Jon Smith

Professor of Communication · Southern Utah University

Specializing in public land issues, television news, and documentary film production

Teaching Media Theory Teaching Communication Theory Broadcast Journalism Environmental Communications Public Land Issues

Janet Austin

Chief Executive Officer · YWCA Metro Vancouver

Janet Austin is responsible for one of BC’s largest and most diversified non-profits

Non-Profit Leadership Social Housing Transition Housing Homeless Shelters Group Homes

Holly Schiffrin

Professor of Psychology · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Schiffrin is an internationally known expert on intensive and helicopter parenting.

Emerging Adulthood Helicopter Parenting Positive Psychology Infant and Child Development Intensive Parenting

Cheryl Carleton, PhD

Associate Professor of Economics; Director of the Villanova Women's Professional Network| Villanova School of Business · Villanova University

Cheryl Carleton, PhD, is an expert in labor economics and women in the workforce

Business Unemployment Women in the Workforce Labor Economics Microeconomics

Mical Raz

Charles E. and Dale L. Phelps Professor in Public Policy and Health · University of Rochester

Author of "What's Wrong with the Poor? Psychiatry, Race and the War on Poverty."

Psychiatry Education Policy Race Culture and Ethnicity Poverty & Public Policy Education

Professor Mhairi Gibson

Professor in Anthropology · University of Bristol

Researching cultural traditions and norms and the associated harmful risks to health

Child Care Female Lifestyles Public Health Community Lifestyles FGM

William Heyborne

Associate Professor of Biology · Southern Utah University

Specializing in reptile and amphibian natural history, biological pedagogy, and animal venoms

Ecology and Evolution of Insects and Arachnids Herpetology Entomology Zoology Amphibians

Ganesh Sitaraman

Associate Professor of Law · Vanderbilt University

Expert in public law and policy, including presidential power, foreign relations, domestic regulation and institutional design.

Public Option Institutional design Regulation Foreign Relations Law Constitutional Law

Jula Hughes

Dean · Lakehead University

Professor Hughes researches in the areas of criminal law, comparative constitutional law and judicial ethics

Criminal Law Comparative Constitutional Law Judicial Ethics Labour Law Jurisprudence

Gregory DeFreitas

Professor of Economics · Hofstra University

Prof. DeFreitas is an expert on labor studies.

Labor Economics Research Methods Urban Economics Microeconomics African Economic Development

Judy Helm Wright

Author and Speaker · Artichoke Press LLC

Enthusiastic keynote and conference speaker on RESILIENCE and being a Bounce-Back person. Brings scientific study and life examples of the p

Resiliency - Bounce Back Person Power of Encouraging Words Motivational Respect Responsibility & Resiliency Broke But Not Broken

Claire Vallotton

Associate Professor of Child Development · Michigan State University

An expert in early childhood education and intervention; parent-child interaction and communication; early development of social skills

Childcare Infant Mental Health Parenting Early Childhood Education Child Development

Bryan Haralovich

CPA, CA · Welch LLP

Providing financial services to entrepreneurs from both private and public companies.

Corporate Finance Corporate Governance Mergers & Acquisitions Business Planning & Due Diligence Internal Controls Advisory

Herman Knopf

Research Scientist; Member of the Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies · University of Florida

Herman Knopf's current research involves child care accessibility and parent selection of child care.

Early Childhood Education

Cynthia Savage

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Associate Professor of Professional Practice · Texas Christian University

Cynthia Savage researches initial teacher certification at the undergraduate level.

School Counseling Educational Research and Quantitative Methodology Elementary Education Early Childhood Education Teacher Certification

Linda Beeber, Ph.D., PMHCNS-BC, FAAN

Distinguished Professor, School of Nursing · UNC at Chapel Hill

Distinguished Professor, School of Nursing

Mental Health Psychiatry Pediatric Nursing Behavioural Treatment Post-Partum Depression

Debra Linesch

Interim Chair and Professor, Marital and Family Therapy/Art Therapy · Loyola Marymount University

Marital & Family Therapy/Art Therapy

Marital and Family Therapy Adolescent Art Therapy Art Therapy

Jane James

Clinical Assistant Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Jane James currently teaches a course on policy and practice in social service organizations and social welfare

Practice in Social Service Organizations Policy in Social Service Organizations Research Methods Human Behavior Social Welfare

Samuel Mistrano

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

Policy practice expert, specializing in the creation of affordable workforce housing.

Non-profits and Philanthropy Community, Organization, and Business Innovation Housing