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David Forstein, Rocky Vista University 

David Forstein, DO FACOOG (Distinguished) is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Provost of Rocky Vista University.  A graduate of Brandeis University and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, he previously served as Dean of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine.  He is a past-president of the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOOG) and past Chair Medical Education Foundation of the ACOOG.  Dr. Forstein is the current chair of the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation and a member of the board of directors of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.  He also serves on the Development Committee of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics.


Mark R. Ginsberg, Ph.D., George Mason University

Mark Ginsberg serves as the Provost and Executive Vice President of George Mason University, the largest public research university in Virginia and a Carnegie Research One (R1) institution. He joined the University in 2010 as the dean of the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University. Mason, with over 38,000 students, is a Carnegie Tier 1 university that is the largest public research university in Virginia. Dr. Ginsberg's career spans more than a 40 year period as a professor, psychologist and skilled administrator. He has published extensively in the areas of education, psychology, human development and human services. In addition, he has lectured and presented at over 200 conferences, seminars and other educational meetings and professional development events, both within the United States and internationally.

Dr. Ginsberg served as the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) from January 1999 until June 2010. Prior to joining NAEYC, Dr. Ginsberg was chair of the Department of Counseling and Human Services in the Graduate Division of Education at The Johns Hopkins University and a member of the faculty of both the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Department of Medicine in the School of Medicine. He had served as a member of the Hopkins full-time and part-time faculty for more than 25 years. Before joining Johns Hopkins, Dr.

Ginsberg held the position of Executive Director of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) from 1986-93. From 1981-86 he was a senior member of the management staff of the American Psychological Association (APA), after having been a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at the University of Rochester.

Dr. Ginsberg serves as the Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the respected international organization, Parents as Teachers (PAT). He also serves on the Board of Directors of Hopecam, a non-profit organization that supports children with cancer and their families and as an appointed member of the Fairfax County (VA) Successful Children and Youth Policy Team. He is a Past-Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) and had served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Council of Academic Deans of Research Education Institutions (CADREI) and the Board of Directors of the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation (VECF). He also is a past-president of both the International Step by Step Association (ISSA), a nongovernmental organization of education and child/youth development focused NGOs in Europe and Central Asia, and the Society of Psychologists in Management (SPIM).

Dr. Ginsberg is a Fellow of both the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Maryland Psychological Association (MPA), a Clinical Member and Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), and a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), American Educational Research Association (AERA), National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) of which he was elected to serve on the national Board of Directors.

Dr. Ginsberg completed his master's degree in 1978 and his doctoral degree in 1981 at The Pennsylvania State University, after having been awarded a bachelor's degree from the State University of New York at Cortland in 1975. He also completed a Fellowship in Clinical Psychology at the Yale University School of Medicine. In 2006, he was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters by the State University of New York.

He is married to Elaine A. Anderson, the former Chair and a Professor Emerita in the Department of Family Science in the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland. They have two adult children, Andrew, a faculty member in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Maryland, and Robert, an Executive at Fundrise, a Washington, DC based financial technology company.

Ellen Granberg, Ph.D., Rochester Institute of Technology

Ellen Granberg, Ph.D., became the first woman to serve as provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs at Rochester Institute of Technology in August 2018.

As the university’s chief academic officer, Granberg overseas nine colleges, two degree-granting units, and international campuses in Croatia, Dubai, Kosovo, and China.

Key initiatives under Granberg’s leadership include: increasing undergraduate student success, expanding doctoral education, improving facilities for instruction and research, and leveraging RIT’s strengths in innovation, creativity, and cross-disciplinary collaboration to advance the academic mission of the university. 

Before coming to RIT, Granberg served as the senior associate provost and associate provost for Faculty Affairs at Clemson University. She chaired the development and implementation of the institution’s strategic plan, which spurred growth in research, graduate studies, and inclusive excellence. In addition, Granberg developed a university-wide strategy for faculty recruitment, retention, compensation, and development. She is also a nationally recognized scholar in the sociology of self, identity, and mental health. 

Prior to pursuing graduate studies, Granberg spent eleven years in the telecommunications industry.

Granberg holds a BA in history from the University of California at Davis and an MA and Ph.D. in sociology from Vanderbilt University.

Susan Kruml, Midland University

Susan has been in higher education for more than twenty years, both as full-time teacher and administrator. Her administrative positions include Dean of the Tabor School of Business at Millikin University and her current role as Vice President for Academic Affairs at Midland University, which she has held for five years. During her time as a full-time teacher, Susan consulted for a variety of different industries. Prior to working in higher education, Susan spent twelve years in management in the direct mail seed and nursery industry. Susan holds B.S. and MBA degrees from the University of South Dakota and a Ph.D. in business from Temple University.

James Winebrake, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Dr. James Winebrake currently serves as the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at University of North Carolina Wilmington, a position he started in July 2020. He works with the university's faculty, staff, and students to advance education and scholarship across a broad portfolio of degree programs, research centers, international education, and community engagement activities.

Dr. Winebrake previously served for 9.5 years as Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and 8.5 years as Chair of the Department of STS/Public Policy at Rochester Institute of Technology. He has earned international recognition for his research on issues related to the environmental impacts of transportation, including health risk assessments, life-cycle analysis of alternative fuels, and analysis of policies aimed at reducing emissions in the transportation sector. He serves or has served on various National Academies of Sciences committees, the New York State Energy Planning Board, and other professional boards related to energy and environmental technology and policy. In 2020, Dr. Winebrake was recognized as a National Associate of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

In 2010, Dr. Winebrake was awarded the RIT Trustees Scholar Award in recognition of his scholarly contributions in the energy and environmental fields. He has also received numerous other research and teaching awards during his career, including the Madison Scholar Award and the Outstanding Teacher Award while serving as a faculty member at James Madison University. In 2019, Dr. Winebrake received RIT's Edwina Award for his significant contributions to advancing gender diversity and inclusion, as well as RIT's Changing Hearts and Minds Award for leading recruitment and retention efforts related to faculty diversity. 

Dr. Winebrake received his Ph.D. in Energy Management and Policy from the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA).  He also holds a B.S. in Physics from Lafayette College (Easton, PA) and a M.S. in Technology and Policy from M.I.T. (Cambridge, MA).