Presenters


Amy Bass

Dr. Amy Bass is professor of history and director of the Honors Program at The College of New Rochelle.


Mary Bushnell-Greiner

Mary Bushnell-Greiner is Associate Professor at Queens College and The Graduate Center, City University of New York.


Sharon Beaudry

Sharon Beaudry, JD, SPHR, is an Assistant Professor of Business for Colby-Sawyer College.


Alvin Clayton

Alvin Clayton is a former model and is now a restaurateur, artist, and entrepreneur. He is a graduate of Mount Saint Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland.


Gwen Clayton

Gwen Clayton is Director of Operations and Life Skills Project at the Boys and Girls Clubs.


Patricia A. Chilsen

Patricia A. Chilsen is Assistant Program Director: Training & Evaluation for Community-Word Project.


Janet DiFiore

Janet DiFiore has dedicated her career to public service as both a former judge and prosecutor in Westchester County.


Jon Drescher

Jon Drescher is Professor of Practice in Educational Leadership at Lehigh University’s College of Education.


Mark DeGarmo

Mark DeGarmo leads a NYC literacy and dance education program connecting Pre-K-5 school curricula with elements of dance.


Jeff Ervine

Jeff Ervine is an expert in digital defamation and has created remediation software to prevent cyberbullying.


Holly Fairbank

Holly Fairbank is director of the Maxine Greene Center for Aesthetic Education and an arts education consultant for various organizations.


Julie Gaughran

Julie Gaughran is a partner in Asher, Gaughran LLP, a firm in Westchester County dedicated to representing students with disabilities.


Amanda Gulla

Amanda Gulla, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Middle and High School Education at Lehman College, City University of New York.


Bonney Gulino Schaub

Bonney Gulino Schaub is a state-licensed and nationally board-certified advanced practice nurse psychotherapist in private practice in Huntington, New York.


Daniel Garcia

Daniel Garcia, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of History at The College of New Rochelle.


Maxine Greene

In 1965, Maxine Greene joined the faculty at Teachers College, Columbia University, establishing herself as the lone female voice among her male philosophy of education colleagues who found her “too literary.”


Devonya N. Havis

Dr. Devonya N. Havis is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York.


Jean Marie Humphries

Dr. Jean Marie Humphries, OSU, is Assistant Professor of Teacher Education at Concordia College, New York.


Tyler Hyde

Tyler Hyde is an art instructor, and has exhibited and published his work in Nova Scotia and Montreal.


Alexander Kopelman

Alexander Kopelman is a writer and advocate who has devoted over 25 years to advancing social justice and personal empowerment.


Ishita Khemka

Ishita Khemka, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the School of Education at St. John’s University, New York.


Ellen Lauter

Ellen Lauter is the Assistant Social Work Supervisor in the Manhattan trial office of the Legal Aid Society Juvenile Rights Practice.


Estee Lopez

Estee Lopez, MS Ed., Ed.D., is nationally and internationally recognized for her work in empowering educators of diverse learners.


Mark LaRiviere

Mark LaRiviere, MFA, is a co-founder of The Children’s Arts Guild and Director of the Creative Classrooms Visual Arts Program.


Heather McLeod

Heather McLeod, Assistant Professor in Arts Education at Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, pursues an interpretive/critical research agenda.


William Moakler

William Moakler is an artist and art teacher with extensive mural design experience with children and adolescents.


Gisela Ruebsaat

Gisela Ruebsaat is Legal Analyst for the Ending Violence Association, a community-based organization representing 200 advocacy programs for victims of woman and child abuse.


Linda Szabad-Smyth

Linda Szabad-Smyth supervises the Art Education program at Concordia University, Quebec, Canada.


Daniel Smith

Daniel Smith holds the Critchlow Endowed Chair in English at The College of New Rochelle.


Jennifer Scuro

Dr. Jennifer Scuro is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Chair of Philosophy and Religious Studies at The College of New Rochelle in New York.


Richard Schaub

Richard Schaub is a state-licensed psychotherapist in private practice in Manhattan and Huntington.


Richard Thompson

Dr. Richard Thompson has been the Dean of The College of New Rochelle School of Arts & Sciences since 2004.


Heidi Upton

Heidi Upton, Ph.D., has been an Assistant Professor at St. John’s University in Jamaica, New York, since the fall of 2003.


John Pellitteri

John Pelliterri, Ph.D., is Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Program in Counseling at Queens College, CUNY.


Kathleen Vaughan

Kathleen Vaughan, MFA, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Art Education at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.


Jennifer Wicks

Jennifer Wicks is a graduate instructor in Art Education at Concordia University, Quebec, Canada, and the Director of the Visual Arts Centre Gallery.


Ruth Zealand

Ruth Zealand, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Education and Chair of the School of Arts & Sciences Education Department at The College of New Rochelle.