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Speakers Bureau

Warren Ferguson Warren Ferguson is the manager of Schreiner University’s Business Accelerator Program, which provides assessment and evaluation, expert consultation, connections to resources and expertise and assistance to local businesses. Ferguson has 22 years experience establishing, owning and growing small businesses, and 25 years of experience in large global corporations. As a senior consultant for business and community relations at Schreiner, he is involved with economic development, career counseling and the University’s international business program. He also is on the business advisory council and served on Schreiner’s board of trustees, 1996-2004. Mr. Ferguson is available to talk about the Business Accelerator Program.

Dr. Kathleen Hudson
Dr. Kathleen Hudson
is a Professor of English at Schreiner University and the founder and current executive director of the Texas Heritage Music Foundation, which recently received a Peabody Award for one of its programs. Dr. Hudson has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas Christian University, a Master’s from North Texas State University and a Ph.D. from TCU. She has published two books about Texas music: Telling Stories, Singing Songs; an album of Texas songwriters (University of Texas Press, 2000) and Women in Texas Music: Stories and Songs (University of Texas Press, 2007). She also writes columns and commentary freelance for a variety of Texas newspapers and magazines. She is available for a number of programs and workshops, including appearing as Texas’ famous female outlaw, Belle Starr; Women and Texas Music; The Power of Stories; Past is Prologue: A way of Learning, based on a 10,000-year-old oral history; Jimmy Rodgers and Texas Music; and Telling Stories, Singing Songs, a program about Texas songwriters.

Dr. William Woods Dr. William Woods is professor of English and communications at Schreiner University and dean of the School of Liberal Arts. He is a published writer, screenplay author and a poet. Dr. Woods has Bachelor of Arts and Master’s degrees from Southwest Texas State University and a Ph.D. from Texas Woman’s University. He teaches literature and creative writing classes and his students have given him a number of teaching awards. Dr. Woods is the founder of the Chautauqua Lecture Series, the coordinator of Schreiner’s Popular Culture Symposium, a former director of the University’s Center for Innovative Learning and lead singer for the faculty rock and roll band, Phil 'N' the Blanks. Dr. Woods is available for programs on popular culture.

Jay MacCormack Jay T. McCormack is a visiting assistant professor of business at Schreiner University as well as founder of Capital & Realty Partners, a real estate brokerage firm, and Capital & Realty Strategies, a consulting firm specializing in micro/macroeconomic, real estate and financial analysis/training for financial institutions and their banking executives. McCormack has served in various real estate executive positions, including a decade as vice president of acquisitions and investments for the North American subsidiary of MEPC PLC, the U.K.’s 2nd largest publicly traded CRE company.  During his career, McCormack has assumed responsibilities within every facet of the development, leasing and acquisition process. McCormack recently collaborated and presented with Dr. James Spohrer, Director of IBM University Programs World-Wide, head of innovation strategies designed to align great universities, great cities and IBM, at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities. McCormack is available to present Schreiner University's Integrity Ambassadors in Business program, as well as topics of micro/macroeconomics, real estate, capital market and financial analysis.