Virginia Rhodes, EdD has over 35 years experience in Urban School District Policy, School Development, Administration and Teaching. Dr. Rhodes' specialties include persistently failing city schools, new school start-ups, intentional school design
Background - Dr. Rhodes has provided consulting services to an international firm on certain aspects of U.S. public school practices prior to their exploration of a related market sector. She acted as a consultant to the University of Cincinnati Career Center assisting in the development of pre-service teacher hiring expectations. Dr. Rhodes was retained by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to co-investigate a study for mental health and achievement factors related to excessive student mobility.
As a consultant on AdvancedEd School Accreditation Teams, she has evaluated high school performance. Dr. Rhodes has researched and written numerous articles on school mobility, achievement, culture, and STEM (NSF). She has conducted numerous training workshops and spoken on urban school district policy and other related topics to various community groups and national educational organizations.
Forensic linguistics is the application of the tools, concepts and analytical techniques of linguistics to legal issues involving language. It has at least 13 sub-disciplines, of which I practice four. My expertise in these legal applications derives from my linguistic studies in granmmar, semantics, phonetics, dialectology, language change, lexigcography, and stylistics, as well as from my many years of writing and editing experience. Here is how all of this experience applies to legal cases:.
Forensic Semantics: Analysis of and expert opinion on the meaning of words, phrases, clauses, paragraphs, etc., in legal, personal, and commercial communication (e.g., interpretation of contracts, wills, prenuptial agreements, laws and regulations; trademark/copyright infringement).
Forensic Stylistics: Analysis of the syntax, style, word choice, spelling, punctuation, rhetorical strategies, and other features of anonymous, disputed, or forged documents (including e-mails); expert opinion on plagiarism, authorship and/or characteristics of author.
Paul T. Fogle, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, earned his BA, MA, and PhD in Speech-Language Pathology (minor: Psychology) and has been a practicing therapist since 1971. A university professor for 35 years (now Professor Emeritus), he primarily taught graduate courses in Neurology and Neuropathologies of Adults and Children, Swallowing Disorders / Dysphagia, Gerontology, Voice Disorders, Cleft Lip and Palate, and Counseling Skills for Speech-Language Pathologists.
Consulting Services: In private practice, Dr. Fogle specializes in Neurological Disorders (strokes and traumatic brain injury) in adults and children. He works with a great variety of speech, language, cognitive, and swallowing disorders of children and adults from neonatal intensive care units (NICU) to the last moments of life, and in numerous settings, such as schools, hospitals (acute, subacute, convalescent), rehabilitation centers, clinics, and private practice.
Communication Disorders include:
Speaking Engagements / Presentations: An expert in his field, Dr. Fogle has delivered approximately 150 presentations at state, national, and international conventions and conferences. In 2017, he was the keynote speaker at the International Speech-Language Pathology Conference in Las Vegas, NV, where the topic was, “Sports-Related Concussions in Children and Adolescents.”
Dr. Fogle has presented all-day seminars and workshops in cities throughout the U.S. and in several foreign countries, including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Egypt, and Romania. The seminars and workshops provide continuing education for Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, and Special Education teachers. Topics have included:
Author: Dr. Fogle has authored or co-authored five textbooks (currently working on his sixth, Traumatic Brain Injury in Infants, Children, and Adolescents) and four therapy manuals that are used in universities, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and clinics throughout the U.S. and other English-speaking countries.
Michael Kerr is known as one of North America’s Leading Authorities and Busiest Speakers on Humor in the Workplace. His company, The Humor at Work Institute, offers keynote presentations, training workshops, articles, books, audio CDs and training DVDs for “seriously-challenged” organizations. Michael’s expertise is on how humor can help organizations manage stress, spark creative thinking, motivate employees, provide more memorable customer service, and communicate more effectively. Michael’s books and e-books include “You Can’t Be Serious! Putting Humor to Work” and “Inspiring Workplaces – Creating the Kind of Workplace Where EVERYONE Wants to Work” and “We’ve GOT to Stop Meeting Like This!”.