Panel: The Impact of Artificial Intelligence/Robots on Education

Daniel Schiff

Daniel Schiff is a PhD student in the School of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology where he studies the social, ethical, and policy implications of artificial intelligence. Previously, he served as the Director of Research, Evaluation, and Planning at the Philadelphia Education Fund. Daniel studied Philosophy at Princeton University, focusing on robotics and intelligent systems, before completing a Master’s in Social Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. He has published in venues such as AI & Society, IEEE Transactions on Technology & Society, the Journal of Engineering Education, the AMA Journal of Medical Ethics, and Nanotechnology and can be reached at or @dan_schiff

Chong Guan

Chong Guan is Associate Professor in Marketing and Deputy Director in the Office of Graduate Studies, Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), Singapore. Chong completed her Ph.D in Marketing at Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University, and her undergraduate studies in Marketing at Guanghua School of Management, Peking University, China. Her research interests lie in the area of consumer decision making on digital platforms. Her publications appear in leading journals such as European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Interactive Marketing, Journal of Business Research, Telecommunications Policy, Psychology & Marketing, and DATABASE. She is an editorial board member of Internet Research. Chong has taught various digital marketing courses at the undergraduate, graduate and executive levels. She has consulted business practices and conducted corporate trainings on social media analytics, AI in marketing and other emerging areas.

Panel: Salary Equity in Academia across gender and race: Are we there yet?

Moderator: Dr. Deanne Williams-Bryant

Dr. Deanne Williams-Bryant is the founding Dean, Professor and Chief Academic Officer of the Bob Billingslea School of Hospitality Management. A seasoned hospitality educator, she has served in many roles on both the instructional and administrative sectors of hospitality and Tourism education while being an active member of both state and local Tourism Associations and campus community. With a myriad of professional affiliations, Dr. Williams-Bryant has demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence with an accomplished record of research, scholarship and community service. She is experienced in developing innovative and relevant educational curriculum to prepare graduates for careers in the global hospitality industry. Dr. Williams Bryant’s expertise in accreditation is evidenced by her service and leadership as a standing Commissioner for ACPHA; The Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration. She served as the President of the HBCU Hospitality Management Consortium, Board member for ICHRIE responsible for establishing the Research and Teaching Academies, and was awarded the Stevenson Fletcher award for Excellence in Hospitality Higher Education.

Dr. Anjala S. Krishen

Dr. Anjala S. Krishen, Professor of Marketing and Director of MBA Programs at UNLV, has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rice University, and an M.S. Marketing, MBA, and Ph.D. from Virginia Tech. Krishen held management positions for 13-years before pursuing a doctorate. As of 2020, she published over 60 peer-reviewed journal papers. In addition to other speaking events, in 2016, she gave a TEDx talk (at UNR) titled, “Opposition: The light outside of the dark box,” and at UNLV, “Consuming to Creating, Watching to Doing, Seeing to Being.” She has received numerous awards for her work including most recently the UNLV Foundation Distinguished Teaching award (2015), the Barrick Scholar Award (2016), the Harold and Muriel Berkman Research Grant Award (2016), and two Faculty Opportunity Awards (2014 and 2016) and most recently the UNLV Alumni Association Outstanding Faculty (2019). She has completed over 70 marathons, seven ultramarathons, four 100 milers, and has a Taekwondo black belt.

Robert K. Toutkoushian

Robert K. Toutkoushian is Professor of Higher Education in the Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia. He earned a Ph.D. in economics from Indiana University, and has since specialized in conducting research on issues pertaining to faculty compensation. To date, he has published twelve articles in peer-reviewed academic journals, four chapters in edited books, and two edited books on issues relating to faculty compensation. Dr. Toutkoushian has conducted salary equity studies for several institutions including the University of Minnesota, Dartmouth College, the University of Missouri, and Villanova University, and has served as an expert witness in several salary equity cases in academe. Prior to becoming a faculty member, Dr. Toutkoushian worked in the field of institutional research at the University of Minnesota and the University System of New Hampshire. He regularly teaches workshops for institutional researchers on how to conduct salary equity studies at their institutions. Attachments area