Matt Mogk (“Moke”)
Head of Zombie Research Society
Matt is the Head of ZRS and author of Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Zombies and the zombie children’s story That’s Not Your Mommy Anymore. He is a regular cast member on AMC’s Talking Dead, the live after-show of The Walking Dead in the United States, and his other TV appearances include National Geographic Channel’s The Truth Behind Zombies, History Channel’s Apocalypse 2012, and Spike’s Deadliest Warrior .[email_link email="email@example.com"]firstname.lastname@example.org[/email_link]
George A. Romero
Legendary Zombie Filmmaker
George Romero is unquestionably the biggest name in modern zombie culture, having created the genre with his 1968 classic film Night of the Living Dead. His credits include some of the most widely recognized and heavily referenced movies in the history of horror.
Steven Schlozman, M.D.
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Schlozman is Co-Director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and the author of The Zombie Autopsies (2011), a novel that follows an elite medical team as they investigate the biology of zombies in the face of a global undead plague.
Tara C. Smith, Ph.D.
University of Iowa
Tara C. Smith is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Iowa. An infectious disease epidemiologist, her research centers on emerging diseases, particularly those which originate in animals. Her other interests include zombie pandemic preparedness.
Daniel W. Drezner, Ph.D.
Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
Daniel W. Drezner is professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, an the author of Theories of International Politics and Zombies (2011), a nonfiction work that looks at what would happen to different systems of government if the dead rose and started to eat the living.
Bradley Voytek, Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco
Bradley Voytek is a neuroscientist at the University of California, San Francisco studying the role of neural oscillations in communicating brain networks. His work on patients with brain damage has lead him to formalize the theoretical neuroanatomy of the zombie brain.
Peter Cummings, M.D.
Massachusetts Medical Examiner’s Office
Dr. Cummings is Director of Forensic Neuropathology at the Boston office of the Massachusetts Medical Examiner, and author of The Neuropathology Of Zombies (2011), a novel that follows autopsies carried out on zombies in hopes of uncovering the shocking truth behind of the zombification process.
Author Scott Kenemore has penned several zombie books including the bestseller The Zen of Zombie (2007), Z.E.O. (2009), and his most recent novel Zombie, Ohio was released in February, 2011. When he’s not writing about zombies, Scott is the drummer of the rock band The Blissters.
Timothy Verstynen, Ph.D.
Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
Dr. Verstynen is a neuroscientist at the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition in Pittsburgh, specializing in human brain imaging and neural network modeling. His interest in theoretical neuroscience, and fascination with zombie behavior, has driven him explore the hypothetical architecture of the undead brain.
Mike Harris, Ph.D.
University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Mike Harris is Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, where he specializes in neuro-autonomic regulation. In this capacity he has long been intrigued by the physiological basis for zombies, particularly as it relates to metabolic suppression.
Brendan Riley, Ph.D.
Columbia College, Chicago
A longtime zombie enthusiast, Brendan Riley teaches and writes about popular culture and new media as an Assistant Professor of English at Columbia College Chicago. His course, Zombies in Popular Media, explores the history and theory of zombies across multiple media.