Brenda J. Allen, PhD
University of Colorado-Denver
Brenda J. Allen is the vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion, and professor of communication at the University of Colorado-Denver and the Anschutz Medical Campus. During her more than 25 years in the University of Colorado system, Allen has developed a track record for scholarship, teaching, and service related to organizational communication, power dynamics, and social identity, with an emphasis on higher education. Among her numerous publications is Difference Matters: Communicating Social Identity. She has received numerous recognitions, including the Carroll C. Arnold Distinguished Lectureship from the National Communication Association; the inaugural Ally of the Year Award from the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Alliance at University of Colorado-Boulder; and the Elizabeth D. Gee Award from the University of Colorado system.
Stan Chung, PhD
College of the Rockies
Stan Chung is an award-winning writer. He was born in Seoul, South Korea, and raised in Canada. He has written and spoken widely in both public and academic forums. He completed his PhD at the University of British Columbia, and wrote his dissertation on improvisation, performance, and the work of Pauline Oliveros. He is currently vice president of academic and applied research at the College of the Rockies in Cranbrook, British Columbia.
Jonathan Jansen is the immediate past vice chancellor and rector of the University of the Free State (UFS) and is currently a fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. He is a fellow of the American Educational Research Association, a fellow of the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), and also president of the South African Institute of Race Relations. His book Knowledge in the Blood: Confronting Race and the Apartheid Past won the Nayef Al Rodhan Prize for its contribution to scholarly excellence and transcultural understanding. In 2013, he was awarded the Education Africa Lifetime Achiever Award in New York and the Spendlove Award from the University of California. He holds honorary degrees from the University of Edinburgh, the University of Vermont, and Cleveland State University.
Angela Randolpho Paiva, PhD
Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)
Angela Randolpho Paiva is associate professor of sociology at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), where she teaches in the graduate program of social sciences in the Department of Social Sciences. She holds a PhD in sociology and a master's degree in sociology from Instituto Universitário de Pesquisas do Rio de Janeiro, and a master's degree in education from the University of Connecticut. Her PhD thesis, a comparison of religious values in the social construction of citizenship in the United States and Brazil, won the prize of the best thesis in 2000. In 2014, she was appointed the associate vice president for academic affairs for international cooperation. She is in charge of an office with several sectors and a staff of 14 employees who work to meet the challenges of sustainable development of the internationalization of PUC-Rio.
Wolfgang Schlör, PhD
Western Michigan University
Wolfgang Schlör is the associate provost for the Diether H. Haenicke Institute for Global Education at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Previously, he served as the interim associate provost for international affairs and interim director of international programs and studies (IPS), as well as associate director of IPS at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Schlör has held research and postdoctoral appointments at the Center for Science and International Affairs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University; the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London; and the Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. Schlör holds a PhD and a master's degree in political science from the Freie Universität Berlin.
Gary Younge is an award-winning author, broadcaster, and editor-at-large for The Guardian, based in London. He also writes a monthly column, "Beneath the Radar," for The Nation magazine and is the Alfred Knobler Fellow for The Nation Institute. After several years of reporting from all over Europe, Africa, the United States, and the Caribbean, Younge was appointed The Guardian’s New York correspondent in 2003. He has written five books. In the most recent, Another Day in the Death of America, he finds the families of 10 children and teens shot dead in America in one day and tells their stories. In 2015, he was awarded Foreign Commentator of the Year by the United Kingdom's Comment Awards and the David Nyhan Prize for Political Journalism from Harvard University’s Shorenstein Center. He holds honorary degrees from both his alma mater, Heriot Watt University, and London South Bank University.