Kathryn Colasanti

Academic Specialist, Center for Regional Food Systems · Michigan State University

Expert in local food systems, specializing in food security and access

Urban Agriculture Food Safety Food Systems Food Access

Mike Hamm

C. S. Mott Chair in Sustainable Agriculture · Michigan State University

Expert in community-based food systems, food security, sustainable agriculture, and nutrition education

Food and Sustainability Urban Agriculture Health Sustainable food systems Regional Food Systems

Elaine Power

Associate Professor · School of Kinesiology & Health Studies, Queen's University

Teaches social determinants of health. Researches food insecurity. Advocates for basic income. Dreams of the day when food banks can close.

food insecurity food banks feeding the family family food practices Social Determinants of Health

Jennifer (Jeno) Rivera

Director & Associate Professor · Michigan State University

Strengthening teaching and learning through coaching.

Experiential Education Curriculum Development Connected Learning High Impact Practices Assessment

Steffanie Scott

Professor, Department of Geography & Environmental Management · University of Waterloo

Leading international scholar on food security, food system change, and COVID-19 impacts on the food suppy.

Food Agriculture & Environment COVID-19 (Coronavirus) China Food Policy Local Food Systems

Dan McCole

Associate Professor · Michigan State University

An expert on tourism, wine tourism, and social entrepreneurship

Social Entrepreneruship Wine Tourism Tourism Sustainable Tourism Social Enterprise

Randy Beaudry

Professor of Horticulture · Michigan State University

An expert in modified atmosphere packaging, controlled-atmosphere storage, non-destructive quality assessment, and flavor analysis.

Storing Apples Horticulture Harvesting Preserving

Glen Hodgson

Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist · The Conference Board of Canada

Turning the Telescope Around: Get the bigger picture on how macroeconomics influences public policy and the financial health of your country

Economic Forecasting International Business Productivity and Innovation Economic Analysis

Randall Curren

Professor of Philosophy · University of Rochester

Randall Curren is an ethicist who works across the boundaries of moral, political, legal, environmental, and educational philosophy.

Ethics of Sustainability Moral Psychology Ancient Greek Philosophy patriotic education

Andrew Deener, Ph.D.

Professor of Sociology · University of Connecticut

Andrew Deener is a professor of sociology at the University of Connecticut.

Food Systems Gentrification Economic Sociology Culture City Development

Jane Rabinowicz

Executive Director / Directrice générale · USC Canada

NGO leader with expertise in seed, agroecology and nonprofit management / Leader d'ONG avec expertise en semences, agroécologie, et gestion.

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) Semenciers Sécurité alimentaire Souveraineté alimentaire Circuits courts de commercialisation agricole

Jason Chilvers

Professor of Environment and Society · University of East Anglia

He leads UK Energy Research’s Observatory for Societal Engagement with Energy (SEE).

Energy and environmental policy Sustainability Climate Change Climate Change Politics Social Engagement with Energy

Trey Malone

Assistant Professor · Michigan State University

Trey Malone focuses on applying lessons from behavioral economics to increase agricultural productivity and efficiency.

Agribusiness Management Food Policy Consumer and Producer Decision Making Domestic Food Agriculture

Jennifer Lynes

Director of the Environment and Business Program · University of Waterloo School of Environment

Jennifer Lynes's expertise intersects business and the environment, where she focuses on investigating the marketing of sustainability.

Marketing Social Marketing Community-Based Social Marketing Green Marketing

Wayne Roberts

principal · Will Work for Food Policy

engaging speaker; expert on food issues ; connects local food, jobs, health and environment

Local Food Production Sustainable Food Green Jobs Food Charters Community Organizing & Development

Rebecca Dority

Associate Professor of Professional Practice and Didactic Program in Dietetics Director · Texas Christian University

Rebecca Dority expertise lies in food science, human nutrition, diabetes and clinical dietetics.

Public Health Diabetes

Mary Anne Amalaradjou, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor · University of Connecticut

Mary Anne Amalaradjou is a microbiologist with laboratory work focused on food safety and gut health

Inflammation Microbiome Gut Health Probiotics Food Safety

Robert Richardson

Associate Professor · Michigan State University

An expert in ecological economics, ecosystem services, food security, and sustainability.

Natural Resource Management Writing and Editing Sustainability Food Security Rural Development

Adam Little

Mentor | CBASE · LifeLearn, Inc.

Adam is a veterinarian and entrepreneur with a passion for applying his diverse experience towards tackling big problems.

Global Health Dogs Epidemiology Animal Nutrition Community Outreach