The Honorable Shirley Ann Jackson

President · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Serves as the 18th President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the oldest technological research university in the United States

Research Women in STEM Science Innovation Leadership

Stacie Pettit

Associate Professor · Augusta University

A respected leader in middle level teacher education and meeting the needs of marginalized young adolescents.

Social Media Use in Middle Grades Education Documentary Novels for Middle Grades Foster Care and Education Middle Level Education Mathematics Education

Kashef Majid

Assistant Professor of Business · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Majid is an expert on reputation management and marketing strategy.

Sustainability Marketing Strategy International Marketing

Claire Wheeler

Instructor · Portland State University

Experienced, energetic speaker who builds organizational success through the well-being of its members

Stress Management Optimal Performance Weight Management

Alicia Partnoy

Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures - Spanish · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Writing and Political Repression Testimonio Women Writers Social Semiotics Contemporary Latin American Literature

Douglas Downey

Professor | Department of Sociology · The Ohio State University

Expert in social stratification, education and family.

Gender, Class, & Race Family

Paige Edley

Professor of Communication Studies · Loyola Marymount University

Professor of Communication Studies

Feminism American Politics Culture Writing & Editing Activism Social Justice Alternative Forms of Organization

Vishesh Agarwal, M.D.

Vice Chair of Department of Psychiatry · ChristianaCare

Dr. Vishesh Agarwal is an addiction psychiatrist with a demonstrated history of working in the health care industry.

Evidence Based Care Smoking Cessation Behavioral Addictions Inpatient Psychiatrist Addiction Psychiatry

Laura Briggs

Professor of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies · University of Massachusetts Amherst

Laura Briggs is an expert on transnational and transracial adoption and on the U.S. history of taking children for political ends.

Transnational Adoption Reproduction Politics Adoption Child Separation

Jessalynn Keller

Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, Media and Film · University of Calgary

Expert in girls'/youth media, digital cultures, contemporary feminisms, & celebrity

Girls' media cultures Celebrity Culture Ethnographic and Qualitative Methods and Analysis Digital Media Feminisms and Gender Studies

Donia Bijan

Author and Chef · Movable Type Management

Bring Extra Napkins! Food can tell the most wonderful stories with celebrated chef & author of the memoir, Maman’s Homesick Pie

Food Writing Food Memoirs Cooking Food and Dining

Michael Friedlander

CEO · Owl Strategic Consulting LLC

Experienced witty speaker who highlights the opportunities offered by creating an ethical workplace.

Ethics Scams Negotiating Common Sense Inspirational Leadership

Benjamin Soares

Director, Center for Global Islamic Studies · University of Florida

Soares currently directs the project “Islam in Africa in Global Context.”

West Africa Christian-Muslim Relations Religion & Politics Islam and Muslim Studies Religion & Media

Manoj Viswanathan

Associate Professor of Law · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: viswanathanm@uchastings.edu / 415-565-4694 / Office 314-200

Tax Policy Economic Development The Regulation of Tax Exempt Organizations Community Development

Margaret Wesley

Author & Inspirational Speaker · mhwesley.com

Christian Author & Inspirational Speaker: Experience the Overflow - Transforming Lives One Book at a Time

Healing Total Prosperity Finding Your Purpose

Roger Thurow

Senior Fellow · The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Pulitzer prize finalist with a wealth of experience writing about global food issues, hunger, poverty and international affairs

Africa Food Policy Agriculture Poverty Transmedia

Brian Kalt

Professor of Law & Harold Norris Faculty Scholar · Michigan State University

Expert in constitutional law of the presidency, presidential pardons, impeachment, succession and the 25th Amendment.

Structural Constitutional Law Administrative Law Juries The Bill of Rights Tort Reform

Jeffrey Siker

Emeritus Professor of Theological Studies · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Theological Studies New Testament and Early Christianity Jewish/Christian Relations History of Biblical Interpretation Scripture & Ethics

Shibo Li

Professor of Marketing · Indiana University, Kelley School of Business

Marketing and industrial administration expert, with a penchant for consumer dynamics

Consumer Dynamics Customer Relationship Management Interactive Marketing Digital Marketing Analytical and Empirical Analysis of Signaling Models

Zoltan Hajnal

Professor · UC San Diego

Zoltan is a scholar of racial and ethnic politics, urban politics, immigration and political behavior.

Voter Turnout Ethnic Politics Race and American Politics Voter Suppression