Prof. Suzanne Garon

Professor · School of Social Work, University of Sherbrooke

Ph. D. in Sociology (Frankfurt, Germany, 1992) is a full professor at the School of Social Work of the University of Sherbrooke

Age-friendly Environments Social Work Lifelong Learning Gerontology Research Community Development

Aashish Kumar

Professor of Radio, Television, Film · Hofstra University

Prof. Kumar is a social action scholar and a documentary filmmaker.

democratic discourse Filmmaking Civic Engagement grassroots advocacy

Tomeka Robinson

Professor of Rhetoric & Public Advocacy · Hofstra University

Dr. Robinson is an expert on effective public debate as well as health communication. She directs Hofstra's award-winning forensics team.

Public/Social Advocacy Rhetoric Health Communications Argumentation and Debate Intercultural Communication

Lori Baker, Ph.D.

Professor of Anthropology · Baylor University

Anthropologist and forensic scientist specializing in skeletal and DNA analyses

Anthropology Indentification of Remains Forensic Analysis of Skeletal Remains Reuniting Families Project Remains Found Along Mexican Border

M.J. D'Elia

Learning & Curriculum Support Team Librarian · Centre for Business and Social Entrepreneurship

A librarian with a significant amount of teaching experience.

Information Literacy Collection Development Library Science Virtual Reference Services Curriculum Design

Dr. Marty Makary

Physician, Researcher, Author, Medical Commentator · Johns Hopkins School of Medicine & Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health

This won't hurt a bit! In fact, your audience will say "Ahh" when a Johns Hopkins School of Medicine physician and author is at the podium

Minimally-Invasive Surgery Health Services Research Cancer Therapy Health Policy Access to Healthcare

Robert Rycroft

Professor of Economics · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Rycroft focuses on the economics of inequality, poverty and discrimination.

Political Science Economic Analysis Editing Finance and Economics Political Economy

Regina Rahimi

Professor · Georgia Southern University

Regina Rahimi research is focused on issues of gender and sexuality in education and middle and high school drop outs.

Race and Class in Education Middle and High School Drop Outs Issues of Gender in Education Issues of Sexuality in Education Adolescent Literacy

Eric Simanek

Robert A. Welch Professor of Chemistry · Texas Christian University

Dr. Simanek’s interests include whiskey, science education and basic scientific research aimed at the design of new medicines.

Expert Witness Higher Education Administration Organic and Polymer Chemistry Science Education Entrepreneurship Ed

Deborah Cullinan

Chief Executive Officer · YBCA

Deborah is a leading advocate on the pivotal role artists & cultural organizations play in shaping our social & political landscape.

Nonprofit Management Civic Engagement COVID Recovery Unemployment Philanthropy

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

Stefan Savage

Professor · UC San Diego

Stefan Savage specializes in computer engineering with a focus on cybersecurity.

Security Cybersecurity Computer Engineering Computer Science

Malinda Maynor Lowery, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of History & Director, Center for the Study of the American South, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Malinda Maynor Lowery's research interests include Native American history, Southern history, foodways, oral history and more.

Social and Political History Native American History Southern History Historical Geography Foodways

Dr. Ruth Finkelstein

Associate Director · Columbia International Longevity Centre

Dr. Ruth Finkelstein translates interdisciplinary scientific knowledge on aging and its societal implications into policy-focused practice.

Vaccination Public Policy Ageing in Place Lifelong Learning Active Ageing

Deborah (Debbi) Witham

Managing Director of Public Policy · CARF International

Deborah A. Witham, M.S.W., J.D., leads CARF’s ongoing assessment of and response to developments in public policy.

Quality Primary care and behavioral health integration HIV & AIDS Substance Use Disorders Social Determinants of Health

Priscilla Hwang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering | B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Duke University · VCU College of Engineering

Dr. Hwang's research focuses on developing 3D microphysiological systems to investigate musculoskeletal pathologies and cancer progression.

tumor microenvironment intervertebral disc microphysiological systems cancer metastasis collective cell migration

Thomas Greaney

Visiting Professor · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: greaney@uchastings.edu

Health Policy Antitrust Law Health Law Affordable Care Act (Aca)

Lizheng Shi

Endowed Regents Professor and vice chair of health policy and management · Tulane University

Lizheng Shi is an expert in health technology assessment, economics and policy, and for COVID-19.

Coronavirus Health Policy health technology assessment Health Economics COVID-19

Judith Smetana

Professor of Psychology · University of Rochester

Smetana is an expert on adolescent-parent relationships, moral reasoning, and development in cultural contexts.

Teens and Self-Esteem Cultural Contexts Children's Moral and Social Reasoning Adolescent-Parent Relationships Parenting Beliefs

Massimo Faggioli, PhD

Professor of Theology and Religious Studies | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Massimo Faggioli, PhD, is an expert on the history and administrative inner workings of the Catholic Church and of the papacy.

Pope Francis Religion Catholicism and World/European Politics Historical Theology and Ecclesiology American Catholicism