Cynthia Okolo

Professor of Special Education · Michigan State University

Special education expert, focusing on content-area literacy for students with learning problems and disabilities

Learning Among Students with Disabilities Special Education History

Gary Troia

Associate Professor of Special Education · Michigan State University

Expert in education, specializing in teaching writing to students with and without disabilities, methods for evaluating writing performance

Learning Disabilities Elementary and Secondary Writing Instruction Writing Assessment and Measurement

Genevieve Weber

Associate Professor of Counseling and Mental Health Professions · Hofstra University

Dr. Weber is a licensed mental health counselor, with a specialty in LGBTQ inclusion/cyber-bullying and substance abuse/heroin addiction.

LGBT Inclusion Homophobia Cyberbullying Substance Abuse Addiction

Paul Chitlik

Clinical Associate Professor of Screenwriting · Loyola Marymount University

School of Film and Television

Creative Writing Teaching Screenwriting Editing Film Production

Carolyn Tucker Halpern, Ph.D.

Chair, Maternal and Child Health · UNC-Chapel Hill

Areas of expertise: adolescent and young adult sexuality and risk-taking, healthy sexual development, developmental psychology.

Sexual Development Adolescent Health Demography Reproductive Health Risk Taking

Professor Gareth Roderique-Davies

Professor of Psychology · University of South Wales

His main areas of research address gambling addiction and alcohol-related brain damage.

Gambling Addiction Substance misuse Craving

Bonnie Brayton

National Executive Director · DisAbled Women's Network (DAWN) Canada

Ms. Brayton is a strong leader in both the feminist and disability movements

Public Speaking Fundraising Event Planning Civil Rights Education

Ravaris Moore

Assistant Professor of Sociology · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Quantitative Methods Education Gun-Violence Exposure

Prof. Suzanne Martin

Professor of Occupational Therapy · University of Ulster

Professor Martin's research focus is on new and emerging technologies within Health and Social Care.

New and Emerging Technologies in Health and Social Care Disabilities Human Computer Interaction Occupational Healthcare Community Care Policy and Practice

Patrick Button

Assistant Professor · Tulane University

Patrick Button's research is focused on quantifying discrimination, primarily in labor markets.

LGBT Discrimination Film Tax Incentives Retirement Age Discrimination Hiring Discrimination

Richard L. Gilbert

Professor of Psychology · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Psychology and New Digital Technologies Cyberpsychology Virtual Reality Lifespan Human Development

Ashley Walker

Director, Graduate Studies · Georgia Southern University

Ashley Walker's work encompasses both disability care services and community based research.

Health Studies Community Health

Karl Zelik

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering · Vanderbilt University

Expert on exoskeletons, human movement, biomechanics and prosthetic limbs

Assistive Devices Mechanical Engineering Biomechanics Exoskeletons Human movement

Steve Przymus

Assistant Professor · Texas Christian University

Steve Daniel Przymus, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of Bilingual Education/ESL at Texas Christian University.

Language Planning & Policy Assessment in Bilingual Special Education Bilingual Education Models Sociolinguistics Identity

Preston Green, J.D., Ed.D.

John and Maria Neag Professor of Urban Education · University of Connecticut

Professor focused on charter school regulation and industry oversight.

Educational Policy Educational Leadership Charter School Regulation Industry Oversight Educational Equity

Daniel Holland, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Doctoral Faculty - Clinical Psychology · Fielding Graduate University

Disability rights in transitioning parts of the world; health care policy; neuropsychology; rehabilitation psychology

Clinical Neuropsychology Biological Bases of Behavior Clinical Health Psychology Rehabilitation Psychology Disability Rights

Jim Fruchterman

CEO · Benetech

Top social entrepreneur and exciting, experienced keynoter

Socially Beneficial Applications of Technology Technology for People With Disabilities Geeks Serving Human Rights Activists Rocket Scientist to Entrepreneur to Social Entrepreneur

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

Morgan Rowe

Associate Lawyer · Ravenlaw

Morgan Rowe is a lawyer working in the areas of employment, labour and human rights, with a focus on disability rights law.

Law Human Rights Disability Employment Labour

Leela Viswanathan

Associate Professor, Department of Planning and Geography · Queen's University

Leela Viswanathan teaches topics about social planning, planning history, qualitative research methods, and urban geography.

Urban Geography Qualitative Research Methods Indigenous-Municipal Relations in Planning Social Planning University-Community Engagement