4th Annual Voices of Impact Announced
One slide. Five minutes. Twelve speakers.
Selected researchers will present at the 4th annual Voices of Impact Speaker Series hosted by the College of Education and Human Development. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at The Ice House on Main in Downtown Bryan on Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. Light refreshments will follow.
Twelve speakers from the college’s four departments will share engaging five-minute presentations with members of the community. Topics will include a variety of health and education issues including information security, art as a tool to create breakthroughs and the variety of methods in scientific research.
Presenters are as follows:
Dr. Carl Fahrenwald – Humor and Humility Heals
Dr. Steve Martin – Life in the Fire Service
Dr. Michael Clough – The Story Behind the Science
Dr. Christine Tisone – Breakthrough Moments in Learning and Serving
Dr. Melissa Fogarty – More Than a Big Heart
Dr. Tamika Gilreath – Resiliency of Military Children
Dr. Susan Holley – Women in Leadership
Dr. Steven Woltering – Noisy Brains
Dr. Li-Jen Kuo – Bilingual and Biliteracy Development
Dr. Bin Mai – Human-centric Information Security
Dr. Miranda Walichowski – Reviving Thinking Through Coaching
Dr. Karen Rambo-Hernandez – One Size Does Not Fit All
“As a college, we have a passion for innovation within our fields and we are dedicated to communities through our service,” said Dr. Joyce Alexander, dean of the college. “The Voices of Impact Speaker Series is a reflection of that dedication. We invite the public to engage with these thought leaders in meaningful conversations about critical issues impacting our lives.”
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