Caroline Sauvage

Associate Professor of Classics and Archaeology · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Classics Archaeology International Trade Social Identity Through Archaeological Objects Late Bronze Age

Lorynn Divita, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Apparel Merchandising · Baylor University

Dr. Divita's areas of research are fashion forecasting and trend contagion; and textile, apparel and retailing industry topics.

Retailing Fashion Merchandising Apparel Textile Sciences Fashion Forecasting

Hanan Hammad

Associate Professor and Director of Middle East Studies, History · Texas Christian University

Professor Hammad focuses on Middle Eastern history and Islamic civilization

Modern Middle Eastern History Revolutionary Iran Middle East Women in Syria and Iraq

Mahmoud Nourayi, Ph.D.

Professor of Accounting, College of Business Administration · Loyola Marymount University

Paul A. Grosch Professor

Tax + Financial Consultant Auditor in Government and Public Accounting Internal Auditor + Accounting Manager Public Accounting

John Volakis

Professor & Chope Chair, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering | College of Engineering · The Ohio State University

Electrical engineering expert, focusing on computational electromagnetics

Wireless Communication and Propagation Antennas and Arrays RF Materials and Packaging RF Matching and Tunable Circuits RFIDs

Theresa M. Winge

Associate Professor of Fashion Design and Theory · Michigan State University

An expert on fashion and dress, Theresa M. Winge focuses her research on the construction of identity within visual and material cultures.

Material Culture Steampunk Subculture Culture Fashion

Beth Myers

Department Chair, Associate Professor of Fashion Merchandising & Apparel Design · Georgia Southern University

Beth Myers works to find relationships between brands, consumers and the apparel they purchase.

Consumer Behavior Branding Textiles Apparel Merchandising Fashion Trends

Jay Yoo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences Apparel Merchandising · Baylor University

Expert in fashion merchandising, apparel and consumer behavior

Green Consumption Body-Tanning Behaviors Apparel and Consumer Behavior Fashion Merchandising Appearance-Related Behaviors

Heather Chiero

Associate Professor of History, Anthropology and Philosophy · Augusta University

Dr. Chiero is a leading scholar in Latin American & U.S. Western history and the Spanish colonial periphery of the Caribbean Basin.

Material Culture Social History Underrepresented Populations Central America Latin America

Patrick Conway, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Department of Economics, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Patrick J. Conway is Professor and Chair of the Department of Economics at UNC Chapel Hill

Tariffs Globalization International Trade IMF Adjustment Programs Economic Development

Candace Keller

Associate Professor of African Art and Visual Culture · Michigan State University

Candace M. Keller is an expert in African art and West African photography

West African Photography African Arts

Michelle D. Miranda

Associate Professor, Security Systems and Law Enforcement Technology · Farmingdale State College

Dr. Michelle Miranda teaches Security Systems and Law Enforcement Technology. She has worked as a Criminalist with the NYC Police Dept.

Forensic Sciences Tattoos and Tattoo Inks Gunshot Residue and Shooting Reconstruction Microscopy Spectroscopic Techniques

Michael J. McClure, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering | BE, Vanderbilt University | Ph.D, Virginia Commonwealth University · VCU College of Engineering

Understanding the role of extracellular matrix and mechanical forces to regulate skeletal muscle structure, function, and innervation.

Muscle aging Cell-matrix interactions Integrin-mediated signaling Myoblast fusion Regenerative rehabilitation in skeletal muscle trauma

Jean Roy

Principal Consultant · Cleartelligence, Inc.

Jean Roy is an expert across multiple industries including, medical device, retail, aerospace and business intelligence, project management.

Logistics and Engineering Business Intelligence Supply Chain Aerospace and Steel Textile

Lewis Perkins

Sustainability Strategist · New House LLC

Engaging Social and Environmental Responsibility Speaker

Corporate Sustainability Trends Knowledge & Insights Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Continuous Improvement Quality Standards Sustainable Textiles & Apparel

Sasha Rabin Wallinger

Founder and Principal · Haute Verte, LLC

Global Innovation, Communications and Sustainability Expert

Corporate Social Responsibility Social Media Innovation

Bennett (Ben) Ward, Ph.D.

Director of Project Outreach, Associate Professor · VCU School of Engineering

Polymer chemistry and engineering. Product and device design, with a knack for robust program development. Director of Capstone Design.

Capstone Senior Design Program Innovation design and development processes High Performance Polymers and Fibers Applications of Materials and Surface Science Filtration and separation

Michael Hess

CEO/Founder · Skooba Design

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

Entrepreneurship Product/Brand Development Creative Marketing Public Relations Customer Service

Alain Thys

Managing Partner · Futurelab

Customer Experience Expert

Kyle Berner

Founder · Feelgoodz

Kyle Berner is the founder of Feelgoodz, a travel-inspired lifestyle brand that produces casual footwear and accessories.

Travel Entrepreneurship Collegiate Motivation