Gerald A. Berkowitz, PhD.

Professor of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture · University of Connecticut

Expert on plant genetics, plant biotechnology, GMOs and public perception of GMOs.

Plant-Water Relations Ion Channels Landscape Architecture Photosynthesis Plant Physiology

Greg Garrett, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of English · Baylor University

Popular theologian and cultural critic, exploring the intersections between film and popular culture, literature, religion, and politics.

Public Speaking Media Resource Creative Writing Religion and Culture Popular Culture and Society

Brenda Nicolas

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

Brenda Nicolas is an expert in Latin American Indigenous diasporas, transnationalism, communal participation/identity & settler colonialism.

Social Movements Critical Indigenous Studies Latin American Indigenous Diaspora Mexican Migration Zapotec & Mixtec Indigeneity

Mr. Grant A Donald

Creative Director · Silk Tree International

Design for an ageing population

Design guidelines and policy development Landscape Design Urban Design Master Planning

Prof. Jaco Hoffman

Senior Research Fellow · Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, Oxford University

Jaco joined the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing in October 2006

Intergenerational Issues Population Ageing Public Policy Hiv/Aids

Boris Grundl

Inhaber, Keynote Speaker, Führungskräftetrainer, Autor · Grundl Leadership Akademie

Keynote Speaker, Leadership Expert, Author and Founder of the Grundl Leadership Akademie

Leadership Motivation and Inspiration Leader Development Communication Self Development

Matthew Kerbel, PhD

Professor of Political Science | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Matthew Kerbel, PhD, is the go-to source for stories about political communication.

Political Science Political Parties Presidency and Governorship American Government Media and Politics

Sylvia Bawa

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology · York University

Dr. Bawa teaches sociology at York University

Human Rights Women's Empowerment postcolonial feminisms African feminisms Development Theory

Christopher Garcia

Associate Professor of Business · University of Mary Washington

Christopher Garcia is an expert in optimization, quantitative modeling and business analytics.

Applied Statistics Data Mining Predictive Analysis Optimization Experimental Design

David C. Shepherd, Ph.D.

Associate Professor · VCU College of Engineering

Dr. Shepherd conducts research in the areas of software engineering, human computer interaction, and computer science education.

Helen Harris, Ed.D.

Associate Professor, Diana R. Garland School of Social Work · Baylor University

Expert on grief and social relations, redefining the intersection of loss and religiosity

Grief and Cognition in Children Grief and Cognition in Adults Trauma Loss and Grief Current Applications of the Work of Alan Keith-Lucas Faith and Adoption

Kelly Goonan

Assistant Professor of Outdoor Recreation · Southern Utah University

Dr. Goonan shares her outdoor recreation expertise with tips to stay safe while hiking, visiting national parks & exploring the backcountry.

Americans in the Outdoors Climbing Human Dimensions of Ecosystems National Park Sustainability Outdoor Recreation Management

Lukasz Kurgan, Ph.D.

Robert J. Mattauch Endowed Professor and Vice Chair of Computer Science · VCU College of Engineering

Data scientist specializing in high-throughput structural bioinformatics of proteins & small RNAs.

Intrinsically Disordered Proteins Structural Genomics Big Data Analysis Computer-aided molecular modeling Protein-ligand(drug) interactions

Julia Hanigsberg

President and CEO · Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Champion for children and youth with disabilities & healthcare CEO. Expert speaker and leader on diversity, innovation and inclusion.

Disabilities Patient Centred Care Children's Health Leadership Women in Leadership

Jodi Caldwell

Executive Director, Counseling Center · Georgia Southern University

Jodi K. Caldwell is the Executive Director Sexual Assault Response Team Chair and Regent's Advisor Council of the Counseling Center.

Professional Development Women's Health Issues Psychology Counseling Multiculturalism

James G. Miller

Professor of the Practice, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Professor Miller has more than 35 years’ experience – primarily in the development, testing, and licensing of nuclear analysis methods.

Engineering Education Reactor Simulation Reactor Theory

Robert McCann

Professor · University of Toronto, Department of Mathematics

Professor McCann's research focuses on optimal transportation and its applications within and outside mathematics.

Mathematical Physics Mathematical Economics Convex Analysis Geometry Optimization

Amy Bonomi

Chair and Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies · Michigan State University

Dr. Bonomi’s research focuses on the health impacts, contexts for, and dynamics of intimate partner violence and sexual violence

Domestic Violence Partner Violence Intimacy Dynamics Sexual Violence

Ashraf Tantawy, Ph.D.

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

Dr. Tantawy's research focuses on AI-Enabled Cyber Physical Human Systems (CPHS), Cyber Security, and Reinforcement Learning.

Modeling and Simulation Model-Based Design Safety & Security of Cyber Physical Systems Embedded Computing Cyber Physical Systems

Josh Morgan

Senior Lecturer of Animation and Computer Science · Loyola Marymount University

LMU School of Film and Television & Seaver College of Science and Engineering

Unreal Engine 4 Interactive Animation Game Design Mobile App Development Video Games