Adilifu Nama

Professor of African American Studies · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Black Representation in Film and Television afrofuturism SciFi Film Prince comics

Rob Salkowitz

Principle/Strategist · MediaPlant, LLC

How is the Young World changing business?

Entrepreneurship Globalization Innovation Youth Emerging Economies

Lisa K. Perdigao, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus| School of Arts and Communication · Florida Tech

Dr. Perdigao’s research focuses on narrative ends and beginnings.

Film Comic Book Adaptations Literature Melancholia Marvel Cinematic Universe

Chris Foss

Professor of English · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Foss specializes in 19th-century British literature, with a secondary expertise in disability studies.

British Victorian Novel Oscar Wilde British Literature Since 1800 British Romantic Literature British Romantic Women Poets

Adam Frank

Professor of Physics and Astronomy · University of Rochester

Frank is a leading expert on how stars form and how they die, as well as civilizations before humans

Science and Religion Civilizations and climate change Theoretical Astrophysics Physics and Astronomy Evolution of Stars and Planets

Nancy Rose Hunt

Professor · University of Florida

Nancy Rose Hunt’s work focuses on the history and anthropology of medicine in Africa.

Medical History Vernacular Archives Archives Childbirth History and Anthropology of Central Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo

Priya Rehal

MA in Communication and Culture, Fan Studies Researcher · Independent

Montreal and Toronto based researcher and educator

Race Race Culture and Ethnicity Race Gender and Class in Organization Processes Race Gender and Sexuality Sexual and Gender Identity

Ryan Paul

Lecturer of History and Director of A.P.E.X. · Southern Utah University

Specializing in U.S. history, cultural history, and the beginnings of Utah's National Parks.

Utah National Parks History Utah Parks Company American History History Through Film Historic Preservation

Greg Garrett, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of English · Baylor University

Popular theologian and cultural critic, exploring the intersections between film and popular culture, literature, religion, and politics.

Public Speaking Media Resource Creative Writing Religion and Culture Popular Culture and Society

Stephen Farnsworth

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Farnsworth has spent decades researching how media and politics intersect. Check out his website at stephenfarnsworth.net.

American Elections American Government The American Presidency Internet Politics Mass Media and Politics

Boris Cherniak

president · Hypnotist The Incredible BORIS

Motivational Hypnotist and comedian as seen on Maury, Montel, Howie Mandel Show, Comics, The Vegas Show

Comedy Hypnotism Show Mind Control Comedian Motivational Team Building

Zach Whalen

Associate Professor of Digital Studies · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Whalen's research focuses on computer-generated literature, video games, and graphic narrative.

Electronic Literature Video Games Digital Studies Computer-Generated Literature Digital Humanities

Dean Scheibel

Professor of Communication Studies · Loyola Marymount University

Professor of Communication Studies

Organizational Communication Sororities, Graffiti, Rumors, Faking Identity, Rock Music, and Surfing

Amanda Herring

Associate Professor of Art History, College of Communication and Fine Arts · Loyola Marymount University

Associate Professor of Art History

Art History Ancient Greek Art & Architecture Ancient Roman Art & Architecture

Marianne Krawczyk

Lecturer of Screenwriting · Loyola Marymount University

Marianne Krawczyk is a screenwriter and video game writer.

Game Writing Writing for Animation Screenwriting Computer Programming Creative Writing

Gary Richards

Professor of English · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Richards' research focuses on Southern literature.

Southern Literature and Culture American Fiction Contemporary Drama English Harper Lee