Monday: Dr. Napoleon Wells

Photo of Dr. Wells presenting a talk. His hands are open and a microphone is visible by his left ear.
Dr. Napoleon Wells is a clinical psychologist.

Originally from the Bronx, Monday’s plenary speaker, having received his training and Ph.D. from Fordham University, began his professional career as an post-traumatic stress disorder treatment specialist with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Wells is now a faculty member with the Department of Social Sciences at Claflin University.

Dr. Wells has worked extensively in the areas of emotional wellness, graduate school preparation, anxiety/stress management, and in psychologically conceptualizing and combating racism. He performed his TEDx Talk, The Cure for Racism in 2015 and has worked  with various McNair Scholars Programs, AEEE, Upward Bound programs and HipHopEd.


Sunday: Ramona Smith

Ramona Smith with her arms raised on a stage.
Ramona Smith is a member of Toastmasters International.

An international award-winning public speaker and the 2018 World Champion of Public Speaking, she is a recent graduate of Baldwin Wallace University with a major in Public Relations and a minor in Marketing. She is a highly skilled public speaker with an interest in training and teaching.