Symposium Speakers

  • Leigh Anenson

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    Professor, Robert H. Smith School of Business

    T. Leigh Anenson is Professor of Business Law at the Robert H.

  • Alex Chan

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    Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences, UMD Extension

    Alex Chan is a Family and Consumer Sciences Specialist for the University of Maryland Extension. He brings specialized knowledge and real-world experience in the fields of mental health, family relations, and adolescent development.

  • Mike Drerup

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    Over the past 27 years, Mr. Drerup has investigated performance concerns at hundreds of buildings and structures and served as a testifying expert in several construction litigation cases. His work has ranged from single-family homes to large building collapses.

  • Jennifer K. Gershberg

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    Associate Clinical Professor

    Jennifer Gershberg teaches BMGT 380 (Business Law) and BUSI 764 (Business Law for Managers). She has also taught courses in Business Ethics & Society, Ethical Leadership and coordinated the Ethical Leadership course for the OMBA program.

  • Paul Goeringer

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    Paul Goeringer is a Senior Faculty Specialist and the Extension Legal Specialist in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at UMD.

  • Christine Higley

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    An accomplished music educator, Ms. Higley is a second-year doctoral student in wind conducting at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she serves as a wind conducting graduate assistant and studies under Michael Votta.

  • Ken Isman

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    From 1987 to 2014, Mr. Isman was an engineer with the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA), where he ultimately rose to the position of Vice President of Engineering.

  • Jose-Luis Izursa

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    Senior Lecturer, Environmental Science & Technology

    A sustainable development and environmental scientist by training, Dr.

  • Brad Jopek

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    Mr. Jopek is currently a second-year doctor of musical arts in wind conducting student at the University of Maryland, College Park studying under Michael Votta, Jr. He is also co-interim director of the Maryland Community Band for the 2022-23 season.

  • Zeinab Karake

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    Associate Dean for Culture & Community; Clinical Professor

    Zeinab Karake is a seasoned higher education professional; she is the associate dean for culture and community and a clinical professor of Information Systems in the Department of Operations and Information Technology, at th

  • Cara L. Kennedy

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    Senior Proposal Development Manager, Research Development Office, Division of Research

  • Katrina MacLeod

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    Associate Research Scientist, Department of Biology
  • Louisa Nkrumah

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    Learning Experience Designer, Teaching and Learning Transformation Center

    Louisa joined the TLTC in June 2018.

  • Matt Parker

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    Principal Agent Associate, College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
    Aquaculture Business Specialist; University of Maryland Extension

    Dr. Matt Parker is the Aquaculture Business Specialist with University of Maryland Extension. He received his B.S.

  • Darren Pierre

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    Lecturer, Office of Global Engineering Leadership

    Dr. Darren Pierre’s teaching is focused on college student development, student affairs profession, and leadership theories.

  • Robin Puett

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    Professor, Applied Environmental Health

    Dr. Robin Puett is an environmental epidemiologist and  Professor in the Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health with tenure in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

  • Ginny Rosenkranz

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    Principal Agent Associate, College of Agriculture & Natural Resources, Extension Program

    Ginny Rosenkranz has worked for the University of Maryland Extension since 1994 as the Commercial Horticulturist and Master Gardener Coordinator for Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester Counties.

  • Katherine Ford Russell

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    Dr. Katherine Russell is Associate Dean in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Research Professor in the Department of Anthropology at University of Maryland.

  • Katherine Sharp

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    Dr. Sharp is an Associate Clinical Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health in the School of Public Health.

  • Ebony Terrell Shockley

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    Executive Director/ Associate Clinical Professor, College of Education

    Dr. Terrell Shockley is the College of Education's Executive Director of Teacher Education; she is also an Associate Clinical Professor for the Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership.

  • Kristan Cilente Skendall

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    Lecturer, EDUC-Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education

    Dr. Kristan Skendall is the Senior Manager for the Aspen Institute Leadership Development Index and an Affiliate Assistant Professor in UMD's College of Education.

  • Kalika White

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    Manager, BMGT-Dean-Office of Finance & Accounting

    Kalika White joined the Smith School in 2022 as a Grants Manager. She is responsible for both pre and post-award aspects for all grants and contracts. She also manages budgets for seven administrative centers/departments.

  • Colleen Worthington

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    Clinical Professor Emerita and former Director of Clinical Education in the Department of Hearing & Speech Sciences.  She was appointed as acting dept.

  • Heather Yarger

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    Assistant Research Professor of Clinical Psychology

    Heather Yarger received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology/Clinical Science from the University of Delaware in 2018.

  • Tracy Zeeger

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    Assistant Dean for Public Health Practice, School of Public Health
    Director of Undergraduate Studies; Clinical Associate Professor, Behavioral and Community Health