Advisory Board

World Affairs Council – President’s Advisory Board Members

  • LtGen. Keith M. Huber, US Army (Retired) – Senior Adviser for Veterans and Leadership Initiatives, Middle Tennessee State University [Bio]
  • Dr. Mimi Barnard, PhD – Associate Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies and Global Education, Belmont University [Bio]
  • Dr. James Akenson, PhD – Professor, Tennessee Tech University; Former Director and current board member, Tennessee Council on Social Studies [Bio]
  • Mr. Jeremy Goldkorn – Director, Danwei Research (20 years in business in China) [Bio]
  • Dr. Deborah Barnard, PhD – Associate Professor, Foreign Languages, Tennessee Tech University [Bio]
  • Mr. David Johnson – Professor of English and Communications, Volunteer State Community College; Radio Interview Program Host, Cookeville Communications; Community theater production [Bio]
  • Ms. Colleen Ryan – Student, Global Studies, University of Tennessee; 2014 WACA National Conference Scholarship; Haslam Scholars Program; Baker Scholar, Howard H. Baker Center for Public Policy; WorldQuest Alumna [Bio]
  • Dr. Rubin Cockrell, PhD., Ed Curriculum Director, Innertainment Delivery Systems LLC [Bio]
  • Mr. Alp U. Levent, Vice President, Turkic American Federation of Southeast [Bio]
  • Dr. Claude O. Presnell, Jr., PhD, President, Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association (TICUA) [Bio]
  • Ms. Catherine Kelly, Metro Nashville Public Schools Teacher, Retired; Teacher-Coach, Martin Luther King, Jr., Magnet HS Academic WorldQuest Team (TNWAC AWQ 2016 Champions); TNWAC Acting Director of Education Outreach [Bio]
  • Amr El-Husseini, CEO, Lodestone Advisory Group, Nashville [Bio]
  • Dr. Jill Pittman, Ph.D., Principal, Overton High School, Metro Nashville Public Schools [Bio]
  • Ms. Lindsay Voigt, Board Member, Tennessee Returned Peace Corps Volunteers [Bio]

The Tennessee World Affairs Council is a nonprofit (501c3), nonpartisan educational charity based in Nashville that works to build understanding of global issues in our communities. Learn more about the Council and find how you can join, donate and volunteer at:  — Join / Donate / Volunteer

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