Reza Mohammadi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor with Tenure, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Professor Mohammadi researches Materials Science and Engineering, Surface Engineering, Wetting Phenomena, Metal Forming, Materials Chemistry

Ultra-incompressible superhard materials Superhydrophobic materials Thin film deposition and characterization Tearing energy of sheet metals Metal forming and shaping

Renee Alexander Craft, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Communication, and the Curriculum in Global Studies, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC at Chapel Hill

Analyzes use of black diaspora performance to build community, argue for rights of citizenship & map differential blackness in the Americas.

Digital Humanities Black Diaspora Performance Carnival traditions in Panama Black Speculative Fiction Critical Ethnography

Steve Peters

Founding Partner / Chief Creative Officer · No Mimes Media

Emmy®-winning transmedia experience designer, consultant, speaker and digital content strategist.

Transmedia Game Design Entertainment Location Based Games AR / VR

Maury Nation

Associate Professor, Core Faculty, Human Development Counseling · Vanderbilt University

An expert in restorative justice, suspensions, equity for students of color and restorative discipline practices.

Public School Systems Race Bullying and School-Age Children Neighborhood Characteristics and Mental Health Community & School-based Prevention Research

John Covach

Professor of Music and Director of the Institute for Popular Music; Professor of Theory at Eastman School of Music · University of Rochester

John Covach is an expert on the history of popular and rock music, 12-tone music, and the philosophy and aesthetics of music.

Rock 'n' Roll Music and Culture Progressive Rock in the 1970s The Beatles Popular Music

Hezekiah L. Lewis III, MFA

Assistant Professor of Communication | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Hezekiah Lewis, MFA, is an expert on film, from both thematic and technical standpoints, and has directed and produced short films.

Communication Screenwriting Documentary Film Making Film Direction Film Studies

Thomas Smith

Professor in the Practice of Finance · Emory University, Goizueta Business School

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

Leapetswe Malete

Associate Professor of Kinesiology · Michigan State University

Leps Malete is an associate professor and coordinator of global initiatives in the Department of Kinesiology.

Motivational processes Youth Sport International and Comparative Education Kinesiology Physical Activity and Health

Miguel Guilarte, PhD

Doctoral Faculty - School of Leadership Studies · Fielding Graduate University

Sociology of cooperation and competition; organizations, institutions and character formation; social networks; leadership

Sociology of Cooperation and Competition Organizations, Institutions and Character Formation Economic Sociology / Political Economy Social Networks Leadership

David Todd

Speaker, Trainer , Coach · Toddy Talks

Entertaining and inspiring speaker drawing on two decades of experience across a range of business involvement.

The Characteristics of Successful People Attitude -It's Only Everything The Balloon and the Cactus Attitude Balance and Commitment

Donghee Yvette Wohn

Associate Professor · New Jersey Institute of Technology

Dr. Wohn studies the role of algorithms and social interactions in livestreaming, esports, gaming and social media.

Online fandom content moderation Algorithm and Society eSports Social Media

Derek Riley, Ph.D.

Professor, Program Director · Milwaukee School of Engineering

Dr. Derek Riley is an expert in machine learning, deep learning, artificial intelligence, simulation, and high-performance computing.

High-Performance Computing Machine Learning Deep Learning Computational Science Computer Science

Michael J. Buchmeier

Professor of Medicine-Infectious Diseases · UC Irvine

Michael Buchmeier studies the pathogenesis and control of emerging viral infections, especially coronavirus, for more than 30 years.

Viral Pathogenesis Coronaviruses Viruses Arenaviruses Biology of RNA Viruses

Patricia V Davis

author/radio show host/advice columnist/ · HS Radio e-magazine and Harper Davis Publishing

Dynamic, warm, engaging speaker (and former teacher) whose seminars leave participants re-energized and motivated to achieve their goals.

101 Ways to Utilize Social Media to Enrich Your Business (And Life) Changes in Publishing & Book Sales

Kris Phillips

Associate Professor of Philosophy · Southern Utah University

Specializing in epistemology, metaphysics, individual variation, and the philosophy of religion, mind, dance, and education

Pre-College Philosophy History of Modern Philosophy Logic Individual Variation Philosophy of Mind

Leo Barbe

Founder · Think Don't Shoot

Award winning youth activist, published author, spoken word artist, National figure on youth vioelnce and founder of a youth empowerment org

Youth Assistance Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Emotional Intelligence Youth Violence Empowering Victims of Violence

Georgene Troseth

Associate Professor of Psychology · Vanderbilt University

An expert in how toddlers' brains process (and learn from) what they see on screens, TV and video chat.

dialogic questioning Skype toddlers Ipad Child Development

Matthew Kerbel, PhD

Professor of Political Science | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Matthew Kerbel, PhD, is the go-to source for stories about political communication.

Political Science Political Parties Presidency and Governorship American Government Media and Politics

Christopher A. Frilingos

Associate Professor · Michigan State University

An expert on early Christianity

Apocalypticism Biblical Literature Early Christianity

Mary Anne Trasciatti

Director of Labor Studies; Professor of Rhetoric and Public Advocacy · Hofstra University

Dr. Trasciatti is the Director of Labor Studies. She also studies the role of public protest in social advocacy and building community.

Persuasion Women's Studies Public Space and Public Expression Triangle Shirt Factory Fire Public Protest