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.

President, The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education David A. Longanecker is the president of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education in Boulder, Colorado. Previously he served for six years as the assistant secretary for postsecondary education at the U.S. Department of ...Read more
Co-Founder and Generation X Voice, BridgeWorks David A. Stillman is co-founder and a Generation X voice of BridgeWorks, a company dedicated to speaking, writing, training, and entertaining on generational issues in the workplace and the marketplace. As an early Gen X voice in a business world ...Read more
Teacher , Writer , and Public Speaker Two things spurred Theriault’s interest in reimagining what we do in the classroom. The first was his own experience with school. While he loved learning and reading, he was not the best student when it came to grades. He still remember that feeling when he ...Read more
Professor of Psychology, James Madison University David B. Daniel is an award-winning teacher with over 25 years of classroom experience. He is a highly sought international speaker and scholar focused on developing evidence demonstrated useable knowledge for educational practice and policy. A ...Read more
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, NewSci, LLC David Lawson brings more than 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur focused on providing fundraising intelligence products and services. He created the first asset-based wealth screening service as well as the first database to manage ...Read more
Speaker Delaine Eastin served as the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SPI) for eight years from 1995 to 2003, the first and only woman in history elected to that position. As an elected constitutional officer, Delaine managed more than 40% of the California budget and oversaw ...Read more
Superintendent/President, El Camino College Dr. Dena Maloney currently serves as the superintendent/president of El Camino College. She began her career in higher education at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita. In 2007, she was named Founding Dean of the Canyon Country Campus, a new ...Read more
Author, Steve Barclay Agency Dennis Lehane grew up in the Dorchester section of Boston. Since his first novel, A Drink Before the War, won the Shamus Award, he’s published nine more novels with William Morrow that have been translated into more than 30 languages and become international bestsellers ...Read more
Founder and Director Emertita, Corporation Positive Change Diana Whitney is a global social entrepreneur. She is founder and president emeritus of Corporation for Positive Change, a global consulting cooperative; a founder of the Taos Institute, an international think tank dedicated to relational ...Read more
Science Communicator and Educator, Physicsl Girl Dianna Cowern is an award-winning science communicator and educator. She is the primary content creator for her YouTube channel , Physics Girl with PBS Digital Studios. Dianna received her BS in physics from MIT before researching low-metallicity ...Read more