The Speakers Directory is drawn primarily from keynote presenters at recent CCC conferences and other events. The Professional Learning Network and Chancellor’s Office are providing the Speakers Directory as an information source only and do not necessarily endorse or recommend the individuals listed below.

Founder and President, eduTecher and eduClipper Adam Bellow, Founder and President of eduTecher and eduClipper began his career in education as an Assistant English Teacher at a High School for students with learning disabilities in New York City. After earning a Masters Degree in both General and ...Read more
Professor of English, Diablo Valley College Adam Bessie is a professor of English at Diablo Valley College. He also writes non-fiction comics, which have appeared in The Atlantic, The Boston Globe, The San Francisco Chronicle and of course, Truthout. Keynote, ECCTY 2015 ConferenceRead more
Educational Developer of Teaching and Learning Services, McGill University Adam Finkelstein is currently an Educational Developer of Teaching and Learning Services at McGill University where he develops educational university-wide initiatives to improve teaching and learning. In his tenure at ...Read more
Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy, University of Wisconsin-Madison Dr. Alan B. Knox is well-known to many members through conferences, publications, and projects. His career long interest has been lifelong learning of adults, in all its variety, roles, and locations. He has followed ...Read more
Motivational Speaker Albert Mensah, CSP, has spoken to enthusiastic audiences from Microsoft, Starbucks, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Cisco Systems, Intel, The National Apartment Association, and the Washington Housing Association. He placed second in the Toastmasters World Championship of Public ...Read more
Founder of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Equity Initiative, San Diego City College Mr. Vasquez is currently a graduate candidate at University California, San Diego pursuing a Masters degree in biology. Beto is a first-generational college student and a father of four ...Read more
Interim Vice Chancellor of Technology, Research and Information Systems, California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office Alice van Ommeren is the Dean of Research, Analysis and Accountability at the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office since 2011. The Research, Analysis and ...Read more
Director of Higher Education Strategy, EdSurge, Inc. Allison is Director of Higher Education Strategy at EdSurge, where she leads the Higher Ed vertical of EdSurge. Her informing question: how might we creatively respond to the evolving -- and increasingly differentiated -- needs of modern learners ...Read more
Vice President for Research and Policy, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Amelia Parnell is Vice President for Research and Policy at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), where she directs the Research and Policy Institute (RPI), which links ...Read more