Majora Carter

President · MCG Consulting

MacArthur "genius" Fellow; One of 6 talks that launched TED.com in '06; Peabody Award winning broadcaster with ThePromisedLand.org; and Urba

Visionary Leadership Cost Reductions Through Smart Planning Small Business Incubation

Jesmyn Ward

Professor · Tulane University

Critically acclaimed author Jesmyn Ward is a two-time National Book Award Winner and professor of creative writing.

Communication English Creative Writing Media Studies

Paul Kramer

Associate Professor of History · Vanderbilt University

Expert in modern U. S. history, with an emphasis on transnational histories, American social thought and the politics of inequality.

Refugees Immigration U.S. History Foreign Policy

Kevin Dougherty, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Sociology · Baylor University

Dr. Dougherty focuses on the impact of religion on other realms of social life such as community involvement, politics, and work

Religious Education Religion Sociology of Religion Religion Politics & Culture Facebook in Education

Greg Garrett

Professor of English · Baylor University

Writing and speaking about race, religion, and culture; Canon Theologian at The American Cathedral, Paris, France

Race and Culture Religion and Culture Screenwriting Fiction Writing

Leanna Giancarlo

Associate Professor · University of Mary Washington

Leanna Giancarlo is a Professor of Chemistry and commentator on the portrayal of science in media and popular culture.

STEM Education Science Education Science and Popular Culture Chemistry

M.V. Lee Badgett

Professor of Economics / Director, Center for Public Policy and Administration / Co-director Center for Employment Equity · University of Massachusetts Amherst

M. V. Lee Badgett is one of the world’s leading experts on the economics of same-sex marriage.

Economics of Sexual Orientation and Same-Sex Marriage Gay Marriage LGBT Inclusion Labor Economics Same-sex Couples

Scott Berkun

Author and Speaker · Berkun Consulting

Now that's a perspective! Best-selling author and speaker will provocativelly, yet delightfully, challenge you to think outside the box

Leading Breakthrough Projects How to Manage Innovation Mistakes Managers Make Advanced Topics in Project Management Integrating Design and Software Development

Ilia Dichev

Goizueta Foundation Chair in Financial Reporting & Professor of Accounting · Emory University, Goizueta Business School

Earnings Management Corporate Financial Reporting Capital Markets Market Efficiency

Darnise Martin

Clinical Associate Professor of African American Studies · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

womanist theology African Diaspora Religion Religious Studies Theology and Culture African American History

Tandaleya Wilder

Publicist/Digital Media Specialist · She Got Game Media

She Got Game

Women's Sports Youth Empowerment Radio

Imani Mosley

Assistant Professor · University of Florida

Imani Mosley is an expert in Benjamin Britten; music, opera and modernism in Britain post-1945; and ethics in artificial intelligence.

Artificial Intelligence Modernism Post-1945 Britain Music Metadata Benjamin Britten

John Sweeney, M.Ed.

Distinguished Professor, Head of Advertising Specialization, Director of Sports Communication Program · UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media

A national expert on marketing, advertising and sports marketing, Sweeney has worked with more than 40 national brands.

Branding Sports Business Creative Advertising Sports Journalism Sports

Adrian Gostick

Owner · The Culture Works

Intent on improving your organization, there is no one better than this global thought leader on workplace strategy and employee engagement

Leadership Employee Engagement & Retention Motivation Corporate Culture Human Resources

Michael Gerhardt, J.D.

Samuel Ashe Distinguished Professor in Constitutional Law · UNC-Chapel Hill

Professor Gerhardt specializes in constitutional conflicts

Impeachment Law Discrimination Media Law Legislation Legal Theory

Kristal Brent Zook

Professor of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations · Hofstra University

Prof. Zook is an award-winning journalist and author who covers social justice, race, and gender issues in media and politics.

Journalism Media Analysis Social Justice Issues Politics Race and Gender Relations

Blaine McCormick, Ph.D.

Professor of Management · Baylor University

Dr. Blaine McCormick Professor of Management in the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University.

Benjamin Franklin Thomas Edison Business Education Foundation Business Simulation Greatest Entrepreneurs and Businesspeople in American History

Senia Maymin

Coauthor, Workshops, Talks · Profit from the Positive

Expert in business and positive psychology

Business and Positive Psychology Productivity Team Conflict

James Roberts, Ph.D.

Director, Centre for Nonprofit Leadership and Service, Professor - Marketing · Baylor University

Expert on consumer behavior, human-computer interaction, compulsive buying, and effects of consumerism & technology on individual happiness.

Consumer Psychology Consumer Behavior Marketing Consumer Culture Materialism

Rebecca Tippett, Ph.D.

Director, Carolina Demography at the Carolina Population Center · UNC-Chapel Hill

Areas of expertise include population estimates & forecasts, postsecondary education, Census reapportionment & NC demographic trends.

Reapportionment Higher Education Population Estimates and Forecasts School Enrollment Projections Indicators of Economic Well-Being