Ethan Zuckerman

Associate Professor of Public Policy, Communication and Information · University of Massachusetts Amherst

Ethan Zuckerman's work focuses on building alternatives to the commercial internet.

Social Media Governance Technology and Social Change Digital Public Infrastructure Online Community Governance Social Media

Amanda J. Crawford

Assistant Professor · University of Connecticut

Professor Crawford is a veteran political reporter, literary journalist, and expert in journalism ethics and misinformation.

Literary Journalism Media News Literacy Misinformation Journalism Ethics

Professor Stephan Lewandowsky

Professor in Cognitive Science · University of Bristol

Leading voice on misinformation, fake news and propaganda

Online Information Climate Change Belief Misinformation Propaganda Fake News

Sylvia Chan-Olmsted

Professor/Director · University of Florida

Sylvia Chan-Olmsted researches cross-platform media consumption and AI applications in media and marketing communications.

Media Management and Economics Communication Technology Brand Relationships Artificial Intelligence Media Competition

Lisa Fazio

Associate Professor of Psychology and Human Development · Vanderbilt University

Expert on how people process true and false information, and how to mitigate the effects of reading and sharing false information.

How to prevent sharing false information online Lies Fake News Developmental Science Cognition

John David

Strategic Communications Consultant, Author, Speaker · David PR Group

Speaker on Online Reputation Issues and Crisis Communications

Online Reputation Management Public Relations Online Reputation Repair Social & Digital Media

Mark Largent

Interim Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education and Dean of Undergraduate Studies · Michigan State University

Largent is an historian of science, technology and medicine.

Learning Analytics History of Darwin Eugenics History of Science History of Biology

Pamela Rutledge, PhD

Doctoral Faculty - Media Psychology · Fielding Graduate University

Rutledge focuses on identifying human motivations, behavioral triggers & instinctive drives to inform messaging & data strategies

Trust in Information Applied Narrative Persuasive Messaging Positive Psychology Applied to Media Qualitative Research and Analysis

Lyn Millner, M.F.A.

Expert in news literacy, journalism, writing and cults · Florida Gulf Coast University

Lyn Millner is an author whose specialties include Florida history and narrative journalism.

Editing Journalism History News Literacy Mobile Journalism Grammar

Peggy Cooke

Social Media Coordinator · Women Help Women: SASS

Feminist abortion activist with over a decade of administrative and advocacy experience in reproductive rights.

Abortion Social Justice Feminism Abortion in Canada Reproductive Health

Anjana Susarla

Omura-Saxena Professor in Responsible AI · Michigan State University

Anjana Susarla's research includes the economics of information systems, social media analytics and economics of artificial intelligence.

Responsible Artificial Intelligence (AI) Digital Transformation Social Media Analytics Machine Learning Causal Inference

Yong Cai, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC at Chapel Hill

Professor Cai is a leading expert in Chinese Society and Social Demography

Social Demography Sociology of Health Chinese Society Comparative Historical Sociology Research Methodology

Clay Calvert

Professor/Director · University of Florida

Clay Calvert is an expert in freedom of expression, press and speech as well as communications and mass media law.

Communications Law First Amendment Media Law

Samantha Bradshaw

Doctor of Philosophy Candidate · Oxford Internet Institute

Samantha Bradshaw is a D. Phil. candidate at the Oxford Internet Institute, working on the Computational Propaganda project.

Government Internet Governance Cyber Security Social Media and Democracy Computational Propaganda

David Primo

Ani and Mark Gabrellian Professor, Professor of Political Science and Business Administration · University of Rochester

Primo is an expert in American politics, campaign finance, corporate political strategy, corporate social responsibility & fiscal policy.

Money in Politics Government shutdown Corporate Political Strategy Airline Safety and Security Legislative Rules

Leesa Renee Hall

Anti-Bias Facilitator · UnpackBiasesNow.com

Helping leaders unpack implicit and unconscious bias so they stop the spread of self-misinformation and start creating inclusive teams.

Productivity Ancestry Systemic Discrimination Misinformation Unconscious Bias

Juliana Fernandes

Assistant Professor · University of Florida

Juliana Fernandes is an expert in the uses and effects of negative information in persuasive communication messages.

Social Media Media Trust Misinformation Advertising Strategy Political Advertising

Cato Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer, Connecticut Convergence Institute · UConn Health

Dr. Laurencin is a world renowned engineer, physician and scientist who is known for pioneering the field of Regenerative Engineering.

Stem Cell Science and Technology Nanotechnology Polymeric Materials Science Tissue Engineering Regenerative Engineering

Kathleen Carley

Professor · Carnegie Mellon University

Cybersecurity/Privacy

Julie Ancis

Professor, Informatics · New Jersey Institute of Technology

Dr. Julie Ancis explores cyberpsychology, the relationship between technology and human behavior, diversity and gender.

Technology and Human Behavior Counseling Psychology Cyberpsychology Multicultural Competence Mental Health of Women