Bruno Takahashi

Associate Professor · Michigan State University

Bruno Takahashi's research interests include media coverage of environmental affairs and the links between media and policy.

Risk Communication Environment Journalism Environmental Communication Science Communication Environmental Behaviors

Carol Fung, Ph.D.

Associate Professor · VCU College of Engineering

Computer scientist specializing in collaborative security in social networks, mobile systems, and software defined networks.

Security management and collaborative security Intrusion detection and malware/botnet detection Security in social networks mobile networks and cloud environment

Natasha Bakht

Associate Professor · University of Ottawa

Professor Bakht’s research interests are in the intersecting area of religious freedom and women’s equality.

Law Culture Rights Minority Rights Religious Freedom Women's Equality

Donna Thomson

Author, Caregiving Activist · McMaster University

Author and Leader in family caregiving - disability and aging Instructor, McMaster University Vice-Chair, Kids Brain Health Network

Health Care Navigation Family Caregiving Resilience Strategic Advocacy Teaching, Coaching

Leonard Fleck

Professor of Philosophy · Michigan State University

Leonard Fleck is an expert in health care justice, health care rationing, as well as ethical issues related to genetic technologies.

Health care policy including changes being made by the Trump administration

David Vaillancourt

Professor · University of Florida

Vaillancourt’s research focuses on how the brain regulates voluntary and involuntary movement with a specific focus on motor disorders.

Structural and Functional Imaging in Rodents and Humans Rehabilitative, Surgical and Pharmacological Interventions for Motor Disorders Cortical Oscillations that Underlie Voluntary and Involuntary Movement Neuroscience and the Brain Progression Markers of Parkinson’s Disease

Wizdom Powell, Ph.D.

Director of the Health Disparities Institute and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at UConn Health · University of Connecticut

Expert on the role of racism and gender norms in African American male health and healthcare inequities.

Ptsd African American Men Health Health Disparities Military Mental Health

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

Marishka Glynne

Partner · Xanadu Associates

Intuitive motivator who inspires audiences to use their inherent gifts to enhance their performance in the pursuit of success.

Success Simplified Psychic Soup

Idris Jeelani

Assistant Professor · University of Florida

Idris Jeelanis's research focuses on construction safety, visual data analytics, and cognitive sciences.

Human-Drone Interaction Construction Safety Computer Vision Eye-Tracking

Patty Bu

Research Director, Survey and Analysis · International Data Corporation (IDC)

Patty Bu is a Research Director specializing in surveys and analysis with IDC Canada's Research Group

Panel Management Questionnaire design Advanced statistical analysis Quantitative Research Project Management

Steve Stewart

Assistant Professor · Georgia Southern University

Steve Stewart is an expert in entrepreneurship and management.

Management Entrepreneurship

Brian Dowis

Professor · Georgia Southern University

Professor Dowis research interests include behavioral and archival taxation

Archival Taxation Accounting Taxation Behavioral Taxation

Allan Colman

CEO and Managing Director · The Closers Group

Mentor/Tormentor specializing in marketing business development strategies and improving long-term client engagement

Market Strategy Assessment Basic Tactics for Business Development Own the Closing Zone

Mark Testa, Ph.D., M.A.

Professor, UNC School of Social Work · UNC at Chapel Hill

Sandra Reeves Spears and John B. Turner Distinguished Professor

Foster Care Adoption Services Poverty Research Children's Aid

Daniel Kreiss, Ph.D., M.A.

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

Kreiss’s explores how technology and social media impact the public sphere and political practice.

Campaigns Social Movements Elections Data Science Qualitative Research

Patricia Norris

Guyer Seevers Chair in Natural Resource Conservation · Michigan State University

An expert in water resources, natural resource conservation, environmental and natural resource governance.

Agricultural Policy Natural Resource Economics Environmental Economics

Rebecca Spencer

Associate Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences · University of Massachusetts Amherst

Rebecca Spencer is one of the nation's leading researchers exploring the relationship between sleep and brain function.

Behavioral Neuroscience Sleep Memory and Learning Cognition Learning and Memory Sleep and Learning

Dr. Jane Barratt

Secretary General · International Federation on Ageing

As Secretary General of the IFA Dr Barratt is an internationaly respected speaker on age related issues across the globe.

Fostering Healthy Ageing Healthy Ageing Public Policy and Advocacy Population Ageing Women's Rights

Dr. Debra Whitman

Chief Public Policy Officer · AARP

Debra Whitman, PhD, is an economist and expert on aging issues with extensive experience in national policymaking and global research.

Public Policy Active Ageing Elder Abuse Retirement Human Rights