Frederick Gooding

Associate Professor, African-American Studies · Texas Christian University

Race, Racism and Discrimination in Pop Culture and/or Mainstream Media (e.g., movies, music and sports).

Sports Movies Discrimination Representations of Race Mainstream Media

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

Suzanne McKann, PhD

Adjunct Faculty - Infant & Early Childhood Development - School of Psychology · Fielding Graduate University

Adjunct faculty in the Infant & Early Childhood Development Program, mentor to graduate students

Mental Health Care Professional Training and Coaching Training and Development Qualitative Research Neuropsychology

Stephen Farnsworth

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Farnsworth has spent decades researching how media and politics intersect. Check out his website at stephenfarnsworth.net.

American Elections American Government The American Presidency Internet Politics Mass Media and Politics

Leslie Yerkes

President / Founder · Catalyst Consulting Group, Inc.

Thought Leader, Consultant, Author and Speaker on creating organizational cultures that fully engaged the best of the whole person.

Managing for Motivation - Beyond Kicks and Carrots Managing the Generations; the Ins and Outs of Intergenerational Motivation 10 Tips for Finding Your Balance When the World is Rocking and Rolling! Developing Advanced Workplace Culture Leadership Teamwork and Change

Michael S. Rogers

Senior Advisor, Washington, D.C. · Brunswick Group

Michael Rogers advises in the areas of cyber security, privacy, geopolitics, technology and intelligence as well as crisis management.

National Security Crisis Management Telecommuncations Cyber Security Intelligence and Counter Intelligence

Leslie Rose

Conference Speaker & In-house Trainer · Leslie Rose Seminars

Humor, Effective Communication & Customer Service

Humor for Effective Communication Exceptional Customer Service Managing Stress: for Optimists Pessimists and Skeptics Communicate for Success Dealing With Difficult People

Dr. Rick Kirschner

Speaker, Trainer, Coach, Bestselling Author · The Art of Change LLC

Change is inevitable, but progress is not. We help YOU make the difference!

Communication Persuasion Leadership Conflict Resolution Communication With Difficult People

Lindsay Collier

President · Creative Edge Associates

Highly experienced, unique, and entertaining speaker on topics related to creativity, innovation, and humor in organizations.

Humor in the Workplace Creativity and Innovation in Your Work and Life Dealing With Loss in Your Life

Mia Moody-Ramirez, Ph.D.

Professor · Baylor University

Dr. Moody-Ramirez is a nationally known expert on mass media representations of minorities, women and other underrepresented groups

Race, Class, and Culture Pop Culture New Media Writing for Media Markets Historical Stereotypes in Social Media

Shaun Hays

Speaker, Cosultant, Author, Artist · Shaun Hays Presentations

Exciting and relevant keynote speaker / world renown speed chalk artist - unforgettable!

Healthy Life Choices Overcoming Challenges Success Attitude! Motivation

Dr. Mark S. Lachs

Director · Center for Aging Research and Clinical Care

Dr. Lachs is a Professor of Medicine and Co-Chief of the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology at Weill Medical College.

Elder Abuse Neglect Adult Protective Services Functional Ability Ethics

Lynn Salsi

Author, Storyteller, Teacher, Historian, Speaker · Lynn Salsi Consulting

With boundless enthusiasm, Southern history and folktales come alive with this Pulitzer Prize Nominated author & storyteller

Fiction Editing & Writing Teaching Public Relations Marketing Communications

Eliza Rodriguez y Gibson

Professor and Chair of Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Cultural Studies Feminist Theory Latina Literature Feminist Discourse Critical Theory

Antonio Barrenechea

Professor · University of Mary Washington

Antonio Barrenechea is a scholar and teacher of literature of the Americas and cinema.

Comparative Literature Cinema Studies Literature of the Americas

Laura Wilson

Associate Professor and Director of Safe Zone · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Wilson focuses on post-trauma functioning, particularly in survivors of sexual violence or mass trauma

Terrorism Trauma Sexual Violence Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD

Sarah Emanuel

Assistant Professor of Theological Studies · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Biblical Studies New Testament Christian Origins First Century Judaism Bible and Theory

Jan McInnis

CEO · The Work Lady

unique keynotes on using humor in business

Master of Ceremonies Humor in the Workplace Keynotes Humor writing

Janine Certo

Assistant Professor of Language and Literacy · Michigan State University

Janine Certo is a poet and associate professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University.

Italian American Studies Poetry Arts-Based Educational Research

Thomas Kostigen

Writer · Thomas Kostigen

Climate Risk // NYT Bestselling Author

Journalism Environment Financial Services Weather Climate