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Speaker Listing 2016


Gregory R. Bordelon, JD

He previously worked for the Paris branch of a U.S. law firm. He is a member of the Northeast Association of Pre-Law Advisors, the International Law Society and the American Political Science Association. Current projects include shifts in law school curricula and pre-law effects thereof and federal relationships through constitutional dynamics. He received a JD from Louisiana State University.   

Expertise: Gregory Bordelon can speak on the following topics: law and federalism, civil rights law, Supreme Court and case monitoring, civil procedure, wills, and family law.

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

Presentation(s):

Ethics and Professionals in the Law

This workshop demonstrates the important civic role of the lawyer and his/her role as part of society.

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

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Pedram Danesghar, PhD

He received a PhD 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/University, Community

Fruits and Flowers

 

Recommended Audience(s): Elementary School, Middle School

Invasive species

 

Recommended Audience(s): College/University Community

Restoration

 

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

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Lisa Dinella, PhD

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 PhD 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/University, Community

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/University, Community

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/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/University, Community

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/University, Community

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/University, Community

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Catherine Duckett, PhD

She serves Monmouth University as co-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 PhD 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/University, Community

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

 

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

Leaf beetle biology and evolution

 

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

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

 

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

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Stanton Green, PhD

He is professor of anthropology in the McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Monmouth University. He received a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Massachusetts.

Expertise: Dr. Green can speak on the following topics: baseball and American society, virtual resources in the classroom, history of Ireland, and why the liberal arts are the best preparation for careers.

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

Presentation(s):

Black Baseball

Dr. Green discusses the history of Black Baseball prior to the integration of professional baseball by Jackie Robinson.

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

How can we best use virtual resources

The current conflict between traditional classroom (e.g. face-to-face) learning and virtual (e.g. internet) learning is, Dr. Green argues, a false choice. Education at high school and college levels requires both but in different ways than they are treated today. Classrooms need to be flipped so that the virtual world (as well as traditional text and books) needs to be resources for students to explore outside the classroom, where classroom 'instruction' needs to change from being content driven to context driven where students are guided by teachers through critical discussion of their interpretations of texts (be they paper or virtual). Courses need to be case studies and project driven thereby modeling the kind of learning students will be required to do as they develop their post-collegiate careers.

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

The Real History of Baseball

Discusses the origins of baseball and its place in American History .

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

Where we play baseball

Dr. Green discusses the many places that baseball is played and why Americans have such an attachment to where they watch and play the game.

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

Why No Snakes: The Prehistory of Ireland

Dr. Green discusses the prehistory of Ireland from the time of its settlement to historic times.

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

Why the liberal arts are the best preparation for careers

Tomorrow's careers require adaptability, a broad set of critical skills, and the ability to assess the exponentially growing world of information students in order organized this into knowledge and application. Despite the jokes made of English majors and their peers in the liberal arts, students who are educated broadly in writing, reading and literature are best suited for prosperous careers and fulfilling lives. He can argue and demonstrate how liberal arts courses provide the competencies that students can apply to almost any career field.

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

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Noah Hart Jr., EdD

He received an EdD 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): Community

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Laura Jannone, EdD

She is director of the M.S.N. Program of the School Nurse Program and is also a certified school nurse. She received an EdD 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/University, Community

School nursing issues

Multiple issues in school nursing.

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

Smoking cessation in teens

Quit 2 Win Program.

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

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Vonetta Kalieta, PhD

In high school she was on the Tottenville High School (Staten Island, NY) championship Track and Field teams, and competed on the National level for sprint relays and indoor hurdles. She continued her Track and Field career at Monmouth University and earned a Division I scholarship. After graduation Dr. Kalieta completed a master’s degree and became a Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor. She received a PhD from Walden University.

Expertise:

Dr. Kalieta can speak on mental skills training; youth, high school, college, and professional sports counseling; and self-perceptions of student-athletes.

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

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

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Nancy Mezey, PhD

She received a PhD from Michigan State University

Expertise: Dr. Mezey can speak about the following topics: how and why families are changing today; work-family balance issues; issues concerning diverse sexualities (e.g., lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) marriage and marriage equality, issues concerning race class, gender and sexual inequalities, and issues concerning West Africa.

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

Presentation(s):

Being a Sociologist

This talk focuses on the kinds of work that sociologists do, how Dr. Mezey became a sociologist, and some of the skills and concepts learned at the college level.

Recommended Audience(s): Middle School, High School

Identities and Inequalities: GLBT Scientists, Scientific Research, and the Making of Political Move

In her talk on “Identities and Inequalities: GLBT Scientists, Scientific Research, and the Making of Political Movements,” Dr. Mezey will examine the historical formation of lesbian, gay, transgender, and bisexual (LGBT) identities. She will look at past scientists who we now understand as LGBT, as well as current scientists who claim such identities. Dr. Mezey will provide a brief overview of both the natural and social science research on LGBT people, and examine the connection between gender/sexual categories and social inequalities. Drawing on such inequalities, Dr. Mezey will focus specifically on inequalities in Michigan law regarding marriage equality (aka “gay marriage”), and suggest how scientific research both helps and hinders the LGBT movement and paths to equality. She will end the talk with a quick overview of current career options for LGBT scientists within the natural sciences.

Recommended Audience(s): College/University

Let’s Go to Mali

This talk focuses on Dr. Mezey’s experience as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mali, West Africa. For this talk, she will show slides of her time in Mali, bring in different cultural artifacts, and share stories regarding cross-cultural experiences.

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

Why Now? The Development of LGBT Families in the U.S.

This talk focuses on why and how LGBT families have developed over time in the U.S. and how LGBT people decide to become parents or remain childfree.

Recommended Audience(s): College/University

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Michael Palladino, PhD

Dr. Palladino is co-author of leading textbooks in genetics and biotechnology. He received a PhD from University of Virginia.

Expertise: Dr. Palladino can speak about the molecular biology of male reproductive organs. This includes studying innate immunity and antimicrobial properties of reproductive cells (how cells of the male reproductive tract recognize and protect themselves from damaging bacteria) and cellular and molecular responses to oxygen imbalance in reproductive organs.

Association(s): School of Science

Presentation(s):

Careers in Science

Titles of recent talks include: Opportunities for Next-Generation Scientists; Next-Generation Biotechnology and Career Opportunities; Faculty Life at Undergraduate Teaching Colleges and Universities; Biotechnology: STEM for the 21st Century; So You Think You Want to Be a Scientist, Mathematician or Engineer?; Undergraduate Student Research& Why Research Matters.

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

Current Trends and Opportunities Genetics

Titles of recent talks include: Designer Babies: What Darwin Couldn’t Predict; Promises and Perils of Stem Cells; Hot Topics in Genetics; Stem Cells: What’s All the Excitement About?; Exploring the Human Genome; Genomics and You: Changing the Future of Research and Medicine; Pros and Cons of Gene Therapy; Organism Cloning: How and Why.

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

Current Trends in Biotechnology

Titles of recent talks include: Why Should You Care About Bioethics?; Biotechnology: Science for the 21st Century; Next-Generation Biotechnology and Career Opportunities; Biotechnology and You; Exploring the Human Genome Project; Pros and Cons of Gene Therapy.

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

Male Reproductive Biology

Titles of recent talks include: Antimicrobial Properties of the Mammalian Male Reproductive Tract; Oxygen Homeostasis in Reproductive Organs; Untwisting Molecular Mechanisms of Testicular Torsion Injury; In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and other Assisted Reproductive Technologies; Male Factor Causes of Infertility.

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

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Karen Pesce, PhD

She received a PhD 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

How Microbes Rule The World

 

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

Practical Applications of Authentic Learning in the Sciences

 

Recommended Audience(s): Community

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Barbara Reagor, PhD

She received a PhD from Seton Hall University.

Expertise:

Dr. Reagor can speak on the following topics: disaster prevention& recovery, crisis management, chemical contamination, network reliability, network risk assessment, and national security emergency preparedness associated with telecommunications and information technology systems.

 

Association(s): School of Science

Presentation(s):

Critical Infrastructure Protection

 

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

Emergency Management and Response

 

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

Homeland Security/Homeland Defense

 

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

My Lab Coat’s not for sale

 

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

Rapid Response Institute Research

 

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

Women in Science (Women in the Work Environment)

 

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

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William Schreiber, PhD

He received a PhD from the University of Rochester.

Expertise:

Dr. Schreiber can speak about organic chemistry and his research on new flavor and fragrance materials.

 

Association(s): School of Science

Presentation(s):

Careers in Chemistry and Medical Technology

 

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

The Chemistry of Fragrance Ingredients

This talk, which can be adjusted to pretty much any level of audience, contains information about the kinds of materials used in fragrances and also about the science of olfaction (sense of smell). It has been given several times at Fairleigh Dickenson University and at the Monmouth Junior Science Symposium.

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

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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: Joe Rapolla can speak on the following topics: 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): Community

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Cynthia O'Connell, MEd

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

Expertise: She can speak about the 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/University

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Walter Greason, PhD

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 PhD 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): Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Presentation(s):

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.

Recommended Audience(s): Community

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