Meet The Presenters
Taylor Hagood, Ph.D., is a professor of American literature at FAU. He has published several books, including “Faulkner; Writer of Disability”, (winner of the 2014 C. Hugh Holman Award for Best Book in Southern Studies), has lectured in venues throughout North America and Europe, and was a Fulbright Professor at the University of Munich (2009-10).
Jon Haveman is the Executive Director of the National Economic Education Delegation (NEED). He is a noted California economist, and has been practicing since 2001. He has a reputation for providing audiences with edible economic information that is readily useful in their work and private lives. Prior to starting NEED, Jon was a principal at Marin Economic Consulting, a founding principal at Beacon Economics, and the Director of the Economy Program at the Public Policy Institute of California. He has been a Senior Economist with the President's Council of Economic Advisers, an Economist with the Federal Trade Commission, and held a faculty position in the Business School at Purdue University. Dr. Haveman is an expert on economic policy issues and regularly speaks at events across California. His more than 400 talks have covered a wide range of policy topics. Dr. Haveman holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan.
Kilby Fisher Baldwin, Betty
Dr. Betty Kilby Fisher Baldwin grew up in rural Virginia. Thanks to her father’s determination, she entered and graduated from Warren County High School after suing the school board, based on the landmark Supreme Court Brown vs. Board of Education decision of 1954. Later in life, she documented her experiences and published her autobiography, Wit, Will & Walls. Betty has an MBA and an Honorary Doctorate from Shenandoah University.
Phoebe Kilby grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, knowing nothing of Betty. After obtaining a B.S. in Botany and Master of Environmental Management from Duke University, she had a long career as an urban and environmental planner. Later, Phoebe went back to school to obtain a degree in Conflict Transformation from the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, Eastern Mennonite University. There in 2006, she discovered the Coming to the Table movement and was inspired to research her family’s participation in slavery. Through this research, she discovered Betty. She and Betty have presented their story across the US and have served as guest speakers in various university and conference settings. They are featured in the Netflix documentary series “Stories of a Generation with Pope Francis,” Episode 2.
Nancy Leve. M.A. is the founder of Video Journals Online. She captures and preserves life story memories via a one or two-hour recorded zoom discussion. She has interviewed Holocaust survivors, WWII and Korean vets, immigrants, children, engaged couples, and many grandparents. Nancy loves teaching/coaching current and future small business owners/entrepreneurs on how to be more successful when starting businesses or expanding for growth. She has worked in that capacity for The Florida Women's Business Center, The Jim Moran Institute For Global Entrepreneurship, Broward SCORE, StartUp Quest, and StartUp Now. She is a proud member of the Florida Atlantic University/FLL OLLI Advisory Board. She received her B.A. from Duquesne University and her M.A. from the University of West Virginia.
Oge Marques, Ph.D. is a professor of computer science and engineering at Florida Atlantic University. He is a world-renowned expert in the fields of image processing, computer vision, human vision, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning. His current research focuses on applying AI to healthcare. He is the author of 11 technical books, one patent, and more than 150 scientific articles in his fields of expertise. Marques is a Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer and a fellow of the AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute. He has won several awards, including the Engineers’ Council John J. Guarrera Engineering Educator of the Year Award, (2019) and the FAU Excellence and Innovation in Undergraduate Teaching Award, (2018, 2011, 2004).