Michael C. Slattery

Professor and Chair, Director of the Institute for Environmental Studies · Texas Christian University

Mike has worked in diverse landscapes ranging from the Namib Desert in southern Africa to the cloud forests of Costa Rica.

Mercury Contamination from Coal-fired Power Plants Wind Research Rhino Conservation Human Impact to Coastal Plains, Rivers and Sediment Pathways

Larisa DeSantis

Associate Professor of Biological Sciences · Vanderbilt University

Studies mammal teeth and bones to determine how they responded to ancient climate change and reasons why they went extinct.

saber-tooth cats Paleoecology Ancient Australian Animals Ancient Climate Change Paleontology

Lisa Rodrigues, PhD

Associate Professor of Geography and the Environment; Director of the MS in Environmental Science Graduate Program | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Lisa Rodrigues, PhD, researches the environmental change impacting tropical ocean ecosystems and conservation and management strategies.

Marine Invertebrates Coral Reefs Ecosystems Ocean Environments

Raja Roy

Assistant Professor · New Jersey Institute of Technology

Raja Roy focuses on firm-level capabilities during tech disruptions of machine tools, industrial robotics & image sensors at high-tech firms

Innovation Ecosystems Entrepeneurship Disruptive Innovation Disruption Innovation

David Takacs

Professor of Law, Harry & Lillian Hastings Research Chair · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: takacsd@uchastings.edu / 415-565-4845 / Office 329-200

Climate Change Law Environmental Law Earth Systems Science Biodiversity Law International Environmental Law

Michael Rawlins

Extension Associate Professor and Associate Director, Climate System Research Center · University of Massachusetts Amherst

Michael Rawlins' research advances understanding of the hydrology and biogeochemistry of arctic environments.

Hydrology of Arctic Environments Climate Arctic Science

Dr. Frances Westley

JW McConnell Chair in Social Innovation, University of Waterloo · Social Innovation Generation

Putting the SOCIAL in change is the JW McConnell Chair in Social Innovation at SiG@Waterloo, which builds capacity for social innovation

Sustainable Development Social Innovation Social Finance Engagement and Social Change Social Innovation and Resilience

Serge Thomas, Ph.D.

Expert in the ecology of aquatic environments · Florida Gulf Coast University

Serge Thomas specializes in the consequences of natural and human stresses in aquatic ecosystems.

Ecological Engineering Hydrosystems Technologies to Clean Water Microplastics Algal Blooms

Rob DeConto

Professor and Co-Director of the School of Earth and Sustainability · University of Massachusetts Amherst

Rob DeConto is one of the world's leading experts on modeling polar ice sheets, sea level rise and ocean response to climate change.

Ice Sheets and Sea Level Antarctica Glaciology Climatology Earth System Modeling

Russell Burke

Professor of Biology · Hofstra University

Dr. Burke's current research involves diamondback terrapins at Jamaica Bay, wood turtles in northern NJ and the coyote invasion of LI

Urban Ecosystems Urban Environments Suburban Spaces and Development Ecology Evolution

Torbjörn Törnqvist

Vokes Geology Professor · Tulane University

Professor Törnqvist specializes in how coastal environments evolve under rapid sea-level rise and other impacts.

Paleoclimatology Stratigraphy Climate Change Quaternary Science Sea Level Change

Rosemary Coates

President · Blue Silk Consulting

Reshoring: It's Time to Bring Manufacturing Back from China

Reshoring: How and Why to Bring Manufacturing Back to the Us Building High Performance Teams High Performance Field Service The Art and Science of Business Negotaitions Expert Witnessing

Jennifer Hurley

Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Investigating fundamental mechanisms underlying the circadian clock and health implications of a disrupted clock.

Ecology Protein Structure / Function Relationships Macrophages Circadian Rhythms Neurospora

Todd Saxton

Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship · Indiana University, Kelley School of Business

Venture strategy expert focused on launch and growth, entrepreneurial ecosystems, and competitive and corporate strategy

Corporate Image and Reputation Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Venture Strategy Launch and Growth Competitive and Corporate Strategy

Vladimer Botsvadze

World's No. 1 Marketing, AI and Management Thought Leader by Thinkers 360 · Botsvadze Marketing Solutions

Award-Winning Entrepreneur | Top 1% Global Social Media Influencer | Fortune 500 Consultant | Professor | Startup Advisor | Keynote Speaker

21st Century Workforce Digital Marketplace Software as A Service Enterprise Architecture Remote Work

Carrie Stevenson

Coastal Sustainability Agent · University of Florida

Carrie Stevenson has expertise in a variety of subjects pertaining to hurricane preparation, mitigation and recovery.

Hurricane-Resilient Trees Hurricane Preparation Coastal Ecosystems Tropical Storms Flooding

Christianne Wilhelmson

Executive Director · Georgia Strait Alliance

Non-profit leader in ocean conservation in urban British Columbia, where 75 per cent of the province's population lives, works and plays.

Ocean Conservation Whale protection Habitat protection Marine planning Salmon Aquaculture

Rachel Noble, Ph.D.

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

A main thread of Rachel Noble’s work is the application of novel molecular techniques for applied and basic science.

stormwater E. Coli Water Treatment Microbial Contaminants Viruses

Michael Brodie

Visiting Scholar Harvard University · Harvard University

Michael Brodie is an expert in research and industrial practice in data science and databases.

Data Science Databases Multi-Disciplinary Problem Solving Industrial Practice Distributed Systems

Solomon Darwin

Director, Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation | Executive Director, Center for Growth Markets · Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Hailed as the “Father of the Smart Village Movement”

Open Innovation Smart Villages / Smart Cities Business Models Innovation Strategies for Emerging Economies Business Ecosystems