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 Sandy Mills Alive TeKSandy Mills-Alford, AliveTek, Inc. CEO is an E-Learning consultant and implementation specialist.  She leads a team of web developers and instructional designers who help universities and corporations distribute on-line learning materials.  As a woman-owned and operated company, AliveTek, Inc. works with government agencies, colleges, universities, and professional development entities from around the world. Her company is known for the creation of highly innovative and interactive e-learning environments and for specializing in the custom development of learning objects. In addition to being involved in research initiatives for web-based learning, Sandy delivers motivational seminars to faculty, course designers and executives on the effective use of technology for learning. Her work wtih PreventZone has been instrumental in developing and disseminating learning materials that help collewge students recognize, prevent and report hazing incidents.

We are thrilled to welcome Sandy as one of our speakers. Hear more from her about her upcoming presentation.

 

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 Clark Brown of Chicago, Illinois, is the General Counsel of the North American Interfraternity Conference, Inc., a trade organization made up of 56 inter/national fraternal organizations. Prior to joining the NIC, Brown served as General Counsel of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, Inc., one of the largest and oldest men’s fraternities. Previously, Brown was an attorney in private practice at a litigation firm specializing in commercial insurance coverage disputes and was a judicial law clerk (staff attorney) to United States District Judge Kristine G. Baker. Brown has broad experience in higher-education legal and risk-management issues. Over the past several years, Clark has been a leader in advocating for anti-hazing legislation at the state and federal levels and is proud to be a part of the Anti-Hazing Coalition. His published work has been cited multiple times by the Arkansas Supreme Court. Brown graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Arkansas, where he was recognized as a First Ranked Senior Scholar. Brown obtained his law degree magna cum laude from the University of Arkansas School of Law, where he served as the Executive Editor of the Arkansas Law Review. 

 Clark shares this short video about his upcoming talk at the Institute.

 

johnDclappPhDJohn D. Clapp is a professor at the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work at the University of Southern California. Clapp is known internationally for his research and translational work in the field of alcohol problem prevention. A fellow in the American Academy of Health Behavior, Clapp is currently studying the system dynamics of drinking events with a team of engineers and computer scientists with the goal of developing “smart” real-time prevention applications. He has published more than 100 journal articles, with his work appearing in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, Addiction, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, among numerous other top research journals. As a leader in the prevention of alcohol-related problems experienced by college students, he served six years as the director of the Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery. He also served on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention National Advisory Council. Clapp’s work and expertise has been featured in numerous international media outlets. We are excited to welcome him as one of our speakers. Check out his message here.

 

 rasheedalicromwellRasheed Ali Cromwell, Esq. utilizes his unique experiences as a practicing attorney,former federal law clerk, educational consultant, national fraternity member, and speaker/trainer to address areas of hazing prevention/intervention in a multi-disciplinary and holistic way.

His innovative approach is grounded in prevention science and his experience presenting dynamic keynote speeches, interactive and engaging training sessions to thousands of students/ administrators at over 300 colleges/universities and organizations throughout the US. Additionally, he has both worked as an educational consultant and attorney to present and represent over 25 different fraternal organizations belonging to IFC, NAPA, NMGC, NPC and NPHC at a national level regarding issues of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), risk prevention, leadership development, and fraternal law. Check out his video, talking about his presentation at 2022 Hazing Prevention Institute.

 

  

JanetJudgeUseThis Janet P. Judge is a higher education and employment law attorney who focuses her practice in the area of sports and civil rights law. Based in Boston, she has more than 30 years of experience in higher education, intercollegiate sports, and labor and employment law. 

Ms. Judge has conducted workshops at more than 500 NCAA Division I, II and III institutions, athletic conferences and sport coaches’ associations. She has been a speaker before the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), NCAA, National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and NACUA, among others. Prior to joining Holland & Knight, she was the founder and president of Sports Law Associates LLC, where she worked with college and university presidents, general counsel and athletic administrators to assess, reduce and remedy areas of risk in athletics programs.

 

 

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 Dr. Jason L. Meriwether is an experienced leader in higher education with research interests in hazing prevention, student retention, digital learning tools, adult student success, social media engagement and student affairs fundraising. As a hazing prevention educator for over a decade, Jason has served colleges and universities all over the United States and his commentary on hazing-related issues has been featured by such news organizations as Headline News and the Christian Science Monitor. Jason's national and international presentations on legal issues related to hazing have been the subject of cover stories in the Student Affairs Today Newsletter and in College Athletics and The Law, and he has conducted national webinars for StudentAffairs.com and HigherEdHero on hazing prevention.

 As a hazing prevention educator and advocate, Jason challenges Greek Letter Organizations (GLOs), Advisors, and University Administrators to embrace preventive approaches to anti-hazing education strategies and policies. Through his workshops, Jason provides students and campus leadership teams with legally sound practices that protect students and the university, while engaging in robust discussion about the impact of tradition on hazing and violence in graternities and sororities. Here's more from Dr. Meriwether, in this brief video.    

 

 archiemessermithbuntingUsing dynamism and authenticity, Archie Messersmith-Bunting, or The Feelings Guy™, champions mental health awareness worldwide at corporations and universities. He challenges people to rethink complicated and emotional topics like depression, suicide, alcohol and drug addiction. Through his company ArchieCares, LLC, Messersmith-Bunting aims to reframe the narrative surrounding mental illness and addiction by facilitating honest and vulnerable conversations.

Messersmith-Bunting reaches individuals personally as he openly and honestly shares his own struggle with addiction and clinical depression. He weaves research of top therapists and addiction specialists into his storytelling, allowing audiences to understand the potential for loss and pain. Whether it’s a conversation with corporate employees about mental health in the workplace or a student workshop on resilience, Archie delivers a vibrant mix of life lessons. Attendees are inspired, empowered and ready to make authentic changes in their life. Archie talks about his talk here.

 

  Hank NuwerHank Nuwer, author, journalist, former HPO board director and emeritus professor, has written several books, articles, and theatrical plays on the effects of hazing, as part of his work to educate and raise awareness of hazing. He is a member of IRE (Investigative Reporters & Editors), SPJ (Society of Professional Journalists), and Phi Kappa Phi National Academic Honor Society. He earned a master’s degree from New Mexico Highlands University, and in 1998, he was awarded a formal doctoral equivalency from Ball State University.

His books include "Hazing: Destroying Young Lives," "Wrongs of Passage," "High School Hazing" and "The Hazing Reader." Hank wrote about hazing from 1978 until his semi-retirement in September 2018.

He continues to speaks around the country about hazing prevention, and we are so fortunate to count him among this year's roster of speakers. Listen to what he has to say in this brief video recording.

 
Gregory ParksGregory Parks, JD, PhD, is Associate Dean for Strategic Inititatives and Professor of Law at Wake Forest University School of Law. His research focuses on both race and law issues as well as social science and law issues. While generally interested in the application of cognitive and social psychology to law, his work, to date, has specifically focused on what implicit (automatic/unconscious) attitudes and biases portend for the law. Professor Parks' scholarship also focuses on black fraternal networks and their relation to the law--e.g., biographies of prominent African American lawyers and judges who were/are life-long members of these organizations, the role of these organizations in African Americans' quest for social justice and civil rights, and the legal issues around violent hazing within these organizations. Listen to him talk about his background and work with hazing prevention. 

 Professor Parks has authored or edited nearly ten scholarly books, such as 12 Angry Men: True Stories of Being a Black Man in America Today (The New Press 2011), The Obamas and a (Post) Racial America? (Oxford University Press 2011), and Alpha Phi Alpha: A Legacy of Greatness, the Demands of Transcendence (University Press of Kentucky 2011). Professor Parks is currently working on a book (with Cornell Law Professor Jeffrey Rachlinski) on unconscious race bias and law, under contract with Oxford University Press. Hear what he has to say about the upcoming Institute.