Charles Yarish, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology · University of Connecticut

Dr. Yarish is an expert in marine macroalgae, coastal management and commercial uses for seaweed for food, cosmetics and biofuels.

Marine Phycology Commercial uses of seaweed Marine Algae “Captain Seaweed” Aquaculture

Dani Bostick

Educator, Writer, Advocate · Self

Disrupting the culture of shame and silence surrounding sexual assault and child sexual abuse.

Representations and Uses of Greco-Roman Antiquity Sexual Assault Awareness Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Ptsd Motivational Interviewing

LeRoi Hicks, M.D., MPH

Chief Medical Officer of Wilmington Hospital and Physician Leader of iREACH · ChristianaCare

Dr. Hicks is the recipient of numerous clinical and research awards and is nationally known for his research on health care disparities.

Social Determinants of Health/Health Disparities Medicine Chronic Disease Internal Medicine Health Equity

Michael Yassa

Professor and Chancellor’s Fellow · UC Irvine

Michael Yassa is interested in how learning and memory mechanisms are altered in aging and neuropsychiatric disease.

Neurobiology and Behavior Aging and Alzheimer's Disease Memory and Disease Memory Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Anahi Santiago, EMBA, CISM

Chief Information Security Officer · ChristianaCare

Anahi Santiago is one of the nation's foremost cybersecurity experts and is interviewed by dozens of national media outlets each year.

Cybersecurity Issues and Stories Cybersecurity and Risk Management Cybersecurity Cybersecurity and Privacy Cybersecurity Education

Sandra Ka Hon Chu

Director of Research and Advocacy · Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network / Réseau juridique canadien VIH/sida

Human rights advocate for people living with, affected by and vulnerable to HIV.

Hiv / Aids Prison health Drug Policy Harm Reduction Sex Work and Prostitution Law

John Gormley

Talk Radio Host · Rawlco Radio

Talk Radio Host & Best-Selling Author

Saskatchewan Attitude Political Leadership and Democracy Media and Politics Media Strategy Democracy and Leadership

Eyuphan Bulut, Ph.D.

Associate Professor · VCU College of Engineering

Professor Bulut's research interests include wireless networks and mobile computing, cyber-physical systems, and social networks

Applied Machine Learning with Sensor Data and Wireless Signals Mobile Computing: Wireless Networks Cyber-physical Systems Mobile Social Networks Wireless Charging Security: Cyber Security Network Security Privacy and Trust Mobile (3G/4G) Systems: Mobile Packet Core Cloud Mobile Data Offloading Internet of Things (IoT), Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Wireless Sensing

James Costa

Professor and Executive Director of Highlands Biological Station · Western Carolina University

Jim Costa's interests include insect behavior and ecology, environmental history and philosophy, and the history of science.

Charles Darwin Conservation Ecology Insect Behavior Evolutionary Biology

Mujib Rahman

Professor in Civil Engineering · Aston University

Professor Rahman is a Chartered Engineer with more than twenty years’ experience in academics and industry.

Bridge Engineering Highway Engineering Engineering Civil Engineering Roads and Pavements

Joshua Goodling

Speaker and Author · Joshua Goodling

Bouncing Back When Your Chances Are Zero

Making A Difference School & Workplace Bullying Overcoming Adversity Faith Youth Activism

Mike Fitts

President · Tulane University

Mike Fitts is an expert in cross-disciplinary education and research as well as leadership and higher education administration.

Higher Education Administration Interdisciplinary Education Law

Rodrigo Vargas

Professor, Ecosystem Ecology and Environmental Change · University of Delaware

Prof. Vargas’ work focuses on global environmental change, nature-based solutions, and environmental data science.

Climate Change Environmental Data Science Blue Carbon Nature-based Solutions Soil-Water-Plant-Atmosphere

Diane Finegood

Professor · Simon Fraser University

Expert in systems thinking & cross sector partnerships as approaches to solving complex problems including obesity and chronic disease

Health Research Research Ecosystem Public Private Partnerships Complex Systems Chronic Disease Prevention

Karl Zelik

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering · Vanderbilt University

Expert on exoskeletons, human movement, biomechanics and prosthetic limbs

Assistive Devices Mechanical Engineering Biomechanics Exoskeletons Human movement

Kali Kniel

Professor, Microbial Food Safety · University of Delaware

Prof. Kniel’s laboratory explores issues of food safety and public health that involve transmission of viruses and pathogenic bacteria.

Food Systems Pathogenic Bacteria Food Safety Public Health Microorganisms

Ronald Rogge

Associate Professor of Psychology · University of Rochester

Rogge's research focuses on understanding dynamics within romantic relationships and families.

Marriage and Close Relationships Couples Behavior Family Psychology Romance Couples and Families

Frédéric Pérodeau

Director of Litigation · Autorité des marchés financiers

Community-minded lawyer responsible for ensuring both effective and consumer-responsive regulations of Quebec's financial markets

Arbitration and Litigation Regulations Governing Financial Markets Financial Services Regulations Regulatory Enforcement

Mary Kuryla

Clinical Assistant Professor of Screenwriting · 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

Lukasz Kurgan, Ph.D.

Robert J. Mattauch Endowed Professor and Vice Chair of Computer Science · VCU College of Engineering

Data scientist specializing in high-throughput structural bioinformatics of proteins & small RNAs.

Structural Bioinformatics Intrinsically Disordered Proteins Protein-ligand(drug) interactions Computer-aided molecular modeling Big Data Analysis