Dr. Ariana Eily served as a postdoctoral associate in Science and Society, focusing on science communication. Her work includes science communication training and coaching, as well as working with the science communication team of the North Carolina PFAS Testing Network. She led an interdisciplinary team exploring STEAM initiatives at Duke, using improv to help scientists become better communicators, creating courses to expand our thinking about how science and society interact, and establishing a science-art exhibit called the Art of a Scientist.
She earned her PhD from the Biology department and Cell and Molecular Biology program at Duke University. An alumna of Rollins College, she has long had a passion for making science more inclusive. Dr. Eily is now an Instructor of Biology at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics.
Raina Haque teaches at Wake Forest School of Law and Duke University School of Law, focusing on computational law & emergent technologies. She was previously a fintech business analyst and software engineer at a major Wall Street financial firm working in (ironically) clearance, trade, and settlement and global portfolio technologies. She is among the first patent attorneys to work in the blockchain technologies space. Prof. Haque regularly speaks at major law schools and professional lecture series and advises regulatory bodies regarding emerging technologies. She is a former bioinformatics deep artificial neural network engineer fellow of the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Lab of National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences.
She is passionate about the ethically informed, interdisciplinary role that this coming generation of jurists and engineers can and must take in the realm of emergent technologies and entrepreneurialism.
Philip M. Napoli is the James R. Shepley Professor of Public Policy and a Faculty Affiliate with the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy. Prof. Napoli’s research focuses on media institutions and media regulation and policy. He has provided formal and informal expert testimony on these topics to government bodies such as the U.S. Senate, the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Congressional Research Service.
He is the author of four books, has also published over 50 articles in legal, public policy, journalism, and communication journals, and contributed over 30 invited book chapters in edited collections. He has been interviewed in media outlets such as the NBC Nightly News, the New York Times, the Huffington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, Politico, and National Public Radio.
Sarah Rispin Sedlak is a Lecturing Fellow at the Duke Initiative for Science and Society, where she is the faculty lead for its digital ethics program. In that role, she is developing new multimedia teaching material on and teaching courses on digital ethics, law and policy.
Prior to joining Duke, Ms. Rispin Sedlak spent over a decade working in environmental, energy and administrative law, in government, private sector, and non-profit roles. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, where she served as an editor of the University of Chicago Law Review, and a former law clerk on the D.C. and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeals.