluids Alternative Energy Fossil Fuels Geothermal Energy

Kevin Dougherty, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Sociology · Baylor University

Dr. Dougherty focuses on the impact of religion on other realms of social life such as community involvement, politics, and work

Religious Education Religion Sociology of Religion Religion Politics & Culture Facebook in Education

Frederick W. Gooding, Jr.

Dr. Ronald E. Moore Professor in Humanities · Texas Christian University

Race, Racism and Discrimination in Pop Culture and/or Mainstream Media (e.g., movies, music and sports).

Sports Movies Discrimination Representations of Race Mainstream Media

Scott Imberman

Professor · Michigan State University

Education expert and economist, focusing on policy issues in K-12 and higher education

Autism Spectrum Disorder Teacher Incentives Education Policy Economics of Education School Choice

Celeste Menchaca

Assistant Professor · Texas Christian University

Celeste Menchaca is an expert on how science, technology, and vision have created borders for modern nation-states.

Border Creation Gender Immigration Ninteenth Century U.S. -Mexico Borderlands

Wilkie Au

Emeritus Professor of Theological Studies · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Michael C. Slattery

Professor and Chair, Director of the Institute for Environmental Studies · Texas Christian University

Mike has worked in diverse landscapes ranging from the Namib Desert in southern Africa to the cloud forests of Costa Rica.

Mercury Contamination from Coal-fired Power Plants Wind Research Rhino Conservation Human Impact to Coastal Plains, Rivers and Sediment Pathways

Melita Garza

Associate Professor · Texas Christian University

Melita Garza’s areas of expertise include journalism history, diversity, businesses and economic news and literary journalism.

Media Literacy Fake News Journalism History Literary Journalism Diversity

Ruben Martinez

Professor of Sociology and Director of the Julian Samora Research Institute · Michigan State University

Ruben Martinez is an expert in race and ethnic relations, education of ethnic minorities, and environmental justice.

Race in America Institutional Change Ethnic Minorities Diversity Leadership Latinx Voting Habits