Jayanti Tamm

Assistant Professor of English · Movable Type Management

Author of Cartwheels in a Sari: A Memoir of Growing Up Cult will inspire you to overcome adversities and create your own destiny.

Cults Cult Leadership Creative Writing Overcoming Adversity Memoir

Donia Bijan

Author and Chef · Movable Type Management

Bring Extra Napkins! Food can tell the most wonderful stories with celebrated chef & author of the memoir, Maman’s Homesick Pie

Food Writing Food Memoirs Cooking Food and Dining

Jesmyn Ward

Professor · Tulane University

Critically acclaimed author Jesmyn Ward is a two-time National Book Award Winner and professor of creative writing.

Communication English Creative Writing Media Studies

Patricia V Davis

author/radio show host/advice columnist/ · HS Radio e-magazine and Harper Davis Publishing

Dynamic, warm, engaging speaker (and former teacher) whose seminars leave participants re-energized and motivated to achieve their goals.

101 Ways to Utilize Social Media to Enrich Your Business (And Life) Changes in Publishing & Book Sales

Bland Simpson

Kenan Distinguished Professor, Department of English & Comparative Literature, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Bland Simpson is an award-winning author, musician, playwright and songwriter and an expert on N.C.'s coast and waterways.

Creative Writing North Carolina's coast and waterways Writing on the Natural World Coastal Studies Playwriting

Alicia Partnoy

Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures - Spanish · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Writing and Political Repression Testimonio Women Writers Social Semiotics Contemporary Latin American Literature

Lisa Winkler

Free lance writer · Free lance writer, author, educator

Author: On the Trail of the Ancestors: A Black Cowboy's Ride Across America

Writing Fiction Memoir

Evelyn McDonnell

Professor of Journalism and New Media and Director of Journalism · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Journalism New Media Popular Culture and Society Women's Studies

William L. Andrews, Ph.D.

E. Maynard Adams Professor of English, Department of English and Comparative Literature, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Dr. Andrews is an expert in African American literature, Southern literature and North American slave narratives.

Southern Literature American Literature to 1900 African American Literature Slavery Digital Humanities

Deborah L. Parker

Motivational Speaker, Training Professional, Author, Coach, Army Veteran · The DPJ Training Group

Leadership/Diversity/Career/Inspiration/Action "Never Count Yourself Out" "Be in Charge" "Use Your Gifts and Wits to Succeed"

Leadership Development Motivation and Personal Growth Diversity and Respect Career Success

Adele Lindenmeyr, PhD

Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Professor, Department of History · College of Liberal Arts and Sciences | Villanova University

Adele Lindenmeyr, PhD, is an expert in Russian history, specifically the history of charity and social welfare.

Development of Voluntarism and Civil Societies Women's History Environmental History Russian History Russian and Soviet History

Eric G. Wilson

Thomas H. Pritchard Professor of English · Wake Forest University

Wilson is a leading expert in the relationships between literature and psychology.

American Culture and Mental Health Literature and Psychology Film and Religion Western Esoteric Traditions Humanism and Technology

James McCommons

Associate Professor · Movable Type Management

All Aboard! On this trip, you'll rekinkle an appreciation for effective, efficient and passenger-friendly mass transportation policies

High-Speed Rail Transportation Policy Mass Transit Public Policy Passenger Rail

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

Chuck Rosenthal

Professor of English · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Fiction Narrative Narrative Theory Magic Journalism Animal Consciousness

Mara Scanlon

Professor of English · University of Mary Washington

Professor of English, Department of English, Linguistics and Communication

Digital Humanities Women’s Literature and Feminist Theory Twentieth-Century Literature Asian American Studies Bakhtinian theory

Stephen Hanna

Professor of Geography · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Hanna's research in cultural geography explores how our pasts are represented in monuments and museums.

Cartography and GIS Southern plantation museums Confederate memorials Cartography Geographic Information Systems (Gis)

Polly Letofsky

Motivational Speaker · Elite Speakers

Mapping the Course Through Your Overwhelm: Lessons in resilience from one woman's walk around the world

Resilience Perseverance Attitude Goal Setting Fear

Linda Nielsen

Professor of Education · Wake Forest University

Nielsen’s special interest is father-daughter relationships and shared parenting/joint physical custody for children with separated parents.

Fathers and Daughters Joint Physical Custody Children of Divorce Fatherhood Myths

Heather Chiero

Associate Professor of History, Anthropology and Philosophy · Augusta University

Dr. Chiero is a leading scholar in Latin American & U.S. Western history and the Spanish colonial periphery of the Caribbean Basin.

Material Culture Social History Underrepresented Populations Central America Latin America

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