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.

Professor and Associate Director of Second Language Writing in the University Writing Program, University of California, Davis Dana Ferris is Professor and Associate Director of Second Language Writing in the University Writing Program at University of California, Davis. She received her MA in ...Read more
Director of ePortfolio, Texas Christian University As Director, Dr. Terry leads the University’s ePortfolio initiative, FrogFolio , by providing the strategy, structure, implementation, and evaluation of how TCU students use ePortfolios to make their learning visible. He enjoys designing structures ...Read more
Author Daniel H. Pink is the author of several provocative, bestselling books about business, work, and behavior. His latest is To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others , which uses social science, survey research, and rich stories to offer a fresh look at the art and science of ...Read more
Director of Research and Evaluation, Research and Planning Group for the California Community Colleges (RP Group) Dr. Darla M. Cooper, Director of Research and Evaluation for the Research and Planning Group for the California Community Colleges (RP Group), has worked in the California community ...Read more
Chair of California Government Law and Policy Practice, Greenberg Traurig LLP Darrell Steinberg is a shareholder in the Sacramento office and Chair of the California Government Law & Policy Practice. He provides strategic counsel to clients with matters involving state and local government. ...Read more
Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, University of San Francisco Darrick Smith has served as an educator, school leader, and consultant in the K-12 system for 20 years. In addition to working with several community colleges throughout the state on issues of equity and completion, his ...Read more
Senior Vice President for Governmental Relations and Research, American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) David Baime serves as senior vice president for government relations and research for the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). In this role, he directs the national ...Read more
Founder and Director, Advocacy Resource and Training (ART) and Leadership Education and Advocacy Development David Balla-Hawkins is the founder and a director of Advocate Resource and Training (ART) and Leadership Education and Advocacy Development (learnLEADchange. com). For the past four years, ...Read more
Assistant Professor of Graduate Education, Walsh University David Brobeck is an Assistant Professor at Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio. He teaches graduate education with specialties in Legal and Ethical Issues, Instructional Leadership, Personnel, the principalship, and the superintendency ...Read more
Congressman, Uuited States House of Representatives David N. Cicilline was born on the South Side of Providence, Rhode Island and is one of five children of Jack and Sabra Cicilline. After his family moved to Narragansett, David became interested in public service for the first time – regularly ...Read more