William Schmidt

University Distinguished Professor of Education and Statistics · Michigan State University

Professor Schmidt's research focuses on policy issues related to K-12 math education and the effects of curriculum on academic achievement

Opportunity to Learn Mathematics Assessment and Psychometrics International Mathematics Education Studies Statistics Educational Policy

Daniel Kreiss, Ph.D., M.A.

Assistant Professor, School of Media and Journalism · UNC-Chapel Hill

Kreiss’s explores how technology and social media impact the public sphere and political practice.

Campaigns Social Movements Elections Data Science Qualitative Research

Karissa Haugeberg

Assistant Professor · Tulane University

Karissa Haugeberg is a historian of women, gender, and medicine in the 20th c. United States

Hospital Abortions Civil Rights U.S. Anti-Abortion Movement History of Nursing Gender Equality

Professor Imran Awan

Professor and Deputy Director of the Centre for Applied Criminology · Birmingham City University

Professor Imran Awan is one of the country’s leading criminologists and experts on Islamophobia and countering extremism.

Cultural and Critical Criminology Radicalization Hate Crime Islamophobia Terrorism

Muneeza Sheikh

Partner · Levitt LLP

Muneeza Sheikh practices in the area of labour and employment law

Canadian Politics Diversity Engagement in the Workplace Human Rights in Canada Labour Law in Canada Employment Law in Canada

Ralph Carter

Piper Professor, Political Science · Texas Christian University

Professor Carter focuses on U.S. foreign, trade, and defense policy, with a particular emphasis on the roles played by members of Congress.

International Relations U. S. Foreign Policy in Film Middle East Russia North Korea

Melissa Powell-Williams

Professor of Sociology · Augusta University

Dr. Powell-Williams' research interests include domestic violence victim advocacy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Deaf culture Domestic Violence Victim Advocacy Subcultures Social Movements Organizations

Todd Powell-Williams

Associate Professor of Sociology · Augusta University

Professor Powell-Williams is an expert in social movements, social control, religion, police science and symbolic interactionism.

Social Control Police Science Religion Symbolic Interactionism

Barbara Fredrickson, Ph.D.

Kenan Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC at Chapel Hill

Barbara Fredrickson is a professor, author, and award-winning researcher who studies emotions, well-being and positive psychology.

Psychology Social Psychology Positivity Career Counseling Leadership Development

Amy Adler

Professor and Department Chair · UC San Diego

The UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts chair, Amy Adler's artistic practice focuses on painting, film and photography.

Visual Arts Education Painting Photography Visual Arts

Dr. Pat Armstrong

Professor · Department of Sociology, York University

Dr. Armstrong's work focuses on the fields of social policy, of women, work and the health and social services.

Decent Work for All Feminist Political Economy Women and Work Health Policy Health Care

Heather Bastedo

Principal · Public Square Research

Heather Bastedo has more than ten years of experience in persuasion and motivation research

Politics Public Speaking Public Policy Policy Strategic Communications

Velma McColl

Principal · Earnscliffe Strategy Group

Velma McColl blends her deep understanding of business, government and policy to create opportunities for her clients.

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Sustainable Development Technology Energy Climate Change

Shaun Hays

Speaker, Cosultant, Author, Artist · Shaun Hays Presentations

Exciting and relevant keynote speaker / world renown speed chalk artist - unforgettable!

Healthy Life Choices Overcoming Challenges Success Attitude! Motivation

Jonas Mureika

Chair and Professor of Physics · Loyola Marymount University

Seaver College of Science and Engineering

Physics Theoretical Cosmology Particle Physics Theories of Gravitation Teaching

Bruce Hecht

CEO and CTO · VG2PLAY

Bruce Hecht is an expert at advancing architectural and design methodologies in hardware, software, and systems.

Integrated Circuit Local Engagement Electrical Engineering Hardware Design Technology Development

Margo Okazawa-Rey, EdD

Adjunct Faculty - School of Leadership Studies · Fielding Graduate University

Critical ethnic studies and gender studies; Militarism, conflict, and women’s activism; Social change; Mixed-racial identity development

Militarism, armed conflict, and violence against women Mixed-racial identity development African-American/Asian-American relations Critical multicultural education Feminist activist research methodology

Zayna Khayat

Senior Advisor, Health System Innovation · MaRS Discovery District

One of Canada's leading thinkers and "do-ers" in health innovation

Health Innovation Health Technologies Health startups Startups Medical technology

Dr Patrycja Rozbicka

Senior Lecturer · Aston University

Dr Rozbicka's works on interest groups in policy-making and live music industry regulation in the UK.

IR Aesthetics Regulation of Live Music Interest Groups Live Music Industry Brexit

John Sievenpiper

Associate Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences · Diabetes Canada

Dr. Sievenpiper focuses on using meta-analytical techniques and randomized controlled trials to investigate diet and disease relationships.

Clinical Research Clinical Trials Nutrition Diabetes Epidemiology