Geri Alumit Zeldes

Professor & Faculty Excellence Advocate · Michigan State University

Documentary filmmaker, news coverage analysis involving race, gender and religion

Religion Race Flint Documentary Film

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

Amy Saxe-Custack

Assistant Professor of Public Health · Michigan State University

Dr. Saxe-Custack is a Registered Dietitian and Assistant Professor in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition.

Chronic Diseases Pediatric Nutrition Fresh Foods

Daniel Smith-Christopher

Professor of Theological Studies · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Old Testament Studies Old Testament Theology Religion and Peace Nonviolence Cross-Cultural Interpretation of the Bible and Indigenous Christianity Postcolonial Interpretation of Bible

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

Debra Furr-Holden

C.S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health · Michigan State University

Debra Furr-Holden is an epidemiologist with expertise in drug and alcohol dependence epidemiology and prevention science.

Health Equity Prevention Science Drug and Alcohol Dependence Epidemiology Public Health

Douglas Knight

Chief Connector · Connect The Dots Movement

Nonprofiteer. Social Enterpriser. Communicator. Activator.

Non-Profits Board Development Public Speaking Public Relations Social Enterprise

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

Bruno Takahashi

Associate Professor · Michigan State University

Bruno Takahashi's research interests include media coverage of environmental affairs and the links between media and policy.

Risk Communication Environment Journalism Environmental Communication Science Communication Environmental Behaviors

Bryant Keith Alexander

Dean, College of Communication and Fine Arts · Loyola Marymount University

Dean, College of Communication and Fine Arts

Race Gender & Sexuality Communication & Culture Performance & Culture Higher Education Speech Communication

Kelly Flint

Area Director - Southwest USA · Constant Contact, Inc.

Kelly is a speaker and team leader.

Email Marketing Engagement Marketing Event Marketing Online Marketing for Nonprofits Social Media Marketing

Kristi Bowman

Professor of Law · Michigan State University

Expert in K-12 educational policy and law

Educational Policy and Law School Desegregation K-12 Students’ Free Speech Rights Right to Education and Civic Role of Public Schools School Districts in Fiscal Crisis and Governance

Robert H. Edelstein

Professor Emeritus | Maurice Mann Chair in Real Estate | Co-Chair, Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics · Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Urban real estate economics and urban financial problems Property taxation and the role of the public sector Inter-linkages, securitization and globalization of real estate asset markets Design of optimal mortgage debt instruments and variable-rate mortgages Macroeconomic determinants of housing construction

Arnold Weinfeld

Associate Director · Michigan State University

Connector. Convener. Working to build problem-solving relationships with policymakers and university-community partners.

Community Outreach Program Development Program Management Legislative Relations Public Policy

Matthew Danes

Professor, Department of Management · Riverdale University

Specializing in teaching Investments, Portfolio Management and Security Analysis, Capital Markets and Derivatives

Portfolio Management Security Valuation and Analysis Endowment Funds Corporate Governance and Incentives Financial Regulation

Joan B. Rose

Homer Nowlin Chair in Water Research, Dept of Fisheries and Wildlife · Michigan State University

International expert in water and public health microbiology, studies viruses, source tracking and protozoa in water with new tools.

Wastewater Treatment and Reuse Microbial Source Tracking Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment Public Health Microbiology Environmental Virology

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

Erica Shifflet-Chila

Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work · Michigan State University

Professor Shifflet-Chila focuses on public policy, homelessness, technology, and social work.

Social Work Homelessness Public Policy Technology

Jason Parks

Pastor / Speaker/ Consultant · Refuge Church

Husband || Dad || Pastor || Communicator

Marketing Communications Leadership Spiritual Formation

Judith P. Carlisle

Extension Instructor · Loyola Marymount University

Center for Religion and Spirituality