Our Speakers Bureau includes experts on a wide range of topics, from youth sport to eastern European politics.

The Wingate University Speakers Bureau roster represents a cross-section of our faculty. They are passionate researchers and dynamic presenters, and they are available to speak at your next event. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following examples.

Business and Economics

Dr. Peter Frank, Dean of Byrum School of Business, Associate Professor of Economics
  • Economic issues
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Outsourcing

Dr. Sergio Castello, Assistant Dean of Byrum School of Business, Associate Professor

  • Globalization and trade
Dr. Dennis Harlow, Jr., Associate Professor of Management
  • Strategies for export, small business and growth
  • Business planning for small- and medium-sized businesses
  • Negotiation techniques
  • Cross-cultural business
  • Entrepreneurship

Ms. Debbi Brock, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Marketing

  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Empowering students to affect social change
  • How sustainable development can change the world

Dr. Magdalena Krajewska, Assistant Professor of Political Science

  • U.S. economy

College Life and Culture

Mr. Michael (Mick) Reynolds, Dean of Campus Life

  • Title IX
  • Student Code of Conduct
  • Residence life

Communications / Media

Dr. Keith Cannon, Associate Professor of Journalism
  • Media ethics
  • Media’s role in society
  • Sports and media

Culture and Society

Dr. Nancy Randall, Vice Provost for Student Engagement, Professor of Sociology and Human Services
  • Ethnicity and social distance; social media, social networking
Dr. Aaron Culley, Associate Professor of Sociology and Human Services
  • Gender inequality
  • LGBTQ issues
  • Poverty and social inequality
  • Race, history of race relations in the U.S.
  • Religion and its role in society
Dr. Abannik Hino, Associate Professor of History
  • African and Islamic history
Mrs. Amee Odom, Director of the Library
  • North Carolina is My Home – A Librarian’s Literary Sampler

Education

Ms. Cynthia Compton, Associate Professor of Education
  • What Do Teachers Want?

Legal Issues

Dr. Ebonie Cunningham-Stringer, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology

  • Families in prison
  • Mothers in prison
  • Women and crime

Dr. Jacob Wobig, Assistant Professor of Political Science

  • Constitutional law
  • International law

Medicine / Physical Health

Dr. Robert Supernaw, Vice Provost of Levine College of Health Sciences, Professor of Pharmacy
  • Headaches
  • Malpractice
  • Pain management

Dr. Kurt Wargo, Regional Dean, Associate Professor of Pharmacy

  • Infectious diseases
  • Pharmacy as a profession
Dr. Samir Kouzi, Professor of Pharmacy
  • Antimicrobial therapy
  • Drug metabolism
Dr. Lisa Smith, Director of Advanced Practice Experience, Associate Professor of Pharmacy
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Geriatric depression
  • Hormone-replacement therapy
  • Osteoporosis

Dr. Bob Webb, Regional Medical Director, WU-Hendersonville

  • Primary care, family medicine
Dr. Krista Wilson, Associate Professor of Chemistry
  • Opioids
  • Obesity
  • Drug design
Dr. Diane Wrisley, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
  • Concussion
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Dizziness, balance disorders, fall prevention
Dr. Patrick Young, Associate Professor of Psychology
  • Exercise and health

Dr. Michelle DeGeeter, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy

  • Opioids and substance abuse
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes

Ms. Nicole Drake, Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies

  • Patient wellness, primary care

Mr. Taylor Fischer, Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies

  • Urgent care

Dr. Lindsy Meadowcraft, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy

  • Geriatric care, prevention of falls in the elderly
Dr. Donald Nuzum, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy
  • Cardiovascular
  • Endocrine
  • Pulmonary

Dr. Treavor Riley, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy

  • Infectious diseases
  • Critically ill patients

Dr. Shawn Taylor, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Obesity

Places

Dr. Nancy Randall, Vice Provost for Student Engagement, Professor of Sociology and Human Services
  • Mexico
Dr. Brian Odom, Associate Professor of Biology
  • Costa Rica

Dr. Lisa Brennan, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy

  • Living and working internationally
Ms. Jennifer Armentrout, Director of International Studies
  • International travel
  • Japan

Politics / Public Policy Issues

Dr. Joseph M. Ellis, Associate Professor of Political Science
  • American politics, international relations and political theory
  • Eastern European politics and economics with an emphasis on tax policy
  • Terrorism

Dr. Magdalena Krajewska, Assistant Professor of Political Science

  • Terrorism, homeland security
  • Immigration and citizenship
  • Identification documents, identification policies
  • U.S. politics, public policy
  • European Union, British politics, German politics, Polish politics

Dr. Jacob Wobig, Assistant Professor of Political Science

  • American politics

Psychology / Mental Health

Dr. Jay Wilder, Psychology Department Chair, Associate Professor of Psychology

  • Mental health and diagnoses
  • Psychotherapy and counseling

Dr. Dan McLaughlin, Associate Professor of Sport Sciences

  • Sport / performance psychology

Dr. Brittany Vickery, Associate Professor of Pharmacy

  • Mental health issues

Dr. Patrick Young, Associate Professor of Psychology

  • Sport psychology

Religion

Rev. Dane Jordan, Senior Director of the Center for Vocation, Internships and Career Services, Minister to Students
  • The church
  • Generational issues
  • Importance of Christian higher education
Dr. James Hastings, Associate Professor of Asian and World History
  • Religions of India: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism
Dr. Mark Roncace, Associate Professor of Religion
  • Biblical passages from people around the world
  • Teaching the Bible as a guide for classroom instruction
  • Teaching the Bible using popular culture and the arts

Sport Industry

Dr. Travis Teague, Dean, School of Sport Sciences
  • Motorsports
  • Risk management in sport
  • Sponsorship and new business development
Dr. Dan McLaughlin, Associate Professor of Sport Sciences
  • Coaching education, sportsmanship, responsibility, leadership
  • Health education
  • Physical education
  • Youth sports instruction

Contact Us

Call or email for more information about our Speakers Bureau or to schedule a speaker at your next event. If you’re near campus, feel free to stop by the Holbrook Building.