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Eastern Illinois University’s Speakers Microphone PodiumBureau

EIU provides a comprehensive list of speakers in a wide variety of topics organized here by subject matter. Our goal is to offer our faculty, staff, registered student organizations, etc a resource for finding quality speakers for their upcoming events

You can search the database of speakers by keyword, speaker, or topic category. Contact information for each speaker is located on the individual pages which provide detail on their area's of expertise.

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  • Sandra Bowman
    • The Respectful Workplace - Examine relationships in the workplace and what we can do to improve our own workplace behavior and also to influence others.  Identify several models that can be applied to workplace situations.  Consider the impact of our behavior on others.

  • Janice Collins
    • Speaking topics include:

      Athleticism and Gender, Self Esteem, and Leadership
      Journalism/Mass Communications/Communication in a Multi-Cultural Society and Public Speaking
      Critical Issues of Race
      Critical Cultural Theory
      Leadership and Self-Esteem for the College Student
      Motivational Speaking
      Relationship and Dynamics between Broadcast Journalism and Multi-Media/Online Journalism

  • Jeannie Ludlow
    • Diversity—racial, ethnic, gender, and sexual diversity; anti-racist activism; LGBTQ rights; making your group more open to diversity; social power and privilege SAMPLE PRESENTATION TITLES: LGBT Issues in the Classroom; Cultural Stereotypes and Privilege; Strategies for Including Diversity Across the Curriculum; Anti-Racism in Daily Life; My Roommate is Gay! What Do I Do Now?

      Education—dealing with difficult social topics (e.g., racism, abortion, homophobia) in the classroom; handling student resistance in the classroom; diversifying curricula; adding experiential learning (service learning, role playing, etc.) to your curriculum SAMPLE PRESENTATION TITLES: “This Class Is Bullshit!”: Student Resistance, Teacher Authority, and Negotiations of Power; LGBT Issues in the Classroom; Strategies for Including Diversity Across the Curriculum

      Environment/Going Green—ecofeminism; vegetarianism as a green choice; the environmental impact of the idealization of beauty SAMPLE PRESENTATION TITLES: What Is Ecofeminism, and Why Is It Important?; What’s in Your Makeup, and Why Don’t You Know about It?

      Health—abortion and reproductive health (both historically and currently); eating disorders; women’s health activism; the politics of cosmetic surgery; health effects of family violence SAMPLE PRESENTATION TITLES: What Really Happens in the Abortion Clinic?; Reclaiming ‘the Things We Cannot Say’: Toward a New Abortion Discourse; Abortion History and Law in the U.S.; Why Pro-Choice and Pro-Life Are Both Wrong; Menstrual History and Activism; What to Do if Your Roommate Has an Eating Disorder

  • Jennifer Stringfellow
  • Kaninika Bhatnagar
  • Don Dawson
  • Jonathan Coit
    • History and Policy of Immigration
  • Richard Jones, Jr., Ph.D.
    • Communication/Public Speaking: Potential Topics Include:
      - How to manage public speaking anxiety
      - Making your content relevant to your audience
      - Tips for organizing and preparing presentations
      - Tips for delivering presentations
      - Tips for special occasions speaking (toasts, eulogies, tributes, awards ceremonies)
      - Tips for speaking for political activism/political engagement

      Diversity: Potential Topics Include:
      - Difference Matters: Exploring Cultural Identity
      - Issues related to intersections of identities (race, class, gender, ability, sexual orientation, age)
      - The Disabilities Rights Movement
      - The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Rights Movement
      - Diversity in the Workplace
      - Diversity in Higher Education
      - Diversity in the Classroom
  • Jinhee Lee
    • East Asia, Japan, Korea, Koreans in Japan, legacies of imperialism and colonialism, decolonization and postcolonialism, empires in Asia, historical trauma and knowledge production, social impact of natural disaster, gendered experiences of modernity, collective violence and historical memory, children's history, women's history, critical globalism and transnationalism
  • Kelly Holland
    • Study Abroad opportunities with EIU Thinking Globally: How Study Abroad Changes Your Perspective Translating study abroad experience to career opportunities
  • Mildred Pearson
    • Education Bullying Adolescent Development Self-Efficacy Social and Emotional Development Cultural Responsive Teaching Professional Development
  • Cameron Craig
  • Sara Baker

Thank you for your interest in our Speakers Bureau, which is a web-based Directory that provides information to allow you to directly contact a speaker independently after you review the information that is provided. This information is provided by the speakers themselves. The Eastern Illinois University Training and Development department makes no claims as to the accuracy of this information or the status of the professional licenses of any speaker listed in the directory. Use of the names and titles, or any of the information contained in this list, is prohibited without the expressed written consent of the individual speaker.

The identification of any individual in this Speakers' Bureau in no way constitutes an endorsement or guarantee, either express or implied, of the competency, services, performance, or standards of practice of either the individual Speaker, or any business, company, corporation, or organization with which the individual may be affiliated.