Cara Lisa Berg Powers

Executive Director · Transformative Culture Project

Innovative Solutions for a Changing World

Arts and Education Activism Policy Media Youth Development Arts and Culture

Annabelle Nelson, PhD

Doctoral Faculty - School of Leadership Studies · Fielding Graduate University

Doctoral Faculty in the School of Leadership Studies

Theories of Personality Content Analysis, Narrative Analysis, Epistemologies, Research Methods Consciousness Studies Youth Development Multicultural Education

Leapetswe Malete

Associate Professor of Kinesiology · Michigan State University

Leps Malete is an associate professor and coordinator of global initiatives in the Department of Kinesiology.

Motivational processes Youth Sport International and Comparative Education Kinesiology Physical Activity and Health

Sherry Hatcher, PhD, ABPP

Doctoral Faculty - Clinical Psychology · Fielding Graduate University

Chair of the faculty in the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program

Psychotherapy Research Supervision of Psychotherapy Clinical Interviewing Thematic Apperception Techniques Ethics

Carl S. Taylor

Professor of Sociology · Michigan State University

Carl Taylor is an expert on youth violence, youth culture and gangs.

Youth Culture Youth Activism Gang Activity Youth Violence

Michael Ostrowsky

Professor of Sociology · Southern Utah University

Sociologist specializing in the topics of education, drug use, deviance, delinquency theories, and violent behavior

Social Psychology Delinquency Theories, Trends and Issues Sociology of Drugs Violent Behavior in Sports Fans Applied Research

Willie D. Spears Jr.

Speaker, Author, Teacher, Coach, Story Teller · The Willie Spears Experience

Willie has talked to youth & adults about Leadership, Life Choices, Teacher Inservice. Charismatic speaker. www.williespears.com .

Life Choices/Management Health and Fitness Leadership/Motivation Building the Team/Relationships Diversity

Jane Allgood

Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Dr. Allgood is an expert in substance abuse and the impact of family violence on primary and secondary victims.

Social Work Substance Abuse Family Violence

Stedman Graham

CEO · S. Graham & Associates

You are not your circumstances. You are your possibilities.

Leadership Identity Diversity Success Education

Bo-Kyung Elizabeth Kim

Assistant Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Elizabeth Kim is committed to research that seeks to reduce racial disproportionality endemic to the juvenile justice system.

Translation Research Delinquency/Violence Schools Children & Families Juvenile Justice

Bruce D. Edwards, Esq.

Child Welfare Attorney and Community Activist · Advocates For Justice, Inc.

Author of book "The 14 Virtues of the Good Father"

Child Advocacy Parenting Raising Teens Fatherlessness Family Law

Juan Araque

Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Dr. Araque is an expert in leadership, education, community development, diversity, violence prevention and positive youth development.

Leadership, management and social policy in the public and not-for-profit sectors Amber Alert Adolescent Development Violence Prevention Youth Development

Karen Melton, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Child and Family Studies · Baylor University

Her research focuses on positive family leisure experiences that enhance child development and family relations.

Program Effectiveness Intentional Family Family Finances Decison-making Family Time

Francisco A. Villarruel

Associate Chair and Professor · Michigan State University

An expert on issues affecting Latino youth and families; Latinos in the criminal justice system

Positive Youth Development Latino Youth and Families

Robert Hernandez

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

Educates and engages in practice-driven research to address critical areas of society.

Social Work Adolescent Gang Intervention Adolescent Social Issues Youth Development and Resiliency

Allen Cornelius, PhD

Faculty Research Specialist - Clinical Psychology · Fielding Graduate University

Using humor to teach research and counseling skills

Research Methods Statistics Sport Psychology and Performance Enhancement Youth Development and Performance Enhancement Youth Development Through Sport

Christine Greenhow

Associate Professor of Educational Technology and Educational Psychology · Michigan State University

Education expert, focusing on the impact of social media and new technologies in teaching and learning, digital scholarship

New Digital Forms of Scholarship Teaching and Learning Educational Technology Social Media and Education Educational Psychology

Liz Walker

Managing Director · Youth Wellbeing Project

Sexuality educator, young people’s advocate, author and professional speaker

Sexual Health Youth Wellbeing Relationships and Sexuality Education Pornography

Andrena Sawyer

CEO/Founder · P.E.R.K. Consulting

Nonprofit professional, program development consultant, personal development trainer, and author. Passionate about people and progress.

Personal Development Faith and Culture Christian Entrepreneur Women's Empowerment

Briget Eastep

Executive Director of Outdoor Pathways · Southern Utah University

Specializing in recreation program planning, wilderness first aid, and Intergovernmental Internship Cooperative

Travel Partnerships Wilderness Wilderness First Aid Utah National Parks