Professor of Sociology · Baylor University
Dr. Tolbert's areas of research include social stratification, social demography, rural sociology and quantitative applications.
Small Businesses and Employee Loyalty Restructuring Financial Institutions in Rural/Non-Metro America Social Stratification Social Demography Rural Sociology
Expert for Small Towns · SaveYour.Town
Practical steps you can put into action right away to shape a better future for your community
Nonprofits Entrepreneurship Social Capital Community Development Small Town
Provost & Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs · Augusta University
Dr. Neil MacKinnon is a senior university administrator, academic health leader and an expert in population health and public health.
Opioid agonist maintenance treatment (i.e. addictions treatment via Methadone and Suboxone) Opioid Abuse Rural Health Care Access & Delivery Rural Health Medication Error
Director, Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation | Executive Director, Center for Growth Markets · Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
Hailed as the “Father of the Smart Village Movement”
Open Innovation Smart Villages / Smart Cities Business Models Innovation Strategies for Emerging Economies Business Ecosystems
Professor of Health Policy and Management and Director of Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research · UNC-Chapel Hill
A Professor in the UNC-CH Gillings School of Public Health, with interests in rural health, health policy and hospital finance.
Policy Implementation and Development Patient-Centered Outcome Research Workforce Hospital Finance Rural Health
Director, Business Innovation Group · Georgia Southern University
Dr. Halaby oversees development of Georgia Southern University’s City Center.
Community Development Workforce and Economic Development Non-Profit Organizations Workplace Innovation Rural Entrepreneurship
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
Assistant Dean/Associate Professor · University of Florida
Jeanne Stacciarini’s research interests are in the area of mental health promotion and health disparities in various populations.
Diversity Population Health Mental Health
Assistant Vice President of the Office of Regional Services · Southern Utah University
Specializing in workforce and economic development, community outreach, and leadership development
Partnership Development Workforce and Economic Development Leadership Development Community Outreach Government Relations
Managing Director of Aging Services · CARF International
Jed Johnson is an award-winning, national leader in adult- and senior-services arenas.
Senior Transportation Rural caregiving Military or veteran caregiving Adult Day Services Continuing Care Retirement Communities
Founding Dean and Distinguished Professor of Nursing · UC Irvine
Dr. Nyamathi conducts studies among vulnerable groups, including homeless, drug-addicted and incarcerated persons and gay/bisexual youth.
Vulnerable Populations Tuberculosis Role of Nursing Hiv/Aids Hepatitis
Expert in water resources and pollution control · Florida Gulf Coast University
Don Duke applies science and engineering analysis to policy and management decisions.
Municipal stormwater pollution reduction Industrial stormwater pollution reduction Flood mitigation policy Water Resources Policy Water quality assessment
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
Executive Director of Utah Center for Rural Health · Southern Utah University
Specializing in rural Utah healthcare, community building, and project management.
Community Health Programs Rural Health Care Access & Delivery Property Management Healthcare Grants
Dean · Medical College of Georgia
Dr. David C. Hess, a stroke specialist, educator, and entrepreneur, is dean of the Medical College of Georgia.
Stroke Neuroscience Telemedicine Neurology Stem Cell Research
Speaker, Trainer , Coach · Toddy Talks
Entertaining and inspiring speaker drawing on two decades of experience across a range of business involvement.
The Characteristics of Successful People Attitude -It's Only Everything The Balloon and the Cactus Attitude Balance and Commitment
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
Postdoctoral Fellow · University of British Columbia, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability
Scientist interested in all things food and nature. Studying how we can do agriculture better.
Sustainability organic agriculture Sustainable Agriculture Biodiversity Climate Change
Professor of English · Augusta University
Professor Armstrong is an expert in Southern and Appalachian Literature, Death and Culture, and Perceptions of Rural America.
Perceptions of Rural America Appalachian Literature Southern Lite Death and Culture
Director · Milwaukee School of Engineering
James Kieselburg is an expert in museum collections and exhibition management, sociology of work, photography and the art of industry.
Photography Art of Industry Museum Management and Leadership Sociology of Work Graphic Design