Jill Sonke

Research Director/Research Associate Professor · University of Florida

Jill Sonke is active in research, teaching, and international cultural exchange.

Telehealth Global Health Arts Arts in Medicine Dance

Rachel Parker

Assistant Professor of Arts Admin / Director of Arts Admin · Southern Utah University

Specializing in arts administration, grant writing, and leadership

Arts Administration Art Advocacy in Rural Communities Arts Education Rural Communities Leadership Leadership in the Arts

Linda Naiman

Founder & President · Creativity at Work

Design Thinking, Arts in Business, Leadership Development, Creativity and Innovation skills development, Coaching, Training, Facilitating

Creativity Innovation Design Thinking arts based learning Leadership Development

Jessica Kinsey

Director and Curator of the Southern Utah Museum of Art · Southern Utah University

Specializing in community outreach and engagement, museum exhibition curation, and collection management

Art as Architecture Experiential Learning - Arts Administration Community Outreach Through Arts K-12 Art Education Fine Art

Marjorie Och

Professor, Art and Art History · University of Mary Washington

Professor of Art and Art History, Specialization in Baroque and Renaissance Artists

Renaissance Art Baroque Art Art Patronage 16th Century Art 17th Century Art

Thomas Smith

Professor in the Practice of Finance; Academic Director, Master of Analytical Finance · Emory University, Goizueta Business School

Cultural Economics Economics of the Arts Economics of Sports Economics of Religion Urban and Real Estate Economics

Laurel Butler

Lecturer of Studio Arts · Loyola Marymount University

Lecturer of Studio Arts

Creative Youth Development Arts Education Social Justice

Deborah Cullinan

Chief Executive Officer · YBCA

Deborah is a leading advocate on the pivotal role artists & cultural organizations play in shaping our social & political landscape.

Nonprofit Management Civic Engagement COVID Recovery Unemployment Philanthropy

Nikki Koontz

Assistant Vice President of Marketing Communication · Southern Utah University

Specializing in branding, integrated marketing and communication planning, and crisis communication

Higher Education Marketing Crisis & Emergency Management Crisis Communication Strategic Marketing and Communications Reputation Management

Professor Claire Surr

Professor of Dementia Studies and Director of the Centre for Dementia Research · Leeds Beckett University

Her research addresses care and support for people living with dementia and those who care for them.

General Hospitals Social Care Patient Support Carers Dementia

Romana Mirza

PhD Candidate · Romana B. Mirza

PhD Candidate | Brand Strategist | Scholar | Educator

Brand Strategy Social Media

Helen Odell-Miller

Professor of Music Therapy · Anglia Ruskin University

Helen is the lead researcher for HOMESIDE, an RCT trial for home-based music therapy for people with dementia & their family carer.

Personality Disorder Adult Mental Health Music Therapy Dementia Arts Therapies

Jeffrey O.G. Ogbar, Ph.D.

Professor of History · University of Connecticut

Jeffrey O.G. Ogbar’s research interests include the 20th century United States, with a focus in African American history.

African American Studies U.S. Popular Culture Black Nationalism Social History Twentieth-Century United States

Annabelle Nelson, Ph.D.

Doctoral Faculty - School of Leadership Studies · Fielding Graduate University

Doctoral Faculty in the School of Leadership Studies

Consciousness Studies Youth Development Multicultural Education Consciousness Studies Intuition and Imagery

Lynn Vartan

Professor of Music · Southern Utah University

Known for her dynamic athleticism and exciting energy on stage, Dr. Vartan brings that same passion for music into her classroom.

Percussion Music Drumline Conducting Percussion Pedagogy

Professor Claire Surr

Professor · Leeds Beckett University

Her research addresses care and support for people living with dementia and those who care for them.

General Hospitals Social Care Patient Support Carers Dementia

Matthew Hall

Managing Director · ARTIFEX ADVISORS

Managing Director at ARTIFEX ADVISORS

Disruptive Innovation Big Data Privacy Privacy and Security for Online Companies Privacy and Security of Health Information

Kurt Dewhurst

Director, Curator, and Professor · Michigan State University

Expert on: Museum Studies, Folklore, Folk Art, Intangible Cultural Heritage, Cultural Policy, International Cultural Engagement

Cultural Heritage Practice International Engagement Cultural Policy Folklore and Folklife Museum Studies

Zach Kelehear, EdD

Vice Provost, Instruction & Innovation · Augusta University

An educator with more than 25 years of experience, Dr. Zach Kelehear is a thought-leader on organizational change.

Instructional Leadership Organizational Change Personnel

Lisa Phillips

CEO & Founder · The Artistic Edge

Mistakes are practicing for your success!

Leadership & Creativity Arts Education Teaching & Parenting