Speakers Bureau

Are you interested in having a Kent State Stark administrator or professor speak to your organization?

Kent State Stark has several qualified individuals knowledgeable on a variety of subjects. If you'd like to schedule a speaker for your organization, contact:

Melissa Seeton
Public Relations & Media Communications Coordinator
154B Conference Center
mseeton [at] kent.edu

Speakers Bureau

Kim Finer, Ph.D.
Professor of Biological Sciences

  • Infectious Diseases, including H1N1, HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Smallpox
  • Vaccines and Vaccine Development
  • Genetically Modified Organisms

Leslie Heaphy, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History

  • Negro Baseball League
  • Women in Sports
  • African-American Sporting Pioneers

Robert Miltner, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of English

  • Contemporary American Poetry
  • Contemporary Irish Literature and Cinema
  • The Value of the Arts
  • Why Poetry Matters: How Poetry Connects Us
  • Book Collecting
  • How to Get Started in Writing

Alicia Pieper, M.A.

Assistant Professor of Human Development & Family Studies

  • In-Laws Come with Marriage - Why No Get Along with Them?

Emily Ribnik, M.Ed.

Professional Clinical Counselor & Supervisor

  • Law Enforcement Mental Health Training
  • Crisis Response and Management
  • Verbal De-escalation
  • College Student Mental Health Counseling
  • Suicide Prevention and Intervention
  • Law Enforcement/First Responder Trauma

Faith Sheaffer-Polen, M.B.A.

Director of The Corporate University

  • The Corporate University Services Overview
  • Career Management
  • Customer Service Excellence
  • Interviewing
  • Job Search Strategies
  • Networking Your Way to Success

Tom Sosnowski, Ph.D.

Emeritus Professor of History

  • Ohio and Stark County History

Curtis Tinlin
STEAMM Project Coordinator

  • Using Magic to Improve Your Day
  • Lessons from an Elephant (simple problem-solving techniques to overcome major obstacles)
  • Revolutional Teaching Techniques that Produce Effective Results  

Lisa Waite, M.A.

Senior Lecturer of Communication Studies

  • Communicate with Power and Purpose
  • Avoiding Business Bleeps and Blunders

Lori Wilfong, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies

  • Adolescent Literacy
  • Multicultural Literature and Education
  • Urban Education