Veliska Thomas

Adjunct Lecturer · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Clinical social work expert, focusing on human behavior in the social environment

Political Advocacy Veteran Mental Health Counseling Services and Volunteer Behavioral Healthcare Systems

Bree Akesson

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Work · Wilfrid Laurier University

Assistant Professor at Wilfrid Laurier University who conducts research with children and families affected by war and global social work

Refugee and Human Rights Issues War and Violence Children and Families Social Work Social Work Education

Shuping Chen

Professor, Department of Accounting · The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business

Specializing in financial analytics, firm value, management disclosure and ownership structure.

Corporate Disclosure Practice and Financial Reporting Quality The Impact of Ownership Structure On Disclosure and Financial and Tax Reporting Bank Financial Reporting Analysts' Research Output

Johannes M. Bauer

Director, Quello Center and Chairperson, Department of Media and Information · Michigan State University

Expert in the digital economy, including digital innovation, information and media policy, Internet governance including net neutrality

Media Economics Media Policy Net Neutrality Information Policy Digital Economy

Sheridan Titman

Professor, Department of Finance · The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business

Investments, corporate finance, banking, and real estate and energy finance

Financial Management Corporate Finance Financial Markets Energy Finance Oil and Gas Pricing

Leonard Haynes, PhD

Former Trustee · Fielding Graduate University

International higher education; public diplomacy; appointed Senior Advisor to the Undersecretary, U.S. Department of Education in 2017

Nonprofits Public Speaking Higher Education Community Outreach Grants

Kirsten Fermaglich

Associate Professor · Michigan State University

An expert in American Jewish history, American memory of the Holocaust, and American antisemitism

Ethnic History Antisemitism in the US Immigration History

Timothy Hedeen, Ph.D.

Professor of Conflict Management · Kennesaw State University

Timothy Hedeen is a professor of Conflict Management and serves as the university ombudsman.

Meditation Conflict Resolution Decision-Making Dispute Resolution Justice Policy

Stephanie J. Silverman

Bora Laskin National Fellow in Human Rights Research

Professor Silverman is an international expert on immigration control, particularly immigrant detention and community monitoring programs.

Immigration Policy Immigration Detention Refugee Studies Alternatives to Detention Public Policy Analysis

Scott Dodson

Associate Dean for Research & Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: dodsons@uchastings.edu / 925-285-1445 / Room 356

Civil Procedure Federal Courts Comparative Civil Procedure Class Actions

Stacy Lee Burns

Professor of Sociology · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Courts and Judges Deviance and Mass Media Sociology of Law

Mike Reed

Technical Evangelist · MobileIron

Technology Evangelist at MobileIron

Mobility Mobile Security Byod

Sidney Shapiro

Professor of Law · Wake Forest University

Shapiro uses his expertise in administrative procedure to explain how and why politics, policy, and law impact regulatory decision-making.

Crisis Management Risk Regulation Public Law OSHA Government Regulation

Barry Trachtenberg

Rubin Presidential Chair of Jewish History and Director of Jewish Studies Program · Wake Forest University

Trachtenberg can comment on the Holocaust and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as well as a range of issues facing Jews around the world.

Yiddish culture and language Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Nazism Race, immigration policy and Judaism American Jewish history

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

Matt Quade, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Management · Baylor University

Dr. Quade’s research focuses on behavioral ethics in the workplace, both ethical and unethical behavior, as well as ethical leadership.

Workplace Ostracism Abusive Supervision Ethical Behavior Comparisions Business Ethics Data Analysis

Rebecca Todd Peters

Professor of Religious Studies · Elon University

Feminist social ethicist with expertise in reproductive justice, poverty, globalization and solidarity ethics.

Poverty and Economic Ethics Social Justice Environmental Justice Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice Social Ethics

Beril Toktay

Brady Family Chair in Management; Professor of Operations Management; ADVANCE Professor; Faculty Director, Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business · Scheller College of Business at Georgia Institute of Technology

Dr. Toktay is a sustainable operations and supply chain management researcher and educator.

Sustainable Business

Elliott Silverstein

Manager, Government Relations · CAA South Central Ontario

Elliott manages and executes key elements of CAA’s provincial advocacy role, and overseeing municipal advocacy efforts.

Insurance Ontario Politics Stakeholder & Public Engagement Strategic Advocacy Policy Analysis

Timothy Meyer

Professor of Law · Vanderbilt University

Expert in international trade, energy policy and investment law

Trans Pacific Partnership International Trade Agreements International Energy Governance International Lawmaking International Investment Law

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