Featured Speakers/Presenters

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Dr. Jonathan H. Millen is Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a Professor of Communication. Jonathan earned his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1992) and joined the Rider faculty in the Department of Communication and Journalism in 1991; he served as department chair from 2005-2010. Prior to being appointed Dean, he was Associate Dean for seven years. He currently is serving as the Chair of Rider’s Academic Excellence and Engaged Learning committee for the University’s Strategic Planning.

Dr. Aaron Moore teaches public relations and event planning. Professionally, he serves as a communication consultant. Dr. Moore's research interests include media ownership, sports journalism and gambling trends. Dr. Moore has written for The Philadelphia Inquirer and Los Angeles Times. A frequent contributor to Basketball Times magazine and the, Dr. Moore is also the creator of The Columbia Journalism Review's database on media ownership.

Dr. Cindy Vieth has been with Rider for nearly 20 years, teaching a variety of courses for the Department of Communication and Journalism. She also adjuncts at TCNJ, Kean, and Brookdale Community College. Cindy earned her doctorate in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Higher Education from Rowan University. Dr. Vieth's research interests includes the impact of small group interaction on communication apprehension, as well as a students' perception of research.

Robyn Ginese is the Director for Leadership and Experiential Learning at Rutgers University-North Brunswick where she has worked to advance the vision, strategy, and management of a new office tasked with designing diverse leadership development opportunities for the 40,000+ student population spread over five campuses. She is a dynamic leader with expertise in instructional design, organizational change, and student and staff development. She cultivates leadership through experiential learning and creates structure and procedure to advance newly designed initiatives with a strategic focus on blending ingenuity with implementation. In addition to her work at Rutgers, she is the co-founder of a Leadership Coaching & Consulting organization called SanKofa which stands for the philosophy that we must reflect on where we've been so we can chart a path for where we're going.