Angela Chao

Chair and CEO · Foremost Group

Angela Chao is an international executive, public speaker, mentor and philanthropist.

Shipping Maritime

Caroline Sauvage

Associate Professor of Classics and Archaeology · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

International Trade Social Identity Through Archaeological Objects Late Bronze Age Archaeology of the Ancient World Trade and Maritime Exchanges in the Eastern Mediterranean

Francis Galgano, PhD

Associate Professor, Geography and the Environment | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Francis A. Galgano, PhD, specializes in coastal geography and military geography.

Piracy Environmental security Environmental Change Geophysical Processes Military Geography

Kevin P. McDonald

Associate Professor of History · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

History Atlantic World Piracy Indian Ocean World Maritime History

Yuichi Motai, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Associate Professor of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Virginia Commonwealth University.

System Safety Intelligent Systems with Adaptive Tracking Online Classification Methodologies Medical Imaging Pattern Recognition

Cristina L. Archer

Professor, Geography and Spatial Sciences · University of Delaware

Prof. Archer's research interests include: renewable energy, wind power, climate change, and numerical modeling of atmospheric processes.

Air Quality Wind Power Renewable Energy Meteorology Climate Change

Professor Ed Galea

Director of the Fire Safety Engineering Group · University of Greenwich

His research and software tools inform disaster management and crowd safety, and the design of safe buildings, aircraft and ships, globally

Fire and Evacuation Evacuation Computational Fire Engineering Fire Safety Civil Defence

Alana Pindar

Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Environmental Sciences · University of Guelph

Wild bee expert who studies the impact of environmental stressors such as climate change and habitat loss on bee communities

Biodiversity Pollination Biology Pollination Ecological Analysis Ecological disturbance

David Bader

Distinguished Professor, Data Science · New Jersey Institute of Technology

Interests lie at the intersection of data science & high-performance computing, with applications in cybersecurity

Graph Analytics Massive-Scale Analytics High-Performance Computing Data Science Applications in Cybersecurity

James Reichard

Chair and Professor · Georgia Southern University

Professor Reichard focuses on applied hydrologic research on the Georgia coastal plain

Coastal Ecology Modelling Environmental Geology Geology Hydrogeology

Arthur Trembanis

Professor, Marine Science and Policy · University of Delaware

Prof. Trembanis research focuses on understanding beaches for resilience and mapping the seafloor using robots to develop the Blue Economy.

Seafloor Mapping Coastal Erosion and Morphodynamics Hurricanes and Nor'easters Underwater Robots Shipwrecks

Steven Sidebotham

Professor, History · University of Delaware

Prof. Sidebotham researches the ancient global economy.

Ancient Global Economy Trade in the Ancient World Egyptian Archaeology Greek Archaeology Roman Archaeology

Alice Ba

Associate Chair and Professor, International Relations and Comparative Politics · University of Delaware

Prof. Ba researches US-China-Southeast Asia relations; institutional cooperation/competition in Asia; and regionalism.

International Relations of East and Southeast Asia ASEAN Southeast Asian Politics Chinese Foreign Policy & Relations International Relations

Robin Miskolcze

Professor of English · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

American Romanticism American Realism and Naturalism 19th Century American Women Writers Early American Culture English Literature

Katherine Kahl

Extension Assistant Professor, Sustainable Fisheries & Coastal Resilience · University of Massachusetts Amherst

Katherine Kahl studies sustainable fisheries and coastal resilience needs and is an expert of growing the "blue economy."

Coastal Resilience Coastal Ecosystems Sustainable Fisheries Blue Economy

Linjie Chou Zanadu

Founder of Global Foundation for Culture and Peace · Linjie Chou Zanadu

Linjie is the founder of Global Foundation for Culture and Peace, focuses on the track II diplomacy for promoting peace.

Intercultural Dialogue Cross-Cultural Issues National Security Great Power Rivalry US-China Rivalry

Elizabeth Larus

Professor, Political Science · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Larus is an expert in the politics of China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong

Political Science University Teaching Public Policy International Relations Foreign Policy

FRANCOISE BAYLIS

Professor and Canada Research Chair in Bioethics and Philosophy · Dalhousie University

Dr. Baylis researches matters related to ethics, health law and policy of assisted human reproduction and novel genetic technologies.

Bioethics Assisted Human Reproduction Genetic Technologies & Ethics Genetics and the Law Policy & Regulation Identity

Bohdan W. Oppenheim

Professor Emeritus of Healthcare Systems Engineering · Loyola Marymount University

Seaver College of Science and Engineering

Healthcare Systems Engineering Lean Healthcare Lean Systems Engineering Lean Product Development and Project Management Lean Banking

Stephen Payne

Principal Consultant · PFJ-Maritime Consulting Ltd

Experienced, professional speaker with an engaging relaxed style

Cruise Industry Motivation Engineering Careers