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Walter Greason, Ph.D.

Dr. Greason writes about world, economic, and intellectual history. He serves as the treasurer for the Society for American City and Regional Planning History. His most recent book, "Suburban Erasure: How the Suburbs Ended the Civil Rights Movement in New Jersey," documents forgotten chapters in the northern Civil Rights Movement, while explaining the failure of racial integration to address economic inequality. In 2011, Greason won a grant from the Mellon Foundation for his innovative pedagogy, earning him recognition as an International Master Teacher. He received his Ph.D. from Temple University.

Expertise: Dr. Greason can speak on the following topics: 20th Century American economy, modern world economy (1450-present), and digital and interactive education.

Association(s): School of Education


Ambition--A Global History of Wealth

Innovation is not enough to distinguish the most competitive organizations in a global economy. Without historical perspective on the most fundamental questions of corporate and national growth, confusion reigns. In this short, powerful presentation about leadership, governance, and excellence, Dr. Greason inspires audiences to recognize social obstacles that create poverty, while also creating new systems of opportunity to grow wealth in their homes and communities.

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Cynthia O’Connell, M.Ed.

She has worked as a health and physical education teacher, school counselor and director of guidance in New Jersey. She received a M.Ed. from The College of New Jersey.

Expertise: Benefits of yoga in the classroom.

Association(s): School of Education


Yoga Calm for Children

Yoga calm is an innovative child education method that melds the traditional yoga practices of mindfulness, physical activity and nervous system regulation with social skills games and counseling techniques. Participants will learn how to incorporate the use of Yoga Calm into the classroom, in a group or individual work with children.


Recommended Audience(s): Elementary School, Middle School, College or University

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