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

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

Placida Gallegos, PhD

Doctoral 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

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

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

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

John Girton

Owner · John Girton Speaks.com

Where Passion Meets Purpose

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

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

Esther Lim

CEO and Chief Experience Architect · The Estuary, LLC

Passionately exploring the convergence of social media, storytelling, big data and emerging tech in marketing and digital entertainment

Transmedia Storytelling Digital Narratives: Co-Created Storyworld Communities Social Media Analytics Big Data Narrative Gamification

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

Becky McCray

Expert for Small Towns · Cattle rancher and rural entrepreneur

Practical steps you can put into action right away to shape a better future for your community

Revitalization Placemaking Small Business Economic Development Rural

Julie Cafley

Senior Vice President · Public Policy Forum

Julie Cafley is a frequent speaker and commentator on issues relating to higher education leadership and governance.

Governance and Public Policy Higher Education Administration Women & Leadership Community Development Innovation

Shaun Anderson

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies · Loyola Marymount University

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

Quantitative Research Community Development Organizational Communication Strategic Communication Mass Communication

murad abusalim

Interim Coordinator of the Architecture Program · University of Texas at Brownsville

Interim Coordinator of the Architecture Program at University of Texas at Brownsville

Architectural Design Architecture Teaching Land Use Management and Planning Community Development