Colin Polsky, Ph.D.

Director of the Florida Center for Environmental Studies · Florida Atlantic University

Colin Polsky is trained as a geographer, specializing in the human dimensions of global environmental change.

U.S. Climate Vulnerabilities Geography Humanities Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Mathematics

Sydney Finkelstein

Associate Dean for Executive Education; Steven Roth Professor of Management · Dartmouth College

Leadership and strategy expert focusing on the strengths and weaknesses of executive talent

Corporate Strategy Strategic Leadership Mergers & Acquisitions Executive Talent Board Effectiveness

Lukasz Kurgan, Ph.D.

Robert J. Mattauch Endowed Professor and Vice Chair of Computer Science · VCU College of Engineering

Data scientist specializing in high-throughput structural bioinformatics of proteins & small RNAs.

Structural Bioinformatics Intrinsically Disordered Proteins Protein-ligand(drug) interactions Computer-aided molecular modeling Big Data Analysis

Noralee Bradley

Partner, Corporate · Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Advisor to Public and Private Companies on M&A takeovers, Financings and Restructurings, particularly in the Energy Sector.

Corporate Finance and Securities Corporate Governance Mergers and Acquisitions Takeover Bids Plans of Arrangement

Professor Helen Dawes

Professor of Movement Science and Director for the Centre for Movement, Occupational and Rehabilitation Sciences · Oxford Brookes University

Her expertise is in human movement and optimising performance of the body - through understanding the mechanisms of movement.

Elite Athletes Mental Health Rehabilitation Human Movement Exercise

Marieke Van Willigen

Department Chair, Sociology and Anthropology · Georgia Southern University

Marieke Van Willigen writes about the mental and physical health of adolescents, women and disaster survivors.

Natural Disaster Assessment Social Statistics Gender and Society Mental Health

Cynthia Barnett

Environmental Journalist in Residence · University of Florida

Cynthia Barnett is an environmental journalist who writes about water and climate issues.

Florida Ecology Climate Change Environmental Journalism Sustainability

Martha Ginn, PhD

Professor · Augusta University

Dr. Martha Ginn is a political expert on the judicial process, constitutional law and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Politics Judicial Politics The U.S. Supreme Court Constitutional Law Polling

Mandy B. Korpusik

Assistant Professor of Computer Science · Loyola Marymount University

Seaver College of Science and Engineering

Spoken Dialogue Systems Natural Language Processing Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Deep Learning

Lawrence Drzal

University Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science · Michigan State University

Expertise in adhesion, surface modification, composites/nanocomposites, graphene nanoplatelets, and multifunctional materials.

Carbon Fibers Ultraviolet Light Surface Modification Multifunctional Materials Composite Materials Adhesion

Braden Goddard, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Professor Goddard is a nuclear engineer specializing in nuclear security and nonproliferation.

Nuclear security and counter terrorism Nonproliferation and international safeguards Radiation detection and measurements Environmental measurements and assay

Linda Bannister

Professor Emeritus of English · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Rhetoric Composition Journalism Playwriting

Albert (A.J.) Minette

Lecturer & Applied Instructor of Music (Guitar) · Loyola Marymount University

Lecturer & Applied Instructor of Music

Guitar Composition Producer Mixer

Harmony Rhoades

Research Associate Professor · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Harmony Rhoades's research centers on homelessness, housing, substance use, mental health, and other factors that influence health outcomes.

Mental Health Substance Abuse Hiv/Aids Health Homelessness

Vincent Olivieri

Professor of Sound Design · UC Irvine

Vincent Olivieri has designed sound and composed music for theatrical productions around the world.

Composition Sound Design Theatre

Lissa Leege

Professor & Center for Sustainability Director · Georgia Southern University

Lissa Leege's research focuses on plant conservation ecology, plant population and community ecology and threats to biodiversity.

Biology of Plants Principles of Biology Environmental Biology Issues in Sustainability

William Hart-Davidson

Associate Dean of Graduate Education in the College of Arts & Letters · Michigan State University

An expert in digital learning and writing environments, including the classroom, workplace, and social networking.

Writing Environments Composition Rhetoric Digital Learning

Beth Howells

Chair, Literature · Georgia Southern University

Beth chairs the Literature Department & her research areas are 19th century British Literature, women's literature, & rhetoric and writing

19th Century British Literature Gender and Women’s Studies Writing Rhetoric Composition Studies

Gail E. Thomas, PhD

Professor of Sociology · Soka University

Professor Thomas is a sociology professor who specializes in the analysis of higher education.

Mentoring and Empowering Youth Race, Class and Gender Differences in Educational Access and Outcomes Education and Status Attainment Effective Education for Diverse Learners and At Risk Youth Race and Gender Relations

Richard Kobe

Professor of Forestry · Michigan State University

Expert on the ecological processes governing the dynamics of tree communities in temperate and tropical forests

Tree Communities in Temperate and Tropical Forests Forestry