Michael Dennin

Vice Provost of Teaching and Learning; Dean of Undergraduate Education; Professor of Physics · UC Irvine

Prof. Dennin is leading the evolution of teaching and learning on the college campus, and he is a top communicator of all issues of physics.

Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Condensed Matter Physics Undergraduate Education Physics Biophysics

William Perez

Professor & Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion · Loyola Marymount University

Department of Educational Leadership and Administration

Immigration Status & Nationality Race and Ethnicity Diversity Social Identity Motivation

Roberta Lexier

Associate Professor, Department of General Education · Mount Royal University

Activist and university professor with a teaching and research focus on social movements, social activism, and social change.

Social Movements Student Movements Feminism Women's Movements Indigenous Movements

Steven Mailloux

President's Professor of Rhetoric · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

English Rhetoric Critical Theory Political Theology U.S.Cultural Studies

Judith Royer

Professor of Theatre Arts, College of Communication and Fine Arts · Loyola Marymount University

Professor of Theatre Arts

Acting Dramatic Literature Playwriting Directing

Elaine Westbrooks

Vice Provost for University Libraries and University Librarian · UNC-Chapel Hill

Library leader with expertise in future of academic libraries, scholarly publishing, open access, diversity and inclusion in higher ed.

International librarianship Higher Education Scholarly Communication Diversity & Inclusion Open Access (OA)

James H. Johnson Jr., Ph.D.

William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School · UNC-Chapel Hill

Professor Johnson explores community and economic development and the effects of demographic changes on the U.S. workplace.

Diversity & Inclusion Entrepeneurship Urban Issues Political Economy Offshoring

Jenny Edwards, PhD

Doctoral Faculty - School of Leadership Studies · Fielding Graduate University

Invitational Education, Cognitive Coaching, Nonverbal Communication

Action-Orientated Research Capacity Building Child Development Community Relations Creativity and Problem Solving

Fernando Estrada

Associate Professor · Loyola Marymount University

Department of Specialized Programs in Professional Psychology

Higher Education Counseling Psychology Mental Health

Shalini Kesar

Professor of Information Systems · Southern Utah University

Specializing in management of electronic commerce, gender equality in computing, and disaster recovery

Women in Computing & IT Technology Disaster Recovery Gender gap in STEM Fields Electronic Governance Network Administration

Donna Law

Executive Director of Development and Government Relations · Southern Utah University

Specializing in legislative and regulatory policy, arts and non-profit management, and fund-raising in higher education

Non-Profit Administration Fund-raising in Higher Education Utah Politics Utah Legislative Body Utah Government Relations

Rena Palloff, PhD

Adjunct Faculty - School of Leadership Studies · Fielding Graduate University

Works with academic institutions and organizations to develop effective online distance learning programs

Action Oriented Research Social Media Mobile Technology Online Teaching and Learning Faculty Development

Steve Benton, Ph.D.

Senior Research Officer · IDEA

Steve leads a research team that designs and conducts reliability and validity studies for IDEA products.

Educational Psychology Higher Education Product Testing Educational Research Cognition

Jerusha Conner, PhD

Professor of Education; Program Coordinator, Graduate Education | Department of Education and Counseling · Villanova University

Jerusha Conner, PhD, is an expert on trends in education policy, urban education, student learning, engagement, and activism.

Youth Activism Urban Education Education Policy School Reform Student Engagement

Michael Goldstein, JD

Public Trustee · Fielding Graduate University

Sr. Counsel, Cooley Business department + co-chair of their Higher Education practice group. Second term on the Fielding Board of Trustees.

Higher Education Education Law Community Outreach Staff Development Mergers & Acquisitions

Todd Robert Petersen

Professor of English · Southern Utah University

Specializing in formal structures of visual storytelling, creative writing, film theory, and aesthetics

Traditional and Contemporary Models of Successful Writing Creative Writing Techniques Coming-of-Age Storytelling Project-Based Learning in HIgher Education Project Management

David Blake Willis, PhD

Doctoral Faculty - School of Leadership Studies · Fielding Graduate University

Professor of anthropology and education

Transcultural Studies Ethnography and Narrative Research Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods Educational Administration and Policy - Japan, USA Multicultural Education

Buck Goldstein, J.D., M.Ed.

Professor of the Practice, Department of Economics & University Entrepreneur in Residence, The Shuford Program in Entrepreneurship, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Expert in entrepreneurship, venture capital, research universities as agents of societal change, university governance & strategic planning.

Financial Service Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurial Leadership Entrepreneurial Education Business Planning

Cristina Della Coletta

Dean, Division of Arts and Humanities · UC San Diego

Cristina Della Colletta focuses on arts and humanities in higher education, historical fiction, Italian studies and cultural studies.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Women's Studies Film Adaptation Historical Fiction Italian Cinema

Anthony D. Cortese

President · Second Nature

Dynamic, thought-provoking speaker that addresses the need for a healthy, just sustainable world and the role of higher education

Sustainability Higher Education Change