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Speakers

Jeff Benedict, JD
Sports Illustrated writer and author
Professor, Southern Virginia University

Andrew C. Billings, PhD
Professor, Communication Studies
Director, Pierce Center for Professional Communication
Clemson University

Kevin B. Blackistone
Professor, Shirley Povich Chair in Sports Journalism
The University of Maryland
Philip Merrill College of Journalism

Jacquelyn L. Bridgeman, JD
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor of Law
University of Wyoming
College of Law

Mary Brunk, MS, NCC (’00)
Former Wake Forest University athletic manager (men’s basketball)
Assistant Director, Student-Athlete Services
Basketball, Volleyball, Women’s Tennis
Georgia Tech Athletic Association

Tyler Caldwell
Former University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (football)
Wake Forest University School of Law (student)

Christopher David Ruiz Cameron, JD
Professor of Law
Southwestern Law School

George Cunningham, PhD
Professor of Health and Kinesiology
Director, Laboratory for Diversity and Sport
Texas A&M University

Timothy Davis, JD
Conference Organizer
John W. & Ruth H. Turnage Professor of Law
Wake Forest University School of Law

N. Jeremi Duru, Esq
Associate Professor
Beasley School of Law
Temple University

Timothy Fuller (’00)
Wake Forest University student-athlete (men’s basketball)
Assistant basketball coach
University of Louisville

Bernard W. Franklin, PhD
Executive Vice President
NCAA Membership and Student-Athlete Affairs
Chief Inclusion Officer
National Collegiate Athletic Association

Emily Giffin (’94) JD
Wake Forest University athletic manager (men’s basketball)
New York Times Best selling author

Emmett L. Gill
Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work
North Carolina Central University

Linda S. Greene, JD
Evjue Bascom Professor
University of Wisconsin School of Law

Angela Hattery, PhD
Research Professor
Wake Forest University

Beth Hopkins, JD (’73)
Director of Outreach
Professor of Practice
Wake Forest University School of Law

Brenda Mock Kirkpatrick, (’00, MA ’01)
Former Wake Forest University student-athlete (women’s basketball)
Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach
University of Florida

Richard Lapchick, PhD
Chair, DeVos Sport Business Management and the
Director, Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports
Executive Director, National Consortium for Academics and Sports
University of Central Florida

John Llewellyn, PhD
Professor of Communication
Wake Forest University
Department of Communication

Dwight Lewis
Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Services
Wake Forest University
Department of Athletics

Frank Matthews, JD
Editor and Publisher
Diverse: Issues In Higher Education
Cox, Matthews and Associates, Inc.
Professor, Assistant Senior Vice President and Legal Advisor
George Mason University

Alfred Mathewson, JD
Professor of Law
Director of Africana Studies Program
University of New Mexico
School of Law

Amy McCormick, JD
Professor of Law
Michigan State University
College of Law

Robert McCormick, JD
Professor of Law
Michigan State University
College of Law

Junius Nottingham, Jr.
Assistant Special Agent in Charge
Washington Field Office

David Odom
Former Men’s Basketball Coach
Wake Forest University

Thomas O’Toole (’78)
College Editor and Editor for High School Sports
USA Today

Amy Perko (’87)
Wake Forest University student-athlete (women’s basketball)
Executive Director
Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics

Cory Randolph (’05; JD ’10)
Former Wake Forest University student-athlete (football)
Legal Intern
Social Security Administration

Donald Reed, PhD
Sr. Associate Athletic Director for Academic Services
University of Buffalo

Richard Wayne Robeson
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Bioethics
Wake Forest University
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Social Medicine
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

LaChina Robinson (’02)
Former Wake Forest University student-athlete (women’s basketball)
Broadcaster, ESPN/Fox, NCAA and WNBA

Rodney Rogers (’94)
Founder of the Rodney Rogers Foundation
Student-Athlete at Wake Forest University
NBA first-round draft pick of the Denver Nuggets (’93)
Rogers played 12 years in the NBA

Michael Sagas, EdD
Professor & Chair
Department of Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management
University of Florida

Kenneth Shropshire, JD
David W. Hauk Professor
University of Pennsylvania
The Wharton School of Business

Omari Simmons (’96), JD
Associate Professor of Law
Wake Forest University
School of Law

Alphonso Smith, Jr. (’08)
Former Wake Forest University student-athlete (football)
Detroit Lions, National Football League

Earl Smith, PhD
Conference Organizer
Rubin Professor of American Ethnic Studies
Professor of Sociology
Director, American Ethnic Studies
Wake Forest University

Rodney K. Smith, JD
President, Southern Virginia University

Joel D. Stitzel, PhD
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Jeff Stone, PhD
Professor of Social Psychology
University of Arizona
Psychology Department

Deborah Stroman, Ph.D., CLU
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Exercise and Sport Science

Ahmed Taha, PhD, JD
Professor
Wake Forest University
School of Law

Jill Tiefenthaler, PhD
Provost
Professor of Economics
Wake Forest University

Anthony Williams (’10)
Former Wake Forest University student-athlete (football)
University Fellow
Office of Multicultural Affairs
Wake Forest University

David Wiggins, PhD
Professor
Department of Recreation Management
Director, School of Recreation, Health & Tourism
George Mason University

Hunter Hall Willard, (’02; M.A.’10)
Assistant Director for Student-Athlete Academic Counseling
Wake Forest University Athletics

Leslie E. Wong, EdD
President
Northern Michigan Universit