R. Stephanie Good | 05/06/18 | Business

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I am a New York Times Best-Selling Author and an attorney.

I majored in political science at the State University of New York at Stony Brook where I graduated summa cum laude and was initiated into Phi Beta Kappa. I continued my education at Hofstra University School of Law where I earned my Juris Doctor degree and held the distinction of being the first recipient of the prestigious David Kadane Public Interest Fellowship. I later returned to Hofstra Law and earned an LL.M. in International Law. I am currently licensed to practice law in the State of New York and in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. I have also co-produced major television news segments in conjunction with SilverCreek Entertainment for Extra, 20/20, 60 Minutes, Good Morning America, and Prime-time Live.


Law School 101 (2nded): How to Succeed in Your First Year of Law School and Beyond, (June 2009), Naperville, Illinois: Sphinx Publishing (An Imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc.)

A Rush to Injustice: How Power, Prejudice, Racism, and Political Correctness Overshadowed Peace and Justice in the Duke Lacrosse Case. (June 2007), Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, Inc. (with Nader Baydoun).

Exposed: The Harrowing Story of a Mother’s Undercover Work with the FBI to Save Children from Internet Sex Predators, (April 2007), Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, Inc.

New York Times Best-Seller Aruba: The Tragic Untold Story of Natalee Holloway and Corruption in Paradise (April 2006), Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, Inc. (with Dave Holloway and Larry Garrison).

Law School 101: Survival Techniques from Pre-Law to Life as an Attorney. (May 2004) Naperville, Illinois: Sphinx Publishing (An Imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc.)


I was featured in “EXPOSED: Sexual Predators”, a one-hour documentary produced by CBS for WE TV, filmed as part of their “Secret Lives of Women” series – Based on my book, “Exposed,” it details my work with FBI Special Agent Austin Berglas and the FBI’s Crimes Against Children Squad C-20 to identify and assist in the prosecution of Internet sexual predators. (First airing – April 15, 2008)


2012 Dr. Frank Myers Undergraduate Teaching Award.

2011 Dr. Frank Myers Undergraduate Teaching Award.

2010 Public Service Award from Congressman Tim Bishop.

2009 SUNY at Stony Brook Political Science Department Distinguished Alumnus Award.

2008 CAPS (Child Abuse Prevention Service) Community Leadership Honoree.

2008 Citation from the Nassau County, NY Legislature in recognition of serving the children of Long Island, NY

2008 Citation from the New York State Assembly for Civic Dedication and Service.

Ronald L Mann Ph.D | 05/06/18 | Business

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Dr. Ronald L Mann is the best selling author of Sacred Healing: Integrating Spirituality with Psychotherapy. He has extensive experience in clinical psychology, spiritual development, business consulting, sport psychology and executive coaching. He has appeared on Fox Sport’s Net, Fox 25 News Boston, and numerous radio shows.

His work in the 80’s with Projects for Planetary Peace provided Citizen Diplomacy missions in the Soviet Union and helped to end the Cold War. He has taught word wide and helped people work through their most difficult life circumstances such as death of a loved one, rape, terrorist attack, financial crises, life threatening diseases and world class athletic competition. He has helped thousands transform their lives through their most challenging times.

Website: www.ronmann.com

Steve Rothchild | 05/06/18 | Business

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Steve Rothschild is the founder and President of Invest in Outcomes(IIO). IIO is a non-profit organization which developed the “Human Capital Performance Bond”, an innovative financing vehicle to both improve the productivity of state human service spending and to attract private investment capital for high performing non-profits. It became law and will be piloted in Minnesota.

Rothschild is also the Founder, Chairman and former CEO of Twin Cities RISE! , an anti-poverty organization that provides employers with skilled workers, primarily men from communities of color in the Twin Cities area, by training under- and unemployed adults for skilled jobs that pay a living wage. He is also an ASHOKA fellow.

Rothschild is also A Director of the Greater Twin Cities United Way, an Advisory Board member of the Hubert H Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, and a Director of American Public Media/Minnesota Public Radio.

Steve is the author of The Non Nonprofit: For-Profit Thinking for Nonprofit Success,(Jossey-Bass, a Wiley imprint) publishing in February, 2012. (steverothschild.org)

Formerly, Rothschild was an Executive Vice President of General Mills, Inc., where his responsibilities included International Food Operations, various domestic divisions, and new business activities of the company. Earlier in his career at General Mills, he launched Yoplait, USA, a yogurt company, and was its first president. He earned an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Boyd Cohen | 05/06/18 | Business

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Dr. Beverly Browning | 05/06/18 | Business

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Dr. Beverly A. Browning has been consulting in the areas of grant writing, contract bid responses, and organizational development for nearly four decades. Her clients have included chambers of commerce, faith-based organizations, units of local and county municipal governments, state and federal government agencies, school districts and colleges, social and human service agencies, hospitals, fire departments, service associations, and Fortune 500 corporations. Dr. Browning has assisted clients and workshop participants throughout the United States in receiving awards of more than $350 million.

Dr. Browning is the author of 38 grants-related publications, including Grant Writing For Dummies, Grant Writing for Educators, How to Become a Grant Writing Consultant, Faith-Based Grants: Aligning Your Church to Receive Abundance, Perfect Phrases for Writing Grant Proposals, and Rule of Thumb: A Guide to Small Business Sustainability (2011, WriteLife).

She holds degrees in Organizational Development, Public Administration, and Business Administration. Dr. Browning is a grant writing course developer and online facilitator for Ed2Go.com. Her online courses (taught to thousands of students annually on www.ed2go.com) are Advanced Proposal Writing and Becoming a Grant Writing Consultant. Dr. Browning is a current member of the Grant Professionals Association. She is CEO of Bev Browning & Associates (BBA, Inc.); Founder and Director of the Grant Writing Training, and most recently, the Vice President for Grants Professional Services at eCivis Inc. (www.ecivis.com).

Visit her Website: www.bevbrowning.com for information and sales links.

Also: www.grantwritingbootcamp.us

Mark Merkow | 05/06/18 | Technology

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Mark Merkow works at PayPal Inc. (an eBay company) in Scottsdale Arizona as Manager of Security Consulting and IT Security Strategy in the Information Risk Management area. Mark has over 35 years of experience in Information Technology from a variety of roles, including Applications Development, Systems Analysis and Design, Security Engineer, and Security Manager. He holds the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certificate from ISC2, the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certificate from ISACA, and the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) certificate from ISC2. Mark holds a Masters in Decision and Info Systems from ASU, a Masters of Education in Distance Learning from ASU, and an BS degree in Computer Info Systems from ASU. In addition to his day job, Mark engages in a number of other extra-curricular activities like consulting, course development, online course delivery, writing E-business columns, and writing books on Information Technology and Information Security.

Mark’s Web site: members.cox.net/mark.merkow

His published professional writing includes 9 books:

  1. Breaking Through Technical Jargon, 1990, Van Nostrand Reinhold
  2. Building SET Applications For Secure Transactions, 1998, Wiley Computer Publishing
  3. Thin Clients Clearly Explained, 1999, Morgan-Kaufmann
  4. Virtual Private Networks For Dummies, 1999, IDG Books International
  5. Complete Guide To Internet Security, 2000, AMACOM Books
  6. The ePrivacy Imperative, 2001, AMACOM Books
  7. Computer Security Assurance Using the Common Criteria, 2004, Delmar Learning – Thomson Publishing
  8. Information Security: Principles and Practices, 2005, Prentice-Hall Pearson Education
  9. Secure and Resilient Software Development, 2010, Auerbach Publications

Mark also served as contributing editor on the following publications:

  1. Hack-proofing Your E-commerce Site, 2001, Syngress Press
  2. The Internet Encyclopedia, 2003, Wiley Computer Press
  3. Internet Security Handbook, 2006, Wiley Computer Press
  4. Wiley Handbook of Science and Technology for Homeland Security, 2008, Wiley-Interscience

Jon Fisher | 05/06/18 | Business

Jon Fisher is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, author and analyst. Fisher co-founded and was Chief Executive Officer of Bharosa, an Oracle Corporation company, which produced the Oracle Adaptive Access Manager. It has been reported that Fisher has one of the most accurate unemployment forecasts in the U.S.(2008-2010). In April 2008 at Marquette University, Fisher predicted U.S. unemployment would rise to 9% by April 2009 and in August, 2009 at the Commonwealth Club of California Fisher predicted U.S. unemployment would peak at not more than 10.4% within not more than two quarters before quickly falling.

Jon’s book is Strategic Entrepreneurism

Peter Denning | 05/06/18 | Technology

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Peter Denning is a Distinguished Professor at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He chairs the Computer Science Department and directs the Cebrowski Institute, an interdisciplinary research center for innovation and information superiority. He held previous faculty positions at Princeton, Purdue, and George Mason, and he was founding director for the computer science research institute RIACS at NASA Ames.

In his early career he was a pioneer in virtual memory and in the development of principles for operating systems. He made substantial contributions to performance evaluation when that industry was getting launched. He co-founded CSNET, the computer science network of NSF, and shared in the 2009 Internet Society Postel Award for the achievement; CSNET was the first community network bridge from the original ARPANET to the modern Internet.

He has been an active leader since 1967 in the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the leading professional society for computing. He was president in 1980-82. He was also vice president, chair of three boards, and editor of the monthly magazine. He led the ACM Digital Library project that made ACM the first professional society with its entire literature on-line.

He has been a prolific author, publishing over 340 articles in computer science and 8 books. His books include The Invisible Future (McGraw, 2001) and Beyond Calculation (Copernicus, 1997).

He holds twenty-six awards, including three honorary degrees, three professional society fellowships, six technical achievements, two best-papers, three distinguished service awards, a hall of fame award, and several outstanding educator awards.

Website: http://cs.gmu.edu/cne/denning

List of Book Titles

  1. Operating Systems Theory (E. G. Coffman, Jr. and Peter J. Denning), Prentice-Hall (1973).
  2. Machines, Languages, and Computation (Peter J. Denning, Jack Dennis, and Joe Qualitz), Prentice-Hall (1978).
  3. Computers Under Attack: Intruders, Worms, and Viruses (Peter J. Denning, ed.) ACM Press and Addison-Wesley (1990). Includes an essay by the editor.
  4. Beyond Calculation: The Next 50 Years of Computing (Peter J. Denning and Robert M. Metcalfe, eds.). Copernicus Books. 1997. (A collection of essays by the leaders of computing including one from the first editor.)
  5. Internet Besieged (Dorothy E. Denning and Peter J. Denning, eds.) Addison-Wesley and ACM Press Books (1997). (A new collection of essays about vulnerabilities of computers and telecommunications, including essays by the editors.)
  6. Talking Back to the Machine (Peter J. Denning, ed.). Copernicus Books (1999). An edited collection of essays from speakers at ACM97 conference.
  7. The Invisible Future: The Seamless Integration of Technology in Everyday Life. (Peter J. Denning, ed.). McGraw-Hill (2001). A collection of essays from the ACM 2001 conference, including an essay by the editor.
  8. The Art of Operating Systems. Simple, elegant models of operating system components tame the complexities of operating systems. Slide version online at . 2002.
  9. The Innovator’s Way: Essential Practices for Successful Innovation (With Robert Dunham). MIT Press (2010). Defines innovation as adoption of new practice in a community. Focuses on the personal foundational practices to be successful at generating innovation.

Ken Doctor | 05/06/18 | Technology

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Ken Doctor, a leading news industry analyst, is the author of “Newsonomics: Twelve New Trends That Will Shape the News You Get” (St. Martin’s Press). It’s a handbook for the digital news decade to come. Newsonomics.com, with its new 5Spot feature tracking the trends, is a daily, updated web companion to the book.

As news industry analyst for Outsell, a global research and advisory firm, and through his own Content Bridges company, he covers the transformation of the news media, as it moves from print and broadcast to digital, focusing on changing business models and the journalism created.

In his work as an analyst, consultant and speaker, he focuses on what’s being lost and what’s being gained and on how sustainable models of contemporary journalism can be built. He believes we have now entered the Digital News Decade.

A veteran of the digital news industry, he combines deep experience as an executive in news strategy, revenue models and journalism. His experience includes 21 years with Knight Ridder, as well as time spent in the worlds of magazines, alternative journalism and syndication.