Penelope (Penny) Abernathy, M.S., M.B.A.

Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics · UNC-Chapel Hill

Penny Abernathy specializes in helping news organizations survive and thrive in today’s digital media environment

News Deserts Community Journalism Digital Media Journalism

Patricia Parker, Ph.D.

Department Chair & Associate Professor, Department of Communication, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Uses organizational communication theories to explore how discourses of race, gender and class intersect with girls’ and women's leadership.

Community Engagement Girl's and Women's Empowerment Youth Activism Community Engaged Scholarship Social Justice Leadership

David J. Thomas, Ph.D., LMHC

Expert in policing in America · Florida Gulf Coast University

David Thomas is a veteran police officer specializing in mental health, police and minority relations, active shooters and mass casualties.

Psychology of School Shooters Law Enforcement Mental Health Policing in America Police Psychology Use of Force by Police

Monica Diamond-Caravella

Assistant Professor, Nursing · Farmingdale State College

Dr. Diamond-Caravella teaches nursing at Farmingdale State College. She brings more than 41 years of nursing experience into the classroom.

Coronavirus Public Health Work with Vulnerable Populations Asthma Management Service Learning

Jennifer Parga

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

Emerging expert on identifying, integrating and harnessing technology opportunities to prepare students to improve their local communities.

Distance Education and Technology Data and Technology for Social Good Technology Integration in Education Non-Profit Administration & Management Board Development

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

Nadia Y. Kim

Professor of Sociology · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Migration Immigration Race and Ethnicity Gender and Transnationality/Globalization Race/Gender/Class Intersectionality

LaNina Cooke

Chair, Criminal Justice Department · Farmingdale State College

Dr. Cooke is chair of the Department of Criminal Justice, assistant professor in the department, and an author.

Juvenile Delinquency Public Policy Corrections Reentry Community Policing Program Evaluation

Prof. Raina MacIntyre

Head, School of Public Health and Community Medicine & Professor of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology · University of New South Wales

Prof. MacIntyre is an international expert in infectious diseases, vaccinology (especially for the elderly) and biosecurity.

Vaccination COVID-19 Biosecurity Epidemic Response and Emerging Infectious Diseases Vaccinology

Paul Loeb

Founder · The Campus Election Engagement Project

Author and lecturer on civic engagement

Citizen Activism Community Involvement Political Hope Students Youth Involvement

Prof. Suzanne Garon

Professor · School of Social Work, University of Sherbrooke

Ph. D. in Sociology (Frankfurt, Germany, 1992) is a full professor at the School of Social Work of the University of Sherbrooke

Age-friendly Environments Social Work Lifelong Learning Gerontology Research Community Development

Robin Cox

Research Director and Professor · ResilienceByDesign Research Lab and Royal Roads University

Robin Cox's expertise includes the psychosocial dimensions of disasters, disaster resilience, and traumatic stress and coping.

Resilience Higher Education Community Resilience Disaster Psychosocial Response Stress and Coping

Corinne Kyriacou

Associate Professor of Health Professions · Hofstra University

Dr. Kyriacou studies public health challenges for the chronically ill. She was the Master of Public Health Program's founding director.

Health Care System Organization, Financing, Delivery and Reform Health and Aging Policy Public Health Leadership Planning, Implementation and Evaluation of Community Health Programs Integrated Care

Lynn Blanchard, Ph.D.

Director, Carolina Center for Public Service · UNC-Chapel Hill

Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Director of the Carolina Center for Public Service at UNC

Community Engagement Civic Engagement Philanthropy Education Community and Team Building Public Service

Tyler Mulligan

Associate Professor of Public Law and Government and Director, Development Finance Initiative · UNC-Chapel Hill

Tyler Mulligan is an Associate Professor of Public Law and Government at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Government.

Affordable Housing Code Enforcement (Minimum Housing Codes) Community Development Downtown Revitalization Economic Development

Emily A. Greenfield, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Social Work · Rutgers

Dr. Greenfield's research addresses how early life experiences matter for aging. She also studies age-friendly community change processes.

Ageing Life Course Human Development Social Services Theory Development Loneliness

Georgeen Theodore

Director, Master of Infrastructure Planning Program · New Jersey Institute of Technology

Professor Theodore focuses on the relationship between strategic planning and local development

Equitable Economic Development Participatory & Dialogic Processes Regional Development Sustainable Building Design Strategic Planning

Tom Tresser

Co-Founder · The CivicLab

Creativity champion. Civic educator. Public defender.

Non-Profits Research Public Speaking Social Change Creativity