James P. Evans, Ph.D., M.D.

Bryson Distinguished Professor of Genetics and Medicine · UNC at Chapel Hill

Dr. Evans directs the Clinical Adult and Cancer Genetics Services at the University of North Carolina

Medical Genetics Clinical Cancer Genetics Pharmacogenomics Genetic and Genomic Testing

Orhan Hakli, DNP, FNP-C

Assistant Professor · Manhattanville College

Orhan has worked in various areas of health care: medical surgical nursing, cardiology, geriatrics, wound care, hyperbaric medicine & more

Infectious Diseases Primary Care Geriatrics Medical Surgical Nursing COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Renee Alexander Craft, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Communication, and the Curriculum in Global Studies, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC at Chapel Hill

Analyzes use of black diaspora performance to build community, argue for rights of citizenship & map differential blackness in the Americas.

Digital Humanities Black Diaspora Performance Carnival traditions in Panama Black Speculative Fiction Critical Ethnography

Mika McKinnon

Geophysicist · Independent

Field geophysicist, disaster researcher, scifi science consultant, science writer, public speaker, irrepressible educator.

Disaster Risk Reduction Geophysics Science and Policy Science Fiction Science Fiction Film and Tv

Jan Krulick-Belin

Writer · Retired Art and Jewelry Historian

I currently freelance lecture on the book, and a variety of art history and jewelry history topics.

Fashion and Jewelry Museum Curation Jewelry History Art History Museum Education

Eric Lorentzen

Professor of English · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Lorentzen is an expert on Charles Dickens and 19th-century British literature.

English Literature Literacy and Education Victorian Literature British Literature Since 1800 University Teaching

Lee Fairbanks

Author · Pension Ponzi

Engaging, knowledgeable speaker on: government debt and pension reform; Creative writing; marketing & promotion; event management; diet

Public Sector Unions/Pensions Writing Non-Fiction Event Marketing Healthy Weight Loss Anti Smoking

Susan Scheibler

Chair and Associate Professor and of Film, Television and Media Studies · Loyola Marymount University

Associate Professor of Film, TV & Video Games at Loyola Marymount University

Video Game Studies Documentary Film and Video Theory and History Film Theory and History Tv Theory and History Asian Film and Tv

David Rose

CEO · Vitality, MIT MediaLab

Entrepreneur, product designer, MIT Media Lab researcher

Product Innovation Entrepreneurship Internet of Things Glanceable Technology Ambient Design

Neelanjana Banerjee

Lecturer of Asian and Asian American Studies · Loyola Marymount University

Neelanjana Banerjee is an expert in Asian American arts, and Asian Pacific American and Asian diasporic literature.

Asian Pacific American and Asian Diasporic Literature American American Arts Creative Writing Third World Studies

Charis Kubrin

Professor · UC Irvine

Charis E. Kubrin is Professor of Criminology, Law and Society and (by courtesy) Sociology.

Race, Ethnicity, and Crime Crime Trends Crime Immigration and Crime Rap Music and Media

Letty Cottin Pogrebin

Founding Editor and Writer · Ms. Magazine

Writer, lecturer, social justice activist, and the author of ten books—nine non-fiction works and one novel.

Illness Friendship Cancer Aging Jewish Interest

Kevin Wagner, Ph.D.

Professor and Department Chair · Florida Atlantic University

Kevin Wagner's research and teaching interests include judicial politics, political behavior and legislative behavior

Florida Politics Politics in Film and Fiction Research Methods Public Opinion and American Politics Political Party and Interest Groups

Lynn Vartan

Professor of Music · Southern Utah University

Known for her dynamic athleticism and exciting energy on stage, Dr. Vartan brings that same passion for music into her classroom.

Percussion Music Drumline Conducting Percussion Pedagogy

Jean Boreen

Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences · Southern Utah University

Dr. Boreen is a strong advocate for the humanities and social sciences with two decades of higher education service.

Methods of Teaching Literature in Higher Education Methods of Teaching English Female Protagonists in Adolescent Historical Fiction Student Teaching, English Education Teaching Literature to Adolescents

Tiffany Muller Myrdahl

Urbanist and Feminist Geographer · Simon Fraser University

Specializes in equity and inclusion. Uses policy analysis and collaborative research with women and LGBTQ people to examine urban change.

Geographies of social difference (with an emphasis on gender and sexuality) Municipal Social Inclusion Policy Qualitative and Mixed Method Research Oral history methods for research and policymaking

Adam Frank

Professor of Physics and Astronomy · University of Rochester

Frank is a leading expert on how stars form and how they die, as well as civilizations before humans

Science and Religion Civilizations and climate change Theoretical Astrophysics Physics and Astronomy Evolution of Stars and Planets

Jennifer Rea

Associate Professor · University of Florida

Jennifer A. Rea’s research explores the intersections between ancient Rome and modern science fiction and fantasy.

Reception Studies: Science Fiction and Fantasy Augustan Age Rome Daily Life in Ancient Rome

Pamela Rutledge, PhD

Doctoral Faculty - Media Psychology · Fielding Graduate University

Rutledge focuses on identifying human motivations, behavioral triggers & instinctive drives to inform messaging & data strategies

Trust in Information Applied Narrative Persuasive Messaging Positive Psychology Applied to Media Qualitative Research and Analysis

Sally Scholz, PhD

Professor and Chair of Philosophy | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Expert on solidarity, ethics/social movements, violence against women, Just War Theory and Catholic Social Thought (esp. women, war, work).

Catholic Social Thought Violence Against Women Ethics Solidarity Social Movements