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

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

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

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

Karen Dill-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

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

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

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

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

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

Andy Ellwood

Director, Business Development · Gowalla

Telling better stories and inspiring others to come along.

Brand Partnerships Future of Digital Engagement Telling Better Stories

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

Robert Darden, M.A.

Professor, Journalism, Public Relations and New Media · Baylor University

Darden is a professor in the department of journalism, PR & new media. He directs Baylor's Black Gospel Music Restoration Project.

Journalism Music Public Relations New Media African-American Gospel Music

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

Christopher A. Frilingos

Associate Professor · Michigan State University

An expert on early Christianity

Apocalypticism Biblical Literature Early Christianity