Ann Marie Yamada

Associate Dean of Inclusion and Diversity / Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Dr. Yamada's research focuses on cultural relevance of community mental health services for adults with severe mental illness.

Religion/Spirituality Mental Health Diversity/Cross Cultural Military Social Work

Malinda Maynor Lowery, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of History & Director, Center for the Study of the American South, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Malinda Maynor Lowery's research interests include Native American history, Southern history, foodways, oral history and more.

Social and Political History Native American History Southern History Historical Geography Foodways

Dr. Kehinde Andrews

Professor of Black Studies · Birmingham City University

Kehinde Andrews is interested in the areas of race, ethnicity and racism, black studies and how communities overcome inequality.

Scholar Activisim Ethnography Community Inequality Race and Ethnicity Black Studies

Margarita R. Ochoa

Associate Professor of History · Loyola Marymount University

Department of History, Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Social Justice and Equal Rights Latin America Race and Ethnicity Women and Gender Indigenous/Ethnohistory

Nadia Y. Kim

Professor of Asian and Asian American Studies · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Migration Immigration Race and Ethnicity Gender and Transnationality/Globalization Race/Gender/Class Intersectionality

Kevin Jones, Ed.D.

Dean, Assistant Professor of Education · Cedarville University

A visionary leader in education who leads Cedarville University's School of Education

Fatherhood Teacher Training K-12 and Post Secondary Education Issues of Race and Ethnicity Church Curriculum

Nora Rubel

Jane and Alan Batkin Professor of Jewish Studies · University of Rochester

Rubel is an expert in Jewish studies, as well as Jewish food and holidays

American Religions, Race and Ethnicity Jewish Holidays Jewish American Immigration Judaism Black Jewish Studies

Taylor Hargrove, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Sociology · The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Areas of expertise: Health disparities across the life course, focusing on the consequences of race, skin color, gender, and social class.

Aging and the Life Course Population Health Racial/Ethnic, Gender, and Skin Tone Stratification Health disparities by race and ethnicity

Patricia Marin

Assistant Professor of Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education · Michigan State University

Higher education policy expert, focusing on issues of inclusion and equity for underrepresented students

College Access Affirmative Action Diversity in Higher Education

Carlos Parra

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chicana/o & Latina/o Studies · Loyola Marymount University

Chicana/o/x and Latina/o/x History Race and Ethnicity in the U.S. Modern Mexico (post-1821) U.S.-Mexico Borderlands Migration History

Kristi Bowman

Professor of Law · Michigan State University

Expert in K-12 educational policy and law

Educational Policy and Law School Desegregation K-12 Students’ Free Speech Rights Right to Education and Civic Role of Public Schools School Districts in Fiscal Crisis and Governance

Whitney Robinson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Epidemiology · UNC-Chapel Hill

Areas of expertise: Women's reproductive health and health care; Breast cancer disparities; Health disparities by gender, race & ethnicity.

Cancer Survivorship Health disparities by gender Breast cancer disparities Women's reproductive health and health care Epidemiologic methods

Matthew Hughey, Ph.D.

Professor of Sociology · University of Connecticut

A scholar of racism and racial inequality in identity formation, organizations, media, politics, science, religion, and public advocacy.

Religion Fraternities and Sororities Organizations Whiteness Media

Brian E. Smith

Lecturer of Classics and Archaeology · Loyola Marymount University

Brian Smith is an expert in classics and archaeology.

World Cultures and Civilizations Art Beyond the West Art History Higher Education Classics

Cato Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer, Connecticut Convergence Institute · UConn Health

Dr. Laurencin is a world renowned engineer, physician and scientist who is known for pioneering the field of Regenerative Engineering.

Stem Cell Science and Technology Nanotechnology Polymeric Materials Science Tissue Engineering Regenerative Engineering

Nancy Pire-Smerkanich, DRSc, MS

Assistant Professor of Regulatory and Quality Sciences · USC School of Pharmacy

Nancy Pire-Smerkanich brings over 30 years of industry experience in drug development to academia

Regulatory Filing Strategy Clinical Regulatory Guidance Drug Development

Frank Baumgartner, Ph.D.

Richard J. Richardson Distinguished Professor, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Research: public policy, agenda-setting, interest groups in American politics, the death penalty and racial profiling in traffic stops.

Race and Profiling Public Policy Death Penalty Interest groups in American politics Agenda-setting

Luis Ricardo Fraga

Director, Institute for Latino Studies; Acting Chair, Department of Political Science · University of Notre Dame

Luis Ricardo Fraga specializes in race, education, ethnicity, and Latino politics, as well as immigration, urban and voting rights policy.

Latino Politics Politics of Race Politics of Ethnicity Urban Politics Educational Policy

Billie Murray, PhD

Associate Professor of Communication; Inaugural Faculty in Residence, Center for Peace and Justice Education | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Billie Murray, PhD, explores the timely territory of community responses to hate speech, and on issues of rhetoric and social justice.

Rhetoric and Social Justice Rhetoric of Protest Movements Community Responses to Hate Speech Civic Engagement Communication

Brenda Nicolas

Assistant Professor of Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies · Loyola Marymount University

Brenda Nicolas is an expert in Latin American Indigenous diasporas, transnationalism, communal participation/identity & settler colonialism.

Social Movements Critical Indigenous Studies Latin American Indigenous Diaspora Mexican Migration Zapotec & Mixtec Indigeneity