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Keynote Presentations from 2015 Symposium
James J. Conway
James (Jim) Conway is a veteran trainer and speaker with more than 25 years experience providing training and consultation to youth serving professionals and volunteers in educational and community-based organizations in the US and abroad. He has designed and delivered major training for Search Institute since 1995. For the last decade he also served as a lead trainer and presenter for Vision Training Associates. Conway has also served as a member of the national training team, National Institute on Out-of-School Time, Wellesley College, MA. Prior to beginning his career as a trainer and speaker on positive youth development, Jim served for 15 years in leadership roles of various programs for children and young adolescents. Click here to view James' full biography, including professional and education backgrounds.
Dr. Marty Burns
Marty Burns, Ph.D. is a Speech-Language Pathologist, a Fellow of the American Speech Language Hearing Association, currently serving as a Director at a neuroscience company, Scientific Learning Corporation. She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at Northwestern University where she currently teaches courses in Traumatic Brain Injury and Right Hemisphere Dysfunction. She has published two books, a test and many scientific journal articles. Marty currently lectures around the world on neuroscience applications to education and clinical intervention for children and adults with communication/cognitive disorders. She feels that her greatest accomplishment is that she is the parent of three bright, accomplished adults. Click here to view an interview with Dr. Burns.
Click one of the topic links below to view Dr. Burns' presentations:
- TEDx: The New Brain Science of Learning
- Adult Learning Development
- Reading Assistant
- Literacy Development
Lori Thein Brody, Ph.D.
Lori Thein Brody is currently the Orthopaedic and Sports Science Graduate Program Director for Rocky Mountain University in Provo, Utah. She also works as a Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainer at the UW Health Sportsmedicine and Spine Center in Madison, WI. She has taught in physical therapy education programs at Ithaca College and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Dr. Brody has lectured extensively across the country on management of orthopaedic and sports related injuries, aquatic physical therapy, arthritis and other connective tissue problems and musculoskeletal primary care. She has numerous articles and chapters to her credit and along with Carrie Hall, she co-authored Therapeutic Exercise: Moving Toward Function, (Lippincott Williams and Wilkins) now in its third edition. She also co-edited Aquatic Exercise for Rehabilitation and Training (Human Kinetics Publishers) with Paula Geigle. She served on the Musculoskeletal Panel for Volume II of the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, and on the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice Task Force, Volume III. She also served on the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, including serving as its chair. She also served on and chaired the Committee for the Credentialing of Post-Professional Clinical Residencies and Fellowships. She is the 2006 recipient of the Ron Peyton Award from the Sports Physical Therapy Section.