Kathleen Grimes, PhD

Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Kathleen Grimes, PhD, is an expert on Christian ethics and their bearing on racism, white supremacy, sex, gender, and the environment.

Theology Religion Environmental Ethics Sexual Ethics Racism, White Supremacy and the Catholic Church

Professor Jonathan Bamber

Professor of Glaciology · University of Bristol

Specialist in ice sheets and the impact of melting ice on sea levels

Satellite Remote Sensing Geoscience Ice Mapping Greenland Glaciers

Laurie Orlov

Founder and Principal Analyst · Aging in Place Technology Watch

Industry Analyst and Thought Leader, Technology for Aging in Place

Technology Aging

Scott Yates

Founder · Blogmutt

Founder, CEO at Blogmutt. Author and Speaker

Startups Brain Pr and Marketing Today Patents and Ip Management of Different Generations

Frank M. LaFerla

Chancellor’s Professor and Dean · UC Irvine

Frank M. LaFerla,Ph.D.,is the dean of the UCI School of Biological Sciences.His research focuses on the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Learning and Memory Alzheimer's Disease Molecular Biology Neurodegenerative disorders

Ginger Grant

Professor (Marketing and Innovation) · Sheridan College

Innovation Management, Leadership Development, Strategy, Corporate Anthropology, Organizational Design, Scenario Planning, Storytelling

Experiential and Archetypal Marketing Scenario Planning Revisioning Retirement Innovation Culture Design Thinking

Jana Steele

Partner, Pensions & Benefits · Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Partner at Osler in Toronto with extensive knowledge and experience with shared risk, target benefit and other innovative plan designs.

Pension and Benefits Pension Plan Shared Risk and Target Benefit Plans Pension Plan Structure Pension Plan Governance Pension Plan Compliance

Gregory DeFreitas

Professor of Economics · Hofstra University

Prof. DeFreitas is an expert on labor studies.

Labor Economics Research Methods Urban Economics Microeconomics African Economic Development

Joseph T. Hefner

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Environmental Science · Michigan State University

Joseph Hefner is an expert on identifying human remains from medico-legal contexts.

Human Osteology Categorical Data Analysis Human Variation Anthropology Forensic Anthropology

Lynn Gehl

Indigenous/Indigenist Cultural Critic, Writer, Author · Independent

Indigenist Cultural Critic

Sex-Discrimination in the Indian Act Treaty and Land Claims Process Indigenous Knowledge Algonquin Anishinaabeg Indigenous Affairs

Kirk Wakefield, B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D.

Edwin W. Streetman Professor of Retail Marketing · Baylor University

Dr. Wakefield is the Edwin W. Streetman Professor of Retail Marketing at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business.

Sports Marketing Sports Branding Sports Psychology Team Sports Marketing Entertainment Marketing

Paul Ortiz

Director of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program · University of Florida

Paul Ortiz works in the fields of African American history, Latino Studies, Social Movement Theory, U.S. History, and documentary studies.

Unites States South Social Movement Theory Labor Studies African Diaspora African American History

Ibrahim Guven, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Professor Guven specializes in fracture and failure analysis using peridynamics.

Fracture and failure analysis using Peridynamics Impact and penetration mechanics Finite element method Boundary element method Multi-scale modeling of physical phenomena

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

Allan Havis

Professor of Playwriting and Department Chair · UC San Diego

The Department of Theatre and Dance chair, Allan Havis is a playwright and novelist, and researches American cult cinema

Arts in Higher Education American and Contemporary Literature Fiction Writing Theater Playwriting

Janey Camp

Research Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering · Vanderbilt University

Expert on climate change and interactions of nature and infrastructure.

Global Warming Land use GIS Precipitation Stem

Harry Reis

Professor of Psychology and Dean's Professor in Arts, Sciences, and Engineering · University of Rochester

Professor Harry Reis' research interests involve social interaction and close relationships.

Marriage and Close Relationships Health and Psychological Well Being Social interaction Intimacy Emotion Regulation

Mariann Piano

Nancy and Hilliard Travis Professor of Nursing · Vanderbilt University

Expert in substance abuse and cardiac disease, particularly binge drinking by young adults.

Unhealthy Alcohol Consumption Smoking and Cardiovascular Disease Alcohol and Young Adults Alcohol and Cardiovascular Disease Cardiac Risk Factors

Robynn Cox

Assistant Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Dr. Cox focuses on understanding the social and economic consequences of mass incarceration.

Consequences of Mass Incarceration Mass Incarceration Social Inequality Social Work Education Social Work

Jeff Vankooten

Motivational Keynote Speaker · Jeff Vankooten.com

Re-imagining a hope-filled world

Resilience Leadership Management Change Communication