Tricia Wachtendorf

Director / Professor, Disaster Research Center / Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice · University of Delaware

Prof. Wachtendorf expertise lies in the social, organizational, and decision-making aspects of disasters.

evacuations Multi-organizational coordination and responses in disasters Transnational crises Improvisation and adaptation Community-based approaches to preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation

Gregory DeFreitas

Professor of Economics, Director of the Center for the Study of Labor and Democracy · Hofstra University

Prof. DeFreitas is an expert on labor studies.

Labor Economics Research Methods Urban Economics Microeconomics African Economic Development

Julie Byrne

Professor and Monsignor Thomas Hartman Chair in Catholic Studies · Hofstra University

The Professor and Monsignor Thomas Hartman Chair in Catholic Studies at Hofstra University

Religion and Popular Culture Religion and Sports Pope Francis Independent Catholics Roman Catholics

Paul Fritz

Associate Professor of Political Science · Hofstra University

Professor Fritz specializes in international relations, with concentrations on international security and US foreign and defense policy.

Foreign Policy Political Science Terrorism International Security International Relations

Brenda Elsey

Professor of History · Hofstra University

Specialist in Popular Culture and Politics, as well as Gender and Sports, in Twentieth Century Latin America.

Latin American Culture Latin American Politics Sports in Latin America Gender Studies

Rosanna Perotti

Professor of Political Science · Hofstra University

Professor Perotti's expertise is in American politics, including Congress, elections and political parties.

American Politics Congress Media and Politics American Political Parties American Elections

Carolyn Dudek

Professor of Political Science · Hofstra University

Professor Dudek specializes in comparative politics with regional focuses in Europe and Latin America

Latin American Politics European Politics Regional Economic Growth and Development Fluent in Spanish

Lawrence Levy

Associate Vice President and Executive Dean of the National Center for Surburban · Hofstra University

Dean Levy works close with Hofstra’s academic community to shape an innovative agenda for suburban study

Suburban Spaces and Development Suburbs Education Taxation Politics of the Suburbs

Tim Brodhead

Senior Fellow (SiG National) · Social Innovation Generation (SiG)

A non-profit pioneer who continues working to create a more resilient society by enhancing inclusion, sustainability, and social innovation

Philanthropy Non-Profit Management Social Innovation Social Finance Sustainability

Erin Zaikis

Founder · Sundara

Founder at Sundara Fund

Hygiene Public Health International Development Soap Recycling India

Jorge Sefair

Associate Professor · University of Florida

Jorge Sefair develops theory and algorithms to solve optimization problems in environmental planning, public policy, and service systems.

Adversarial Games Network Optimization Mathematical Programming Operations Research Combinatorial Optimization

John Dedrick, Ph.D.

Faculty Fellow - School of Leadership Studies · Fielding Graduate University

Deliberative politics; Political and social theory; Public policy; Civic engagement; Teaching innovations.

Research design and qualitative methods Political and social theory Civil Society American philanthropy American Politics

Jared McDonald

Assistant Professor · University of Mary Washington

Dr. McDonald teaches courses related to American government, political behavior, public policy, and research methodology.

Research Methodology Political Psychology American Government Public Opinion Voting and Elections

Carleen Carroll APR, FCPRS

Strategic Communications and Government Relations Consultant · Canadian Public Relations Society

One of Canada's leading municipal communicators building trustworthy relationships and great public policy through two-way communications

Strategic Communications Planning Relationship Building With Stakeholders Public Relations Best Practices Brand Identity and Brand Management Public Consultation and Community Engagement

Simon Holt

Global Head of Public Policy · Novartis

Market Access in Pharmaceuticals. Change and large scale transformation projects.

Market Access Activities to Improve Development Productivity Actions to Improve Chances of Reimburse-Ability of A Drug Market Access in Marketing and Commercial Strategy

Don Holbrook

The Next America: Moving Beyond a Fragile Economy · Author and Keynote Speaker

Author/Keynote Speaker/Public Policy Business Incentives-Site Location Consultant

Public Speaking Site Location Public Incentive Negotiations

Michelle Brownlee

Director, Policy · Smart Prosperity Institute/University of Ottawa

Michelle works at the intersection of public policy, economics and the environment

Climate Change Environmental Economics Green Growth Environment & Economy Clean Innovation

Sarah Reckhow

Assistant Professor of Political Science · Michigan State University

Sarah Reckhow is an expert on education policy, urban and state politics, and philanthropy and nonprofits in public policy.

Philanthropy Racial Politics State Politics Education Policy Every Student Suceeds Act

Igor Vojnovic

Professor · Michigan State University

Expert on urban development, infrastructure investment, urban design, regional governance, taxation, and municipal issues

Municipal Issues Regional Governance Infrastructure Investment Urban Development Urban Design

Jonathan Gilligan

Associate Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences · Vanderbilt University

Expert on the impact of human behavior and public policy on climate, with a focus on how small changes add up to make big differences.

Atmospheric Science Environmental Policy Climate Change Water Conservation Risk Management