Jesmyn Ward

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

Brett C. Hoover

Associate Professor and Graduate Director of Theological Studies · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Pastoral Theology Parish life Sociological of religion in theological research American Catholicism

Mark Evans

Principal · ME Consulting

B2B Marketer, Brand Storytelling, Author

Startups Entrepreneurship Startup Marketing Marketing Strategy Development

Tricia Jenkins

Associate Professor · Texas Christian University

Tricia Jenkins is an expert in digital media, international film festivals and how Hollywood and the CIA shape film and television.

Big Data and Media Television and Film Genres Hollywood and the CIA Russian Trolls International Film Festivals

Davide Zori, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of History and Archaeology · Baylor University

Dr. Davide Zori is an Assistant Professor of history and archaeology at Baylor University.

History Archaeology Medieval History Viking Expansion into North America Social Standing in the Viking Age

Michael Fabiano

Vice President, Revenue-Local Media · THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

An established leader in the media industry with an extensive understanding of digital, broadcast and print.

Publishing Financial Planning Business & Strategic Planning Negotiating Agreements Business Process Engineering

Cecilia González-Andrieu

Professor of Theological Studies · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Systematic Theology Latino Theology Theological Aesthetics

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

Paige Edley

Professor of Communication Studies · Loyola Marymount University

Professor of Communication Studies

Feminism American Politics Culture Writing & Editing Activism Social Justice Alternative Forms of Organization

Eric Gable

Professor of Sociology and Anthropology · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Gable is an expert on museum studies, heritage, and the religion and politics of West Africa and of Outer Island Indonesia.

Anthropology Museum Studies Heritage Religion and Politics of West Africa and Outer Island Indonesia

Heather Bastedo

Principal · Public Square Research

Heather Bastedo has more than ten years of experience in persuasion and motivation research

Politics Public Speaking Public Policy Policy Strategic Communications

Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas

S.K. and Angela Chan Professor of Global Management | Faculty Director, Clausen Center for International Business and Policy · Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Expert on the global macroeconomic environment

Global Macroeconomic Issues International Monetary System External Imbalances Eurozone

Karyn Zweifel

sole proprietor · Write Now

Lively, humorous speaker about ghosts, vampires and contractors!

Southern Vampires Ghost Stories The Contractor's Book of Excuses

Sarah Applebaum

Director of Pangaea Spark · Pangaea Ventures

Investing in early stage materials, chemistry, and biology technology companies.

Seed-stage investing Startups Cleantech Hard-tech Investing Venture Capital

David Berri

Professor of Economics · Southern Utah University

Specializing in evaluations of players and coaches in sports, gender issues in sports, and competitive balance in sports

Distrubution of Wealth and Power Unpaid Athletes in the NCAA NBA Salary Caps Sports Economics NCAA

Prof. Michael Scott

Professor, Classics & Ancient History · University of Warwick

Michael Scott's research and teaching focuses on ancient Greek and Roman society, and ancient global history.

Classics Ancient Global History Ancient Greece Ancient Rome Higher Education

Karen Muldoon-Hules

Lecturer in Yoga Studies · Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Lecturer in Yoga Studies and Theological Studies

East Asian Buddhisms Religions in “Classical Period” South Asia Religion and gender Indian Buddhisms Religion in film and media

Rebecca Tippett, Ph.D.

Director, Carolina Demography at the Carolina Population Center · UNC-Chapel Hill

Areas of expertise include population estimates & forecasts, postsecondary education, Census reapportionment & NC demographic trends.

Reapportionment Higher Education Population Estimates and Forecasts School Enrollment Projections Indicators of Economic Well-Being

José I. Badenes, S.J., Ph.D.

Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education and Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures - Spanish · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Gender and Sexuality Theology and literature Hispanic modernismo Federico Garcia Lorca Comparative Literature

Bill Torgerson

Assistant Professor · St. John's University

Laughs and Lessons: Whether it's on Growing up in the 80s, Overcoming Divorce, or Learning to Write, Smiles are Guaranteed

Education Writing Digital Media Blogging Creative Writing