Ryan Thornburg, M.A.

Associate Professor, UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media · UNC-Chapel Hill

Thornburg is an expert in data-driven reporting and media economics.

Digital Elections Engagement Local news Fake News

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

Amira Elghawaby

Communications Director · The National Council of Canadian Muslims

Amira Elghawaby leads the NCCM’s media relations, public engagement and strategic communications.

Ethnic Media & Diversity Anti-discrimination Civic Engagement Human Rights Civil Rights

David A. Aaker

E.T. Grether Professor Emeritus of Marketing and Public Policy · Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Hailed as the "father of modern branding"

Branding Brand Portfolio Strategy Global Brand Management Brand and Brand Building Storytelling

Susan McLennan

President · Reimagine PR

I help senior leaders & their brands mobilize people through purpose & storytelling. Consultant, speaker & trainer serving global clientele.

Purpose PR Marketing & Branding Marketing & Corporate Strategy Storytelling & Public Speaking

Jean-Pierre Isbouts, DLitt

Adjunct Faculty - School of Leadership Studies · Fielding Graduate University

Humanities scholar, award-winning filmmaker and best-selling National Geographic author

Music Theory Comparative Religious Studies Disruptive Technology Organizational Innovation Academic Writing

Judith Giesberg, PhD

Professor of History | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Judith Giesberg, PhD, is an expert on the history of women and gender in the U.S. Civil War.

Caroline LeCount Census Slavery U.S. Civil War Women's History

Victoria Fantozzi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Childhood Education/Early Childhood Education · Manhattanville College

Prof. Fantozzi is experienced in the field of Early Childhood education, researching developmentally appropriate technology use.

Teaching Remotely Enrichment Programs Curriculum Design Early Childhood Education Social Studies

Karen Shackleford, PhD

Doctoral Faculty - Media Psychology · Fielding Graduate University

Media violence; Fandom and the construction of meaning from media; Media, race and gender.

Media Psychology Media Effects Social Psychology Gender Race

Elizabeth Monier-Williams

Director, Marketing & Communications

Experienced marketing and communications professional

Communications Strategies and Best Practices Digital & Mobile Strategy Blogging for Business Crowdfunding Social Media & Content Marketing for Business and Non-Profits

Ryan Paul

Lecturer of History · Southern Utah University

Specializing in U.S. history, cultural history, and the beginnings of Utah's National Parks.

Utah National Parks History Utah Parks Company American History History Through Film Historic Preservation

Silvia Knobloch-Westerwick

Professor | School of Communication · The Ohio State University

Communications expert, focusing on the politics of media

Media Selection New Media Political Communication Health communication News

Marsha MacDowell

Professor and Curator · Michigan State University

Marsha MacDowell is an expert in museums and communities, traditional material culture studies and digital preservation

Women's Art Art and Health Folklife and Museums Quilt Studies Community-Engaged Museum Work

Peter Ricchiuti

Senior Professor of Practice · Tulane University

Professor Ricchiuti is an expert in finance, investments, valuation, equity research, financial modeling and financial analysis.

Stock Market and Investments Financial Analysis Research Valuation Finance

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

Tanya Harrison

Director of Science Strategy · Planet Labs

Professional Martian who has worked on rocks and robots on the Red Planet.

Space and Astrophysics Climate Change Satellite Based Remote Sensing of the Earth/atmosphere System Earth Science Women in STEM Careers

Andy Ellwood

Director, Business Development · Gowalla

Telling better stories and inspiring others to come along.

Brand Partnerships Future of Digital Engagement Telling Better Stories

Paul Bradshaw

Course Leader (MA Multiplatform and Mobile Journalism) · Birmingham City University

In addition to teaching and writing, Paul acts as a consultant and trainer to a number of organisations on social media and data journalism.

Surveillance, Security and Privacy Online Data Journalism Journalism Trends Online Journalism Social Media

Kathleen McLaughlin

Senior Lecturer of Studio Arts, College of Communication and Fine Arts · Loyola Marymount University

Lecturer of Studio Arts

Anupama Kapse

Associate Professor, Film, TV and Media Studies · Loyola Marymount University

School of Film and Television

Indian Literature in Translation Postcolonial Theory Comparative Modernities Melodrama Silent and Early Sound Cinema