Rhonda Armstrong

Chair, Department of English and Foreign Languages · 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

Ana Chichester

Professor of Spanish, Director of the Bachelor of Liberal Studies Program · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Chichester is an expert on Latin American literature.

Latin American Literature Spanish Culture Race and Gender Studies Liberal Studies

Barbara Roche Rico

Professor and Chair of English · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

English

Mary Kuryla

Clinical Professor · Loyola Marymount University

School of Film and Television

Film Studies: Horror Genre and International Cinema Children's Book Writing Independent Film Directing and Producing Screenplays Fiction Writing: Novels and Short Stories

William L. Andrews, Ph.D.

E. Maynard Adams Professor of English, Department of English and Comparative Literature, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Dr. Andrews is an expert in African American literature, Southern literature and North American slave narratives.

Southern Literature American Literature to 1900 African American Literature Slavery Digital Humanities

Beth Henley

President’s Professor of Theatre Arts, College of Communication and Fine Arts · Loyola Marymount University

President’s Professor of Theatre Arts

Playwriting Theatre Arts Screenplay Writing

Prof. Trisha Dunning

Vice President · International Diabetes Federation

Professor Dunning's work focuses on diabetes and older people, palliative and end of life care, the needs of family carers and medicines

Diabetes Palliative Care End of Life Care Caregivers Health Education

Dr. Jeff Koloze

President · Koloze Consultants

Dr. Jeff Koloze

Literary Theories Abortion in Literature Infanticide in Literature Euthanasia in Literature Life Issues in Contemporary Culture

Avelardo Valdez

Cleofas and Victor Ramirez Professor of Practice Policy Research and Advocacy for the Latino Population Professor of Social Work and Sociology · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Dr. Valdez is an expert on the relationship between substance abuse and violence and health issues among high-risk groups.

Substance Abuse Hiv/Aids Behavioral Health Social Development and Policy

Todd Robert Petersen

Professor of English · Southern Utah University

Specializing in formal structures of visual storytelling, creative writing, film theory, and aesthetics

Traditional and Contemporary Models of Successful Writing Creative Writing Techniques Coming-of-Age Storytelling Project-Based Learning in HIgher Education Project Management

Hans M. Hirschi

Founder & Partner · Yāree AB

Exceptional personality with a passion for communication, leadership, learning & development across cultures

Common Sense Communication Cross-Cultural Learning Development

Kyle William Bishop

Professor of English · Southern Utah University

Specializing in British Gothic literature, film and television studies, cinematic adaptation, and pop culture

Video Games Visual Literacy Saxophone American Studies Music

Gary Szenderski

Partner/Owner · SZEN Marketing

Marketing Solutionist/Author specializing in brands and organizations going through transition - market changes and new products etc.

Branding Marketing Through Transition Leadership in Difficult Times Developing A Vision Personal Branding

Vanessa Libertad Garcia

Author, Filmmaker & Consultant / Speaker · The Fiat Libertad Co.

Expertise: Filmmaking, Self-Publishing, and Communities -- Gay & Lesbian, Latinos in the U.S., & Alcoholism

Latinos Within the Glbtq Community Gay / Lesbians & Latinos Within the Alcoholic Community Indie Filmmaking & Self-Publishing On Queer Latina/O Perspectives The Glbtq Community & Alcoholism Independent Filmmaking & Self-Publishing

Jessica Best

Director of Data-Driven Marketing · Barkley

Speaker and Digital Marketing Evangelist

Email Marketing Social Media Digital Marketing

Andrea Phillips

Transmedia Writer & Game Designer

A Creator's Guide to Transmedia Storytelling. Expert transmedia designer Andrea Phillips shows you the future of digital marketing

Transmedia Storytelling Experience Design Interactive Design Game Design Digital Culture

Alan Adler

President/CEO · Alan Adler Associates Inc.

Being Extraordingary to Succeed in Today's NEW NOW!

Attracting & Retaining Customers

Maurice Suckling

Assistant Professor, Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Writer and historian specializing in narrative for video games and board game design.

Game Design & Development Board Games Narrative and Dialogue in Video Games Videogame Design History of Games

Jacqueline Loss, Ph.D.

Professor of Latin American Literature and Culture · University of Connecticut

Professor Loss is an internationally published researcher and lecturer.

Latin American Literary Studies Cultural Studies Comparative Approaches

Anne Giardini

President · Weyerhaeuser

One of Canada's most influential lawyers, Giardini is also an executive and accomplished author and speaker

Advancement of Women Women in the Workplace Aboriginal Law Legal Practice Diversity