Kyriaki Kaplanidou

Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator · University of Florida

Kaplanidou's main research explores the impacts and legacies of sport events on communities.

Sport Event Tourism Impacts and Legacies of Sport Events on Community Development Sport Consumer Perceptions About Event Experiences

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

Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux

Chair on Truth and Reconciliation · Lakehead University

Dr. Wesley-Esquimaux's research addresses unresolved intergenerational trauma and grief primarily within the Canadian Indigenous community.

Community Development Government Community Outreach Leadership Teaching

Ted Hart

President & CEO · Charities Aid Foundation

Ted Hart is President & CEO of CAF America, CAF Canada & CAF International and an expert in cross-border giving and global regulations.

Philanthropy Global Charities Regulations Nonprofit Management Cross-Border Giving Philanthropic Risk Management

William Hatcher

Interim Chair of the Department of Social Sciences · Augusta University

Dr. William Hatcher focuses on public administration and social, economic and political institutions in local communities.

Public Administration Public Policy Community and Economic Development Health Policy Public Budgeting and Finance

Edmund McGarrell

Professor of Criminal Justice · Michigan State University

Edmund McGarrell is an expert in violence prevention, evidence-based crime policy, and community- and problem-oriented policing.

Gun, Gang and Drug Related Crime Violence Reduction Community Policing

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

Jeremy Everett, B.A., MDiv.

Senior Director of the Texas Hunger Initiative · Baylor University

The founder and executive director of the Texas Hunger Initiative (THI), a capacity-building, anti-hunger project within Baylor University

Poverty Hunger Policy National Hunger Issues Texas Hunger Initiative Food Insecurity

Placida Gallegos, PhD

Adjunct Faculty - School of Leadership Studies · Fielding Graduate University

Local and Global Diversity, Transformative Learning, Racial Identity; Chair, FGU Inclusion Council

Human Development and Consciousness Social Psychology Theories of Personality Organization Development Personal Growth and 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

John Girton

Owner · John Girton Speaks.com

Where Passion Meets Purpose

Entrepreneurship (Vsb) Marriage and Relationships High School/College Student Motivation

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

Joel Fodrie, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Institute of Marine Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

F. Joel Fodrie is a fisheries ecologist at the UNC Chapel Hill Institute of Marine Science.

Mariculture Ecosystem services Oyster Reefs Coastal Ecosystems Oil Spills

Dr. Durhane Wong-Rieger

President & CEO · Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders

Durhane Wong-Rieger is a social psychologist, specializing in cross-cultural, community and applied social psychology.

Communications Strategic Planning Social Psychology Community Development Advocacy

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

Dawn Bowen

Professor · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Bowen's expertise centers on the regional geography of Eastern and Western North America, and Latin America.

Geography and Development Human Geography Geography North American Geography

Terry Lewis

Manager, Community Engagement, Atlantic Canada · Diabetes Canada

Manager, Community Engagement, Atlantic Canada

Fundraising Nonprofit Volunteer Management Community Development Charities

Anuradha Dugal

Director of Violence Prevention Programs · Canadian Women's Foundation

Anuradha Dugal is responsible for all national strategies related to violence against women and girls and teen violence prevention.

Grant Writing Public Speaking Philanthrophy Event Planning Community Development

Brenda Spotton Visano

University Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies · York University

Spotton Visano engages a variety of research methods to examine ways to improve access to basic financial services for low income Canadians.

Financial Literacy Economic Literacy Social Justice Financial Education Community Outreach

Stephen Huddart

President and CEO – The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation · Social Innovation Generation

Best job in the world! Improving the present and renewing the future of all our communities with empowering social innovation initiatives

Social Innovation Non-Profit and Leadership Social Finance Social Innovation and Resilience