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

Leela Viswanathan

Associate Professor, Department of Planning and Geography · Queen's University

Leela Viswanathan teaches topics about social planning, planning history, qualitative research methods, and urban geography.

Urban Geography Qualitative Research Methods Indigenous-Municipal Relations in Planning Social Planning University-Community Engagement

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

Marybeth Shinn

Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair, Department of Human and Organizational Development · Vanderbilt University

Expert in how to prevent and end homelessness

Affordable Housing Social Exclusion Homelessness Poverty

Richard Newmyer

Senior Lecturer of Social Work Virtual Academic Center · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Senior Lecturer specializing in administration, facilitation, community organizing, governmental relations, social advocacy, and fundraising

Strategic Planning Facilitation Leadership Management Administration

Dr. Pamela B. Teaster

Dean of Research · Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Dr. Pamela Teaster professor in the Department of Human Development in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

Public Policy Active Ageing Elder Abuse Human Rights Frailty

Hadar Aviram

Thomas Miller '73 Professor of Law · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: aviramh@uchastings.edu / 415-581-8890 / Office 328-200

Criminal Justice Criminology Criminal Law Constitutional Law Public Policy

Deanna Cooke

Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology and Director of BCLA Engaged Learning · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Engaged Learning Community-based Learning

Lisa Philipps

Professor · Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

Professor of Law, specializing in taxation law and fiscal policy

Budget Laws Fiscal Policy Gender and Economic Equality Tax Policy Income Splitting

Corinne Kyriacou

Associate Professor of Health Professions · Hofstra University

Dr. Kyriacou studies public health challenges for the chronically ill. She was the Master of Public Health Program's founding director.

Health Care System Organization, Financing, Delivery and Reform Health and Aging Policy Public Health Leadership Planning, Implementation and Evaluation of Community Health Programs Integrated Care

Susan Prentice

Professor · University of Manitoba

Professor Prentice's primary specialization is contemporary and historical childcare policy and advocacy

Social Inequality Social Change Systemic Discrimination Historical Sociology Childcare Policy

Morton Schapiro

President · Northwestern University

Named the 16th president of Northwestern University with an extensive background in economics

Assessment and Accountability in Higher Education Opportunity in American Higher Education Aligning Athletics and Academic Values The Promise and Perils of Universal Higher Education Global Issues in Higher Education

Timothy Meyer

Professor of Law · Vanderbilt University

Expert in international trade, energy policy and investment law

Trans Pacific Partnership International Trade Agreements International Energy Governance International Lawmaking International Investment Law

Alice Cepeda

Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Dr. Cepeda focuses on the social epidemiology of drug use and the related health risk behaviors affecting urban Mexican-origin populations.

Urban Affairs HIV and AIDS Drug Use and Abuse Social Work Social Work Education

Avelardo Valdez

Cleofas and Victor Ramirez Professor of Practice Policy Research and Advocacy for the Latino Population Professor of Social Work and Sociology · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Dr. Valdez is an expert on the relationship between substance abuse and violence and health issues among high-risk groups.

Substance Abuse Hiv/Aids Behavioral Health Social Development and Policy

Omar Lopez

Director of Workforce Development Stipend and Scholarship Programs; Clinical Professor of Social Work Field Education · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Specializes in the administration of grant-funded initiatives with a focus on workforce development programs that train MSW students.

Advocacy Social Services for Families Workforce Development Initiatives Immigration Social Work