TEDx Spring 2016

Spring 2016 TEDx Talks

The 511 on the Generations | Denise Reed Lamoreaux

Professional Development Coach

Denise Reed Lamoreaux is an award-winning player in the custom training industry, having designed programs focused on career development and professional communications for over 75,000 employees in 60 countries. Her career includes learning solution development, Human Resources transition & transformation, mentoring and coaching of executive clients, contract negotiations and client consulting. She is the recipient of multiple awards acknowledging her contributions to the field of learning and development. She currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Geneseo Alumni Association.

To Imagine Disability Otherwise: Igniting the Spark for Disability Studies in Higher Education | Dr. Linda Ware

Professor of Education at SUNY Geneseo

Dr. Linda Ware teaches Disability Studies at SUNY Geneseo. She has published widely in leading journals including Hypatia, A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, National Women’s Studies Journal and Cultural Disability Studies Quarterly, and Equity and Excellence. She has authored numerous book chapters and an edited book, Ideology and the Politics of InExclusion (2004, Peter Lang). She is completing a second international collection, Critical Readings in Interdisciplinary Disability, and her series on the history of critical special education context is under contract with SENSE Publishers.

Going Away to College by Staying at Home: Reimagining Undergraduate Education | Matt McClure


Matt McClure is a senior Comparative Literature and French major at SUNY Geneseo in the Edgar Fellows Honors program. Throughout his undergraduate career, he has been the recipient of the 2014 Gérard Gouvernet Geneseo Student Ambassadorship, a Gilman International Scholarship, a Killam Fellowship and has the Clinton Global Initiative University conference. In Borgne, Haiti, he has helped develop resources for Geneseo’s service learning program and Borgne’s first library. Matt is a Study Abroad Mentor, is involved in the SUNY Geneseo swing dance club, and is the organizer of several language immersion groups on campus.

Music in the Numbers | Glenn McClure

Professor of Choral Arranging at the Eastman School of Music and Professor of Humanities at SUNY Geneseo

Glenn McClure holds a BA in History and Music Theory/History and an MA in Multicultural Education. He currently serves on the faculties of the Eastman School of Music/University of Rochester, teaching Choral Arranging, and SUNY Geneseo, where he teaches Western Humanities and American Folk Guitar and regularly leads students on study abroad programs. When he is not teaching, he works as a composer. His music has been featured on national broadcasts such as NPR’s All Things Considered. His most recent work was written for the European Space Agency’s Rosetta Mission.

The Signs of Our Times: Semiotics in 2016 and Beyond | Dr. Michael Mills

Director of National Fellowships and Scholarships at SUNY Geneseo

Ghosting, Phubbing, and Other Consequences of Marrying your Mobile Devices | Jennifer Gonyea

Therapist and Professor at the University of Georgia

Jennifer Gonyea received her Masters in Mental Health Counseling at SUNY Plattsburgh and her doctorate in Child and Family Development with a Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Georgia. She is currently a full-time faculty member at the University of Georgia but maintains an active clinical practice. Gonyea has held many offices in the Georgia Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, most recently as President. In her spare time, she authors instructional materials, develops online curricula, and serves as an Online Learning Fellow and Writing Fellow.

Do You Know What a Song Can Do? | Bart Fuchs

High School Student

Bart Fuchs is a 17 year old senior at Paul D. Schreiber High School in Port Washington, New York. He is a singer/songwriter who plays guitar and ukulele and is also a student advocate and spokesperson for The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), having organized projects/events around NASSAU County and Queens to raise awareness of stigma and fundraise for research and suicide prevention programs. Bart plans to study at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) starting this September to pursue a college education in songwriting and philosophy.

The Developing World from Behind the Camera Lens | Amy Liang


Amy Liang is a senior Psychology major and Anthropology minor at SUNY Geneseo. As a sophomore, she traveled to Borgne, Haiti, and documented her experience through photography. Some of her photos have been featured on HaitiHub, a site for Creole learning, and have won awards. Following her study abroad experience, Amy joined the Community Health Alliance as their International Projects Coordinator and has worked with them ever since. She has also co-founded the Art Club and Photography Club as a means of preserving art on Geneseo’s campus.