Dr. Lisa Deam writes and speaks on spiritual formation through the lens of history. She has a PhD in late medieval art history from the University of Chicago and is the author of A World Transformed: Exploring the Spirituality of Medieval Maps.
Amey Victoria Adkins-Jones is Assistant Professor of Theology and African and African Diaspora Studies Program at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Her scholarship specializes in Mariology and black feminist thought. A graduate of the University of Virginia (BA) and Duke Divinity School (MDiv), Amey Victoria received her PhD in Religion from Duke University in 2016 with a Certificate in Feminist Theory. She is the first African-American woman to earn a doctorate from the school in the field of theology and ethics.
Jenny McGill has worked as an international educator and intercultural consultant with clients and students from over sixty nations. Her writing has been featured in various journals such as Transformation, Leaven, and Teaching Theology and Religion and online at Ibelieve.com, Fathommag.com, Inequality.org, and Patheos.com. Her books include Religious Identity and Cultural Negotiation, The Self Examined, and Walk with Me. Connect with her at jennymcgill.com and @drjennymcgill.
Global Technology Executive, People Developer, Transformational Leader, Storyteller, Engineer and self-proclaimed Global Citizen, Janeen Uzzell is on a mission to use her strengths, influence and voice to lead causal work that changes lives, communities and the world.
A seasoned leader, Janeen has more than 20 years of corporate, strategy, business development and start-up experience. She is currently the Chief Operating Officer of The WIkiMedia Foundation, the non-profit organization that supports and hosts Wikipedia (the #5 website in the world), and several other Wikimedia free knowledge sites.
Beyond her professional achievements, she is a Board Member for the International Black Women’s Public Policy Institute, an advisor for the National Believers in Business Collegiate Organization and a founding member of her former church. She has 11 nieces and nephews that she says help her stay grounded and not take herself too seriously.
Dr. Turley’s work aims to improve the connection between education research and policy/practice. In 2011, she founded the Houston Education Research Consortium (HERC), a Research-Practice Partnership (RPP) between Rice University and ten Houston area school districts, representing almost three quarters of a million students. HERC’s research agenda is jointly developed with district leaders, and research findings are shared directly with decision-makers, with the ultimate goal of improving educational equity. In 2015, Dr. Turley founded the National Network of Education Research-Practice Partnerships (NNERPP), which supports, develops, and connects RPPs throughout the country. There are currently 30 member partnerships representing cities such as Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco. To date, she has raised over $25M in research grants for this work. Dr. Turley has served in various elected and appointed positions in national associations such as the American Educational Research Association, the American Sociological Association, and the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness. She also served on the Texas State Board of Education’s Long-Range Plan for Public Education Steering Committee. She completed her undergraduate work at Stanford University (1996) and her graduate work at Harvard University (1999, 2001). She was a first-generation college student, originally from Laredo, Texas.
Danielle Davey Stulac is an adjunct professor of literature at California Baptist University and Program Coordinator for the Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative at Duke Divinity School. Her book in progress, Godly Prodigality, explores 17th century poetry and drama at the intersection of Lutheran grace and Jacobean prodigality. She blogs at danielledaveystulac.wordpress.com.
Kate Denson is a proud DC transplant married to a native Washingtonian. She's lived in Washington DC and been on staff with InterVarsity since 2007 serving primarily as the DC Urban Programs Director with some time as campus staff at both Georgetown and George Washington Universities. Kate graduated from the College of William and Mary with a BA in sociology in 2007 and received her MA in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2016.
Kate has developed a robust "side hustle" as a tour guide, now focusing mostly on justice oriented tours through her small organization called DC Justice Tours. She's been married to JR Denson since 2013 and they have one son Alexander Douglass Denson named for a few DC greats — Alexander Crummell and Frederick Douglass.