Higher Education Speakers

Browse our motivational and inspirational keynote speakers on Higher Education to engage, educate, and entertain your audience. These top-rated speakers and performers include industry experts, authors, and business leaders who can present their knowledge in a variety of different formats, such as a keynote speech, moderated conversation, Q&A, or a fireside chat. Contact us today to book a Higher Education speaker for your next in-person, hybrid, or virtual event.

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Jaime Casap
(6 ratings)

Former Chief Education Evangelist at Google

Eric Thomas

Inspirational Speaker, Life Strategist & Author

James Forman Jr.

Professor of Law at Yale Law School: Author of "Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America"

Jamira Burley
(1 rating)

Head of Youth Engagement & Skills for the Global Business Coalition for Education

Carol Geary Schneider
(1 rating)

Fellow, Lumina Foundation; Former President of the Association of American Colleges and Universities

Rob Scheer

Founder of Comfort Cases & Foster Care Advocate

Linda Darling-Hammond

CEO of Learning Policy Institute & Founder of the Stanford University Center for Opportunity Policy in Education; Leader of President Obama’s Education Policy Transition Team

Arie Kapteyn

Professor of Economics & Executive Director of the USC Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research

Michael S. Roth
(1 rating)

President of Wesleyan University & Author of "Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters"

Jennifer R. Cohen, PhD

Scientist Turned Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Entrepreneur

Kiara Butler

CEO & Founder of Diversity Talks, Social Entrepreneur & Innovator

Lisa Feldman Barrett

Author of "How Emotions are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain" & Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University

Raj Chetty

Professor of Economics at Harvard University and Director of Opportunity Insights; Mobility & Economic Opportunity Expert

Nancy Frey

Professor of Educational Leadership at San Diego State University

Scott Westfahl

Professor of Practice and Faculty Director of Executive Education at Harvard Law School

Walter Kimbrough
(1 rating)

Noted Author and 7th President of Dillard University

Ann Mullen

Sociology Professor at the University of Toronto; Social & Gender Inequality Researcher; Author of "Degrees of Inequality"

Richard J. Davidson

Professor of Psychology & Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Bob Kulhan

Adjunct Professor of Business Administrations CEO, Business Improvisations, Chicago