Program Chair Alena Amato Ruggerio teaches persuasion and public speaking. She speaks, writes and teaches at the crossroads of rhetorical criticism, feminist theory and religious studies. Visit her website at alenaruggerio.com.
The Thoughtful Interrogator
Garth Pittman teaches Research Writing, Interviewing and Small Group Communication. His intellectual curiosity focuses on decision-making and leadership in groups.
The Visual Strategist
Erik Palmer teaches social media and visual communication. His latest research explores the impact of social photography on the practice of professional media photography. Learn more at erikpalmer.com.
The Lean Storyteller
Andrew Gay teaches creative entrepreneurship and digital cinema. He has written, directed and produced both fiction and documentary films. His research in Lean Screenwriting applies start-up principles to contemporary film production.