Colin Rafferty

Associate Professor · University of Mary Washington

His research has taken him to the mountains of central Vietnam, the concentration camps of WWII, and the house of Rutherford B. Hayes.

History Rutherford B. Hayes Creative Writing World War 2 Monuments and Memorials

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

Greg Garrett, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of English · Baylor University

Popular theologian and cultural critic, exploring the intersections between film and popular culture, literature, religion, and politics.

Public Speaking Media Resource Creative Writing Religion and Culture Popular Culture and Society

Bland Simpson

Kenan Distinguished Professor, Department of English & Comparative Literature, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Bland Simpson is an award-winning author, musician, playwright and songwriter and an expert on N.C.'s coast and waterways.

Creative Writing North Carolina's coast and waterways Writing on the Natural World Coastal Studies Playwriting

Neelanjana Banerjee

Lecturer of Asian and Asian American Studies · Loyola Marymount University

Neelanjana Banerjee is an expert in Asian American arts, and Asian Pacific American and Asian diasporic literature.

Asian Pacific American and Asian Diasporic Literature American American Arts Creative Writing Third World Studies

Laurie Rozakis

Professor, English/Humanities · Farmingdale State College

Dr. Laurie Rozakis has published more than 100 books internationally, and is a frequent guest on news and talk shows.

Writing Grammar and Style Teaching Publishing Libraries

Kelly Younger

Professor of English and Affiliate Faculty of Theatre Arts · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Play Writing Drama Theatre Fairy Tales Irish Drama

Daniel Wallace

Director of Creative Writing; J. Ross MacDonald Distinguished Professor of English, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC at Chapel Hill

Daniel Wallace has been published in two dozen languages, and his stories, novels and essays are taught in high schools and colleges.

Creative Writing University Teaching Nonfiction Writing Fiction Writing Publishing

David Kenney

Psychologist · Kid-Epics

David J. Kenney is a noted speaker having presented to parent and professional groups at colleges, universities and educational in-services.

Healing Childhood Trauma Raising Successful Children Understanding Behavior as Language Raising Your Child's Emotional Intelligence Stress Management

Shonda Buchanan

Lecturer of African American Studies · Loyola Marymount University

Shonda Buchanan is an award-winning poet and educator who explores race, ethnicity, migration, class, community and culture in her work.

Strategic Communications Public Speaking English with Creative Writing Creative Writing Copy Editing

Jayanti Tamm

Assistant Professor of English · Movable Type Management

Author of Cartwheels in a Sari: A Memoir of Growing Up Cult will inspire you to overcome adversities and create your own destiny.

Cults Cult Leadership Creative Writing Overcoming Adversity Memoir

Tammara Kennelly

President · FriesenPress

Banking and foreign exchange expert, turned book publisher, with a passion for helping authors share their story with the world.

Self-Publishing Leadership Development Mergers and Acquisitions career pathing, coaching for performance Leadership, culture development, succession planning, organizational development

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

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

Jean McNeil

Professor of Creative Writing · University of East Anglia

She is the author of 14 books & much of her writing has drawn on landscapes, the environment & climate change.

Creative Writing Contemporary African Literature Environmental Writing Creative Non-fiction Contemporary Canadian Fiction

Roxanne Banuelos

Senior Lecturer · Loyola Marymount University

Human Relations intercultural Relations Creative Writing Research Methodology Gender Communication Theories and Practices

Elaine Dewar

Freelance Journalist · Dewar Productions Inc.

Elaine Dewar aspires to be a happy warrior for the public good.

Journalism Public Speaking Storytelling Marketing Strategy Entrepreneurship

Lauren Wilson

Visiting Assistant Professor · Loyola Marymount University

School of Film and Television

Poetry Film Screenwriting Creative Writing

Gary Dauphin

Lecturer of Journalism · Loyola Marymount University

Gary Dauphin is an award-winning writer, digital content producer, product manager and journalism lecturer at Loyola Marymount University.

Creative Direction Film Social Media Digital Media Blogging

Star Donovan

Children's author

Star Donovan is the author of a children's series, Gappy and the Young Vampire Adventures, for readers 8-12 and the young at heart.

Creative Writing Fiction Children's Books Children Author