Expert Directory

Kathleen Dolan

Distinguished Professor of Political Science

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Women in politics, Presidential Campaign, 2020 Campaign, 2020 Election, Elections and Voting

Dolan can answer questions and provide analysis on the campaign, including the impact of the record number of women candidates in the presidential race. She can also talk about the gender gap in voting, public opinion, and how gender stereotypes might affect women candidates. Dolan is co-editor in chief of the American Journal of Political Science.

Popular Culture, Popular Music, Rock And Roll, Punk, Heavy Metal, Reggae, rap, Hip Hop, Documentary and Narrative Film, Media, Visual Arts, Modern Art and Popular Culture, Street Photography, Art Cars, Automobiles, Travel and Tourism

Dr. Matthew Donahue is a senior lecturer in the Department of Popular Culture at Bowling Green State University, specializing in topics related to popular culture, popular music (rock and roll, punk, heavy metal, reggae, rap/hip-hop, blues, popular music styles from the 1950s to the present), documentary and narrative film, media, visual arts (modern art and popular culture, street photography, art cars), politics and popular culture, travel and tourism and other related topics. He has lectured on such topics regionally, nationally and internationally and has served as an authority on popular culture topics for national and international publications. He is a member of the state of Ohio’s Ohio Humanities Speakers Bureau, lecturing on topics related popular culture throughout the state of Ohio. Prior to serving as a senior lecturer for the Department of Popular Culture, he served as a supervisor for the Bill Schurk Sound Recordings Archive at Bowling Green State University, working on sound recording reissue projects for Time-Life and Smithsonian.

In addition to his academic work, he is also a musician, artist, filmmaker and writer. As a musician, he has released sound recordings internationally working within a variety of music genres. As a visual artist, he uses popular culture as the basis of his artistic creations, working in two and three-dimensional collage/mixed media, street photography and art cars and has exhibited his work at exhibitions, galleries, festivals and museums throughout the United States. He is an award-winning documentary filmmaker for such films as “The Amsterdam T-Shirt Project,” “The Hines Farm Blues Club” and “Motorhead Matters”.  Additionally, he has made documentaries on the history and culture of art cars such as “Taking It to the Streets: An Art Car Experience” and “Car Power: Another Art Car Experience,” as well as music and concert videos related to his various musical projects over the years. His written work consists of the award winning “I’ll Take You There: An Oral and Photographic History of the Hines Farm Blues Club” and a collection of photography related to his art cars titled “Taking It to the Streets: An Art Car Experience.” 

He serves as a board member for the Friends of Jerome Library at Bowling Green State University. He also serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for the Metal Music Studies Journal and the Editorial Board for the Media and Popular Culture Journal.   

He has won a variety of awards and accolades related to his academic and creative work.

More information on his academic and creative background can be found on his personal website at

XinQi Dong

Director of the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research (IFH)

Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University

Epidemiologic, Health Care, Aging Research, Internal, Internal Medicine, Geriatric Care

Wesley Dotson

Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research

Texas Tech University

Autism, ASD, Post-secondary Programs, Transition, Teacher Training, Behavior Management

Wesley Dotson is an associate professor in the College of Education at Texas Tech University. He serves as the Director of the Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research, which is a life-span center dedicated to increasing the quality of life for individuals with autism and their families by providing services, preparing educators and conducting research. A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), he also serves in the Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership in the College of Education. In addition to his teaching duties, he oversees more than 15 clinical outpatient services and grant projects at the Burkhart Center and conducts research related to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). He has spent more than 19 years in special education and clinical practice, working with individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities of all ages across school, clinic, home, community and residential treatment settings.  His primary areas of research are social skills, relationship development, and successful life outcomes for adolescents and young adults with autism, as well as the preparation of teachers and other professionals to work successfully with individuals on the spectrum. Dr. Dotson earned his bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Oklahoma in 1998 and his master's degree (2007) in applied behavioral science and doctorate (2010) in behavioral psychology from the University of Kansas. 

Juan Antonio Dumois

Pediatric Infectious Diseases physician

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases

Dr. Dumois is a Pediatric Infectious Diseases physician at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital. He joined the Hospital in 1993. He helps treat children with a variety of infectious diseases and is the director of our International Adoption Clinic. 

Dr. Dumois received his medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine and completed his pediatric residency at All Children's Hospital/USF, serving as chief resident. He completed his fellowship in pediatric infectious disease at Children's National Medical Center, Washington, D.C., in a joint program with the National Institutes of Health. He was awarded the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Physician of the Year Clinical Award in 2016.

He plays an active role in continuing medical education, chairing the Planning Committee for the annual Florida Suncoast Pediatric Conference and weekly Pediatric Grand Rounds.

A fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Dumois is board certified in pediatric infectious diseases. He has received the USF Pediatric Attending Teacher of the Year Award and has been included in Best Doctors in America for more than a decade.

Timothy Dunn

Professor of Sociology

Salisbury University

Sociology, sociology and politics, Immigration, Security, Human Rights, Criminal Justice, Racial and Ethnic Relations, Development, Border Studies

Rebecca Dutch

Professor - Chair, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, University of Kentucky College of Medicine

University of Kentucky

Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry, Biochemistry, Virology

Jason R. Dwyer

Associate Professor of Chemistry

University of Rhode Island

Chemistry, Nanoscience, Biophysical Chemistry, materials science

In the quest for molecular-level information, molecular-scale tools are a powerful and desirable scientific goal. Our research program is centered on development of a new class of nanofabricated devices based on nanopores.

In its simplest form, a nanopore is nothing more than a molecular-sized hole in an insulating membrane. Yet even in this configuration, it is cable of being used to detect and manipulate single molecules. With careful device engineering, it is possible to create powerful sensors for the detection of disease biomarkers at low levels early in the onset of disease or of trace amounts of toxins -- to name two targets. Configured differently, nanopore-based devices can be used to probe intermolecular interactions that underpin biological function -- ranging from testing new pharmaceutical drug candidates to exploring the fundamental biophysics governing processes such as antibody-antigen recognition.

Our research is focused on conceiving, fabricating and optimizing the nanopore devices that will make possible these challenging goals.

Research Interests include:

How do molecules work, and how can we better put them to work for us? Bioanalytical, biophysical, & materials chemistry and nanoscience.

Stephen Edge

Vice President for Healthcare Outcomes and Policy

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer Surgery, Surgery, cancer incidence, Health Care Delivery, Health Care Outcomes

Opiod, Toxicology, Emergency Medicine

William Eggleston is originally from Binghamton, N.Y. and joins Binghamton University as a clinical assistant professor. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Wilkes University and completed a fellowship in clinical toxicology and emergency medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University and with the Upstate New York Poison Center in Syracuse, N.Y. He comes to Binghamton from SUNY Upstate Medical University, where he served as an assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, and the Upstate New York Poison Center, where he worked as a clinical toxicologist. Eggleston is the director of the Opioid Research Center for Central New York (ORCC-NY), a multidisciplinary team of scientists, healthcare providers and community partners working to develop innovative ideas and strategies for treating and preventing the harms of opioid use disorder. Additionally, he is a member of the executive board of the New York State chapter of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP).

Scotus, Supreme Court, criminal law, Constitution, Federal Courts

Epps is a nationally recognized expert on the Supreme Court. A former law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, Epps focuses on criminal law and criminal procedure – and his scholarly approach draws upon history, philosophy, political science and economics. His research analyzes the criminal justice system using the tools and insights of structural public law and institutional design; he also researches and writes about constitutional theory and federal courts. His scholarship has appeared in the Harvard Law Review, the Yale Law Journal, the Michigan Law Review, and the NYU Law Review, and his writing for popular audiences has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post, Vox and The Atlantic.

Mark Esposito

Clinical Professor of Global Shifts and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Thunderbird School of Global Management

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Business, technology and society, technology acceleration, Technology, Technological Entrepreneurship, Technology Transfer and Commercialization, Global Business, global business strategy, AI, Algorithms, Algorith

Dr. Mark Esposito is recognized internationally as a top global thought leader in matters relating to The Fourth Industrial Revolution, the changes and opportunities that technology will bring to industry.

Mark has held numerous senior positions at prestigious Institutes. He has been a member of the teaching faculty at Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education where he has taught Economic Strategy and Competitiveness. He also has served as a Co-Leader at the Institutes Council for the Microeconomics of Competitiveness program (MOC) at Harvard Business School. 

Besides being a Professor at Thunderbird/ASU, Mark has been a Professor of Business & Economics at Hult International Business School, globally. 

He is an appointed Research Fellow in the Circular Economy Center, at the University of Cambridge's Judge Business School.

He is also a Fellow for the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government in Dubai.

Mark is the Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer of Nexus Frontier Tech, an AI Studio, dedicated to the productions of AI solutions. 

He is a prolific author and his articles can be found on ResearchGate and his books on Amazon.

Mark serves as a global expert for the World Economic Forum.
He is the co-author of the best seller Understanding How the Future Unfolds: Using DRIVE to Harness the Power of Today's Megatrends. The framework contained therein was nominated for the CK Prahalad Breakthrough Idea Award by Thinkers50, the most prestigious award in business thought leadership.  His latest book, The AI Republic (2019) explores the nexus between humans and intelligent automation under the dome of the 4IR.

Mark holds a Ph.D. in Business and Economics from the International School of Management in Paris/ New York and an Executive Doctorate in Business Administration from Ecole des Ponts ParisTech in Paris. 

Areas of Expertise:
Fourth Industrial Revolution
Artificial Intelligence/Digital
Leading change
Economic Strategy
Growth and Competitive Strategy

Languages of Instruction:

Executive Doctorate of Business Administration, Ecole des Ponts Paris Tech
PhD in Business and Economics, International School of Management, Paris/New York
B.A and M.A in Social Sciences, University of Turin, Italy

Oncologist, Lymphoma (Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma), Blood Disorders, Blood Cancer, Leukemia, Hematology

Lisa Farman

Assistant Professor

Ithaca College

Advertising, Personal Data, Online behavioral advertising, Online Behavioral Marketing, Targeted Advertising

Before entering academia, Farman held several positions in the advertising industry. At Smiley360, she executed social media campaigns for popular consumer brands such as Country Crock, Schick, Staples and Florida's Natural Orange Juice. As an account supervisor on the IBM worldwide team at the advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather, she led advertising and direct marketing campaigns, managed clients and teams across six continents, and contributed to the development of the "Smarter Planet" campaign. She also worked at Market Maker Interactive, a web design agency, as a web copy writer and client manager for both consumer and business-to-business brands.

Farman has taught courses on Media Planning and Research & Statistics for Strategic Communication.

Neurosurgery, Glioblastoma, Brain Cancer, immunotheraphy, Cancer Vaccines

Chair of Neurosurgery, Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Areas of expertise: Neurosurgery, glioblastoma, brain cancer, immunotherapy, cancer vaccines

causal inference, Economics, Behavioral Economics, Behavioral Science, Environmental Policy, Johns Hopkins, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

Paul J. Ferraro, PhD, is the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Business and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Ferraro has a joint faculty appointment in the Whiting School of Engineering and the Carey Business School. His research focuses on behavioral economics and the design and evaluation of environmental programs in the private and public sectors. Because these research areas are multi-disciplinary and applied, he collaborates with scientists and engineers from a variety of social, natural and physical science disciplines, as well as practitioners in the field.

Politics, Presidential Leadership, Puerto Rico, Immigration, Border Politics, race and politics, Religion And Politics, Citizenship, US citizenship

An assistant professor in the Department of Politics at Ithaca College’s School of Humanities and Sciences, Figueroa can discuss U.S. political issues, including presidential leadership, racial, religious and working class politics, U.S.-Puerto Rico policy, and immigration/border politics.

Figueroa’s academic research focuses on American political development; race, religion and citizenship; Black American politics and political thought; Latino politics and border studies; public leadership; and U.S. Quakers. He is currently finishing a book on Quakers, race and U.S. Empire. His research also focuses on Bayard Rustin, a Black, gay, Quaker labor and civil rights activist of the 1940s through 1980s. He is also working on a project about the everyday “lived experiences” of people who study and/or work near the U.S.-Mexico border.

Julie Fischer

Co-Director & Associate Research Professor

Georgetown University Medical Center


Associate research professor with the department of microbiology and a member of the Center for Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University Medical Center. She focuses on research and tools to strengthen global capacities for public health preparedness and response. She has also worked on issues related to medical emergency preparedness, and the consequences of biological, chemical, and radiological exposures during military service. Fisher is a microbiologist by training and an expert in infectious diseases.

Elaine Fogel

speaker, marketer, brand and customer experience evangelist, copywriter, and president and CMO of Solutions Marketing

Solutions Marketing & Consulting LLC

Marketing, Consulting, Branding, Writing

Elaine has been a contributing writer to The Business Journal and MarketingProfs and currently contributes to SmallBizClub and Social Media Today. People in 100+ countries have read her blog, Totally Uncorked on Marketing, and her articles have appeared in many print and digital publications. She is also the author of Beyond Your Logo: 7 Brand Ideas That Matter Most For Small Business Success, a 2016 Finalist in the National Indie Excellence Awards as well as the Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

Elaine is the president and CMO of a boutique agency, Solutions Marketing & Consulting LLC, located in sunny Scottsdale, Arizona. She has worked with clients across the U.S. on marketing and branding strategy, marketing communications, and graphic design, while her husband and partner, Allen, manages promotional products and custom printing. 

Elaine is an entertaining speaker and trainer who’s passionate about sharing her expertise and watching the light bulbs go off. A Canadian-American who’s polite and candid, she brings over 20 years of marketing and branding experience to her audiences. Her high-energy, interactive approach keeps business and nonprofit groups on their toes!

Eric Forgoston

Professor of Applied Mathematics

Montclair State University

Applied Mathematics, Deterministic and Stochastic Dynamical Systems, mathematical biology, Fluid Mechanics, Mathematical Epidemiology

Eric Forgoston is an associate professor of applied mathematics at Montclair State University. His research involves the study of complex physical and biological phenomena, including material transport in the ocean, the outbreak and extinction of infectious diseases, behavior of biological and robotic swarms, food web dynamics in ecological systems, and the stability of fluid flows.