David Favre

Professor of law and The Nancy Heathcote Professor of Property and Animal Law · Michigan State University

An expert in animal within property, family and criminal law, as well as wildlife and international animal issues.

International Animal Issues Animal Ethics Animal Rights Animal Welfare Animal Cruelty

Elissa Madden

Associate Professor · Baylor University

Research: child welfare, foster care, adoption (public & private), child & family mental health, service learning in social work education

Service Learning Adoption Research Child and Family Services Foster Care and Adoptions Child Welfare

Laura Reese

Director and Professor · Michigan State University

Laura Reese is an expert in animal welfare policy, animals in the city, animal sheltering, local economic development

Local Economic Development Animals in the City Animal Welfare Policy Animal Sheltering

Julie Levy

Distinguished Professor · University of Florida

Julie Levy focuses on shelter animal wellness, feline infectious diseases, spay/neuter and humane cat population control alternatives.

Animal Welfare Feline Infectious Diseases FeLV FIP FIV

Sacha Klein

Associate Professor · Michigan State University

Sacha Klein is an expert on child welfare, child maltreatment prevention, effects of early care and education on parenting.

Educational Services Child Maltreatment Public Policy Analysis and Advocacy Racial Disparities in the Child Welfare System Child Abuse Prevention

Marlene Matarese, Ph.D.

Associate Research Professor · University of Connecticut

Marlene Matarese works to improve access to and the quality of systems and services for children and youth with public system involvement.

Child Welfare Juvenile Justice and Behavioral Health Systems Family Reunification in Child Welfare Implementation Science Intervention Design and Evidence Based Practices

My (Myla) Bui, Ph.D.

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

Neuroplasticity Social Marketing Public Policies Promoting Consumer Wellness Nutritional Labeling Healthcare Management & Innovation

Professor Susan Backhouse

Director of Research · Leeds Beckett University

An expert in athlete welfare, drug use in sport, why athletes dope, what makes athletes vulnerable to doping and more.

Doping Drug Use in Sport Sports Integrity Athlete Welfare Clean Sport

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

Professor Sue Backhouse

Professor of Sport Psychology and Behavioural Nutrition · Leeds Beckett University

Her particular expertise is in athlete welfare, drug use in sport, why athletes dope, what makes athletes vulnerable to doping and more.

Doping Drug Use in Sport Sports Integrity Athlete Welfare Clean Sport

Elaine Power

Associate Professor · School of Kinesiology & Health Studies, Queen's University

Teaches social determinants of health. Researches food insecurity. Advocates for basic income. Dreams of the day when food banks can close.

food insecurity food banks feeding the family family food practices Social Determinants of Health

Lois Weithorn

Professor of Law, Harry & Lillian Hastings Research Chair · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: weithorn@uchastings.edu / 415-565-4660 / Office 366-200

Bioethics and the Law Criminal Law Family Law Mental Health Law Social Science and Law

Felix Rioja

Cowen Chair in Latin American Social Sciences & Associate Professor · Tulane University

Felix Rioja has written articles on the effects of public infrastructure on economic growth, and the distribution of wealth and income

Inflation Welfare Economic Growth International Macroeconomics Financial Economics

Jessica Vapnek

Lecturer, Global Programs Advisor, and Director of the M.S.L. Program · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: vapnekjessica@uchastings.edu

Agriculture and Natural Resource Law Legislative Drafting Rule of Law

Kathryn Libal, Ph.D.

Director, Human Rights Institute and Associate Professor, Social Work & Human Rights · University of Connecticut

Professor Libal researches human rights norms and practices, including the ability to secure adequate food and housing.

U.S. Resettlement of Refugees Asylum Seekers Women's Rights Children's Rights Migrant Children

Victor V. Claar, Ph.D.

Expert in economics and ethics · Florida Gulf Coast University

Victor Claar is a serious economist who thinks about the individual human beings behind market transactions.

Financial Literacy Tariffs Free Enterprise Business Cycles Inflation

Gabriele Magni

Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations and Director of the Global Policy Institute · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Wang Feng

Professor of Sociology · UC Irvine

Wang Feng is a leading expert on demography, aging, and inequality - particularly in China.

China Post-Communist Societies Social Inequality Social Demography Contemporary Chinese Society

Elizabeth Zechmeister

Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science and Director of LAPOP · Vanderbilt University

Expert in Latin American political behavior and director of the world-renowned Latin American Public Opinion Project.

Democracy Polling Latin America Comparative Politics Latin America Democracy

Tracy Fisher, Ph.D.

Public Trustee and Affiliate Faculty - School of Leadership Studies · Fielding Graduate University

A Black Feminist anthropologist with an intersectional perspective on race, gender, sexuality, class, nation, and social justice

Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Black Feminisms Women of Color Feminisms Genders and Sexualities Feminist Theory and Methodologies