Dr. Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy

POSITION: Dean and Professor, School of Education, American University

Dr. Cheryl Holcomb-McCoyDr. Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy became the Dean of American University’s School of Education on July 1, 2016. Previously, she was the Vice Provost of Faculty Affairs and Professor of Counseling and Human Development at Johns Hopkins University (JHU). Before working at JHU, Dr. Holcomb-McCoy held appointments as Vice Dean of Academic Affairs at JHU’s School of Education and Associate Professor of Counselor Education at the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Holcomb-McCoy earned a Ph.D. in counseling and educational development from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), an M.Ed. in school counseling, and a B.S. in early childhood education both from the University of Virginia. Her areas of research specialization include the measurement of multicultural self-efficacy in school counseling and the examination of school counselors’ influence on low-income students’ college and career readiness. Dr. Holcomb-McCoy is the author of the best-selling book, “School Counseling to Close the Achievement Gap: A Social Justice Framework for Success” (Corwin Press) and is associate editor of the Journal of Counseling and Development. She was recently selected to speak at the White House’s Summit entitled, College Opportunity Agenda: Strengthening School Counseling and College Advising held at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Title of Presentation: Social Identities and Educational Achievement: Success Stories

Scott Steinberg

POSITION: Keynote Speaker and Bestselling Author, The Modern Parent’s Guide series

Scott SteinbergAward-winning strategic consultant and professional speaker Scott Steinberg is a bestselling expert on leadership and innovation. The author of Becoming Essential, the Fortune 500 calls him a “defining figure in business and technology” and “top trendsetter to follow.”

The CEO of TechSavvy Global, a management consulting and market research firm, he helps clients create competitive advantage and drive change, innovation and growth. A business strategist for corporations, non-profits, universities and startups, he aids with change management, leadership training, and marketing and communications strategy, and has consulted on dozens of industry-leading products and services.

A top-rated keynote speaker and futurist who provides breakouts, corporate training workshops and speaking presentations at events, meetings and conferences, recent works also include The Crowdfunding Bible and Business Expert’s Guidebook. His motivational speeches, leadership seminars and master classes show executives and educators how to lead in times of change – and become indispensable.

A noted content strategy, social media and communications expert, this eye for business analysis has led to his work as a strategic insider for 600+ media outlets from CNN to Rolling Stone. From EMC and eBay to Intel and MTV, he’s worked with many top brands to drive success. As a top management consultant and expert witness who advises corporate leaders, attorneys, venture capitalists and investors, he also offers sales, marketing and media training services, and hosts many executive summits.

Title of Presentation: Teaching Digital Citizens: Helping Students Meet Tomorrow’s High-Tech Challenge