Stephen M. Strader, PhD

Assistant Professor of Geography and the Environment | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Stephen Strader, PhD, is an expert on the interaction of climate change, natural hazards, and society.

Wildfires Severe Weather Hazards and Society Natural Hazards Geographic Information Systems

Jacqualine Grant

Associate Professor of Biology / Museum Curator · Southern Utah University

Conservation biologist whose work focuses on green infrastructure and organismal biology.

Genetics Wildlife Conservation Wildfire Restoration Wildfire Water Conservation

David Godwin

Director · University of Florida

David Godwin researches fire ecology, from remote sensing assessments of burn severity to prescribed fire and forest carbon dynamics.

Wildfire Fire Science Fire Ecology Prescribed Fire

Robin Cox

Research Director and Professor · ResilienceByDesign Research Lab and Royal Roads University

Robin Cox's expertise includes the psychosocial dimensions of disasters, disaster resilience, and traumatic stress and coping.

Resilience Higher Education Community Resilience Disaster Psychosocial Response Stress and Coping

Anna Nagurney

Eugene M. Isenberg Chair in Integrative Studies, Isenberg School of Management · University of Massachusetts Amherst

Anna Nagurney studies network systems with applications including congested urban transportation networks, disaster relief and supply chains

War in in Ukraine and supply issues Cold Chain Logistics Supply Chain and Logistics Management Sustainable Supply Chains COVID-19 and supply chains

Michele Goodwin

Chancellor's Professor of Law · UC Irvine

Chancellor's Professor Michele Goodwin is an internationally renowned scholar, advocate, author, social commentator, and strategist

Constitutional Law Bioethics Civil Rights Reproductive Health Family Law

James Randerson

Chancellor's Professor Earth System Science · UC Irvine

James Randerson studies the global carbon cycle using remote sensing and in-situ measurements and different types of models.

Climate-Carbon Cycle Feedbacks Forests Wildfires Climate Plants

Muneeza Sheikh

Partner · Levitt LLP

Muneeza Sheikh practices in the area of labour and employment law

Canadian Politics Diversity Engagement in the Workplace Human Rights in Canada Labour Law in Canada Employment Law in Canada

Scott Wallace

Associate Professor of Journalism · University of Connecticut

Scott Wallace is a bestselling author, photojournalist and educator who covers the environment and vanishing cultures worldwide.

Amazon Rainforest Brazil Indigenous Cultures Uncontacted Tribes Illegal Logging

Thomas Kostigen

Writer · Thomas Kostigen

Climate Risk // NYT Bestselling Author

Journalism Environment Financial Services Weather Climate

Peter Mahler

Vice President – Religious Markets Underwriting · Church Mutual

Peter Mahler can speak to how organizations can best manage top risks, the evolution of houses of worship and catastrophe insurance.

Catastrophic Insurance Underwriting Risk Management Risks Houses of Worship Face Business Insurance Trends Underwriting Insurance

George Busenberg, PhD

Associate Professor of Environmental Management and Policy · Soka University

Professor Busenberg focuses on environmental policy

Environmental Policy Environmental Management

Amer Abukhalaf

Research Assistant · University of Florida

Amer Abukhalafa researches disasters and emergency management with a focus on resilience at US institutions of higher education.

Multilingual Communications Hurricane Warnings American Education Natural Disasters Higher Education

Lindsay Levine

Associate Professor · Georgia Southern University

Lindsay Levine is an expert in consumer judgment and decision-making.

Social Cognition Marketing and Sales Consumer Behavior

Richard V. Poirier

President and CEO · Church Mutual

Rich can speak to senior leadership perspectives, top needs of houses of worship today, leading companies through crisis & insurance trends.

Insurance in COVID-19 Insurance Trends Digital Business Executive Leadership Perspectives Diversity and Inclusion

John Sabo

Director · Tulane ByWater Institute; Professor, Department of River-Coastal Science and Engineering, Tulane University

Sabo is an expert in river ecology and water resources.

River Food Web Ecology Fisheries Freshwater Sustainability River ecology

Dr Phil Porter

Reader in Geoscience and Geoscience Education · University Alliance

Phil studies the response of glaciers to a warming world. He’s led expeditions to some of the last true wilderness areas on our planet.

Meltwater Global Warming Geoscience Glaciers Ice Sheets

Peter Kochenburger, J.D.

Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Executive Director of the Insurance LLM Program and Deputy Director of the Insurance Law Center · University of Connecticut

Peter Kochenburger specializes in insurance law and litigation.

Regulation and Litigation International Insurance Regulation Insurance Law and Litigation U.S. Insurance Regulation Consumer Protection

Jesse M. Keenan

Associate Professor · Tulane University School of Architecture

Keenan specializes in real estate, housing, infrastructure and climate change.

Urban and Environmental Planning Climate Finance Mortgage Finance Commercial Real Estate Housing Studies

Bethany Bradley

Professor of Biogeography and Spatial Ecology in the Department of Environmental Conservation · University of Massachusetts Amherst

Bethany Bradley studies the interactions between invasive species, land use and climate change.

Invasive Plant Species Invasive Plant Issue Invasion Ecology Climate Change Adaptation Climate Change