Mario Murillo

Professor of Radio, Television, Film · Hofstra University

Prof. Murillo has special interest in community-based radio journalism, Latin American studies, citizen's media, and civic engagement.

Civic Engagement Documentary Production Community Radio Latino Culture and History U.S./Latin American Policy

Jingsi Christina Wu

Associate Professor of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations · Hofstra University

Media studies scholar Jingsi Wu focuses her research on the crossroads of entertainment media, politics, civic engagement, and culture.

Media Studies Political Communication and Social Media Chinese Media Cultural Sociology Game Studies

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

William Perez

Professor & Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion · Loyola Marymount University

Department of Educational Leadership and Administration

Immigration Status & Nationality Race and Ethnicity Diversity Social Identity Motivation

Luis Ricardo Fraga

Director, Institute for Latino Studies; Acting Chair, Department of Political Science · University of Notre Dame

Luis Ricardo Fraga specializes in race, education, ethnicity, and Latino politics, as well as immigration, urban and voting rights policy.

Latino Politics Politics of Race Politics of Ethnicity Urban Politics Educational Policy

Tom Tresser

Co-Founder · The CivicLab

Creativity champion. Civic educator. Public defender.

Non-Profits Research Public Speaking Social Change Creativity

Aashish Kumar

Professor of Radio, Television, Film · Hofstra University

Prof. Kumar is a social action scholar and a documentary filmmaker.

democratic discourse Filmmaking Civic Engagement grassroots advocacy

Dr. Lucie Vidovićová

Assis. Prof. · Masaryk University

Lucie is a sociologist, educator, and speaker on age, ageing, envirogerontology, gerotechnologies, ageism, and other age(ing) topics.

Grandparenting Intergenerational Relationships Environmental Gerontology Climate Change Human Rights

Sara Perry, Ph.D.

Associate Professor - Management · Baylor University

Dr. Perry researches management-related topics, including remote work, negotiation, employee stress and health, innovation and leadership.

Great Resignation WFH Industrial and Organizational Psychology Management Organizational Behavior

Christian Lundberg, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Communication, and Co-Director of the University Program in Cultural Studies, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC at Chapel Hill

Lundberg's research focuses on public discourse, rhetorical theory, and on debate and public speaking as critical democratic forms.

Public Speaking Rhetoric Political debate Political Communication

Kara Santokie

Director · Toronto Women's City Alliance

Kara Santokie, PhD, does policy analysis and works to increase civic engagement among women in Toronto.

International Relations Human Rights International Development Project Management Policy Analysis

Linda Hon

Professor, Director of Public Relations and Social Advocacy Project · University of Florida

Linda Hon's current research focuses on grassroots activism in the digital era.

Public Interest Communications Public Relations Campaign Public Relations Research Public Relations Strategy Social Advocacy

Rebecca Jacobsen

Associate Professor of Education Politics and Policy · Michigan State University

Associate Professor of Education Politics and Policy

Public Opinion Education Policy Accountability Public Policy Politics

Billie Murray, PhD

Associate Professor of Communication; Inaugural Faculty in Residence, Center for Peace and Justice Education | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Billie Murray, PhD, explores the timely territory of community responses to hate speech, and on issues of rhetoric and social justice.

Rhetoric and Social Justice Rhetoric of Protest Movements Community Responses to Hate Speech Civic Engagement Communication

Tomeka Robinson

Professor of Rhetoric & Public Advocacy · Hofstra University

Dr. Robinson is an expert on effective public debate as well as health communication. She directs Hofstra's award-winning forensics team.

Public/Social Advocacy Rhetoric Health Communications Argumentation and Debate Intercultural Communication

Heather Bastedo

Principal · Public Square Research

Heather Bastedo has more than ten years of experience in persuasion and motivation research

Politics Public Speaking Public Policy Policy Strategic Communications

Kitty Kelly Epstein, PhD

Faculty Trustee + Doctoral Faculty - School of Leadership Studies · Fielding Graduate University

Activist, organizing for power

Action Orientated Research Leadership & Change Structural Inequality and Diversity Research and Action On the Racial Wealth Gap Resident Engagement in Urban Policy

Elizabeth Olson

Associate Professor of Anthropology · Southern Utah University

Specializing in medical and environmental anthropology, ethnobotany, and Indigenous medicinal plants

Rural Humanitarian Aid in Guatemala Traditional Healing Systems Sustainable Development Public Health Medicinal Plants

Karon N. LeCompte, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction · Baylor University

Karon LeCompte, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Social Studies Education

Social Studies Education Civics Education Leadership Elementary Education Action Research

Charles Tolbert, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.

Professor of Sociology · Baylor University

Dr. Tolbert's areas of research include social stratification, social demography, rural sociology and quantitative applications.

Small Businesses and Employee Loyalty Restructuring Financial Institutions in Rural/Non-Metro America Social Stratification Social Demography Rural Sociology