Chris Polk

Principal · Detroit -Forte' Management Inc.

Sr. Fundraising and Marketing Executive & Presenter on Philanthropy

Fundraisigng and Philanthropy Marketing & Corporate Strategy Social Impact Entrepeneurship Detroit

Joe T. Darden

Professor · Michigan State University

An expert on urban residential segregation, fair housing issues and neighborhood racial/socioeconomic inequality.

Socioeconomic Inequality Racial Inequality Urban Affairs Ferguson Racial Protests

Carl S. Taylor

Professor of Sociology · Michigan State University

Carl Taylor is an expert on youth violence, youth culture and gangs.

Youth Culture Youth Activism Gang Activity Youth Violence

Eric Corey Freed

Founding Principal · OrganicARCHITECT

Green architect, author and visionary

Sustainable Planning Renewable Energy Green Building Energy Hospitality Design

David Arsen

Professor · Michigan State University

Professor Arsen's research focuses on school finance, school choice policies, and education governance

Education Policy School Facilities School Finance School Choice Governance

Lawrence Drzal

University Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science · Michigan State University

Expertise in adhesion, surface modification, composites/nanocomposites, graphene nanoplatelets, and multifunctional materials.

Carbon Fibers Ultraviolet Light Surface Modification Multifunctional Materials Composite Materials Adhesion

Philip La Duke

Safety Iconoclast & Culture Transformation Architect · ERM

One of the most informative, entertaining, and engaging speakers you're likely to ever find

Talent & Gamification Talent Management Cross generational training and management Planning Corporate Culture

Laura Reese

Director and Professor · Michigan State University

Laura Reese is an expert in animal welfare policy, animals in the city, animal sheltering, local economic development

Local Economic Development Animals in the City Animal Welfare Policy Animal Sheltering

Rebecca Campbell

Professor of Psycology · Michigan State University

An expert in sexual assault research and violence against women.

Trauma and Violence Violence Against Women Sexual Abuse Survivors Sexual Assault and Sexual Violence Violence against Children

Kathryn Colasanti

Academic Specialist, Center for Regional Food Systems · Michigan State University

Expert in local food systems, specializing in food security and access

Urban Agriculture Food Safety Food Systems Food Access

Peter Gulick, DO FACP, FIDSA, FACOI

Professor of Medicine · Michigan State University

Take care of HIV/AIDS patients as well as Hepatitis C, B patients at 3 sites in Michigan

Hepatitis C Hiv/Aids Hepatitis B

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

Steven Gold

Professor · Michigan State University

An expert on immigrants and migration.

Ethnic Entrepreneurs Ethnic Economies Immigration International Migration

Sarah Reckhow

Assistant Professor of Political Science · Michigan State University

Sarah Reckhow is an expert on education policy, urban and state politics, and philanthropy and nonprofits in public policy.

Philanthropy Racial Politics State Politics Education Policy Every Student Suceeds Act

Martha Tingen

Associate Director, Cancer Prevention, Control and Population Health · Augusta University

Tingen is a behavioral nurse scientist targeting the impact of COVID-19 on those who smoke or vape.

Coronavirus Pediatric Research in Prevention Community-Based Prevention Cancer Prevention and Control Tobacco Control

Melissa Jacoby, J.D.

Graham Kenan Professor of Law, School of Law · UNC at Chapel Hill

Graham Kenan Professor of Law

Local Government Law Local Government State Bankruptcy Commercial Law

Catherine E. Hundleby

Associate Professor of Philosophy · University of Windsor

Feminist philosopher of argumentation and knowledge

Philosophy Critical Thinking Argumentation Scientific Knowledge Feminism

Howard Mielke

Research Professor · Tulane University

Professor Mielke focuses on the urban environment and its chemical impact on human health and disease.

Lead Poisoning Environmental Signaling Human Health Urban Environments Disease

Edmund McGarrell

Professor of Criminal Justice · Michigan State University

Edmund McGarrell is an expert in violence prevention, evidence-based crime policy, and community- and problem-oriented policing.

Gun, Gang and Drug Related Crime Violence Reduction Community Policing

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