Byron T. Embry

Leadership and Personal Development Consultant/Motivator · Closing Remarks

"..as dynamic as they come" President Barack Obama

Leadership Assasination Emotional Identity Theft Teamwork

Steven Charlier

Associate Professor · Georgia Southern University

An expert in project management & virtual teams on project-based work & how technology influences how we work & lead within organizations

E-Leadership Virtual Teams E-Learning

Raj Rajkumar

Professor · Carnegie Mellon University

Raj Rajkumar researches ways to safely bring your vehicle to life with information technology.

Wired/Wireless Networking Cyber-Physical Systems Autonomous Driving Embedded and Real-Time Systems

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

Bryan Koenig

Associate Professor of Psychology · Southern Utah University

Specializing in social and evolutionary psychology

Social Relationships Statistics Social Psychology Research Methods Moral Psychology

Professor Robert Chilcott

Professor of Toxicology · University of Hertfordshire

His research into chemical exposure has informed policy guidance for emergency response teams in the event of chemical attack.

Counter Terrorism Burns Toxic Chemicals Toxicology Poisons

Sunny G. Hallowell, PhD

Associate Professor | M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing · Villanova University

Sunny G. Hallowell, PhD, APRN, PPCNP-BC is an expert in human milk and lactation, neonatal care, and children’s health policy.

Human Milk Health Policy Nursing Workforce Issues Neonatal Intensive Care Perinatal Outcomes

Douglas Christie

Professor Emeritus of Theological Studies · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Christian Spirituality Early Christian Monasticism Spirituality and Ecology

Jeremy Pressman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Political Science, Director of Middle East Studies · University of Connecticut

Dr. Pressman specializes in the Arab-Israeli peace process, US foreign policy, and the scope of political protests in the United States.

Political Protests Middle East Peace Process Arab-Israeli Conflict

E. Alison Holman

Professor of Nursing · UC Irvine

E. Alison Holman studies the early post-event predictors of co-morbid trauma-related mental and physical health problems.

Physical health Acute Stress Acute Stress & Cardiovascular Disease Psychological Trauma Media Exposure

Richard A. Wilson, Ph.D.

Gladstein Distinguished Chair of Human Rights and Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor · University of Connecticut

Dr. Wilson is an expert on hate speech and incitement on social media.

Human Rights Truth and Reconciliation Commissions Anthropology Human rights trials International Human Rights

Leigh E. Rich

Professor of Health Administration · Georgia Southern University

Leigh Rich is an expert in bioethics, biotechnology, health communication, and gender and the media.

Qualitative Research Methodologies Health communication Health-related Law and Policy Bioethics Philosophy, Health Care, and Television

Meng Li

Associate Professor of Communication Studies · Loyola Marymount University

College of Communication & Fine Arts

China Ethnography Infrastructure Gender and Family Family Communication

Rodrigo Vargas

Professor, Ecosystem Ecology and Environmental Change · University of Delaware

Prof. Vargas’ work focuses on global environmental change, nature-based solutions, and environmental data science.

Climate Change Environmental Data Science Blue Carbon Nature-based Solutions Soil-Water-Plant-Atmosphere

Jennifer M. Ramos

Professor of Political Science and International Relations · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

International Relations International Norms Us Foreign Policy International Security Preventive Use of Force

Peter Koch, PhD

Assistant Professor of Philosophy · Villanova University

Peter Koch, Ph.D., is an expert in philosophical issues of biomedical and clinical ethics related to patient well-being, harm and disease.

Harm Brain Death Euthanasia Philosophy of Disability Philosophy of Disease

Jason von Meding

Associate Professor · University of Florida

Jason von Meding is an expert in how disaster affects people.

Disaster and Public Health Preparedness Natural Disaster Assessment Disaster Risk Reduction Disaster Management Sustainability

Roxane Cohen Silver

Distinguished Professor of Psychological Science · UC Irvine

Roxane Cohen Silver studies stress, traumatic events, coping, disasters, health psychology and social psychology.

Health Psychology Stress Traumatic Events Coping Social Psychology

Kerri Raissian, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Public Policy · University of Connecticut

Public administration expert, focusing on child and family policy

The impact of early childhood investments on child well-being Role of policy in family violence and contraception subsidies How policy generates family complexity, data collection and decision making in the child protective system

Paige Marta Skiba

Professor of Law and Professor of Economics · Vanderbilt University

Expert in behavioral economics, including causes and consequences of borrowing on high-interest credit.

Empirical Legal Studies Commercial Law High-interest Credit Banking and Finance Law Applied Microeconomics