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Dr. Janet Tinoco

Associate Professor

Dr. Safa I.A. Abdalla


Safa I.A. Abdalla holds a primary degree in medicine and a medical doctorate in Community Medicine from the University of Khartoum. She is a Member by examination of the Faculty of  Public Health of Ireland.…

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Dr. Jason Jackson

Assistant Professor

Dr. Jason Jackson is an Assistant Professor in Political Economy and Urban Planning in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning. He was previously a Postdoctoral Fellow at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.…

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Dr. Cecily Raiborn

McCoy Endowed Chair

Dr. Cecily Raiborn is a McCoy Endowed Chair at Texas State University

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Dr. Michelle M. Aliff

Assistant Professor

Michelle Aliff is an Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Counseling in the Department of Clinic Administration and Rehabilitation Counseling at TTUHSC. She teaches in the Masters of Rehabilitation Counseling program and specializes in equality, diversity and social justices issues for people with disabilities.

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Dr. Edward C. Chaloupka


Dr. Edward C. Chaloupka is a Professor of human anatomy and physiology and exercises physiology in the Department of Health and Exercise Science at Rowan University (New Jersey). He holds bachelor and master’s degrees from Queens College of the City University of New York, is a graduate of the physical therapy programme at Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital (Philadelphia) and has earned a PhD in exercise physiology from The Ohio State University.…

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Dr. Kasim A. Korkmaz

Assistant Professor

Dr. Kasim Korkmaz is an Assistant Professor at Eastern Michigan University. Dr Korkmaz’s expertise is in Civil Engineering and Construction Management. He has published several papers and reports in related areas and has several research projects on related areas of the sustainability and green practices of constructed facilities and infrastructure from concept to maintenance.…

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Dr. Israel Posner

Executive Director

Dr. Israel Posner has been a professor and administrator at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey since 1973 where he currently serves as Executive Director of the Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality and Tourism in Stockton’s School of Business.…

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Prof. Adolfo Chiri


Adolfo Chiri is a professor at Harvard University Chiri has PhD in International Economy, University of Miami, USA; M.P.A. in Political Economy and International Security, Harvard University, USA. He has been president of East Gate Media; Executive Vice President of Strategies for Energy Dependent Economies, Inc .; chief economist and vice president of research and knowledge management at Strategy Research Corporation. …

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Prof. Thomas C. Schelling

Nobel Laureate

Professor Schelling received his AB from the University of California, Berkeley, and PhD from Harvard University. He spent the years 1948-53 in Europe (the Marshall Plan), in the White House, and in the Executive Office of the President; Yale University (1953-58); the RAND Corporation (1958-59); Harvard University (Department of Economics, Center for International Affairs, and the John F.…

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Ahmed Hussain Adam 

Visiting Fellow

Ahmed Hussain Adam is a Visiting Fellow with the Cornell University Institute for African Development. Mr. Adam is a prominent Sudanese politician and scholar from Darfur. He studied law in Sudan and public international law in the UK, where he received his LL/M in International Law from Westminster University, London.…

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Prof. Seleshi Sisaye


Seleshi Sisaye is Professor of Accounting at Duquesne University. He holds two PhDs. in Development Sociology from Cornell University and in Accounting from the University of Pittsburgh. His teaching interests are in managerial and cost accounting.…

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Dr. O. A. Elrahman

Senior Researcher

Dr. Elrahman is currently with the Center for Transportation Infrastructure and Environment as a Senior Research Scholar. He is a member of a research team that examines the governance of environmental health in six global cities and studies the forces that influence decisions that impact environmental health.…

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Dr. Jill Gerhardt


Dr Jill Gerhardt received a Bachelor’s Degree from Rowan (New Jersey), a Masters of Arts in Liberal Studies from Stony Brook (New York), Master of Science in Information Systems from Drexel (Pennsylvania), and a PhD in Information Science and Technology from Drexel.…