Lauren McMillan

Assistant Professor · University of Mary Washington

Lauren McMillan is the University of Mary Washington's resident historical archaeologist and an expert on middle-Atlantic American history.

African Disapora Archaeology Archaeology Anthropology Historical Archaeology

Ryan Thornburg, M.A.

Associate Professor, UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media · UNC-Chapel Hill

Thornburg is an expert in data-driven reporting and media economics.

Digital Elections Engagement Local news Fake News

Nabil Al-Tikriti

Associate Professor of History & American Studies · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Al-Tikriti has firsthand experience with Middle Eastern affairs, as a researcher, humanitarian and election monitor.

Forced Migration (Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons) Genocide Higher Education Humanitarian Affairs History of the Ottoman Empire

Steven King, M.S.

Associate Professor of Emerging Technologies, Hussman School of Journalism and Media · UNC-Chapel Hill

As a computer scientist and journalist, King experiments with emerging technologies to present news and information in new ways.

Drones Innovation & Creativity Robotics Virtual Reality VR

Jason James

Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology · University of Mary Washington

Jason James' research comes out of a fascination and dismay at the power of collective identities with nations, ethnic groups, and "races."

Anthropology Sociology German Studies Nationalism Tourism

JB Kurish

Professor in the Practice of Finance · Emory University, Goizueta Business School

Economist and ex-investment banker with experience in linking financial markets with the impacts of local, state, and national policies

Financial Markets Investment Banking State and Local Government Financing Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing New Venture Financing

Veronica Kitchen

Associate Professor of Political Science · University of Waterloo and Balsillie School of International Affairs

Associate Prof of Political Science, University of Waterloo & Balsillie School of International Affairs

International Security Counter-Terrorism National Security Foreign Policy Canada-United States relations

Carole Garmon

Department Chair, Professor of Sculpture · University of Mary Washington

Professor Garmon specializes in all technical aspects of sculpture.

Sculpture Video Art Performance Art Installation Art

Renee Smith-Maddox

Clinical Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Dr. Smith-Maddox interests include teaching diversity, social innovation, and the capacity-building needs of nonprofit organizations

Advocacy and Social Justice Corporate Social Responsbility Race Gender and Class in Organization Processes Social Work Education Social Work

Rebecca Rebbe

Assistant Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

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Child Protective Services child welfare practice linked administrative data Child Abuse and Neglect

Ken Howard

Founder & President · FaithX.net - Resources, Services, Online Network

Creating Christian Community Beyond Us & Them

Creating Christian Community Beyond Us & Them Non-Proselytizing Evangelism Conflict Transformation in Spiritual Communities Schism-Proof Your Church Through Conflict Transformation Re-Paradigming Church Systems

Joseph Cabosky, Ph.D., J.D.

Assistant professor, School of Media and Journalism · UNC-Chapel Hill

Joe's creative work and research focuses on public relations data analytics and the value of modern PR efforts

Polling Data Metrics Entertainment Advertising

Jessica Smith

W.R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Public Law and Government · UNC-Chapel Hill

Working with judicial system stakeholders to promote evidence-based criminal justice reform; over-criminalization, bail reform and more.

Post-Conviction Procedure Judicial Education Criminal Justice Reform Bail and Pretrial Release Criminal Law and Procedure

Micki McElya, Ph.D.

Professor of History · University of Connecticut

Professor McElya is an expert in the histories of women, gender, sexuality, and race in the U.S., with a focus on politics and memory.

U.S. Cultural and Political History Women & Gender Sexuality & LGBTQ History Feminist Theory Queer Theory

Keith Mellinger

Professor of Mathematics · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Mellinger blends mathematics and music.

Discrete Mathematics Coding Theory Geometry Math

Robert Pollin

Distinguished Professor of Economics / Co-Director, Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) · University of Massachusetts Amherst

Robert Pollin's research centers on macroeconomics and the economics of building a clean-energy economy in the U.S and globally.

Conditions for Low-Wage Workers Applied Econometrics Green New Deal Clean Energy Economics

Mitch Prinstein, Ph.D., ABPP

John Van Seters Distinguished Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, College of Arts & Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Prinstein is an expert on children’s and adolescents’ peer relationships.

Clinical Psychology Adolescent Psychology Self-Injury Peer Influence and Adolescent Health Risk Behaviors Suicide Prevention

Amy Olivieri

Regional Development Director · Constant Contact, Inc.

Small Business Marketing Expert - Texas | LA | MS | NM

Social Media Marketing Marketing Communications Email Marketing Mobile Marketing

Janni Aragon

Director, Technology Integrated Learning and Interim Director Technology & Society Program · University of Victoria

Janni Aragon has taught courses on American Politics, Political Theory, Gender and Politics, Feminist Theory, and Women's Studies.

Gender and Leadership Gender and Higher Education Cogressional Elections Women and Social Media Teaching and Social Media

Richard Himelfarb

Professor of Political Science · Hofstra University

Professor Himelfarb's scholarly interests and expertise include health care policy (Affordable Care Act), Congress and the presidency.

Political Science American Politics Affordable Care Act Health Care Policy Congress