Lawrence Levy

Vice President, Economic Development and Professional Studies; Executive Dean, National Center for Suburban Studies · Hofstra University

Dean Levy works close with Hofstra’s academic community to shape an innovative agenda for suburban study

Suburban Spaces and Development Suburbs Education Taxation Politics of the Suburbs

Shelley B. Wepner, Ed.D.

Professor and Dean, Education · Manhattanville College

An expert in literacy education and technology in education.

Entrepreneurial Leadership In Schools Technology and Education Literacy Education Education and Suburbs

Elizabeth McRae

Associate Professor · Western Carolina University

Elizabeth McRae’s teaching and research interests include the intersection of race, gender and politics in America and in the modern South.

American History American South Race and Politics Gender and Politics Modern South

Xuefei Ren

Associate Professor · Michigan State University

An expert in the politics of urban development, globalization, social change, art and cultural industries

International architecture China Urban Development

Colin Polsky, Ph.D.

Director of the Florida Center for Environmental Studies · Florida Atlantic University

Colin Polsky is trained as a geographer, specializing in the human dimensions of global environmental change.

U.S. Climate Vulnerabilities Geography Humanities Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Mathematics

Gerald Gamm

Professor of Political Science and History · University of Rochester

Gamm is an expert in U.S and urban politics

Congress State Politics U.S. Politics Urban Politics State Legislatures

Stanley Gehrt

Associate Professor & Wildlife Extension Specialist I Agricultural and Environmental Sciences · The Ohio State University

Dr. Stanley Gehrt operates within the School of Environment and Natural Resources in the Terrestrial Wildlife Ecology Laboratory.

Wildlife Conservation Wildlife Research Urban Wildlife Mammalian Ecology Wildlife Disease

Eric Corey Freed

Founding Principal · OrganicARCHITECT

Green architect, author and visionary

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ESG Investment Strategies Green Buildings Green Architect Carbon

Neil Donahue

Professor · Carnegie Mellon University

Sustainability Energy

Ronald Schurin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor in Residence · University of Connecticut

Expert in the politics of presidential campaigns

American Politics and Elections Connecticut Politics Electoral Politics American Politics Education Policy

Richard Campanella

Associate Dean for Research, Senior Professor of Practice - Architecture and Geography · Tulane University

Richard Campanella's research integrates mapping and spatial analyses with architecture, social science and the humanities.

Geographic Information Systems Architecture Urbanism Geography Human Settlements

Patricia Crenny

Accounting Instructor | Villanova School of Business · Villanova University

Patricia Crenny is an expert in financial and tax accounting.

Business Financial Services Financial Accounting Tax Accounting Retirement

Andrew Deener, Ph.D.

Professor of Sociology · University of Connecticut

Andrew Deener is a professor of sociology at the University of Connecticut.

Food Systems Gentrification Economic Sociology Culture City Development

Paul Ellickson

Professor of Economics and Marketing at the Simon Business School · University of Rochester

Paul Ellickson researches quantitative marketing and industrial organization and has expertise in supermarkets, supercenters, and strategy

Supermarket Strategy Pricing Supermarkets Big Box Retailers Walmart and Big Box Retailers

Kyle Walker

Associate Professor and Chair · Texas Christian University

Professor Walker specializes in population geography, cities and suburbs and demographic data visualization

Demographic Data Visualization Population Geography Data Analysis and Visualization Cities and Suburbs

C. Nataraj, PhD

Professor of Mechanical Engineering | College of Engineering · Villanova University

C. Nataraj, PhD, is an expert in unmanned vehicles, robotics, and diagnostic healthcare systems.

Autonomous Vehicles Unmanned Vehicles Robotics Drones Engineering

Tiffany Muller Myrdahl

Urbanist and Feminist Geographer · Simon Fraser University

Specializes in equity and inclusion. Uses policy analysis and collaborative research with women and LGBTQ people to examine urban change.

Geographies of social difference (with an emphasis on gender and sexuality) Municipal Social Inclusion Policy Qualitative and Mixed Method Research Oral history methods for research and policymaking

Mario Pilozzi

Consultant · Mario Pilozzi

Former CEO of Wal-Mart; with the inside story of how Wal-Mart does everything so well

How to Compete With Wal-Mart Building A Fiercely Loyal Employee Base How to Sell to Wal-Mart

James Hudnut-Beumler

Anne Potter Wilson Distinguished Professor of American Religious History · Vanderbilt University

Expert in the history of religion in the American South.

Religion and philanthropy History of religion in the U.S. Religion in the American South Religious symbolism in the U.S.

Martine Hackett

Associate Professor of Health Professions · Hofstra University

Dr. Hackett's research focuses on public health and health inequities, particularly in the American suburbs and minority communities.

Public Health Health communication Research Methods Maternal-Child Health Infant Injury