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Pedram Daneshgar, Ph.D.

He received a Ph.D. from University of Florida.

Expertise: Dr. Danesghar can speak on Ecology and Botany, invasive species, ecosystem restoration, and rare species.

Association(s): School of Science

Presentation(s):

Endangered species

 

Recommended Audience(s): Middle School, High School, College or University, Community Groups

Fruits and Flowers

 

Recommended Audience(s): Elementary School, Middle School

Invasive species

 

Recommended Audience(s): College or University, Community Groups

Restoration

 

Recommended Audience(s): High School, College or University, Community Groups

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Lisa Dinella, Ph.D.

Her research program is housed at the Gender Development Laboratory at Monmouth University, where she studies the social and interpersonal factors that influence individuals academic and career pursuits. She received a Ph.D. in Family Science, with concentrations in Marriage and Family Therapy and Child Development from Arizona State University.

Expertise: Dr. Dinella can speak on the following topics: gender identity, academic achievement, and career development.

Association(s): Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Presentation(s):

The Power of Pink: Does the Color of a Toy Really Matter?

This talk discusses the marketing strategy of selling pink and blue toys for girls and boys. The consequences of labeling toys as "girl toys" or "blue toys" are discussed.

Recommended Audience(s): College or University, Community Groups

Princesses and Superheroes as Role Models: The Media Influence on Children and Young Adults

This talk discusses recent scientific findings on how kids and young adults incorporate princesses and superhero characters into their thoughts about being a girl or a boy.  The role of media and marketing is included in the talk.

Recommended Audience(s): High School, College or University, Community Groups

Research in Schools

This talk reviews current tactics and strategies to unite school stakeholders and researchers in ways that benefit both groups.

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

Women, the media, and Body Image

Talk discusses the role of media in young girls' lives, and their perceptions of themselves and their bodies.

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

Masculinity Development in Adolescence

This talk is designed to provide an overview of current research in the area of masculinity development for young men. It covers relevant (and sometimes controversial) topics such as the impact of media and cultural scripts on young men's perspectives of what it means to be a man, sexual orientation and identity, and bullying/victimization.

Recommended Audience(s): High School, College or University, Community Groups

Psychology of the Twilight Series

This talk shows how marriage and family therapy techniques can be applied to families, using the Twilight Series' families (the Swans, Cullens, and werewolf clans) as models.

Recommended Audience(s): Middle School, High School, College or University, Community Groups

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Catherine Duckett, Ph.D.

She serves Monmouth University as associate dean of the School of Science charged with student and faculty professional development as well as teaching evolution and other duties. Dr. Duckett has administrative expertise in mentoring, as well as scientific achievements in the evolution of leaf beetles. She received a Ph.D. from Cornell University.

Expertise: Dr. Duckett can speak on the following topics: entomology, biology and behavior of insects and international student exchange.

Association(s): School of Science

Presentation(s):

Entomology, biology and behavior of insects

 

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

International Student exchange and the benefits to students at different stages of their education

 

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

Leaf beetle biology and evolution

 

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

Women in Science: known barriers and policies to overcome barriers for women in science

 

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

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Noah Hart Jr., Ed.D.

He received an Ed.D. from Rutgers University.

Expertise: Dr. Hart can speak on the following topics: learning style and teaching methodology; college student development; internationalization; globalization; ethics, diversity, and social responsibility; corporate governance; diversity; multiculturalism and pluralism; and workplace relationships: the key to production and profits.

Association(s): Leon Hess Business School

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

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Laura Jannone, Ed.D.

She is director of the M.S.N. Program of the School Nurse Program and is also a certified school nurse. She received an Ed.D. from Columbia University.

Expertise: Dr. Jannone can speak about school nursing, health policy, and smoking cessation in teens.

Association(s): Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies

Presentation(s):

Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how it impacts children

Looks over ACA impact on children.

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

School nursing issues

Multiple issues in school nursing.

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

Smoking cessation in teens

Quit 2 Win Program.

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

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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

Presentation(s):

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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Karen Pesce, Ph.D.

She received a Ph.D. from Rutgers University.

Expertise: Dr. Pesce can speak on the following topics: environmental microbiology; impacts of human activities on the environment; and teaching science through authentic learning.

Association(s): School of Science

Presentation(s):

Environment and Human Health

 

Recommended Audience(s): Middle School, High School, Community Groups

How Microbes Rule The World

 

Recommended Audience(s): Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Community Groups

Practical Applications of Authentic Learning in the Sciences

 

Recommended Audience(s): Community Groups

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Joe Rapolla, MBA

Joe Rapolla is the music industry program director and chair of the Department of Music and Theatre Arts at Monmouth University. A recognized music industry innovator, he built and led integrated marketing departments at Universal and Warner Music Group. He also helped build a direct-to-consumer marketing agency and a social research agency, and ran marketing for the video game division of Def Jam Enterprises. He has directed programs for top talent, such as Madonna, Bon Jovi, U2, Green Day, and Sting, and has partnered with the world's leading entertainment, media, and consumer brands and agencies. He has earned multiple Gold Records for his work at the music companies. He is also a performing songwriter and producer. He has released three studio CD's and film soundtrack, collaborates with top writers and artists in NYC and Nashville, and continues to perform locally and abroad. He received an MBA from Monmouth University.

Expertise: Music industry, entertainment, digital media, digital marketing, social marketing streaming, business strategy, engagement marketing, direct to consumer marketing, and customer relationship management (CRM).

Association(s): Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences

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

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Kenneth Womack, Ph.D.

Dr. Womack is an internationally renowned Beatles authority, having published five books devoted to the band’s life and times, including Reading the Beatles: Cultural Studies, Literary Criticism, and the Fab Four (2006), Long and Winding Roads: The Evolving Artistry of the Beatles (2007), The Cambridge Companion to the Beatles (2009), The Beatles Encyclopedia: Everything Fab Four (2014), and New Critical Perspectives on the Beatles: Things We Said Today (2016). In 2010, The Independent named The Cambridge Companion to the Beatles as “Music Book of the Year,” while Choice honored it as a “Significant University Press Title for Undergraduates, 2009-2010.” Dr. Womack is also the author of the first full-length biography of Sir George Martin, the group’s legendary producer.

Expertise: Dr. Womack offers a wide range of Beatles talks, including multimedia presentations about the evolution of their music and the innovative production techniques associated with Sir George Martin, their famed producer and collaborator.

Association(s): Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences

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

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