Seena Sharp

Principal · Sharp Market Intelligence

Custom in-depth intelligence to reduce risk, find opportunities, confirm assumptions, make better decisions based on today’s reality

Strategy Decision Making Marketing Today's Business Reality Competitive Intelligence

Jessica Ferne

Director, Global Health Impact · CanWaCH (Canadian Partnership for Women and Children's Health)

Leader in disaster response, international development, youth & women-led programming, and sexual health & rights

Monitoring and Evaluation Adolescent Health Non-Profit Leadership Program Management Public Health

Michael Yassa

Professor and Chancellor’s Fellow · UC Irvine

Michael Yassa is interested in how learning and memory mechanisms are altered in aging and neuropsychiatric disease.

Neurobiology and Behavior Aging and Alzheimer's Disease Memory and Disease Memory Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Justina Ray

President and Senior Scientist · Wildlife Conservation Society Canada

Justina Ray's research is focused on evaluating the role of shifting landscapes in biodiversity decline and/or change in forested ecosystems

Conservation Planning Forested Ecosystems Biodiversity Wildlife Ecology Wildlife Conservation

Justin Cole

Director of the Center for Pharmacy Innovation · Cedarville University

Dr. Cole is an expert in pharmacy innovation, interprofessional care, and pharmacy practice advancement.

Neurology Pharmacy Clinical Pharmacy Pediatrics Pharmacy Innovation

Thomas Pogge

Director, Global Justice Program ; Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs · Yale University

Examining solutions to issues of global inequality and justice in health care are long-standing concerns for this Yale professor & author

Justice in Health Care Social and Political Philosophy Ethics and Moral Philosophy Globalization and Inequality

Pamela Rutledge, PhD

Doctoral Faculty - Media Psychology · Fielding Graduate University

Rutledge focuses on identifying human motivations, behavioral triggers & instinctive drives to inform messaging & data strategies

Trust in Information Applied Narrative Persuasive Messaging Positive Psychology Applied to Media Qualitative Research and Analysis

Farhang Rouhani

Associate Professor of Geography · University of Mary Washington

Associate Professor, Department of Geography

Gender Studies Queer Theory Cultural Geography Iranian and Muslim Diaspora Human Geography

Dale Belman

Professor · Michigan State University

Professor Belman conducts research on unions and labor market regulation

Labor Relations Minimum-wage and Low-wage Work Puiblic-sector Employment Truckers and Trucking Construction Industry

Wayne Roberts

principal · Will Work for Food Policy

engaging speaker; expert on food issues ; connects local food, jobs, health and environment

Local Food Production Sustainable Food Green Jobs Food Charters Community Organizing & Development

Gilvan C. Souza

Professor of Operations Management · Indiana University, Kelley School of Business

Professor Souza researches operations management and supply chain management

Operations Management Supply Chain Management Closed-Loop Supply Chains Sustainable Operations Remanufacturing

Matthijs R. Wildenbeest

Associate Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy · Indiana University, Kelley School of Business

Matthijs Wildenbeest's specialties include industrial organization, consumer search models, and structural econometrics.

Industrial Organization Applied Microeconomics Applied Econometrics

Allison Sekuler

Associate Vice President and Dean, Graduate Studies · McMaster University

Dr. Sekuler is a Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour with expertise is in vision, aging, higher education, & diversity issues.

Aging Face and Object Recognition Perceptual Organization Pattern Vision Motion Perception

Asa Palley

Assistant Professor of Decision and Information Technologies · Indiana University, Kelley School of Business

Asa Palley is an expert in the areas of decision analysis, the wisdom of crowds, and judgment and decision making.

Wisdom of Crowds Decision Analysis Judgment and Decision Making

Cato Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer, Connecticut Convergence Institute · UConn Health

Dr. Laurencin is a world renowned engineer, physician and scientist who is known for pioneering the field of Regenerative Engineering.

Stem Cell Science and Technology Nanotechnology Polymeric Materials Science Tissue Engineering Regenerative Engineering

Jason Grissom

Associate Professor of Public Policy and Education · Vanderbilt University

An expert in K-12 leadership and policy and the impacts of school and district leaders on teacher and student outcomes.

Teacher effectiveness School Boards K-12 Administration Education Policy and Leadership teacher pay

Jan Hux

Chief Science Officer · Diabetes Canada

Providing scientific and strategic direction to Diabetes Canada.

Diabetes Public Health Epidemiology Internal Medicine Healthcare Communications

Yanxiao Zhao, Ph.D.

Associate Professor · VCU College of Engineering

Professor Zhao specializes in wireless networking, Internet of things and cyber security.

Wireless Communications and Networks Wireless Energy Harvesting Systems Wearable sensors for healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) Cyber Security

William Heyborne

Associate Professor of Biology · Southern Utah University

Specializing in reptile and amphibian natural history, biological pedagogy, and animal venoms

Ecology and Evolution of Insects and Arachnids Herpetology Entomology Zoology Amphibians

Zhifang Wang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Dr. Zhifang Wang specializes in electric power grid vulnerability analysis, synthetic grid modeling, and renewable integration.

Cascading Failures in Power Grids Energy System Modeling and Optimization Integration of Renewable Generation Voltage Stability and Controls Smart Grid Communication Architecture